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40 votes
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The answer to tactical downvoting problem?

As we know, the tactical downvoting (I'm talking especially about SO, as I don't know about other sites) is more and more becoming a serious problem, as I see, the community can't stop this behavior ...
Moayad Mardini's user avatar
1535 votes
51 answers

Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
70 votes
6 answers

If you just witnessed tactical downvoting, is it a reportable offense?

I don't want to be like the little kid that got beat up at school and runs home crying to mommy, but I just got tactically downvoted in a question. Someone else posted a virtually identical answer to ...
Paolo Bergantino's user avatar
-37 votes
2 answers

5K reputation loss in one day. How BIG is that?

Up until yesterday, I had 8,120 reputation; now my profile reports 3,991 2,128. It makes me feel like crying and I hate that too. Is this the real reputation count logic of SO? I hate this. You don'...
Hansmukh's user avatar
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98 votes
2 answers

Idea behind "Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited" [duplicate]

I've found many questions here regarding this 'feature' and many answers explaining how it works, but none showing any 'philosophical' concept behind it. i.e., why is it here? Is it helping to make ...
Nikita Rybak's user avatar
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38 votes
2 answers

Undone edits disappear from revision history

I'm reporting the following bug per Shog9's request. Consider the following scenario: You edit any post on a SE site where you have edit privileges. In a second edit within the grace period of the ...
Dennis's user avatar
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4 votes
2 answers

Where has my account gone on Stack Overflow? Is it deleted?

I have been a Stack Overflow user for months, had 1000+ reputation, 1 silver badge, and 8 bronze badges. I just logged it few days ago, and it was working fine, but now I can't log in any more. In ...
Mazhar Karimi's user avatar
10 votes
2 answers

Upvote/downvote should be reversible within an hour

It would be nice not to lock a vote for first hour or so because it is quite common one can make a mistake and want to reverse their vote. Or, at least the original poster is nice enough to comment on ...
TheTechGuy's user avatar
-10 votes
4 answers

Allow moderators to view (serial) up/down-voting?

As a moderator over at as well as a Stack Overflow user, I've noticed the unfortunate habit of some users to "serial down-vote" answers that are not apparently incorrect. This a rare ...
Noldorin's user avatar
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1 vote
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Allow late (past a lock period) downvote reversals without reputation credit [duplicate]

The topic itself has been widely discussed and it seems that a solution I like has been broached more than once. I'm not sure what is the current prevailing opinion, though. Let's rehash a possible ...
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