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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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 ...
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An unfortunate accidental up-vote

I accidently rated this question up, and can't remove it (due to insufficient reputation, I think). Is there anything I can do? I feel very foolish at the moment, to say the least! I also wasn't sure ...
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Can a down/up votes be accompanied by a comment?

Having been here for a while now, I understand the futility/meaninglessness of this question. Becoming accustomed to how this place works and how much and fast I have learned from the people here, I ...
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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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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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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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What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta?

What do upvotes and downvotes mean on Meta? Does it mean "We should not discuss this," or "Good question, the answer is 'no'"?
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Vote early, vote often

I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Tex.SE. I think this is definitely something we are experiencing here on Math.SE. A link to the post here, and the text of the post: "I'm a ...
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Can't change your vote after an hour?

It seems like if you vote something up or down, after an hour that is fixed and you cannot change it - this is irritating because people are still able to edit their post after an hour. Can we change ...

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