Ive been getting into stackoverflow. Its addictive.

  1. Sometimes I answer a question, and I was wondering if someone has to vote it up, or if it gets a default 1 vote if there are no other answers. In others words, if an answer has a vote, did someone vote for my response? I just ask because it seems like after every answer i post, i go back 10 minutes later and there is a vote.

  2. it would be really nice if we could get emails whenever there is an update to a comment on a question the user has answered. I find checking the 'email me every day' functionality doesn't work so good.

  3. Is there a way to see who is voting for your responses?


  • I use one of the Firefox plugins that goes "ding!" whenever I get upvoted, because I love to hear dinging during my workday :D
    – Ether
    Jul 13, 2010 at 22:36

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  1. there is no automated voting; someone voted for you; there is lots of traffic
  2. no, there isn't any vote e-mailing (although you can get e-mails to indicate new answers to a question you asked). You could use something like Jon's tracker though (which is what I use)
  3. no, by design - unless you suspect something nefarious; in which case just flag something for moderator attention (explaining why) and we'll take a look (and we still won't tell you who ;p)
  • thanx thats what i suspected.
    – hvgotcodes
    Jul 13, 2010 at 21:57
  • Just curious, how exactly is Jon's tracker gathering the vote score information about any user? I didn't expect it to be public accessible.
    – user138231
    Jul 13, 2010 at 21:59
  • @BalusC - there is a whole API around this data (see stackapps.com); however, Jon's page pre-dates this - I believe it still uses the less official (but still sanctioned) JSON API that the site itself uses for the user/rep page. Jul 13, 2010 at 22:26

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