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Why aren't people voting for questions?

While at least some answers from every question seem to have been up-voted as a "helpful" answer: about 49% of questions have score of 0 or 1. another 21% of questions have a score of 2. Most ...
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What is the best way to upvote [duplicate]

This may sound like an odd question, but this is what I have the most trouble understanding on Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites). What is the correct way to upvote? Should I upvote every ...
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What is upvoting questions supposed to be for? [duplicate]

I came here to ask "how can we encourage people to upvote questions?". In the space where I ask and answer (wxpython) there is nine times out of 10 that I come here (daily) a first page of questions ...
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Why do we vote on questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why should I upvote a question? What purpose does downvoting questions serve? Voting on questions played a big role in the site when we didn't have the option to comment on,...
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When to upvote? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why should I upvote a question? I've been using stack overflow for a little while now, but I still consider myself a noob w/ noobish questions... like this one: When should I ...
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How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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11answers
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Noob questions, simple answers and big rep points [duplicate]

I struggle to pick up rep points even when answering questions and giving good demo's of code via a pastebin - sometimes spending 15 mins+. Then along comes a noob question, for instance What does $ ...
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Why does the “Unanswered Questions” tab show questions that have answers?

Why does the "Unanswered Questions" tab show questions that have answers? Return to FAQ index
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Is it ever appropriate to question a downvote? [duplicate]

According to privilege page for down-voting: Downvoting should be reserved for extreme cases. It's not meant as a substitute for communication and editing. I happen to take this seriously, and ...
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Make upvotes to a question 'bump' it

Not just ones that they answer, but the entire function in general. People simply don't up-vote. There should probably be a way to distinguish between reasons for upvoting questions, like an upvote ...
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What type of question deserves an upvote?

I know that different sites have different topics obviously, but in general, what type of question should get an upvote, and which shouldn't? Does it depend on the content and detail of the question, ...
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Inappropriate to leave comment when not voting? - Electorate Badge Data Discussion

Since the inception of the Electorate badge, I've been busy voting on questions -- both down and up. On Meta, it's been a mass upvote (with few exceptions), but on Stack Overflow, it's been mixed. I'...
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Is voting up supposed to be so subjective?

What does it mean to vote up? The documentation, IMO, is not clear. This results in questions like: Why should I upvote a question? What is upvoting questions supposed to be for? Why don't people ...
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What should I consider when I invite colleagues to SE? [duplicate]

Over the last few days I shared some things that I learned at work on the SE network in Q&A-style. To me, that seemed better than having the knowledge lost forever in various "internal reports", ...
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1answer
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Review of questions votes system

We have a question. Question can be either: good, when its clear, concise, meaningful (in other words: accepted). bad, when its duplicate, out of topic, unclear etc. (in other words: not-accepted). ...

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