We currently have five standard close reasons network wide: exact duplicate This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this topic; its answers may be merged with ...
I understand the purpose of up/downvoting answers -- some answers are better than others, some answers may be wrong, .etc. With regard to questions, though, there are other mechanisms to deal with ...
Users should be able to delete their own marginal questions and answers without risking an IP address ban
Yesterday, a user was temporarily IP address banned because they deleted a couple of their own questions that didn't get upvotes. Isn't that a little ass-backwards? Shouldn't we be encouraging users ...
Sometimes I see a question that has been downvoted and I don't agree with the downvote at all (for example if a comment that explains the downvote shows a misunderstanding of the question, or if I ...
What is there to gain by blocking permanently a user for making “bad” or “unpopular” questions? [closed]
I know "why has my account been blocked?" must have been asked a thousand time but my question is this: I am learning iOS development. I'm going through Apple's documentation. I get stuck, desperate ...
From the comments on this question, is it okay for one to downvote a question in order to compensate for apparently too many upvotes? This seems like an abuse of the voting system. This is what I ...
One common complaint on MSO about suggested edits is that some users blindly accept all suggested edits, no matter how minor or incorrect they may be. It seems to come up especially frequently in the ...
Possible Duplicate: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? The issue of "Pity-Upvotes" has received a bit of attention, most notibly here: Is there an actual ...
There seem to be two large possible sources of bias, that is, things which could cause different voting on identical answers: we could be more likely to upvote answers for high-rep users, especially ...
Possible Duplicate: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? I think the current voting system has a problem as it causes users to act dishonestly and complicates their decision making ...
Summary There's been a lot of activity about mass down voting today, and what seemed like a lot of mass sympathy voting, so I'm asking about how we should handle sympathy voting. Argument Against: ...
I've came across the posts of a user from review queue. Those are terribly bad questions, taken out of context, lacking even the understanding of Java. But all of them have upvotes, and comments ...
Today was the second (or third) time this happened to me on SO. I've asked a question and some high reputation fellow has answered it with a possible solution. Specifically, the User suggested me to ...
If one sees people downvoting a not-so-bad question, should one upvote it to nullify it in that same not-so-good question?