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Allow you to change upvotes to downvotes after adding comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow me to change my vote if I discover an answer is wrong after I upvote it A few times I see an answer that upon reading seems to be exactly what I want -- the perfect ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer *and* Close?

I've noticed quite a few cases (here's a recent one) where people not only vote to close a question, but then also answer said question. At best this is just silly, and at worst it is totally ...
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Disallow downvoting other answers if I've posted my own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? As Dan Dyer mentioned in his comment on tactical downvoting, there is a conflict of interest when you have posted your own answer ...
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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Should voting be limited on a question said user also answers? [duplicate]

Consider... A "downvote" will move an answer farther down the page, (an upvote, vice versa). According to the instructors of this Udemy course, internal social media research found that ...
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Voting lock mechanism for near simultaneous answers [duplicate]

I have the following scenario: A question was made and now 2 users start writing an answer before the other ever posted it. Then the first user press the post button and later the other user. But ...
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Idea behind “Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited” [duplicate]

I've found many questions here regarding this 'feature' and many answers explaining how it works, but none showing any 'philosophical' concept behind it. i.e., why is it here? Is it helping to make ...
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Why are votes anonymous? Let's make with the transparency and have them publicly attributed

Why is there no possibility to make upvotes onymously? Seeing positive votes from credible other members would highly increase transparency and trust in answers. Has anything like that been tried ...
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Should we stop people voting on answers when they have a “competing” answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? What should be done to people who downvote strategically? Disallow downvoting other answers if I’ve posted my own This is ...
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Allow late (past a lock period) downvote reversals without reputation credit [duplicate]

The topic itself has been widely discussed and it seems that a solution I like has been broached more than once. I'm not sure what is the current prevailing opinion, though. Let's rehash a possible ...
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handle 'strategic downvotes' more 'gently' [duplicate]

In this question I asked for a practical reason to lock votes after 5 minutes and Bill the Lizard and Arjan were very nice to explain the mystery. Well, vote locking seems to deal with strategic ...
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Should you be allowed to downvote the competition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? I was reading this post on hacker news. In particular people seemed to be very discouraged about idea they are getting downvotes by ...
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6answers
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Preventing users from downvoting good answers to bad questions

I posted an answer to a question that was voted closed as too localized, which it very much could have been. However, I did get 2 upvotes for that answer. As I browsed SO, I noticed that my rep went ...
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Generating reputation through downvotes

In a previous discussion, the general consensus was that whether or not to upvote is, for most people and most questions, a function of the number of existing votes. To put it another way, the number ...

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