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Change the meaning of downvotes on meta, or make it more apparent to new users that they mean something different? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The meaning of down-votes in meta vs. stackoverflow Change upvote/downvote tooltip on meta sites I've been concerned about some of the bias I see on in meta communities on ...
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What criteria should be used to vote down meta questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The meaning of down-votes in meta vs. stackoverflow So I have seen meta-questions involving voting down answers, but I have not seen criteria for voting down questions, ...
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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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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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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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Should users answer homework questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Homework on StackOverflow I've seen a pattern on StackOverflow where people often get very snippy when someone asks what is obviously a homework question. They say, "go do ...
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Comment moderation policy?

Around 20 hours ago, I made a comment on this answer. The entire text of my comment was: Congratulations! You helped create the Silk Road :-). http://krebsonsecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/...
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Voting on Meta is not just for (dis)agreement. Update the help center to reflect this

Voting on Meta is a bit of a two-headed beast. In addition to the regular meaning of votes as on other sites, the votes on Meta are sometimes also cast to express agreement or disagreement. In the ...
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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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Why people ask questions when they already know answer? [duplicate]

I have seen many questions by users on 'SO' who post question without providing code and/or less description and then right after posting question post answer. What is the reason of the asking ...
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If voting means 'I agree/disagree' on Meta, it shouldn't affect reputation [closed]

As it's been made clear that voting on Meta basically means 'I agree/disagree with your proposal' and has no bearing on the quality of the proposal, it shouldn't have even a small affect on reputation....
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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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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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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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What is the “real” reason behind these declined flags?

I flagged this answer as: Useless answer. Just plain TROLLING. and I got a response: declined - You're just jealous because he's right. That is a weird thing to say for a flag decine... My ...

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