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Questions tagged [up-votes]

This tag is for questions specific to upvotes, the community's way of telling peers that their content was clear and helpful. Up-votes on the meta sites may have different meanings.

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Is there a way to retract a mistaken vote? [duplicate]

I upvoted an answer too hastily. When I realized that the answer was wrong, I tried to cancel my upvote with a downvote. However, that simply replaced my upvote with a downvote (at a cost to the ...
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When is an upvote worth just one reputation point?

I noticed that the last upvote I received was worth only one reputation point. Is it because I have reached the daily limit or is there some other reason for it?
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Bad questions from new users immediately getting (sometimes multiple) upvotes

It seems like there are routinely low effort, sloppy PSQ questions from new users that immediately after being posted get upvotes, sometimes multiple. Is this a case of sock puppet accounts? What ...
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Does getting upvotes enourage people to give out upvotes?

I was reading something (I don't remember what), where it was suggested that, on Quora, users who receive upvotes are temporarily more likely to give out upvotes. There's some period of time for ...
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Should we encourage upvotes on more advanced questions, that are seemingly well written, even if you don't understand it?

Something I notice is when there's an advanced/specialized question, it often receives very few upvotes. Even if it is seemingly well written. I try to upvote advanced questions that I might not even ...
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How can a question have more votes than views?

I'm sorry if this question seems silly, but I really find the situation suprising. When I looked at this question earlier, it had 9 views and 10 upvotes. Since people can only vote once, this should ...
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Cancelling an Upvote (Downvote)

I just voted mistakenly up-voted an answer, then tried to cancel it by clicking on the down arrow. Of course, that changed my a down vote, which wasn't I wanted even less. So I changed it back to an ...
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Negative points [closed]

This piss me off! I answer a question and I got 2 up votes. First I got 4 points for 1st up vote and then I g0t even -2 points for second up vote. And moderator is ignoring me. I flag the answer ...
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How can I upvote a comment again?

By mistake I double voted a comment in How to evaluate $\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{-\mathfrak{i}a}}{x^2+bx+1} \,\mathrm{d}x$ using complex analysis?, and now I can no longer restore my upvote. Is ...
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How many upvotes are too many?

I frequently read other's answers by topics and I have a list of users who usually give hight-quality answers I would like to read in some topic. It is totally possible that I would read (more than) ...
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How do some seemingly easy questions get hundreds of upvotes?

I was going through the 'frequent' section in "All Questions" on MSE, and I was surprised that some questions like [How to prove that $\lim\limits_{x\to0}\frac{\sin x}x=1$? ] has around $300$ upvotes ...
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How to upvote an editor?

Say I see this question initially made by a newcomer which is full of lack of typesetting and other things you can expect. really well edited by some seasoned guy Is there some way to "upvote" the ...
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Upvoting a question because it has too many downvotes

Sometimes questions which aren't appropriately formed according to the site guidelines get a lot of down votes. I would not normally up vote these questions - but I don't feel they are necessarily ...
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“Popular Question” Badge and Upvotes

I recently received the popular question badge for this question. I was surprised to learn that it had been viewed 1,000 times, given that that would mean that about one in fifty people to view the ...
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What to do about two erroneous answers to a post?

[Edit: to explain some things that were not so clear in the original post] I believe in being straightforward. Without linking to the specific question, people will just treat this as another vague ...
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Extra reputation?

Why have I got +16 reputation on this question when clearly it only has received 2 up votes. Why does it make sense to describe complex numbers through powers of $e$? Not that I'm complaining.
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About up-votes.

Recently, meta has seen an uprising of questions related to downvotes/toxicity of the community etc. There are posts mentioning behaviour towards younger users, random downvotes etc. But I have seen ...
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If reputation reaches daily maximum

What happens if a person answers a question when he has a daily reputation of say 187 on a particular day, and then someone accepts his answer and as well as gives an upvote ? I had read somewhere ...
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Why are the tags that I just earned not appearing?

I don't really care too much about rep, but I do like the tag upvote answer feature on this site, which I have understood better by looking at the tags of other users. Here, for example, is the tag ...
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What is the process for determining which questions with no effort get downvoted?

On questions that are just questions with literally no apparent effort put in by the OP, I often see several downvotes. (Example here.) Occasionally there is an accompanying comment that the OP ...
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Upvoting on previous questions

It is often encouraged on this site to check with other posts to make sure your own isn't a duplicate, and since my expertise is quite limited at the moment, quite a number of mine do tend to be ...
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Up-voting a question while simultaneously voting to close it

Sometimes — most often with opinion-based or soft-questions — I see a question that I actually think is a good question but which does not fit on MSE. I will vote to close it, but other people will ...
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Why a question without showing any work is getting upvoted?

Very often here when a post does not show any work gets down voted to hell, this question is getting upvoted +5 without having shown any work. I have seen others people's post get downvoted severely ...
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Discrimination against PDE questions?

Just going through the questions tagged partial-differential-equations, I saw that many of them are unanswered and have zero upvotes. Is there a good reason why these types of questions are kind of ...
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Are there regular situations in wich the upvote is not accompanied by a raise of reputation? [duplicate]

In my view gaining reputation on MSE shows much resemblance with fishing. Sometimes they bite, sometimes they don't. Often I wonder things like "why?", or "why not?". Yesterday (11-11) I had my ...
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Why reputation is not changed w.r.t Net votes?

I mean to say that when anybody asks a question here and he/she gets an upvote, his/her reputation is increased by $5$ and when he/she gets a downvote at the same question, his reputation is decreased ...
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What is (actually) the “upvote” used for?

The "upvote", by definition, should be made when: "The question shows research effort; it is useful and clear". Often times, there are questions which hardly satisfy these conditions, but they get ...
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Do users upvote questions or answers more?

According to my profile page, I've voted on 1100 questions and voted on 800 answers. If Q is the number of question votes I've given and A is the number of answer votes, then $Q-A=300$. What is the ...
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Upvoting answers on questions for politeness

I'm not saying this happens all the time; I just get influenced by this when an answer to one of my question is well written, but not exactly what I'm looking for. These people obviously took a lot of ...
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what are signatures of good questions on math.SE and how can they be quantified?

In a previous question I tried to provide information from data.StackExchange to answer a question about the math.SE However, it may have missed the mark. I learned a high score doesn't necessarily ...
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Does your decision to upvote/downvote depend on the current score?

For example, do you more or less likely to upvote the currently high score answer? Do you ever upvote a question or answer because you think "it does not deserve negative score." although you don't ...
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Most upvoted answers

How to get the list of top $N$ answers that have been upvoted the most? For questions it is very easy, but not for answers. I don't expect some hidden web page, but a database query would be perfect....
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Is UpVote / DownVote related to the answerer's reputation?

So I answered a question no less than 15 minutes since it was asked, 2 hours later a guy (with reputation 70 times greater than mine) added an answer which is identical to mine (of course with ...
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Upvoting comments as equivalent of Facebook “like”: bad form?

Every now and then, I find comments which I like. Were I on facebook, I would put a like. Here on SX, "like" is not an available feature. The closest I can think of is upvoting. Sometimes I do, ...
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Why is there a decreases in number of upvotes and increase in downvotes?

$$\begin{align}&\left(\frac{du}{dt}\approx0\right)_{\text{Jul,2014}}&&,\text{$u=<$no.of up votes$>$}\\&\left(\frac{dd}{dt}\gg0\right)_{\text{Jul,2014}}&&,\text{$d=<$no....
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Disparity Between Upvotes in Questions and Answers

Should it ever be possible that a question and an answer have this much disparity? I don't understand how a question "is not good enough" to have positive net votes, but the answers to the question ...
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Unjustified upvotes

I have seen several times answers being wrong or incomplete or much poorer than others, but due to the fact that they were answered early or accepted as the best answer, they keep receiving upvotes ...
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How can this naive question get upvotes?

I saw What is the largest prime number? asking what is the largest prime number, which got obvious answers like "there is no largest prime" and "well, the largest KNOWN prime is..." But the question ...
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Voting comments not working

In this post I tried to vote up one of the comments, but it did not show the normal triangle and flag icons when I moused over it. Is this a bug, or am I missing something? Edit: It seems as if it is ...
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Point System Query

Can someone please explain to me how the point system works? For many upvotes I get nothing, for some I get +2, for some comment upvotes I get nothing.... for other upvotes I get +10. What is the ...
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Are we allowed to vote on our own answers?

I was wondering. If I tried to vote my own answer up, would that be allowed?
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I still haven't discovered how to vote on MSE or to favorite questions. Is this a bug in me or in my interface?

Sorry for such a noob question, but I have tried to find how to vote and so far have not succeeded. As I haven't been active here for very long O am happy not to rush into this, but as things go on it ...
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Up- and downvote statistics

Are there some up and down vote statistics a standard user can access? I'm curious to know whether my feeling that users have been downvoting more and more liberally over time is correct or just my ...
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Pity Votes to encourage Participation

What are our thoughts on upvoting something that is wrong, but showed some time and consideration of the question at hand? Do we upvote a newer user even when he or she gives an incorrect answer, just ...
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+3 for an Upvote? [duplicate]

My answer here got upvoted and I got only +3 reputation, not +10. Is this a bug?
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Why do obvious duplicate questions on MSE get upvoted, answered, and their answers upvoted?

The title is the question: why do obvious duplicate questions on MSE get upvoted, answered, and their answers upvoted? And what can be done to prevent this? Here is an example: https://math....
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Downvotes and the maximum daily reputation

Due mostly to my two answers to the popular question Are there any open mathematical puzzles?, I received $35$ upvotes today (in the sense of UTC time). As a user can only receive reputation for $20$ ...
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Sometimes I don't get why people upvote some answers so much

This answer by Amzoti has had 15 upvotes as of now. I would like to understand what makes this answer so great. I think it's a fine answer and I'm not trying to pick on Amzoti in any way. I just came ...
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About not upvoted, answered questions

A few minutes ago I saw a question with at least two standard answers, I mean, plain answers to the question, without warnings/cautions/etc. The weird thing (at least to me) is that such question had ...
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Both accepting and upvoting an answer

It seems clear to me that the OP who asks a question will accept an answer they feel most useful, thereby implying that the answer was helpful, which is equivalent to upvoting it. Is there a ...