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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ?...
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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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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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why should I upvote questions?

My question is quite simple: When is one supposed to upvote questions? E.g. am I upvoting, because... I personally find the question interesting. I find the question helpful or I have gained new ...
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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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Downvoting: What are the Effects of False Negatives?

O.K, so I have at times shown an ugly side of my personality when posting angry comments when being downvoted, and having had the impression that the votes were undeserved. I understand that it 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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Why does math.stackexchange use single transferable vote?

Isn't the Schulze method superior to single transferable vote? It takes preferences, and it's Condorcet (i.e., if everyone prefers A to B for all B in hypothetical two person elections, then A wins.) ...
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A minor gripe about upvoting things that have been downvoted [pity upvotes]

I have noticed that sometimes, when I downvote a new question or answer that is borderline, exactly one other person will upvote it and no others. I can guess at the reasoning behind this: This ...
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Updating questions

This question by me was supposedly "updated" by me according to another user, that rendered the users answer useless. Another question that were supposedly updated in a similar fashion is this one. ...
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Dealing with undeserved downvotes

This is a question where obvious correct solutions got a downvote. What mechanism is there to prevent this type of action? and it is possible to address it by having the mods take a look at it? ...
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When to vote a question down

When is it proper to vote a question down? I can think of obvious instances in which one should vote a question down, such as if it is the third or fourth homework question somebody has asked in a row ...
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Downvoted by another user for the wrong reasons.

I am not sure where to post this, so I put it here: I had never received any down votes on any of any of my answers, until today, and I got 7. They were all in the same time frame, and certainly by ...