Questions tagged [competing-answers]

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SO parallels to gambling

I do not want to offend anybody; I just figured out that some Stack Overflow characteristics are similar to gambling. I read an interview once with a psychologist explaining why people lose their ...
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Competitiveness of various tags on stackoverflow

I have been trying to contribute now for about 2 months and find that on some tags I am playing the helpful poster with relevant experience (i.e. KML, Arduino) and on others it is cut-throat ...
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Moderators should not be allowed to moderate questions they have participated in answering

Title says it all. I had a situation where a moderator answered a question and then marked another answer (that said the same thing, but more directly) for conversion to comment because they felt "its ...
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When to upvote a competing answer

Before you flag this as a duplicate, let me state that the “when” in the question title is meant temporally, not conditionally. When I've written an answer, and someone else wrote an answer which I ...
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Recourse for Competitive Down-Voting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If you just witnessed tactical downvoting, is it a reportable offense? Recently miffed about an answer I gave that was technically identical to a competing answer, and ...
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Is it good practice to refrain from downvoting competing answers?

First of all: I'm not asking that downvoting competing answers should be prevented by the system (there are tons of duplicates regarding this), I'm asking whether you should do it or not. I have this ...
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Sportsmanship badge: Does answer need +1 -before- voting on a competing answer to count?

I was browsing through SODE this morning and found this SODE query that claims I have cast 279 competing votes. Which got me wondering; for a vote to count towards the Sportsmanship badge, do you ...
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Sportsmanship badge should also consider accepted answer

The Sportsmanship badge is awarded for voting on 100 answers competing with one's own. The rules are currently that votes count only for questions on which the user has posted a positive-voted answer. ...
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Do Sportsmanship badge votes count after an answer is accepted?

The Sportsmanship badge is awarded for voting on 100 answers competing with one's own. Do the votes I cast count toward this badge when either of the following circumstances are true? The requestor ...
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If I downvote every competing answer, will I get flagged for vote abuse?

I just wrote an answer to this regex question, which was trying to find numeric strings with or without commas (e.g. 1,234,567.89). I wanted to be thorough because I've seen this problem a lot, both ...
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Prevent competing answerers from voting on others under the same question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should be done to people who downvote strategically? Should a competitor be allowed to cast votes on other answers and/or the question as it can negatively influence the ...
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Voting for competing answers (Sportsmanship badge)

If I answer a question and vote for a competing answer, I am on my way to the Sportsmanship badge. What about if I: a) delete my answer after voting for a competing answer -- or -- b) delete my ...
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What is the etiquette for answering questions?

Maybe it's me, or maybe it's an issue with this site. But it seems there is a problem. How should you attempt to answer questions, when you see a question that takes some time to respond to, it seems ...
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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 ...
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