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Unless the upvoter chooses to come and answer this question you're asking people here to read minds -- it's unlikely anyone can do that for you. People upvote wrong answers for a variety of reasons: they don't realise the answer is wrong, they don't care because it's "an answer" to a homework question and they just want something to submit; they think the ...


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When you see good quality content, vote it up. If and when you run into your votes limit for a month straight, you can start thinking about dividing your voting attention to new or old content. One advice, when you do reach that point, which was given here on meta in the past (I do not recall who gave it though) was to read a post and assign is a mental ...


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An answer can be technically correct without being particularly helpful or useful, and the question asker should be allowed to acknowledge that as well. For example, there was a question recently on main that amounted to "What is the Banach-Dieudonné theorem?" A 'correct' answer to that would be to state the theorem, copied probably from wikipedia or a ...


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Once you vote (up or down) and wait five minutes, your vote is 'locked'. You cannot undo your vote until the post is edited (as the notice says). The edit may or may not change the post sufficiently in order to warrant undoing the vote, but that's how the system works. The times when you can undo the upvote is when the post has been edited after you voted, ...


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As you can see in the help centre (which can be found by clicking the ? icon on the top black bar, to the right), upvotes give you +10 reputation, and downvotes cost -2 reputation. Indeed, 4 upvotes and 2 downvotes gives you $4 \times 10 - 2 \times 2 =36$ reputation in total, and since each user can only cast one upvote or downvote per question, $6$ users ...


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No, unlike upvotes to posts there is no list of comments you've upvoted. If you remember some words in it, you can use this SEDE query to list the comments with a score of 1 or higher and visit each one of them to check if you upvoted it. Please note that SEDE is updated once a week, on Sunday morning, so very recent comments don't appear in it yet.


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