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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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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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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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?
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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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Downvoting new user's questions

Quite recently I saw a few posts of new users of this site (which were just joining MSE) which were on a very basic level and indeed contained some mistakes or even basic mathematical ...
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Downvoting answers because question is bad?

I have seen that sometimes answers which are not bad get downvoted because they answer low-quality posts. Is this activity supported? If yes then perhaps we should make it official by automatically ...
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Is there anything wrong with my question?

I asked this question here. I know it is an "immediate consequence of the theorem", and sometimes we only understand the theorem and don't know how to apply the theorem in an example. So, I wanted to ...
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Down voting a question for not showing a correct attempt?

Ok, I know these types of questions have been asked many times before. But, my question is slightly different. I am not a math genius. I am learning from my mistake. I may have completely ...
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Question about typing and strange characters

Ok I am almost a month old user here, so basically I am completely new to using mathematical symbols and characters in this site. I always type my question completely and keep editing constantly so ...
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Is it alright to do an unnecessary edit so you can change your vote?

Someone who accidentally downvoted one of my answers has edited my answer with a non-substantial edit just so they could change it to an upvote. Is this allowed?
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unupvote without edit?

Something strange just happened. I noticed that my reputation had dropped by $40$ points. I went to the reputation page and saw four "unupvotes", all within one minute, on four different answers, some ...
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Can we observe the 24-hour cycle distribution of when votes are cast?

Is there a way to view a distribution of numbers of votes cast (for questions or for answers) over the 24-hour daily cycle? Or over a full weekly cycle? I didn't find such a query at data.SE.
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How do you tell when someone is being mean or reducing your score for legitimate reasons

I recently noticed that 4 of my questions now have a -1 vote. Up to now, I've been deleting the questions as soon as they go to -1. Even though I put in a good amount of time to make the question as ...
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Voting for pure contest questions?

So, I just saw this querstion If both $a,b>0$, then $a^ab^b \ge a^bb^a$ , and I became confused at the number of upvotes it had. I perused the policies here on meta, and I see that questions ...
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Some downvotes are missing from the reputation tab?

Not so long ago I could see in my reputation tab which questions/answers have been downvoted, but it seems now this feature is gone. Is it me or is this a new policy which I'm not aware of?
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A travesty of upvoting

See here: How can I prove the last digit of $(2^{121985292}-1)$ is $5$ The most upvoted solution, which has 13 upvotes, is nice, short, and intuitive, but not rigorous. The best rigorous solution has ...
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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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Downvoting for no stated reason is abusive

When I post a short simple answer to a posted question and someone downvotes it, they should be able to explain their objections if I so request. During the months I've been here, I don't recall that ...
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Inconsistencies with upvoting/downvoting? [duplicate]

Maybe this "question" is more of a rant. Oh well. I notice a lot of inconsistencies when it comes to new users asking questions without showing any work. I feel strongly that some people use the ...
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How many reputation points need for upvoting?

The most probably this is a duplicate, but I wasn't able to find it. (Sorry for this.) How many points are needed to allow users to upvote?
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Will implicit down-vote affect my reputation?

Sorry for misusing term reputation I've observed that some flags (I don't remember which!)(If not all) Cast an implicit down-vote on post (again, I'm not sure about questions or answers). Will that ...
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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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How can I find the number of votes I gave on questions?

How can I find the number of votes I gave on questions? I find the total number of votes, the number of up/down votes, etc. But I can't find the votes only on questions. Thanks!
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Allow an anonymous comment when voting

The problem: When up/downvoting a post (particularly for downvoting), it is often useful to leave a comment explaining why you are doing this so that the post can be improved, or so that the poster ...
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Net gain for a poor question

I have read a similar question on this meta in regards to users mitigating another users downvote, solely based on believing something shouldn't be a $-1$. I dislike this, since these users are ...
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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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indication of comments along with up/down voting [duplicate]

Is the basis for up vote/ down vote also commented or explained? The requirement could be important to OP because reward/punishment promotes learning.
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Voting hover text on meta is misinformative

As I understand, voting on the meta is supposed to be fundamentally different than voting on the main. By this I mean on the Main: Upvotes mean: well researched, clear etc. Downvotes mean: badly ...
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Inconsistent voting of questions with no effort from the OP

I am confused. Admittedly this is an interesting question, but why does this get a few up votes for no attempt from the OP to solve the question, whilst others gets down votes? It doesn't seem ...
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Why is the number of votes displayed inconsistently?

If I view the bottom of my profile page, then it is displayed that I have cast $2087$ votes. On the other hand, if I click on the "votes" tab on the right of my profile page, and if I subsequently ...
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Feature request: always display upvotes and downvotes separately

One annoying problem I've experienced in the past is the following: I downvote something that I think is bad but that is not obviously bad (e.g. it is not spam). Exactly one other user upvotes in ...
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VoxPopuli badge vs 30 vote daily limit

I see there is a VoxPopuli badge that requires 40 votes in a day, while at the same time it looks to me there is 30 vote cap a day. What is the deal here?
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Should answer votes be cast based on their accesibility to the asker?

I occassionally see answers to questions which appear to require a greater level of knowlege than the asker has. Should votes be cast on answers depending on how understandable they are to the asker? ...
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How could such a rhetorical answer get so many up votes? [closed]

Now I don't mean to be jealous or anything, but this question seems like it should be a comment. You can find the question here: Why is a rectangle a parallelogram, but a parallelogram is not a ...
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Please get rid of “vote locking”

Not for the first time, I recently revisited an answer I had upvoted, and discovered a technical error that gave me second thoughts about the upvote. I don't want to mislead new readers into believing ...
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Why are the vote counts for comments colored sometimes?

Pardon me if this is a silly question, but I have noticed that the little number displaying the number of votes on each comment is sometimes colored. I'm guessing the color is based on the number of ...
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Irregular downvoting

I apologize in advance for bringing this issue to the notice of the community. However, I found this instance of downvoting to be quite irregular, and I wanted to "flag" it, by bringing out the issue ...
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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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Is vote counted if a post is deleted?

On your user profile, there is a vote count. I am just curious about this: If you give a vote on a post and the post is deleted, does it decrease your count? (This effect certain badges) The ...