Tom Au
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Should answer votes be cast based on their accesibility to the asker?
7 votes

My criteria for upvoting an answer is, "how helpful is it to me?" So if I'm the questioner, that's the criterion I would use. In most cases, a reader will have a different level of understanding ...

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Unjustified upvotes
5 votes

I would say that voting is a rough measure of (perceived) helpfulness. All other things being equal, a "fast" answer is considered more helpful than a "slow" or "delayed" answer. Unfortunately that ...

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What are appropriate historical questions?
2 votes

There may soon be a History of Mathematics and Science site on SE (now getting commitments in Area 51). If it comes to pass, you might ask those questions there. For now, questions on the history of ...

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Self-answering a "suggested" question on comments?
2 votes

The site has a "self learner" badge for someone who asks a question, then answers their own question with three or more upvotes. So this kind of behavior is encouraged on the site (up to a point). ...

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Deleting Wrong Answers in "Low Quality" Queue
Accepted answer
1 votes

This idea makes sense. Answers that are "wrong" and "borderline low quality" have two strikes (or at least one and a half) against them. An otherwise "low quality" answer that's "right" has a ...

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What is "very low quality"?
1 votes

To me, a very low quality question or answer is one that is incoherent, basically devoid of mathematical content, and has no redeeming features. Usually it is "short" (one or two lines), although it ...

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VoxPopuli badge vs 30 vote daily limit
0 votes

You can get 40 votes a day if at least ten of them (one-fourth the total) is on questions. The limit is 30 votes a day on answers. But you must get in your ten question votes before the countdown ...

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