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After reading this question, I asked myself the following questions:

Do answer votes affect question votes?

Do question votes affect answer votes?

Why?

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Are you saying that if a bad question is asked, even if a good answer is given it should be affected negatively? You seem to indicate that votes correlate with importance when they actually correlate to quality. –  Josh Mein May 14 '13 at 20:49
    
@JoshMein wow, you opened my eyes. Please check the edit i did to your answer. –  laconbass May 14 '13 at 21:14

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You seem to indicate that votes correlate with importance when they actually correlate to quality.

If a question is not worded well or is not clear it should be down-voted; but if someone miraculously provides the correct answer or the community likes it, the user should be rewarded. The up-votes from the good answer should not be shared or benefit the question in any way.

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So I was completely wrong about what the votes correlate with. Thanks. –  laconbass May 14 '13 at 21:00

The answer is no. The votes have no direct effect on each other.

In regards to importance and votes - I would say this is not a correlation (or rather, I don't really understand what you mean by "important" in this context).

The fact is, if a question gets lots of upvotes, it will draw more attention - so any answers to it, by association is already getting more attention. So... it already happens.

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