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Anonymous user feedback now in testing

I have been using Stack Overflow for a month now. There are "yes" and "no" options for positive and negative response, respectively. I was wondering, how does this feedback affect my reputation?

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marked as duplicate by Bo Persson, ChrisF, Alenanno, Martijn Pieters, jonsca Oct 5 '12 at 3:09

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@hims056, thanks. really helpful post. my question may have been a duplicate, but I couldn't find it in the auto completion/suggestion when I was asking it. Anyway, thanks. – Hussain Tamboli Oct 3 '12 at 10:03
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You don't get any reputation off of those whatsoever. These feedback options are only gathered for statistical purposes as far as I know. And as of yet I don't think that there are any set plans for what to do with the data gathered (or at least I'm unaware of any).

What you could use it for however is to gather some insights into how useful you have been yourself to unregistered users of the site via this data explorer query. It might help you in improving your own contributions and gathering more upvotes in the process.

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I have never been notified about the feedback to my answers/questions. Does this mean - nobody clicked yes. I mean Do I get notified when somebody clicks yes or no. It may help me improve knowing the usefulness of the post. – Hussain Tamboli Oct 3 '12 at 10:54
No, you do not get notified at all. You can occasionally use the data explorer query I've linked to, to see if anything happened. Having just checked it for you, it seems that at the moment you've received no feedback on your contributions. – Bart Oct 3 '12 at 10:55
Oh! sorry. Forgot to click on that. Thanks. – Hussain Tamboli Oct 3 '12 at 10:57

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