I've been using Stackoverflow for a while now, and I want to know if I should vote for an old question/answer that has been useful for me and has already 18 votes for example?

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    Questions like this baffle me. What would lead you to believe that might not be a good idea? May 21, 2012 at 18:12
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    So, make it 19.
    – Brady
    May 21, 2012 at 18:13
  • @MichaelMrozek I just don't see the point on adding more votes for an answer that has already many votes, that's all. that's why i'm asking.
    – Anas
    May 21, 2012 at 18:16
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    Here's a link to the question with the highest votes (4433 upvotes): meta.stackexchange.com/q/11017/184933
    – Brady
    May 21, 2012 at 18:20
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    stackoverflow.com/privileges/vote-up - see second question - so yes!
    – Kev
    May 21, 2012 at 23:04

3 Answers 3


There is nothing to stop you from doing so, and it is actually encouraged.

If the question helped, give the asker some rep.

If the answer helped, give the answerer some rep.


Absolutely, there isnt any time limit.

Good content should be timeless.


Absolutely vote. That's the whole purpose of voting!


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