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Questions tagged [voting]

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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Ratings for questions and answers

Recently an answer I gave was given a negative rating. Upon examination, I saw that the answer was incomplete, so I revised it, and now the answer is complete and correct. However this seems not to ...
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Present argument for downvoting [duplicate]

This question may have been asked before but I couldn’t find it. I certainly assume it has been on the table before. I believe arguments should be presented in connection with downvoting. I expect up ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Is this targeted voting?

Sometimes I read a particular user's answers (why else does the profile page exist?). I remember awhile ago, I went through one user's posts and saw a lot of low quality answers. I was independently ...
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Voting on questions you've answered (or which have interesting answers)

This is more an observation that surprises me than a meta question needing an answer. When I answer a question it's only because I found it interesting enough to spend time on. That seems to me to ...
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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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Closing a poor question as off-topic or as a duplicate?

Few times I've faced the following dilemma: To vote for closing a poor question as off-topic or as a duplicate of another one (sometimes equally poor)? The last example is this: https://math....
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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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How to Unhide New Answers to Old Questions?

Seems to me there's a flaw in the system, not that I see what could be done about it. Someone recently posted a question that was a duplicate of If $z_n \to z$ then $(1+z_n/n)^n \to e^z$. I saw a ...
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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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Opposing `vote to close`

I see an almost duplicate here, but the emphasis seems to be on retracting. There is a vote to close option, but (in the interests of democracy ;)) is there an ...
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Is voting on questions getting harsher?

Lately - just in the last few days for me, but I haven't been paying close attention - I've noticed that the scores on questions seem to be substantially lower. Digging in more deeply, questions like ...
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Different numbers of votes cast are shown on the activity page and on the votes tab

This page says I have cast both 907 votes and 960 votes. Not that it matters, but why the difference? https://math.stackexchange.com/users/210189/jon-mark-perry?tab=votes
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Is voting encouraged in elections?

Is it encouraged that all users must vote for a moderator, like in a democracy? The only time I ever voted was on this site, a few months back. I had no idea about any of the users, so I just voted ...
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Meta SE reputation

Why is there an option of upvote downvote in Meta SE? It never affects my reputation.It neither increases not decreases reputation. Then why is it there?
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Names of downvoters should be listed.

As the question suggests, names of the downvoters should be listed along with the voting arrows, because then anyone can vote however they want. Even if the question is good, due to hostile relations, ...
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An answer with a negative vote count still giving you a positive reputation

An upvote for an answer gives you 10 reputation points. A down vote gives you -2 reputation points. Say for example you get two upvotes and five downvotes, then you would have a vote count of -3 and ...
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How much reputation is required for votes to remain after deletion.

As most people know, when a user is deleted their votes are deleted and this affects reputation, according to this link https://math.stackexchange.com/help/user-was-removed there is a special deletion ...
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Should you upvote a question if it has enlightening answers?

Something I've noticed is that as soon as a question gets a good answer, the question score starts increasing a lot. Is this an acceptable use of upvotes? I assumed that upvoting a question should be ...
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Up voting to remove down votes

Is it appropriate to up vote a question when it is neither appealing nor interesting to me, but has unnecessary down votes? In other words, is it appropriate to up vote a question just for the ...
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Is it appropriate of me to make a flag to ask for investigating the downvotings when not understanding the reason of them?

My answer to this question this site has gained several upvotes and downvotes by now. That's a fresh situation for me since, generally my answer received solely upvotes or downvotes, but not both. As ...
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Is it possible to vote more than 40 times a day? [duplicate]

I thought there was the limit of 40 votes, but when I visited https://math.stackexchange.com/users?tab=Voters&filter=week this morning, I noticed this How come?