Questions tagged [score]

Means the total number of upvotes minus the total number of downvotes.

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Can we start indicating that there is an accepted answer at the start of the Answers section on a question?

I was on Stack Overflow looking for an answer to a question. The default (I presume) sort didn't look hopeful, but I wanted to know if there was an accepted answer to look for or to just sort by score ...
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Inconsistent tooltips for the post's score on flag history page between questions and answers

On the flag history page, each post shown has its score as a number on the left-hand side. Hovering over this brings up a tooltip. However, whether the number itself is included in said hovertext ...
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Should answer scores decay? Discussion on making answer rankings for older questions more dynamic

Folks, this has nothing to do with reputation. It’s about ranking answers. Please stop trying to close it as a duplicate of one of the decade old discussions about reputation. I think it would be ...
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Users don't see their tag score on `tags/[tag]/topusers` if score is negative

I've noticed that users don't see their tag score on tags/[tag]/topusers if score is 0 or negative. Is that by design or a bug? E.g., on my side, I don't see myself on https://money.stackexchange.com/...
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Incorrect answer score for a top post in my Network Profile

I've experienced the same error described in Answers in top Network Posts showing incorrect score for my answer about the solvability of y = xeˣ. Its score has remained constant at 6 for a long ...
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Why aren't the votes separately being shown in our own questions timelines anymore?

I have seen before, that I could see votes on my own questions separately (e.g., upvotes and downvotes). But now I can only see the net votes score without separation to upvotes and downvotes.
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Top Answers in network profile shows incorrect score

This post of mine has a score of 13, but the network profile page shows that it has 14: This seems to be a recur of this bug; @Catija's answer says it's been fixed. Can we fix that (again)?
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Decrease the required view count to prevent Roomba deletion when score = 0 on smaller sites

The required view count to avoid auto-deletion of a question when score = 0 is too high. As an example: http://superuser.com/q/1472443/116475 had 562 views within 1.1 year. This is way more views than ...
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Post score showing inconsistently on flag history page and general layout wonkiness

Starting a few minutes ago, I noticed that my flag history on multiple sites now shows post score for only some flagged posts rather than all of them, as was the previous behavior. Considering the ...
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Reset question score partly upon re-opening and staying open

I mostly write from a perspective of stackoverflow.com but the idea is general. Question that get closed typically also accrue downvotes, the score is mostly negative. A small part of these questions ...
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Is it possible to see which percentile I'm in for the given year?

I see on my profile below my reputation score "top x% this month". My questions are: 1) Is it possible to see which specific percentile I'm in? I don't know if they just show "10%" for everyone in ...
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Is there any way to view an answer's score over time? [duplicate]

I'd like to see the time-graph of how many points an answer (or a question, I guess?) had. Can I get at that data (even in a raw form, to shove into Excel!)
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Post scores of 1000+ do not show up correctly on the Stack Exchange Android App [duplicate]

The link to the question above : How do I update a GitHub forked repository? The votes show up as a breakdown of upvotes and downvotes. This bug seems to be applicable for both questions and answers ...
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Questions with a score of -1000 and lower are not rounded in the iOS app [duplicate]

Questions with a score of 1000 or higher are rounded, e.g. 1380 becomes 1.4k. This doesn't happen for questions with score of -1000 or lower, resulting in a very small text (it's readable in the ...
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A display of a post's score shouldn't claim to be a display of the post's number of votes

On certain tabs in your activity page, there is a number next to a post which is labeled as referring to the number of votes. For example, in the Bounties tab: However, this is not quite an accurate ...
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Why are heavily-downvoted accepted answers still listed first? [duplicate]

The answer that sparked the question is this one where the answerer provided a completely wrong answer to the question and was consequently heavily downvoted. However, the answer seems to have ...
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Answers in top Network Posts showing incorrect score

There is already a question Top Network Posts showing incorrect score which is posted around a month ago (which was fixed). My question reports a similar issue of showing inaccurate scores along with ...
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What was the original intention for automatically deleting old, unanswered questions with +1 score and a deleted owner?

According to this answer to How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion? (which is tagged faq), the Community user ...
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Top Network Posts showing incorrect score

There's a post in my list of Top Network Posts that is showing an incorrect score. The second post listed there shows a score of 14. But if you actually go to the post you see that the score is 15. ...
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Downvoting Of questioning or answering [closed]

If I fare badly in questioning or answering. I attract downvotes and hence receive negative scores. In spite of this fact, I have earned the Peer-pressure badge even downvoted. What do you do with ...
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How do I determine the score of my questions?

I have been banned from asking questions on a Stack Exchange site. I now want to edit the questions I have asked with a negative score. Where can I see my question score?
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Number of answers as tie breaker for top answerers in tag

Totally not in my own interest, cough cough… Currently the top two users in the "minecraft-commands" tag on gamingSE of the last 30 days have the same score, but a different amount of answers that ...
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Are questions by veteran users better received than questions by new users?

This now deleted question (10k only) stated that questions by new users are generally received worse than other questions. It was based on anecdotal (n=1) evidence, but are there some statistics from ...
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Query to show the highest voted post in each tag

Is there a query that will list the highest voted post (question or answer) for each tag on a site?
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Which negatively voted question has the most answers?

Out of all the negatively voted questions on SE, which one has the most answers (at the time of this post)?
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Do a question's (answer's) score affect its rankings in seach engines' results? [duplicate]

Typically, top SO-related results in Google search are highly upvoted questions (answers). It rarely happens to me to land on a question with negative score. I wonder if scores somehow affect the ...
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Correlation between the score and the answer

A question has a score of x. Its accepted answer has a score of y. On any site on SE, you notice that if the above was substituted for most questions, then y is usually more than x. For example I ...
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What is the point of showing publicy a new user's question vote count more than -1?

Mostly I am on Stackoverflow.com where new/experienced programmers share their knowledge. When a new user asks his first question, the question can be downvoted because the user's question is a bad ...
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Disqualify a question from Hot Network Questions if it has more answers than net votes

It's been fairly well established at this point that the Hot Network Questions mechanism can sometimes cause a question to blow up out of control (basically because they cause an influx of visitors ...
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Distinguish zero score answers with upvotes

Recent posts about bumping questions by Community ♦ led me to the question: Should questions with 0 score answers be in the Unanswered list, if those answers have a non-zero count of votes? My ...
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In the bounty reminder email, don't suggest me to improve my question if it has a positive score

A week ago I started a bounty on my question How can I bundle my tests which use Sinon.js using Rollup.js? Now the bounty has ended, but I haven't received any answers. I got an email saying this: ...
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Obtaining the distribution of upvotes on questions for specific Stack Exchange sites

I'm wondering if there any way to obtain, for a specific Stack Exchange site such as Philosophy, how many questions exist that have 0 upvotes, 1 upvote, -1, etc.
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Should the front page say "score" rather than "votes"? [duplicate]

This is just a minor detail, but the number we see on the front page is not really the number of votes. It's the score of the question. For example, the number 161 here is the score, not the votes. ...
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Tag badge on zero score accepted answer

I searched in previous questions but didn't find an answer about earning the "Tag badge". If my answer was accepted without upvotes, does it not help me get the desired tag badge? (I did earn the "...
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Can I get an RSS feed of all questions with score at least 0?

On Theoretical Computer Science, most questions get closed, usually due to belonging on Computer Science instead, and often, they don't belong even there due to being homework or being answered in ...
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User scores are out of order in the "week" tab

When a new week recently began, I noticed something strange in the "week" tab: I know this is just a bug "feature" with caching, but I wonder why an update to the scores on this page does not also ...
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Vote counts can't fit the minus sign [duplicate]

The vote counts seem to have enough room to accomodate 3 digits and a negative sign: However when the score is expanded to show +/- vote counts... The minus sign gets cropped off somehow.
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What is the highest score a question can have?

What is the highest score a question can have? Hopefully one way or another this will help me find out the answer.
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Why sometimes the number of total-votes is different between various communities? [duplicate]

I think the algorithm of calculating the number of votes for each question/answer is different between different communities. Here is one of my question on the StackExchange: As you see, ...
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Add an explanatory tooltip to the question's score and number of stars

On the left of each question, add a tooltip (i.e. title attribute) to the number with the score (up/down votes result) and the number of people who starred this. Suggested wordings: "Question's ...
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Network profile shows 117 score on my top voted question, but it actually has 118 score

In my SE network profile, I see 117 score for my top voted question. But if you visit the question, you'll find that it has 118 score. The last vote I got on that question was at least a week ago, ...
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Sort Answers by Projected Score Instead?

Currently, the default sort order for answers is by "Votes". This is simply upvotes - downvotes. It fails to consider the fact that some items simply have fewer votes because they are either newer ...
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Add 'k' suffix for question score where appropriate [duplicate]

I suggest using the k suffix for question scores where appropriate, just as it is used when displaying for instance reputation, view counts, "people reached" etc. Example: I suggest changing this to ...
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Q points and A points, suggestion to differentiate them [duplicate]

Shouldn't Stack Exchange differ between question points and answer points? For example, I'm not an astronomer, but I ask lots of stupid questions about it. That gives me thousands of points. More ...
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How can I see the number of up / down votes on my own posts without 1000 rep? [duplicate]

I would really like to be able to see my own post's score. How can I do this? This is different from How do you view vote history for a question or answer? or Add some sort of vote activity indicator?...
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Should a question with a significant negative score be automatically closed? [duplicate]

We have two tools for community moderation of questions: downvotes and close votes. Both are used to indicate a question is not "good", yet they work in isolation. Why is this? The tooltip ...
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Bug in the look of side bar- 4 digit post score is not fitting in the box but 3 digits are fitting correctly [duplicate]

I know some related questions have been asked before but all are 3 digit score related and in my question, three digit scores are correctly fitting in the side bar but 4 digit scores are not fitting ...
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Display current vote tally with popup achievements summary

Currently, the achievement popup displays the net reputation delta derived from posts grouped by question title, eg +25 Some question title +10 Some other question title +20 Some old question title ...
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Zero score answers ranked before positive voted ones [duplicate]

I just realized that answers that have 0 scores are ordered before other answers that have one or more votes. Is this a new feature to promote new answers or a bug? Examples CSS : Background-color ...
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Score for question looks different than for answer

I notice the font for question score seems to scale when it is 4 digits to fit rather than wrap. Same doesn't happen for answer though. Noticed this on question Is Java "pass-by-reference"...
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