I up-voted this question and its vote total remains $-1$. This seems like newbie-biting. Could others opine on this particular question.

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  • $\begingroup$ Most likely the people who downvoted the original version did not see that it was edited. Have you tried @-pinging some of the other users who commented on the question? Since there are new edits, those who downvoted before now has the option to remove the downvote. $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Mar 13 '12 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ Didn't downvote, but I'm tempted to after seeing the minimal effort/interaction from the OP. Your answer was helpful, MH... I wouldn't be that generous with such a user! $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Mar 13 '12 at 17:50
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think considerations of what the absolute vote total ought to be should determine whether or not you upvote a post. There is no notion of the true "worth" of any post, so your title is begging a meaningless question. (If a post is good but you think it deserves a score of 10 and it is currently at 20, will you downvote it?) See also this previous post on meta. $\endgroup$ – user856 Mar 13 '12 at 20:49
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    $\begingroup$ @TheChaz : The question and answer are not only to be read by the one user who posted it. The question deals with a theoretical point that always arises in a certain kind of theory-of-statistics course. So others may benefit from it six weeks are five years hence. $\endgroup$ – Michael Hardy Mar 14 '12 at 18:18
  • $\begingroup$ Please forgive me for being so shortsighted! $\endgroup$ – The Chaz 2.0 Mar 14 '12 at 19:16

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