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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there badges that are easy to get on one site but hard to get on other site?

The Reversal badge is pretty common here on Meta, awarded 461 times in time of writing this, while on Stack Overflow this same badge was awarded to only 151 users, despite Stack Overflow having x20 ...
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Can I ban users from seeing or answering my questions?

This hasn't happened to me in particular, but I have always been a bit paranoid that maybe a coworker might see me asking a dumb/easy question or maybe a particular user doesn't like another user so ...
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Getting attention of a concrete user to a question [duplicate]

Sometimes there are some users that you know they can answer your question (for example you're asking a question about Google App Engine and you know there is a user who works for Google, concretely ...
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Is acceptable to look after your reputation rather then try to really understand the OP's situation?

I read a question tagged just CSS and where it was clear the poster was new to the difference between languages, new to SO and all web knowledge and just looking for an answer to solve the problem. ...
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Deeper Merge of StackExchange Websites [duplicate]

I think that StackExchange websites should be more merged. The way I see it is StackExchange is a company that provides Q&A sites, and each site speaks about different topics. I think everyone ...
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Why do stackExchange sites remove whitespace? [duplicate]

Problem I often have to rewrite questions/answers that I or other people have written because they are reformatted between being typed and them being posted on the site. I shall use "I" to mean "I or ...
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could edits be partially approved? [duplicate]

someone edited my answer with two distinct changes, one of which was good and one bad. (The first improved the markup of the answer, the second introduced a bug in the code) Could the reviewers be ...
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Flag history page needs better design

I think the flagging history page needs more design attention. As of now, I think it's getting a time consuming task to just see what's happening. Maybe adding a ordering option by "helpful", "...
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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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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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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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Expiration date for questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Self delete or expire time sensitive questions I want to suggest an expiration (to delete or to archive) questions, When you ask a question you can also set an expiration ...
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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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Meta questions and votes

On meta I believe there is a convention that one is voting for or against the sometimes implied suggestion of a question, rather than the quality of the question itself. What is the appropriate way ...
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Should undeleting an answer leave its age for sorting purposes unaffected?

I recently answered a question on SO that was a couple of hours old and had no answer. I later came back and found a second answer sorted before mine based on age. After investigating, I saw that the ...
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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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A link to each answer at the top - Feature Request

I would like to propose putting link pointers to each answer at the start of the answers section. This would be in the style of a contents page. By looking at the link description, one can directly ...