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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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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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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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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 ...
Aidan F. Pierce's user avatar
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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 ...
Aidan F. Pierce's user avatar
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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,...
Vladimir Reshetnikov's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Keshav Srinivasan's user avatar
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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 ...
Andrey Sokolov's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Amitesh Datta's user avatar
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1 answer
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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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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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8 votes
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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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"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 ...
Trevor Wilson's user avatar
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Why can only established users view vote counts?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the threat to either the site or to individual contributors if all are allowed to see this information.
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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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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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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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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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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 ?...
Kasper's user avatar
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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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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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2 answers
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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 ...
Douglas S. Stones's user avatar
38 votes
1 answer
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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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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 ...
mick's user avatar
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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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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, ...
Tara B's user avatar
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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 ...
Qiaochu Yuan's user avatar
47 votes
2 answers
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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 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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Do moderators know who downvotes?

Do moderators know who downvotes? This is a related question.
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