Is it loshon hora to downvote an answer on this website? I am asking this because perhaps it would be saying that someone has a bad answer, and maybe that would be giving off a bad impression of them.

  • Related judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/10693/… Commented Mar 29, 2023 at 16:10
  • Amoraim argue in the Gemoro; one disagrees with the view of the other. No implication is made as to the character/personality of the other. In MY we downvote the content of the question or answer and make no judgement as to the author. So it should not be loshon hora. Commented Mar 29, 2023 at 16:32
  • In a case where the person is anonymous, I don't think it would be an issue. I generally try to avoid downvoting answers unless the answer was wrong (not incorrect, but bad) - but that's to avoid hurting someone's feelings, not lashon hara.
    – Kovy Jacob
    Commented Mar 31, 2023 at 1:39


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