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Why do votes represent agree/disagreement? [duplicate]

I've been pondering where voting behavior on Meta came from in the sense that it's not the same as ordinary sites. In the meta FAQ it says something along the lines of people voting based on how much ...
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Get rid of the question ban on Meta; suspend actively harmful users manually

This user appears to have been question banned because of two unpopular Meta suggestions. (He says so in Chat) Look at the two contributions that appear to have gotten him banned. Like those of many ...
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When submitting an answer, when is it ok to use C++11? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When did the “c++” tag start to imply C++11 by default? I see a lot of answers around SO that use features of C++ that I'm not familiar with. Upon further ...
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Meta sites' front pages should not hide questions with very low scores

On Meta SO, downvoting merely means "disagree." This convention carried over to per-site metas. But questions with very low scores — e.g. this question on Meta Math SE with net score of -5 &#...
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Should Moderator Election rules be changed?

If I have ALL of the required badges to be a moderator, save Yearling. Why should that one badge disqualify anyone? Some people have been active users for almost a year. I see no reason why not ...
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Voting on Meta is not just for (dis)agreement. Update the help center to reflect this

Voting on Meta is a bit of a two-headed beast. In addition to the regular meaning of votes as on other sites, the votes on Meta are sometimes also cast to express agreement or disagreement. In the ...
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On the recent deletion discussion process

Recently, we had a pretty heated series of discussions about the deletion of old questions that are informative, but would be tossed aside if they were asked today. From this, several software changes ...
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How can I improve my posts to make Stack Overflow more useful to me?

I want to ask about Stack Overflow and asking questions. I have written several questions on Stack Overflow and in most cases I have received downvotes or the question just wasn't answered. Many of ...
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Make it even clearer that downvotes on Meta are different

A year ago, Jeff added a paragraph about how downvotes on meta are different to the FAQ. That's a step in the right direction, but people still frequently get pissed off by Meta downvotes (because of ...
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Give feature requests some protection for 48 hours

From time to time, people complain that unpopular suggestions on Meta get effectively censored by downvoting: questions with a net score under -7 vanish from the front page. Most recently Nicol Bolas: ...
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Appeal of closure of LGPL question on SO [closed]

I asked Can I use Qt LGPL license and sell my application without any kind of restrictions? on Stack Overflow and it was closed by five community members. I don't think it should have been closed. I ...
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Should stack overflow allow questions to be hidden from search engines?

Should we have an option to hide question on stack overflow from google or any other search engines.Following are some of the reasons why I or someone might like to do so. The fact that my question ...
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Are the height and width for all Stack Exchange sites the same?

Recently, I update my about page from Stack Overflow and synchronize with all Stack Exchange sites. But when I look at my a few different profiles, about pages' width and / or heights don't look equal....
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Update the meta FAQ to clarify when meta voting should be different from regular voting?

I recently saw a comment by Shog9 saying that he disagrees that downvotes are different on meta This surprised me, as I find almost everything Shog writes to be well thought out and correct, however ...
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2answers
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The Stack Exchange voting system is not fair! [closed]

I've been using experts-exchange.com. I always used to wonder why they allowed everyone to vote. The first time I saw Stack Overflow, I liked its philosophy of letting only some users vote (just those ...

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