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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A lot of upvotes in a single day?

I know someone upvoted for here, but someone new did it. Here is my strange string of upvotes which I am sure has been asked about, but would like to know if it is “real reputation”: I woke up today ...
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How to see a list of posts upvoted by myself

Over the years that I've been on MSE, I've encountered many many good questions and answers. Recently, I've been trying to collect some beautiful math problems for others to play with, and I wanted to ...
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What is the most upvoted comment?

You can see that the most upvoted question in the main Math Stack Exchange site also has many upvoted comments with one even having over 200 comment upvotes. So then what is the most upvoted comment ...
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When do we upvote or accept an answer?

So I posted my first question here on the math stack exchange here: Choosing functions so $p'(r) = g(r) \cdot (1- \frac{p(r)}{k(r)})$ is solvable And I am wondering how I should vote on the answer,...
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If your network is slow and you keep trying to upvote one of your answers just continuously clicking on it again and again your answer get upvoted

So I have discovered a bug or hack whatever you may call it. So today morning my network was bit slow ($<5$ MBPS). So I answered a question and I wanted to answer more question but slow network ...
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Hype compromises effort

Recently I have been noticing a trend in the types of questions that are upvoted. I have concluded that questions that seem to be tough(tough in this context means that many users are not able to ...
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Why has my post been downvoted for no reason, and can moderators investigate posts that have been downvoted? [closed]

In one of my posts under Timeline, there are 4 upvotes and 2 downvotes, and the score of the post is 2. My reputation increased +36 by these actions. What happened? How many users have voted for my ...
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Should I up-vote to a useful question/answer that has received enough up-vote? [duplicate]

Should I up-vote to a useful question/answer that has received enough up-vote? My argument is this: Almost all posts were posted around the birth of the MSE, has received more up-vote. but a new good ...
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When can I really retract my vote on a question?

Sometimes, I cannot change the up-vote action to an answer. There appears a pink notice saying You last voted on this question 20 minutes ago. Your vote is now locked in unless this question is ...
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Strange sequence of upvotes

About 10 minutes into the "day", I started receiving a long sequence of single votes on questions There are 28 upvotes over a period of 2-3 minutes. Moreover, they occurred on my answers in almost ...
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A sudden avalanche of upvotes [duplicate]

I just received an avalanche of upvotes (12 upvotes to old answers within 1 or 2 minutes) See screenshot: I'm not complaining, but it's a little surprising. Users with more privileges than me, do you ...
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Finding previously upvoted comments

I upvoted a comment that I found intriguing. However, it crossed my mind again and I couldn't remember on which post it was. Is there any way I can find it? Or should I browse through my browser ...
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Why does the acceptance of an answer not imply an upvote?

It happens to see accepted answers that don't get any upvote. I am struggling understanding the meaning of this. According to Help Center, accepting an answer simply means that the author received ...
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Why did this answer get an upvote?

On this question: What set is this?, a user posted a clearly incorrect answer. It almost immediately got an upvote even though I posted a comment very quickly proving that it was wrong. It seems ...
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Why does the community seem to encourage technical cleverness over the actual answer to a question?

First post on meta, so here goes nothing. Earlier today, I answered the question linked below: Evaluating $\int_0^1 \frac{3x}{\sqrt{4-3x}} dx$ I believe it is a good question. The user had a ...
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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 high-quality answers I would like to read in some topic. It is totally possible that I would read (more than) 10 ...
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Finding who has linked to an answer of mine

I just received three upvotes for a seven-year-old answer. Obviously somebody has recently linked to it in a question or answer. Is there any way for me to find this link? I'm curious!
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Late answers - a mechanism for getting a fair share of upvotes?

It is a not unheard of phenomenon that answers don't get much upvotes in the following scenario: First, a user asks a non-trivial question, which turns out to be non-trivial enough not to get an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....