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Comments asking for upvotes/accepts [duplicate]

I happened upon this question, where the questioner commented on every answer with "I'd love an up vote!" Is it correct to flag such clutter, perhaps as not constructive / off-topic, or is there a ...
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1answer
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What if user starts begging for upvote on his question? [duplicate]

The OP wrote: "Please upvote me, if my question is good." Isn't this a bit weird? Upvoting or downvoting a question shouldn't be prompted. Isn't this looked down on? I feel this is very ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as [memes], which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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Asking users to accept answer when they comment that it answers their question

I've had a couple of answers today where the OP indicated via a comment that I solved their problem, but the question wasn't upvoted or accepted. In both cases the person probably wasn't able to ...
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3answers
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Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?

I might want to answer my own question because: I arrived at a solution before there were any other correct answers or I like mine better, can I still answer my own question? I have a folder with ...
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7answers
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Asking for someone to accept your answer [duplicate]

Is it improper etiquette to, as long as you're certain, add a comment merely suggesting that they accept the answer? Do I sound like a reputation whore?
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Is reputation the currency of Stack Overflow?

From time to time I look for comments on Stack Overflow that are asking for upvotes/accepts. If the OP is a new user, I encourage them to instead post a link to the [about] page, and/or a little ...
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3answers
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Is posting someone's comment as an answer okay? [duplicate]

I came across this question and at the time there were no suggested answers. After reading Mark Hubbart's comment (at the time with four upvotes), which was the correct answer, and seeing that it had ...
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Actual value of accepted answers

I am relatively new to Stack Overflow (about 2 months) and still getting used to how this site works exactly. My main objective here is helping (and getting help) and giving something back to the "...
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2answers
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"Begging for votes" vs. "Reminding for upvotes" vs. "Reminding for acceptance"

Are "Begging for votes" and "Reminding for upvotes" equivalent? If so, and given that "Begging for votes" (="Reminding for upvotes", assumed) is generally looked down upon then a second question is ...
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What's the incentive to answer old/inactive questions?

I find myself going back through old questions periodically, and I occasionally come across questions on which I feel I can share some insight. My question is: why bother? If the question is old and ...
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1answer
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Posting a late, very detailed, answer

I know it's a bit whiny post a comment about it, but I've spent the last 1½ hours writing an alternative solution and proving that it is far better performance-wise. Now, over more than an hour has ...
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1answer
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Is it ever appropriate to ask new users to mark your answer as correct or ask for an upvote? [duplicate]

This question is related to meta: Begging for Votes I received this comment telling me not to "beg" for upvotes/mark as correct. I posted the "offending" comment because the OP was asking his first ...
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3answers
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Is it all right to ask to be accepted/upvoted? [poll] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you feel dirty if you nudge new users to accept your answer when they indicate you’ve answered their question? Is it all right to ask the question owner to upvote/...