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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Double-voting on delete/undelete status of questions.

Delete/undelete reversal cycles can be prolonged (and the ultimate outcome altered) by double voting, in which users undo the defeat of their earlier votes by casting the same vote a second time. For ...
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Do votes on comments count for reputation?

I recently made a comment that got a lot of up votes, but I don't seem to have gotten any reputation for it. Is this normal, and if so what's the rationale for this policy? Any help would be greatly ...
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Serial upvoting on community-wiki answers reversed, user reputation decreases?

Today I upvoted some recent community-wiki answers with 0 score to get some questions off from the unanswered queue, maybe I voted too fast, like briefly reading through the question and answer for a ...
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Why don't upvotes and downvotes for a single post cancel out for reputation? [duplicate]

I would think that if three people voted my post up and three voted it down then I would see no reputation change, but in fact that is not the case. Why?
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Able to vote after reaching daily limit

I burnt through my 30+x votes very quickly today, leading to the notice (in blue upon reaching the limit, in red upon trying to vote thereafter): You've reached your daily vote limit; vote again in ...
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Up Vote Down Vote

There are questions that are fine that they don't in themselves deserve negative votes. However, sometimes such posts get unusually high votes. I understand that the up-vote and down-vote criterion ...
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Why can I not use my additional 10 votes on just questions.

I voted 30 times on answers and questions, before reaching 30 votes. I cannot reach 40 votes. I beg the title.
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Removal of votes when a user is removed

I don't really understand the philosophy behind removing a user's votes when they decide to delete their account. I don't care about reputation, but I find it odd to have an answer left with 0 votes, ...
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Do moderators know who downvotes?

Do moderators know who downvotes? This is a related question.
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Why am I losing points when i downvote someone else?

Twice today I downvoted two answers. Both times I also got a point taken off on the question even though no one downvoted me. I did n't think that was suppose to happen. Is there some glitch on the ...
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Removing upvote in first five minutes eliminates possibility of restoring upvote later

Something like the following scenario has happened to me two or three times since I've been active on this site (and happened again today). I read through an answer, like it, and upvote it. Then I ...
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Locking In Unvotes

I asked a question, and someone replied with an decent answer, so I upvoted their answer. A minute later, I discovered there might be some inaccuracies with their answer, so I un-upvoted their answer. ...
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Cannot review first posts and late answers because of vote limit

So, I have reached my vote limit ($38$ because I probably only voted on $8$ questions), and I decided to check the reviews. I noticed that I could not access the "first posts" and "late answers" queue ...
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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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Answers with $0$ votes.

Is there any good to keep the your answers with $0$ votes or it's better to delete them? I've answered some questions lately and some are left without a comment or anything. What's your experience ...
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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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Concern about lesser attention towards relatively advanced questions

There have been some concerns regarding voting on m.se and as has been pointed out there, this may have to do with increasing number of questions, e.g. some statistics here. In this post I wish to ...
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Why don't people vote for posts any more?

I've just done a quick bit of data collection. I looked at the first 25 most recently posted questions. Amongst them, they had a total of 242 views; that's an average of 9.7 per question. Quite ...
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Bounties awarded by a deleted user

As far I know, if a user is deleted, then all changes made by the user's up/down votes in everyone's reputation are reverted. What happens with reputation due to answers accepted by the deleted user,...
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Problem statement questions sometimes very much upvoted

I was browsing at MSE and this question came to my eye: Let $a_{i} \in\mathbb{R}$ ($i=1,2,\dots,n$), and $f(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{n}a_{i}x^i$ such that if $|x|\leqslant 1$, then $|f(x)|\leqslant 1$. Prove ...
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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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On the response to self-vandalised questions

I have noticed that occasionally someone will deface their own question, presumably in an attempt to cover their tracks. I have also noticed that when someone does this the question attracts plenty of ...
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Why there is no timer for upvoting?

As far as I know, you can't upvote two comments in less than 5 seconds. Why don't we have such a system for up/down-voting questions? For example once you vote you can't vote again for 10 or 15 ...
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Daily vote limit reached yet votes on the vote cast page only add up to 32 [duplicate]

Last two days I have been voting on some recent community-wiki answers with 0 score, yesterday I used up my 40 votes (not to confused with the user with this name). However today, after the system ...
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How can a question net minus six votes but gain two reputation points?

A recent question was posted by a user who had no other registered activity but had gained 2 reputation points. This would be possible if he had received (say) 4 up-votes and 9 down-votes, so that he ...
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Why votes should stay fixed?

Questions and answers can be edited. Why votes should stay fixed after some time? I find that the main importance for votes is to give information to the future reader about the question and the ...
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“Welcome to MSE…”: Popup to remind new users to upvote and accept answers

I applaud the decision of the SE designers to "gameify" their sites by introducing features like reputation and badges. For me that's a nice side-effect, but a brief perusal of my profile makes it ...
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Point difference between upvotes and downvotes

Is it really a good idea for upvotes to give +10 points and downvotes only -2? I've noticed that downvoting posts often produces "sympathy" upvotes by other users seeking to maintain the vote total ...
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Congrats to Ross Millikan AND Davide Giraudo [duplicate]

This just in. Ross Millikan has joined J.M. in the exclusive club of users who have cast at least 10000 votes. Congrats and thanks! As per Julien's suggestion I'm also soliciting opinions from ...
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Why so many non-upvoted correct answers?

Using the Unanswered tab, I was surprised to find a large number of questions that were already answered in the answer box, correctly, and thoroughly. But if the answer(s) is never upvoted, the ...
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Why can I vote more than positions

It seems unreasonable that I can vote more number of candidates than the posts available like in recent election. I am requesting feature request to adjust this. It is reasonable that while voting I ...
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Votes ending up at the wrong answer

For question with more than one answer with the same number of votes, it can happen that the vote for an answer ends up at the wrong answer. I think this happens if a partial update or reload changes ...
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How to Say “Thank You!”

I had some really nice comments, that were, to my opinion, more than great. They inspired new insight (or questions I posted). I thought about, doing more than just upvoting their comments (and ...
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Reversing accidental upvote

Sorry if this has been asked before or the information is easily available, but I couldn't find it. I accidentally upvoted an incorrect answer, so then I clicked on the downvote arrow because I ...
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mysterious immediate upvotes not based on content

I had noticed before that answers sometimes receive upvotes almost immediately, and had been wondering how the upvoter had been able to read and assess the answer so quickly, but so far there had ...
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Is it possible to see the highest voted question of the day/week?

Is it possible to see the highest voted question of the day/week/month ? When I look at the "votes" tab, I get a list with the all time highest voted questions. Is it possible to somehow filter this ?...
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upvotes for question but not for answer

There seems to be a mysterious phenomenon where a question gets upvoted a lot, which presumably implies that people find it interesting, so one might imagine that they would also find the answer ...
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Giving more downvotes than upvotes?

I recently looked at the Data.SE site. After viewing other people's queries, I decided to write one of my own. You see, I have only cast one downvote thus far in my SE career, but I have cast more ...
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Reputation points for less elementary questions and answers are low

I've read yesterday in the meta section (by I don't remember exactly where) few comments about some recommendations to encourage less elementary questions and proofs by upvoting them. I have to ...
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Statistics on upvoting

Has there recently been statistically less upvoting than usual? I know I should answer questions for the love of it and not care about rep, but I've been sort of discouraged as of late. Out of my ...
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Is there a danger of up-voting someone too much?

Every now and then, I recognise someone I know on this site who I didn't notice earlier. Unbeknownst to them, I go through their questions/answers (expecting they will be of above-average interest to ...
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Begging for upvotes in thread titles

Can we add something to the effect that "Begging for upvotes in thread titles" is not allowed to the faq?
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Sticky question : I sometimes want to ask questions that I know will not be popular yet I think are good.

I sometimes want to ask questions that I know will not be popular, yet I think are good. It's a weird feeling. And its double. Some questions are nontrivial, hard to state clearly, or simply ...
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Why some upvotes give 5 and some upvotes give 10?

Why some upvotes give 5 and some upvotes give 10 rep. points?
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Why restrict my ability to change my vote once I have editing priveleges?

Yesterday I intended to upvote an answer, but accidentally downvoted. I did not notice this and did not change it within the five-minute window for changing votes. Later that day I noticed a drop on 1 ...
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Unable to revert downvote on edited question

The following answer was initially a hint, then an edit was made which was not mathematically correct. At that point I downvoted, and left a comment. The answer has been then reedited with incorrect ...
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“Suspicious voting behavior” and the vote anomaly detection script

I understand that the details of the vote anomaly detection script are secret for a reason. But I also think that at least the coarse principles of what amounts to automated policing of what is ...
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When to vote an answer down

After the bunch of downvotes in the last couple of days, I have a question. It is of course related to another one: When to vote a question down though from my opinion, the situation with answers is ...
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When to down vote an answer?

I downvoted an answer (to this question) because I didn't think that the answer addressed the question well enough. There wasn't anything wrong about the answer, but I just didn't think that it ...