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Allow users with lots of rep (3500?) to promote “comments” to “answers" [duplicate]

I’ve spent the last week diving into StackOverflow, and one of the biggest annoyances I have is questions that remain open and “unanswered” forever because someone suggested the answer as a comment ...
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2answers
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Why do old questions have so many points? [duplicate]

On Stack Exchange there are some old questions—3-4 years old—that have something like 3500 votes. Now I understand that over time the questions will naturally accrue the odd vote, but this is ...
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1answer
218 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
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Not requiring a closing comment is good. But what about experienced askers?

It has often been proposed for closing a question to require giving a specific reason (1, 2, 3, 4). As often, the idea was rejected, mainly because it would discourage reviewers from quickly closing ...
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1answer
175 views

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
179 views

On Meta, can we add an automatic comment to preempt “why is this being downvoted” comments?

Background: There have previously been questions aimed at changing the downvote tooltips on Meta, or asking why people here downvote as well as explaining how votes are different from Stack Overflow. ...
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2answers
207 views

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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3answers
151 views

Improvements to reduce the number of non-answers

Description The obvious thing now is that there are many cases when we see "I have same issue! from users with 1 rep. in question. Usually, it's the user who has googled for their problem and found ...
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2answers
368 views

Another user used part of my answer and got points

What do you do if someone uses part of your answer and gets points for theirs? Shouldn't I be able to get part of those points? Or is this an "honor" issue and the person who used your answer is not ...
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2answers
193 views

Is there a way to contest a down vote?

I get why we have the voting system (and love it by the way), but I have been down voted twice in the past couple of days with the comment that the answer was "wrong". In fact, the answer was not ...
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1answer
148 views

Can I ask if a quote can be beaten?

I have received a quote for a spectrometry kit. The kit includes 10+ items, and if I buy the items individually, I may be able to reduce the overall price of the kit. Am I able to ask a question ...
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1answer
189 views

Fixing the Culture of Downvoting on Meta

I should preface this post with the fact that from my recent experience here I feel a little burned by meta and I have to imagine that other meta newbies have had equally bad experiences. I am a SO ...
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3answers
159 views

Should we prevent some close votes without further explanation?

I see very often poorly written questions being closed put in hold without the minimum attempt by the voters to improve them. For instance the OP has not included enough details, the question gets ...
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1answer
116 views

Inform lower rep users more explicitly about downvote meaning on meta [duplicate]

OK so I have seen the following before writing this post: Meaning of downvotes in Meta vs Main sites? Change the meaning of downvotes on meta, or make it more apparent to new users that they mean ...
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3answers
294 views

Do our policies discourage new or inactive members?

I came across this post in SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18134986/convert-c-to-delphi-typedef-void-ftrhandle/18135037#18135037 It's on-hold pending closing as off-topic. I don't really ...

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