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Is Tactical Down-Voting ever valid?

Has anyone noticed any tactical downvoting of their, or other people, answers? For example, in a recent answer to a question, my answer described a possible solution. Shortly afterwards, another ...
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70 votes
6 answers

If you just witnessed tactical downvoting, is it a reportable offense?

I don't want to be like the little kid that got beat up at school and runs home crying to mommy, but I just got tactically downvoted in a question. Someone else posted a virtually identical answer to ...
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45 votes
7 answers

Join me in Welcoming Valued Associate #843: Rosie

I’m thrilled to be the first to introduce Rosie, our new Manager on the Community Management team. Rosie is joining us to be a part of the Community Operations team. In the past, she’s worked at ...
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Why there isn't reputation points for successful flagging?

By helping the site by flagging successfully (and therefore gaining higher flag weight), you typically inform that you are able to understand the system and be helpful. Similarly, when you are ...
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41 votes
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No gold badge for revival/necromancer/… pattern?

I recently answered a question that was several months old, and my answer was accepted. I thought this would earn me a badge, but upon looking, realised the badges were issued for upvoted answers, ...
Nicholas Shanks's user avatar
17 votes
6 answers

Efficient reputation strategy

What is an efficient strategy for increasing my reputation? Should I: 1. Focus on answering lots of questions, and hoping that my answers float up. 2. Focus on asking interesting questions. 3. Focus ...
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60 votes
2 answers

Why can't I change my vote if the post has been edited during the initial 5mn grace period?

I've just downvoted an anwser with a comment explaining my downvote, the poster edited his answer, but I can't revert my vote because "vote is too old to be changed unless post is edited" I think ...
Brann's user avatar
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20 votes
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How does editing affect reputation? [duplicate]

I've seen a few posts on the topic of "How to Increase Your Reputation" (e.g. Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast), which say that editing is an important reputation-affecting ...
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22 votes
5 answers

What should be done to people who downvote strategically?

In the infamous Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast, some real bad advice was dished out in #2, Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically. The thing that really annoyed me was: If ...
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Positive correlation between reputation score and answer/question ratio?

I only recently learned about meta-stackoverflow and have now read over many questions and answers here. First off, let me say I do not make my employment by programming. I do biomedical research and ...
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-6 votes
5 answers

Vote to delete answers

Why aren't answers held to the same rules as questions? Answers can only be flagged, or voted upon. We see many examples of new-to-Stack Overflow-users posting comments, questions, and follow-...
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5 answers

Is this a workaround for being binned?

Check out this question. It was asked on Stack Overflow proper, then migrated to Meta, with the owner's not only approval, but desire. The owner had been previously binned here on Meta, and the ...
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1 vote
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Why is this post "locked" instead of removed?

This (old) post about how to gain rep fast by essentially being anti-community seems like it should have been removed long ago. Why has it been allowed to stay around all these years? I'm assuming it'...
Claire's user avatar
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20 votes
2 answers

Proper way to use Stack Overflow

I been on Stack Overflow for about two years and am wondering if I am using it correctly (if there is a correct way to use it.) The way I use/view Stack Overflow is a place to search for answers....
mpop's user avatar
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18 votes
2 answers

How should users start earning reputation?

I'm trying to become more active on stack exchange sites (specifically StackOverflow, but also ServerFault and Meta sites), but I'm having some trouble with it. I managed to get a small amount of ...
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