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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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2answers
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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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3answers
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Why are people downvoting for scoring? [duplicate]

I'm not complaining about being downvoted, I won't care, but I'm just curious if this is allowed when the site is proposed to reward correct answers and not competition. My answer just got downvoted ...
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1answer
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What to do with a person who deliberately downvotes correct answers to be in the top of the answers? [duplicate]

Today I saw a behaviour which really surprised me: I answered the question and then after a minute another guy answered it as well. The answer was basically a duplicate of my answer (which was not a ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
54 views

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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51answers
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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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17answers
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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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9answers
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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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8answers
924 views

Should good answers always be upvoted?

I've noticed a psychological effect with my own voting, and am curious to know whether anyone else sees the same thing. Simply put, if I see a correct or good answer, I don't always upvote it, if the ...
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2answers
2k views

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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5answers
1k views

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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6answers
2k views

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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6answers
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If you vote to close a question you shouldn't be able to post an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer and Close? ... and vice versa. I don't have anything more to say, just remove that paradox.
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3answers
397 views

Does reducing the window to change votes really solve the tactical downvoting problem?

The way I see it, the new reduced window to change a vote only imposes a very small cost rather than solving the problem. Before: t0: Good guy answers t1: Bad guy copies answer t2: Bad guy downvotes ...
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4answers
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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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2answers
164 views

Voting on other's answers to make my answer look better

Is it selfish or frowned upon not to upvote another answer (even if its right) so yours will rise to the top faster? I find myself wanting to un-upvote posts so my answer will do better... But I have ...
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2answers
270 views

Why can't one view upvotes cast by other users?

Why are users not allowed to view upvotes that other users have cast? I know you can view what votes you have cast yourself, but on other users' profiles you can only see the totals. I understand ...
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1answer
455 views

Is there a way to report drive-by downvotes?

I'm a bit new to SO and I'm trying to build some points. I noticed some driveby downvotes, or suspect some users possibly trying to hog an answer. Could someone point me to a reporting tool for ...
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4answers
768 views

Guide for Upvoting and Downvoting

I've read the FAQs on SO and meta SO, and still am not fully clear on what deserves upvotes and downvotes. Could someone point to a guide for these things? Here are some examples of questions and ...
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2answers
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Increase the “vote too old to be changed” window

The "vote too old" window must be increased to let people fix genuine "first impression" mistakes. I appreciate that you're trying to solve the Tactical Downvoting problem, but this way sucks, and ...
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3answers
274 views

Be able to edit a vote on an answer if the question is changed [duplicate]

Here's what just happened: Question: "How do I do X and Y, I can't use flash" Answer: "Well, use this flash player!" I downvote the answer saying "yeah you're right, but the OP said no flash so -1" ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
141 views

Remove vote locking for high Privilege users

I am requesting that the vote-locking mechanism be turned off for users with high Privilege levels. It seems absurd to say that one is a "Trusted User" and not allow him vote reversals. There are ...
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1answer
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Should the other user who answered the same question as you did, will be allowed to vote down your answer or not?

Should the other user who answered the same question as you did, will be allowed to vote down your answer or not? Some time the other user vote down your answer to get their answer to be on priority. ...
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0answers
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Pros and Cons of locking in up-votes / down-votes on Answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the justification for locking votes? What are the pros and cons of locking in votes (that is, up-voting and down-voting an answer)... On StackOverflow a user answered ...
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0answers
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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 ...