Linked Questions

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Does piling up downvotes help the site in any useful way?

I am new here, but I’ve noticed that downvoting on this site tends to be quite virulent with respect to off-topic questions or questions which probably are poorly formulated. Though I understand ...
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1answer
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The descriptions on the vote buttons for answers should be updated to be as helpful as those for questions

The criteria for voting for questions is relatively clear, with the upvote and downvote buttons displaying: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. This question does not show ...
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7answers
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What is a meta for?

A guest at my house over the weekend stood puzzled next to my driveway. "What is that for?" she asked, pointing to a framework of 2x4s and hardware cloth perched on an old tire amid piles of sand. "...
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1answer
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Upvote an Answer – Upvote the Question as well

I was wondering if there should be the policy of upvoting the question when upvoting an answer, and why it is not encouraged. Because if the answer helped, for sure I reached there because of the ...
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2answers
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Is this really an answer? I don't think so [closed]

I was looking for answers to exporting blender projects to Android OpenGL and found one of the most vague and unclear answer on Stack Overflow, which is also the accepted answer here. https://...
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1answer
219 views

Why are there down votes on Meta?

Why are people so eager to exercise downvotes? Isn't Meta supposed to be a more general discourse on a broader range of topics? Isn't it an opportunity to exchange dialogue with the SO community? ...
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2answers
181 views

Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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4answers
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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
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0answers
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Why do downvotes detract reputation from poster on meta? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that downvotes on meta simply means that someone doesn't agree with you. But on Stack Overflow, downvotes typically mean the question is low quality or off topic. I completely ...
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7answers
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Should meta.stackoverflow.com replace uservoice.com? [closed]

Now that we have meta.stackoverflow.com, should we continue using uservoice.com? The only requirement for participation here is that you have an existing stackoverflow / serverfault / superuser ...
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2answers
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Sort by vote tally in the election primaries

I think it'd be nice to have the option to sort the nominees by the current vote tally during the primaries. I can see having a random order when the page loads, but it would be great if we could ...
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1answer
144 views

Why do votes represent agree/disagreement? [duplicate]

I've been pondering where voting behavior on Meta came from in the sense that it's not the same as ordinary sites. In the meta FAQ it says something along the lines of people voting based on how much ...
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4answers
129 views

Is it unfair to be downvoted after being moved from SO to Meta?

I posted a question that I thought was a reasonable programming question, if somewhat tongue-in-cheek, to Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3242981/how-do-i-automate-getting-sos-...
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2answers
298 views

Turn Minus Vote To Positive

Can I have a right to turn my question's minus points to positive?. As because of the peers' misunderstanding the question voted to minus but as far my point of view it's useful for knowledge. if ...
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3answers
460 views

Closing an earlier post as a duplicate of a later one [duplicate]

Suppose there are two questions that are very obviously duplicates of one another. The one that came first has maybe a few votes and no answers. The second has double the votes of the first and ...

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