I usually upvote because of the content. But it looks like the name matters as well because this comment suggests that the answer was upvoted purely because of the users name, not the content of their answer. Is this type of upvote appropriate?

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    Is there a question here, or did you just feel like sharing? – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 14:13
  • @Oded I am sorry I don't quite get it. I think we should go for the content instead of the name? – Antony Feb 22 '13 at 14:14
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    I don't understand what you are trying to achieve here - that's what I mean. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 14:15
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    Yeah, I've gotten those before. Also, side note: holy crap, he's back. I thought I felt a disturbance in the force. – LittleBobbyTables Feb 22 '13 at 14:15
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    @LittleBobbyTables - Watch out for the shrapnel. – Oded Feb 22 '13 at 14:15
  • You considered that it was a joke? – Time Traveling Bobby Feb 22 '13 at 14:15
  • "I think we should go for the content instead of the name?" .. absolutely. After all, reputation is a rough indication of how much the community likes your name. – Bart Feb 22 '13 at 14:16
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    No, did you consider that Christian Varga was making a joke? – Time Traveling Bobby Feb 22 '13 at 14:17
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    -1 for the name. – MikeTheLiar Feb 22 '13 at 14:17
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    A JOKE? On The Internet? No, no, such things woudln't be allowed here. – tombull89 Feb 22 '13 at 14:17
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    @tombull89 Are you being serious here, or are you kidding? I sure hope it's the former, because the latter wouldn't be allowed here....wait...ehm... – Bart Feb 22 '13 at 14:18
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    @Antony "Is this type of upvote appropriate?" ... any user is free to use his votes as he sees fit, as long as it does not fall under such fraudulent behavior as serial upvotes or downvotes. Assuming the user is entirely serious for now, there is not much that can nor should be done. – Bart Feb 22 '13 at 14:20
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    I dare someone to add "-1 because I don't like you and you scare me". I'll be getting the popcorn. – LittleBobbyTables Feb 22 '13 at 14:23
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    @LittleBobbyTables don't know the history of the guy - 20 upvotes on this comment and I'll do it. – tombull89 Feb 22 '13 at 14:30
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    -10 on this post because I lack common sense. – Antony Feb 22 '13 at 14:51

It was likely a joke.

And even if it wasn't, everyone is free to vote as they please on Stack Overflow; it's one of the few actions that cannot be reviewed or changed, not even by a moderator.

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    -1 because I'm still waiting for my handbags. – Bart Feb 22 '13 at 14:21
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    @Bart they were delivered. I have a signed receipt somewhere. (Don't ask me to produce it though, I don't know where it is) – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Feb 22 '13 at 14:22
  • +1 because I'm gullible – Bart Feb 22 '13 at 14:22
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    @Bart in fact, I have two signed receipts here so technically, you still owe me money for the order. (Pushing my luck here, but who dares wins!) – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Feb 22 '13 at 14:23
  • +1 because cheesecakes. – Felix Feb 22 '13 at 14:24
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    @Pekka웃 I have a reserved sum of money for you in my bank account. Unfortunately this has been locked by the bank. If you can transfer a certain sum into my account they will unlock it, upon which I will of course pay your bills and throw in a handsome bonus. – Bart Feb 22 '13 at 14:26
  • +1 just because – tombull89 Feb 22 '13 at 14:27
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    +2 because I'm bad at math – Bort Feb 22 '13 at 14:29
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    +½; your other half is in the mail – LittleBobbyTables Feb 22 '13 at 14:32
  • +1 because I like the little guy besides your name (reminds of the Reputation Bordello :) ). – Time Traveling Bobby Feb 22 '13 at 14:32

People can vote however they want, for whatever reason they want. After all, everyone only gets one vote and vote abuse is automatically handled.

Beyond that fact, this seems much like a humorous comment than anything else.

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