Well, after today, it seems perfectly clear how the team could incent more people to vote on posts.

A constant supply of entertaining animation looks like just the thing. I've spent the day looking for vote-worthy posts just to see the complete set.

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    I'd however love to see some voting stats of today as compared to past and future.
    – user138231
    Apr 1, 2011 at 21:09
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    An amusing suggestion probably made lightheartedly, but note that you can see all the animations on a single question without any net effect by repeatedly voting and removing the vote.
    – Phrogz
    Apr 1, 2011 at 21:12
  • +100 I seriously think this should be a permanent feature.
    – BlueRaja
    Apr 1, 2011 at 21:20
  • Funny. I went looking for CW posts so I could see the whole set.
    – Gabe
    Apr 1, 2011 at 21:41
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    +1 Didn't read the question, but wanted to see the unicorn Apr 1, 2011 at 22:26
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    Is the answer "putting a big dumb ring around the voting buttons"?
    – Richard
    Jun 3, 2023 at 14:30

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yay for voting

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    +1 for freehand circles (and the promise of an ambulating uniprong pony) yay!
    – Pollyanna
    Apr 2, 2011 at 2:30
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    We've got more accept votes than downvotes? That's something I wouldn't have expected!
    – Pollyanna
    Apr 2, 2011 at 2:31
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    Also notice the corresponding uptick in downvotes at the bottom. The lack of a boost in accept votes seems to indicate that site activity wasn't affected, but it might still be useful to see these normalized to account for overall site traffic. Apr 3, 2011 at 14:27
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    It is questionable whether this would have a positive long-term effect. Remember the Windows XP Search Dog? Cute for the first day, annoying ever after. Apr 3, 2011 at 20:13
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    @Piskvor the odds that we would introduce an animation every time people vote on a permanent basis are pretty much 0% take or give 0% percent.
    – waffles
    Apr 3, 2011 at 21:59
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    @waffles♦: I'm pretty sure of that. I'm just doing my best to get my Humorless Pedant badge. (there is a Humorless Pedant badge, right? Right?) Apr 4, 2011 at 9:37
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    @waffles: certainly not always. Basic reinforcement psychology: provide them unpredictably.
    – Rosinante
    Apr 17, 2011 at 19:46

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