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What is our reward for voting? What is the metric for voting?

We have incentive to ask questions: getting answers and getting points for a good question. We have incentive for answering questions. Points, badges, reputation. But I see two problems with the ...
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Is the ratio of upvotes to downvotes a meaningful measure of participation?

While reading this question, Which accounts have more questions than answers?, I started wondering what ways are there that we can measure participation more accurately than reputation. I've always ...
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Performance Metrics on SO?

I've been noticing recently that everyone in the world has more points than me on SO, and I began to wonder: is my number of answers above or below the mean for my score range? Is my mean votes/answer ...
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Should the metrics for a successful beta be based more on quality?

Community size Not all communities/target-audiences are of the same size. There are a lot more programmers than quantitative finance specialists for example. That does not necessarily mean that the ...
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Is the Electorate Badge Working?

Has the electorate badge increased the number of votes on questions since it was implemented?
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Does Stack Overflow measure aborted 'Ask Question' attempts?

Curiosity: Does Stack Overflow in any way keep track of questions that are attempted to be asked, but are never submitted, likely because the 'Related Questions' helped them in some way? Of those ...