Certainly I should have expressed myself more accurately.
Sometimes a really pretty looking question is transferred into SO from one of the sister sites because of the question's content matter (as it should be). It gets upvotes on the sister site because it's really pretty, which then get transferred over. Then users here upvote it some more because it's pretty looking, seems to make sense at a glance, and already has votes.
But the problem is the user whose post was migrated doesn't have the technical ability to understand the answers they are given. As a result they argue about & downvote correct answers and end up marking the wrong answer as accepted.
This is made worse when the user in question is clearly rep-whoring: a quick glance at their profile reveals <5% of asked questions on SO above the zero line and no questions answered.
I've seen several instances of this
EDIT use of "this" is unclearoccur in the month I've been here. Migrating them back to where they came from doesn't make sense; it diminishes the quality of the network as a whole.
Are there measures in place to combat this issue, and if so what are they?
To clarify: these are the behaviors I have seen. They do not necessarily all occur on the same question.
- Easy-to understand "
pretty" questions that clearly demonstrate significant effort in composition, easily mistaken for research effort in a scan-read.
- Questions which are elements of #1 which gain 10+ votes, even though, as worded, the question cannot be correctly answered.
- Questions which are elements of #1 that retain their rep when transferred from a sister site where the effort of composition is often necessary background on that site, but irrelevant to SO. eg. Screenshots of a control panel setting when the user is asking about the registry or a config file.
- Users, including those whose questions are elements of #1, perceived to be erratically voting on answers to their questions. Yes, it is most common that answers selected are not completely wrong, but that there is an answer significantly more correct. Certainly, my own answers are rarely completely right. (as Kevin Vermeer points out, this is a non-issue)
- Users with less than 5% of asked questions on SO above the zero line who have composed questions which are elements of #1 and or have been transferred from another site due to being off topic there.
- Dangerously wrong accepted answers which are produced by the following pattern: Questioner votes down early answer explaining why problem occurs, so early answerer stops responding. Questioner accepts a code snippet that does appears to solve problem by not addressing the issue: eg. Disabling a framework's csrf tokens. I could swear there's a post kicking around somewhere on the effect of downvotes during the fgitw race.
I don't have examples of any of these (I tend to scan-read the site myself), but if the majority of readers have not noticed the above, this is not a real question.