Low vote count could be remedied with making Supporter and Critic badges capable of being awarded multiple times. Like one badge per 10 votes. What do you think?


I think we already have other badges for this purpose, which work sufficiently well:

  • The bronze Suffrage badge:

    Use 30 votes in a day.

  • The bronze Vox Populi badge:

    Use the maximum 40 votes in a day.

  • The silver Civic Duty badge:

    Vote 300 or more times.

  • The gold Electorate badge:

    Vote on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions.

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  • Well, 30 - 40 votes in one day sounds like early Soviet Union with its "300% of norm". Perhaps the number shouldn't be counted per day. Like a badge every 30 - 40 votes? – user448808 Feb 22 '19 at 13:06

Low vote count could be remedied

Stop right there. "Low vote count" is not something that needs to be "remedied".

There are good posts, and there are bad posts. But most posts are just... meh. They're OK. They're not great, they aren't anything terrific that makes you really think or otherwise tells you something of significance. But they're not bad. They're just meh.

Encouraging people to vote on anything, to sort every post into two boxes, is a terrible thing for the site. It misrepresents the nature of content on the site by forcing everyone to classify everything as either being good or bad. Some posts are better than others, and voting needs to recognize that. And it can't do that if a mid-quality post gets upvoted as highly as a high-quality post.

Not voting is a good thing. There is no problem that needs to be fixed.

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