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Begging for Votes

I answered a question and found it to be duplicate of the answer by some other user so deleted my own answer. But the guy who had asked the question wrote "please vote up me, if my question is good".

Isnt this a bit weird?

Upvoting or down voting a question shouldn't be prompted.

Isnt this looked down on? I feel this is very undignified.

It should be ones personal choice whether he likes the question and if he wants to up vote the question right?

Am I right on this?

Please let me know.

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marked as duplicate by Cody Gray, Rick Sladkey, Time Traveling Bobby, Sathya, Benjol Aug 10 '11 at 7:41

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Outright begging for upvotes would trigger my itchy downvote finger. You should actually post a link to the question so it can be examined by others - or edit it yourself if you have sufficient rep (or suggest an edit if you don't). –  slugster Aug 10 '11 at 7:39
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I agree with slugster... I probably wouldn't be able to control my downvote finger either. I'm not sure that's the right thing to do (as Joachim questioned in a now-deleted comment), but it's probably what I would do. –  Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 8:35

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Flag the comment for Moderators attention...it is unwanted noise and not welcome.

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As for wanting to be upvoted, that is the Community's decision...ironically, he's more likely to be discouraging people from upvoting his question with that behaviour.

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but flagging the comment for Moderator's attention wont back fire on me if moderator finds it inappropriate for being flagged?? I am not sure on that so can you please tell m about it –  Parth Bhatt Aug 10 '11 at 6:11
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@PARTH: No, flags cannot backfire on you. Having a flag rejected by a moderator won't affect your reputation in any way. And in this case, it's very unlikely that a moderator will disagree with you. Comments begging for upvotes are noise and should be deleted. –  Cody Gray Aug 10 '11 at 6:17
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@PARTH now YOU are asking for your flag to be accepted?! Also "a bit weird", isn't it? [:-) –  Carlos Heuberger Aug 10 '11 at 6:18
    
@Cody Gray: +1 to you. Thanks for sharing this. So nice of you to share your knowledge. :) –  Parth Bhatt Aug 10 '11 at 6:19
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@Carlos Heuberger: Where did I ask for my flag to get accepted? See everytime I answer a question on SO, I don't write something like "Please accept my answer and upvote it if you like it" and hence it is totally appropriate. Similar things I or community expects from a questioner as well. I hope that you understand this. :) –  Parth Bhatt Aug 10 '11 at 6:23
    
@Carlos Heuberger: I was just asking to davidsleeps whether flagging would backfire on me. –  Parth Bhatt Aug 10 '11 at 6:24
    
@PARTH maybe my English isn't that good - I just thought that "so can you please tell m about it" is kind of asking for it. There also is a smilley at the end of my comment - should be clear that it wasn't meant to be a serious comment. –  Carlos Heuberger Aug 10 '11 at 6:38
    
@Carlos Heuberger: Ok I got it. It was no offense to you :) and as you said about "so can you please tell me aout it" is about asking to share the knowledge and not about asking for reputation points. Anyways thats fine :) Sorry if you found it offensive. –  Parth Bhatt Aug 10 '11 at 6:42

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