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What are the most upvoted/downvoted questions and answers on the sites?

What are the most downvoted questions and answers on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Meta, and Super User history to date? Similarly, what are the most upvoted questions and answers on SO, SF, Meta, ...
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Clarify what “score” means in badge descriptions

I've seen several cases where newcomers are confused about not receiving badges like Nice Question and Good Answer, even though they have posts with "scores" that seem to justify the achievement (or ...
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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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How is the 'Score' on the Top Users page calculated?

I am trying to test out my wrapper for the API by writing a little test to calculate the score of a user in a particular tag. I can't seem to make my totals add up to the sites'. This is most likely ...
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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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Use abbreviations for 1000+ score in linked posts

I don't really enjoy the ragged view of linked posts: This feature request is to use a format that suggested in Related questions with over 99 score display incorrectly; something that matches the ...
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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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Does the power law apply to Stack Overflow post scores?

Is the distribution of net votes to questions or answers on Stack Overflow modeled by a power law? In other words, if you ranked all questions by score, are there (roughly) x times as many at rank i ...
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Make links somewhat more visible in negative-score posts

Right now the grayed-out style of negative-score posts also results in links being shown just like regular text. This is especially annoying in case of well-hidden spam since it's easy to overlook (...
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What is the score of a post?

How can we know the score of a post? Is it counted by number of user upvotes or it is counted with the normal reputation score?
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Questions with a score of -1000 and lower are not rounded in the iOS app

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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Votes vs Score in review queue

The review queue gives the reviewer an indication of the post quality by means of the post votes (3 in this case): However, this is actually the post score (6 up-votes minus 3 down-votes = 3 score): ...
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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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Reduce the amount of rep required to view upvotes and downvotes

In the FAQ it says: 1000 Show total up and down vote counts I'm not sure why you need 1000 rep to do this. It's possible to find this information out via the API (and the data dumps) so it's ...
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Why does the Tags section of the profile count questions asked, but not their score?

Note: This question addresses part of what I'm asking here, but not everything. I also want to know why the number of questions for a given tag is included if the score is not. Also note: This ...
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Large down-vote count doesn't display negative sign [duplicate]

Consider the question Don't close questions where the user has requested that it not be closed: The large number of down-votes displays as 199 rather than a score of -199. This is clearly ...
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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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Show question/answer/comment score in activity list

When viewing my activity I would like to see the score for each post (questions, answers, and even comments). This would help me get a pictures of how my recent posts have done without having to click ...
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Can someone explain how the tag points work?

I have a tag that has this information: 102 TagName x113 When I hover over it, it says: "Asked 12 non-wiki questions with a total score of 64. Answered 101 non-wiki questions with a total score of ...
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Calculation of Score when earning a specific tag badge [duplicate]

Take for example the Linq bronze badge, where the description is Earned at least 100 total score for at least 20 answers in the linq tag How is total score calculated? is it based on the sum of ...
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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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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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SO reputation score just plummeted?

Can anyone explain why my SO reputation just plummeted from just over 2,000 to 1,200? (User: ILMV). I started with 1,997 points Answered a question Edited my answer a couple times Received a up vote ...
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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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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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Vote without score?

Maybe I'm interpreting this picture incorrectly, but it looks like a vote without score. As far as I can tell I got a single upvote and no downvotes for both these questions, but the '10' doesn't show ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vote counts don't update on posts when votes are invalidated

When votes are invalidated on posts, either due to voter deletion or invalidation by CM's, the votes on the posts are not updated until someone clicks to "View the upvote and downvote totals", or ...
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List of badges - add hyperlink to score explanation page

Every now and then, people misunderstand the term score when it comes to badges (e.g. just recently Badges not awarded even after eligibility). This happens to new users who either don't bother to ...
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Why aren't votes on questions taken into tag score?

On Stack Overflow, the score next to the JS tag on my profile page helpfully shows the following (on mouse over): "Asked 14 non-wiki questions with a total score of 53. Answered 527 non-wiki ...
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Why the high voted answer is missing in hottest answers list?

In the weekly hottest javascript answers list I am unable to find the answer of @Dennis Cheung which was given on Jun 4 at 5:22 and at the moment has 99 upvotes. However the answer by @Baadshah given ...
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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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Stack Overflow - No. of votes are not represented in “kvotes”, just like “kviews” [duplicate]

I queried for a keyword (core java) and clicked 'votes' tab to see the Q/A with the highest no. of votes. There, I can see a Answer with 10581 no.of Votes with last digit(1) aligned outside of colored ...
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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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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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How is the daily score cap calculated if a downvote occurs after max?

I hit my score cap for the day with a couple of upvotes going unscored, which is what I would expect. However, I then had somebody downvote an answer of mine, which dropped my total score by -2. ...
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Cumulative score statistics

What is grand total score (sum of all points) for users (sum of all reputation points for all users) questions (sum of all votes for all questions) answers (sum of all votes for all answers) Is ...
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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 for a ...
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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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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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Wrong recent deleted posts score [duplicate]

When I look at my recently deleted answers I see a list of answers all having zero score. But some of them have scores. For instance https://stackoverflow.com/a/24097171 https://stackoverflow.com/a/...
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Massive Score Drop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The global reputation recalc of March 2010 I hadn't logged into the site for about a month and my score is has dropped by over a thousand points! By reading other similar ...
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Show average vote score per question and answer

It could be useful to display some metrics on each user's profile page: mean and/or median vote score per question (at the top of the Questions section) mean and/or median vote score per answer (at ...
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Stackoverflow Score Observation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? I noticed 3 things 2 days ago From the image above You can see all scores are missing for : https://stackoverflow.com/a/12628703/...
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Question score histogram by tag

I was wondering if it is possible to compile a histogram of question scores grouped by the dominant tag (i.e. the language); say for the first 10 or 20 most used tags. Or, if that's too much, a simple ...