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Absolutely not. It's happened several times that I started writing an answer to an unanswered question, which took time since I was writing high-quality answers. While I was writing, others had time to answer before me and sometimes even got upvotes. But I just continued writing my answer, and when I posted it, it got more upvotes than the others and sometimes even got accepted. HereHere is a concrete example.

Also, if you have a good answer to an old question, don't hesitate to post it. This answerThis answer is my highest upvoted non-meta post on the whole Stack Exchange network, and it was posted 6 years after the question was asked. It's even the answer to that question with the most upvotes, it even outscored the acceped answer. Of course, it took time to collect all those upvotes, but in the long term I earned a whole lot of reputation from it. And I still see from time to time a +10 in my profile page because someone upvoted it.

Absolutely not. It's happened several times that I started writing an answer to an unanswered question, which took time since I was writing high-quality answers. While I was writing, others had time to answer before me and sometimes even got upvotes. But I just continued writing my answer, and when I posted it, it got more upvotes than the others and sometimes even got accepted. Here is a concrete example.

Also, if you have a good answer to an old question, don't hesitate to post it. This answer is my highest upvoted non-meta post on the whole Stack Exchange network, and it was posted 6 years after the question was asked. It's even the answer to that question with the most upvotes, it even outscored the acceped answer. Of course, it took time to collect all those upvotes, but in the long term I earned a whole lot of reputation from it. And I still see from time to time a +10 in my profile page because someone upvoted it.

Absolutely not. It's happened several times that I started writing an answer to an unanswered question, which took time since I was writing high-quality answers. While I was writing, others had time to answer before me and sometimes even got upvotes. But I just continued writing my answer, and when I posted it, it got more upvotes than the others and sometimes even got accepted. Here is a concrete example.

Also, if you have a good answer to an old question, don't hesitate to post it. This answer is my highest upvoted non-meta post on the whole Stack Exchange network, and it was posted 6 years after the question was asked. It's even the answer to that question with the most upvotes, it even outscored the acceped answer. Of course, it took time to collect all those upvotes, but in the long term I earned a whole lot of reputation from it. And I still see from time to time a +10 in my profile page because someone upvoted it.

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What? Abuse the system? No way. I don't know how comments can be used strategically, but tactical downvoting is wrongtactical downvoting is wrong. It might earn you reputation, but it's not very nice. Answers should be downvoted because they're wrong or low quality, not because someone else who posted an answer wants his answer to be on the top. Also, if you abuse the system too much, you might risk being suspended (I don't know what the exact criteria are, but I'm not planning on trying it).

What? Abuse the system? No way. I don't know how comments can be used strategically, but tactical downvoting is wrong. It might earn you reputation, but it's not very nice. Answers should be downvoted because they're wrong or low quality, not because someone else who posted an answer wants his answer to be on the top. Also, if you abuse the system too much, you might risk being suspended (I don't know what the exact criteria are, but I'm not planning on trying it).

What? Abuse the system? No way. I don't know how comments can be used strategically, but tactical downvoting is wrong. It might earn you reputation, but it's not very nice. Answers should be downvoted because they're wrong or low quality, not because someone else who posted an answer wants his answer to be on the top. Also, if you abuse the system too much, you might risk being suspended (I don't know what the exact criteria are, but I'm not planning on trying it).

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Look around in the Stack Overflow documentation to see if there is something you can improve. Every time your change gets approved, not only do you earn 2 reputation for the approval itself, but if you edit enough, you also earn 5 reputation for each upvote on that topic and 5 reputation each time someone references the topic in an upvoted answer.

Look around in the Stack Overflow documentation to see if there is something you can improve. Every time your change gets approved, not only do you earn 2 reputation for the approval itself, but you also earn 5 reputation for each upvote on that topic and 5 reputation each time someone references the topic in an upvoted answer.

Look around in the Stack Overflow documentation to see if there is something you can improve. Every time your change gets approved, not only do you earn 2 reputation for the approval itself, but if you edit enough, you also earn 5 reputation for each upvote on that topic and 5 reputation each time someone references the topic in an upvoted answer.

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