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Often I find a google search leads me back here.

When I find these questions I tend to upvote them as they were helpful to me, they have a asked and got an answer to the problem I was facing.

Obviously I upvote the answer that had the solution to my problem and any others that were helpful but I also tend to upvote the question as well. If it was not op I would not have the answers that were so helpful but is this a good reason to upvote questions if its not that good a question ?

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    It's a perfectly good reason to up-vote. – ChrisF Nov 25 '11 at 14:29
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Yes, sounds reasonable, but you can do better: if the question isn't very good, make it better!

Edit it, clean it up in any way you see fit, possibly even add a phrase or two to make it more searchable (if you had a bit of trouble locating it – as long as you don't change the meaning of the question of course).

Once you've done that, not only is SO better off with a nicer question, but people having the same problem will find their solution even faster. Win for everyone.

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    I so wanted to find a typo in your question and edit it. Maybe I'll come back in a year. – Kevin Nov 25 '11 at 17:21
  • Needs an , but I fear Muphry's law. – trashgod Nov 25 '11 at 18:04

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