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What am i supposed to be doing with the "Extreme Votes" in the moderator tools? Wiki-ing it? Protecting it?

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Pull out your air guitar and join in on the jam session. – random Jun 23 '11 at 17:17

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This depends somewhat on whether the extreme votes are up or down.

Extremely downvoted questions often are either off-topic or degenerating into a flamewar. A moderator can step in to close or lock the question, but as a user you can review it and see if it needs a close vote or a flag for moderator attention.

You normally don't have to do anything with extremely upvoted questions. I usually take a quick look to see if it's a good question or if it's a "what's the best programmer cartoon" kind of question, which will be popular and gather a lot of upvotes, but still unsuitable for Stack Exchange, but that's about it.

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+1, just because it is upvoted doesn't mean it belongs. – user7116 Jun 23 '11 at 18:31

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