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Why should I upvote a question? [duplicate]

I've been wondering about this ever since I signed up on SO. With answers, it's easy to determine what to upvote. Is it helpful, is it informative, is it correct? None of that really applies to a ...
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3answers
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Why have we stopped voting up interesting questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why aren’t people voting for questions? G'day, I've noticed that over the last couple of months that interesting questions aren't voted up at all. Just the answers seem ...
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1answer
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Why do (some) answers get more votes than their questions? [duplicate]

I've seen it throughout SE networks that sometimes the answer to a given question gets much more votes than the question itself (Examples here, here and here). Is there any reason in particular why ...
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1answer
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Why do people vote more on answers than questions? [duplicate]

I noted a fact on Stack Overflow badges. ● Nice Answer × 39355 ● Nice Question × 7601 (5.2:1 rate) ● Good Answer × 6433 ● Good Question × 1199 (5.3:1 rate) ● Great Answer × 712 ● Great ...
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2answers
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Why aren't people voting? [duplicate]

I noticed people aren't voting that much. At least not as much as me, I vote for more than 70% of the questions I see, and more than 50% of each answer. In fact, I haven't found a single question or ...
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0answers
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Why do answers to good questions always get a higher score than the question itself? [duplicate]

This is always the case and I am so curious to know why. Here are examples (the highest voted questions from various sites): Stack Overflow: Why is it faster to process a sorted array than an ...
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16answers
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Do you ever not upvote a question that you answer?

Whenever I submit an answer (a real answer, not some @someone comment) I upvote the question. I generally do this because if the question is good enough to take time to answer it, it's good enough to ...
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11answers
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Why don't people upvote questions they answer?

This has always been a bit of a puzzle to me. I generally upvote every question I answer: if it seems a good enough question to take time answering, it seems a good enough question to upvote I want ...
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1answer
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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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8answers
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The Electorate badge discourages voting on answers

Since the introduction of the Electorate badge, I was thinking about the potential side effects of the badge. While it certainly encourages voting on questions, I think the way it works, by tying the ...
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24answers
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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6answers
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Am I downvoting too much, or are things really that bad?

Let me say first that I am fairly new here (about 3 weeks) and absolutely love Stack Overflow. At first I let some of the negative attitudes get to me a little, left a few snarky comments, but that ...
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12answers
603 views

Add “Answer Later” Tab

I think it would be useful to add an "Answer Later" tab that would be similar to the "Favorites" tab so you could mark questions to answer at a later time. There are so many times I see a question ...
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7answers
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Mitigating publicity-driven vote inflation

Following the Reddit debacle™ back in January, we've had another instance today of a question becoming overwhelmingly popular due to external "advertising". As soon as Joel tweeted about Eric Lippert'...
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8answers
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Should we add more badges for asking questions?

This proposal was superseded asking days badges, which improves on the core concept. Early on, there was a question about whether Stack Overflow should add badges for asking lots of questions. At the ...

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