What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 134 Stack Exchange communities.

Possible Duplicate:
Should an accepted answer supply a “tag point”

I get that if the user marks an answer correct, they "should" up-vote it, but why make that complex? I see this all the time with new users.

Some argue that marking an answer correct has nothing to do with up-voting. I disagree, receiving a random anonymous up-vote from someone shouldn't have more tag value than the OP's correctly marked answer.

My suggestion:

+15 for a correct answer, with 10 for the upvote and 5 for it being correct, and not allow any further upvoting by the OP(ie: +15, then +10 for one upvote).

share|improve this question

marked as duplicate by Rick Sladkey, kiamlaluno, Awesome Poodles, random Dec 12 '11 at 2:38

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

1  
What do you mean "not allow any further upvoting by the OP"? They can only upvote it once to begin with. You mean it should auto-upvote if the answer is accepted? –  Michael Mrozek Dec 12 '11 at 0:19
    
Yes, 10 of the 15 would be the upvote. –  rick schott Dec 12 '11 at 0:21
    
I see people voting, why not discuss your opinions? –  rick schott Dec 12 '11 at 1:51

1 Answer 1

I think the current system is alright -- if a user find the answer in a poorly-written or poorly-explained answer, they can mark it "accepted", but if they wouldn't have upvoted the answer as a mildly-interested reader, they don't have to.

But if the answer is also good -- takes the time to explain things or give alternatives or is well-written -- then the questioner can also give the upvote.

share|improve this answer
    
I agree with you, but my concern is that people on SO usually have an area of expertise, tag counts and badges reflect that. We are saying, yes you helped someone with exactly what they needed, yet it's not good enough to count for the tags. –  rick schott Dec 12 '11 at 1:55
1  
That sounds great, but most askers don't seem to have any sense of such a distinction. That might be what you'd do, but I don't think it's what most people do. –  lwburk Dec 12 '11 at 1:55

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .