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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
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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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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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2answers
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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
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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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8answers
686 views

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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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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