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Disallow downvoting other answers if I've posted my own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? As Dan Dyer mentioned in his comment on tactical downvoting, there is a conflict of interest when you have posted your own answer ...
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28answers
6k views

Why do you cast downvotes on answers?

This is a question which started off with a comment, then turned into an answer, and now it's a question in its own right (as suggested by Jeff). I'm not sure where it could go from here :) It's ...
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9answers
359 views

Should we just move the joke questions from StackOverflow to Meta?

Lord knows plenty of waffle and pony jokes seem to find their home here, and moving the joke questions from SO to here would end the debate about broken windows on SO (as far as joke questions are ...
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2answers
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Voting on other's answers to make my answer look better

Is it selfish or frowned upon not to upvote another answer (even if its right) so yours will rise to the top faster? I find myself wanting to un-upvote posts so my answer will do better... But I have ...
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3answers
167 views

Should answer authors vote?

I noticed by default answers are sorted by votes. That means when I post an answer and I then look at all the other answers (esp. new ones with zero votes) for rep reasons I'm tempted to not vote for ...
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1answer
197 views

Allow users to cast multiple votes with increasing cost

In question 4012, Trey Jackson asks about the practice of casting down votes for all questions that are not your own. His question lead me to wonder about the current policy of allowing only one vote ...
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2answers
178 views

Increase the “vote too old to be changed” window

The "vote too old" window must be increased to let people fix genuine "first impression" mistakes. I appreciate that you're trying to solve the Tactical Downvoting problem, but this way sucks, and ...
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5answers
463 views

Can we actually discourage downvotes?

Before you disagree with me with a downvote, or just want to be funny, please hear me out. From the "Vote Down" privilege page: The upvote privilege comes first because that's what you should ...
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2answers
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When is voting on an answer based on the poster appropriate?

If a question is a simple question, then it can garner downvotes, close votes, and be deleted. Perhaps it enters the new triage queue. I think that is appropriate. However, in one of the larger posts ...
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2answers
232 views

Should you be allowed to downvote the competition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? I was reading this post on hacker news. In particular people seemed to be very discouraged about idea they are getting downvotes by ...
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1answer
207 views

Should we stop people voting on answers when they have a “competing” answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The answer to tactical downvoting problem? What should be done to people who downvote strategically? Disallow downvoting other answers if I’ve posted my own This is ...
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3answers
140 views

Should I alter my downvote pattern on low-view questions?

This question about someone downvoting all answers but his own got me thinking about a habit I have that I'm not particularly happy with. In the case of questions that get very few votes — for ...