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Well, after today, it seems perfectly clear how the team could incent more people to vote on posts.

A constant supply of entertaining animation looks like just the thing. I've spent the day looking for vote-worthy posts just to see the complete set.

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I'd however love to see some voting stats of today as compared to past and future. – BalusC Apr 1 '11 at 21:09
An amusing suggestion probably made lightheartedly, but note that you can see all the animations on a single question without any net effect by repeatedly voting and removing the vote. – Phrogz Apr 1 '11 at 21:12
+100 I seriously think this should be a permanent feature. – BlueRaja Apr 1 '11 at 21:20
Funny. I went looking for CW posts so I could see the whole set. – Gabe Apr 1 '11 at 21:41
+1 Didn't read the question, but wanted to see the unicorn – Dr. belisarius Apr 1 '11 at 22:26

yay for voting

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+1 for freehand circles (and the promise of an ambulating uniprong pony) yay! – Adam Davis Apr 2 '11 at 2:30
We've got more accept votes than downvotes? That's something I wouldn't have expected! – Adam Davis Apr 2 '11 at 2:31
Nice!! Here's one more unicorn. – BalusC Apr 2 '11 at 2:47
Also notice the corresponding uptick in downvotes at the bottom. The lack of a boost in accept votes seems to indicate that site activity wasn't affected, but it might still be useful to see these normalized to account for overall site traffic. – Brad Larson Apr 3 '11 at 14:27
It is questionable whether this would have a positive long-term effect. Remember the Windows XP Search Dog? Cute for the first day, annoying ever after. – Piskvor Apr 3 '11 at 20:13
@Piskvor the odds that we would introduce an animation every time people vote on a permanent basis are pretty much 0% take or give 0% percent. – waffles Apr 3 '11 at 21:59
@waffles♦: I'm pretty sure of that. I'm just doing my best to get my Humorless Pedant badge. (there is a Humorless Pedant badge, right? Right?) – Piskvor Apr 4 '11 at 9:37
@waffles: certainly not always. Basic reinforcement psychology: provide them unpredictably. – Rosinante Apr 17 '11 at 19:46

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