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Towards Preventing “Pity Up Votes”

Downvoting costs you, not much, but it does cost you. There are discussions to increase the cost of a downvote on the issuer, I'm wondering if the same should be done for upvotes as well. I probably ...
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Shouldn't we encourage people to try to “edit” questions before closing them?

Please understand that "encourage" is not a hard and fast rule, it's simply a matter of having some text suggestions or visual clue that get people to at least attempt to edit questions before closing ...
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Electorate badge and the benefit of voting on questions

For me voting on questions is much less important than voting on answers. If you have a question, you have it, period! It doesn't matter if it was upvoted by others or not. The reason you ask the ...
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What should we do with our favourite UserVoice requests? [closed]

Clearly UserVoice is still present, and has a lot of content. There are requests there that I'm really keen on, and I'd like them to be discussed further on Meta. (I strongly suspect that UserVoice ...
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New reason to close - blatant rep-gain

I've seen a couple of questions (admittedly by the same user) that are obvious (to me) attempts at "rep-whoring". Should this be added as a reason to close? First question: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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2answers
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Option to vote to somehow show disagreement with a downvote

I'm putting this as a discussion as I haven't got a solid feature-requestable idea, because it's a complex scenario. So I'm just putting forward the basic idea and some thoughts I've had, for the ...
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4answers
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Do we want to discourage pity votes on awful questions?

In the answers and comments to this question the idea of discouraging the pity upvotes that awful questions usually get has been mentioned more than once, but, as it is tangential to the issue ...
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3answers
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Why don't down-votes count when totalling reputation for someone who started with a 1 reputation when subsequent up-votes are given?

I noticed a brand-new user asked this question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37034218/please-help-me-with-a-code It immediately received 4 down-votes, but the user's rep stayed at 1 ...
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3answers
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Downvotes being immediately upvoted

On my account on SO, I have only cast six downvotes. Every time I cast a downvote on something that was at 0, taking it to -1, almost immediately it was upvoted by someone else back to 0. Should I ...
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4answers
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Should a user that got his question closed, edited then re-opened get rep for it?

I see that happening at least once a day so I'm bringing it up. A user, most likely new to SO, asks a question that is not interesting or that doesn't make a lot of sense or it's not a real question. ...
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Bad Post Mechanics: What happens, over time, when you post a bad answer on StackOverflow?

Primary Question What happens, over time, when you post a bad answer on StackOverflow? Assume someone posted a question that would accumulate: Two down votes per hour One up vote per hour One flag ...
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Should reputation for questions and answers be based on overall q/a rating?

Several times I have seen posts like this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16419458/learn-java-development where a very low quality/off topic question is asked very politely. These sorts of ...

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