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Peer voting on questions and answers is the primary way users gain reputation, and also how many items are sorted to the top.

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Question about bounties and serial votes. [closed]

Can I see the question that I put a bounty on (I am not the OP of that question) in the “bountied questions” list? I can’t seem to be able to see it and am freaking out, thinking it’s not getting ...
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Better attitudes towards voting

Introduction: From all my experience on this site, I've concluded that the act of voting is something of emotional value. Some say it is simply an indicator of quality , but I feel the most relevant/ ...
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Which posts have a high value of $\min(\text{upvotes, downvotes})$?

I am curious to see posts that have polarized readers; that is, posts with many upvotes and many downvotes. So, Which posts (question or answer) on Math Stack Exchange have a high value of $\min(\...
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Not sure why there is a huge number of downvotes on my question?

I don't understand the downvotes on my question here: Make $2$ cubes out of $1729$ unit cubes, expected number of times you have to paint I had shown my work so far, and was not asking for a complete ...
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Displaying total number of up-votes and down-votes together

I observed a nice feature in the MSE and here in meta site too. If we click on the place where votes are shown we can see the total number of upvotes and downvotes together. Like this But I did not ...
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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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Why is it allowed for users to delete questions that others created?

I opened a question and was marked as duplicate. But what I find surprising is that some users actually deleted my question! Why is this allowed? From my perspective the linked question does not ...
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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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Accidentally editing without knowing a question was closed in the review queue made a question unable to be reopened. New feature to prevent this.

I have seen this large issue with this website which can endanger the new user: It was accidentally done that one edited the question of another user whose question was already closed, but then had ...
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What is the point of restricting people from seeing upvote/downvote ratios?

I notice that on many StackExchanges, you can't see how many upvotes or downvotes a post got, only the net total. I needed to get to $1000$ rep on MSE to be able to view the upvote and downvote counts....
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What is the most downvoted question on MathStackExchange or Math Meta? [closed]

I saw this post on MSE, which I thought was pretty funny. Then, I realized the ridiculous amount of downvotes it got within an hour. So, that made me think, what is the most downvoted question in ...
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Dark/ light color of up/down vote arrows

I noted that some arrows are darker than others. Could there be a problem in my computer?
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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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Can we know who voted on our answer?

Just curious: can we know who voted on our answer in Mathematics Stack Exchange?
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Why is the number of required close votes constant?

How do high traffic questions survive without any system in place to prevent them from being closed too easily? It seems strange to me that the number of votes required to close a question is a ...
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Why do simple answers get more positive feedback?

Consider these answers (vectors, inequality) on one hand and these (Coupon Collector's problem, angles, arithmetic-geometric series sum, and even alternative CRT approach) on the other. Why do ...
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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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How could a user with a single point cast votes?

This user has not been more than at least $15$ reputation. Why can they cast votes?
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Is it possible to downvote a deleted post?

I happen to notice that someone seemed to be able to downvote a deleted post. How could this be possible? Or is it a system bug?
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Reputation for attention / replies? (When your questions aren't upvoted).

I hope this is the right place to post this question, apologies in advance, if not. Would it be possible to adjust the reputation system so that answering a question would either [edit:] for example: ...
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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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Is $-706$ points for "user was removed" a new record?

I occasionally lose $10$ or $20$ reputation points for "user was removed", and maybe sometimes it's been as high as $50,$ but this time it's $706.$ Is that a new record? Is it said that if the user ...
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want other person to receive credit for their answer

Someone answered my math question, re zero area of a graph. I think their answer is brilliant and should be given points. However, after I "accepted" the answer, I found that my reputation was ...
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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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How to handle downvoting sprees [duplicate]

Are there any systems in place to combat down-voting sprees? Presumably I offended someone (I really don't know how or whom) so they went to my page and downvoted every question I ever asked back-to-...
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Few views in an upvote question

I'm new in stackexchange and usually my questions have no answer at all, and few viewers, I can't understand why. For example: my question I think here I wrote the question in a good way (in fact I ...
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Going over the voting limit cap [duplicate]

I realized that I voted 41 times today (see this picture taken from my profile) while the limit is supposed to be 40. Just by curiosity, is there an explanation to that?
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What does users mean by voting as off-topic? [duplicate]

I have seen too many questions, more than hundred, marked as off-topic; but I am sure that we can not put most of them in this category: This question does not appear to be about math within the ...
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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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27 votes
4 answers
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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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Has the upvoting really gone down?

For past few days I feel as if upvoting an answer and "answer accepting" (the green tick) has really gone down. I saw many questions with multiple answers with lot of explanation and none of the ...
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Reputation without upvote

HypGeomUpvote How did it add to reputation without upvoting in answer?
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Click on "This comment adds something useful to the post"

I like to see that a comment I wrote is marked by somebody as useful. In the overall of my make comments it serves as a feedback (and it's nice to read something equivalent to "good point"). But apart ...
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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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How do I go about determining if downvotes are serial?

Forgive me - I am sure this is addressed elsewhere on this meta site, but I am not not familiar enough with Meta.MSE to know. I noticed that four of my questions were downvoted in a very short time ...
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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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Unfair up-voting of high reputation, not having a special answer

I have this situation: There was an easy question posted (why $19 \mid 5^{2n+1}+3^{n+2} \cdot 2^{n-1}$ for every natural $n$), and I knew the answer [which is quite obvious]. I posted my answer, and ...
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Casting votes to old posts

To be honest, I want to obtain the electorate gold badge. Some people in this site commented to do 40 votes/day in 15 consecutive days. My question is, can I vote to questions being posted long time ...
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About the badge Vox Populi

My case is opposite to the one post in here. I have used the 40 max votes yesterday and until now I have not received the Vox Populi badge. Are there any rules on how to distribute our votes per day? ...
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Where can one find data on users' voting?

I suspect, but it's only a suspicion, that I more frequently up-vote, and less frequently down-vote, questions and answers on "main", than does any other user with a substantial "reputation". Where ...
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Why favorite but not upvote?

I've noticed in a few of my own and others' questions that the number of favorites exceeds the number of upvotes. I don't have enough rep to actually view upvotes/downvotes, so when I talk about ...
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"you can't vote to delete/undelete this post"

In the "review > Tools" page (available only to users with at least 10000 reputation points), in the list of posts to delete/undelete, some titles are displayed in a light color and I cannot cast ...
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The difference between "Delete" and "Recommend Deletion"

Until reaching the threshold of 20000 reputation points, during the review process I was presented with the option to "Recommend Deletion". Now that I have reached it, this has turned into "Delete". ...
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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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Low reputation users with a lot of ghost votes

In the list of mathSE users by number of votes in the last quarter, there are a few examples of users with little to no reputation gain or site activity, but a lot of votes. Specifically: A user has ...
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Why isn't there enough time to change our opinion?

I can't remove a vote I made on an answer because 'I last voted 6 min ago'. Do you think this is enough time? people always change their opinion about things, there should be a longer time for ...
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Do votes on comments count as votes (or do only votes on questions & answers qualify)?

Regarding badges (and anything else that votes might count toward): do votes on comments count as "votes", or do only votes on questions and/or answers qualify as such? Please note that this is not ...
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Can we be nicer to downvoters?

I vote a lot. This includes quite a few downvotes. I do not comment with my downvotes anymore, because most of the time when I do comment I am met with attacks. I have been called names, received ...
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What's a socially acceptable way to obtain the "Peer Pressure" badge?

The "Peer Pressure" badge has the requirement of "Delete own post with score of -3 or lower". There has already been a post here talking about removing it. However, what if a person actually wanted ...