Linked Questions

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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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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
75 views

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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3answers
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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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3answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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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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