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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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Popup before possible serial voting

If somebody votes on too many posts by the same user within a certain time period, we should display a popup like this: You have voted on too many posts by this user in a short time period. Serial ...
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Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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Hide downvotes past zero for low rep users

Downvotes aren't personal but they can come off as personal to lower rep users that aren't as used to the site and the mechanics of the site. By making it appear that there is a downvote floor of ...
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Comment votes can be easily gamed by users with the association bonus

When someone deletes an account, the upvotes they left on comments are not removed. When they create another account, they can upvote these comments once again. This is a problem, as you can give a ...
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Allow using the Elections mechanism to vote on Community decisions (direct democracy)

Right now StackExchange has an excellent election mechanism which allows for a fair and transparent voting on Moderation candidacies. However there is no such mechanism for voting on site matters (e.g....
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Able to upvote migrated questions twice [duplicate]

Got a weird (or neat) bug here. This question was migrated from music.SE to sound design beta. I happen to remember that I upvoted if not all, all but one of the other answers on the question. ...
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Should we be retaining a user's opinion in meta if they delete their account?

As confirmed by Shog9, votes may be retained on the meta sites, if a user deletes their profile for that Stack Exchange site. This originates from another post, where a user has brought up various ...
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New additional Point Rating for users

Currently, the point rating (PR) is the main user success feedback. Have you ever thought about the new additional point rating (NPR) based on weights? That would be like this: A, B, C, D are users. ...
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Expose Vote History “Given To” data to each user

This (see screenshot below) is already part of the moderator dashboard. Why not let a user view his own voting activity detail? One loses track over time, and I would occasionally find it useful to ...
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Suggestion: Down vote if you have already answer or made comment in a question [duplicate]

I would like to suggest stackoverflow to fix the down vote system. Currently, someone can be down voted so so so easily by users that they don't know the problem and or the don't answer questions etc....
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Downvote own answer?

When you post an answer, you usually get a couple of votes. But then another user may post a better answer, appearing at the bottom of the page. Of course I then up-vote it, but I sometimes feel like ...
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Should the amount of reputation gained and lost be proportional to your actual reputation?

The amount of reputation lost and gained are fixed numbers instead of percentages. This isn't entirely fair for everyone. For example, a down-vote subtracts 2 reputation from you. To new users, -2 ...
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Add “undecided” to the up vote/down vote system

I propose an third option - UNDECIDED/NOT SURE. Sometimes a post leaves me unsure as to whether it is any good or bad, and I wish to make my opinion clear on this, so I propose this as a voting ...
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Question about none negative reputation system

Story A question got down-voted to hell, scored like -7 or -8, and I was the first one who cast a down vote. At first, the OP got 3 reputation when posted the question: OP reputation: 3 ...
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“viewed 3178 times, entitled to vote: 892”

Is it possible to find out how many of the views counted in "viewed n times" at the top left of a question are from users that could have voted? Some approximation would do, like a rounded fraction ...
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Only One Type of Downvote is not sufficient

There are some very well asked questions but the answer can be easily found. On the other hand, a very poorly asked question might contain some very interesting points in it. Consider the question: ...
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Would it be better to hide the upvote and downvote buttons unless you can use them? [duplicate]

I just joined the programmers stack exchange site in order to upvote an answer that I thought was particularly worthy but when I clicked on the button I was told that I needed 15 reputation. This is ...
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Request for linked voting in data dump

I am interested in analyzing directed voting behavior of users in relation to their reputation on stackoverflow. Since voting is an anonymous activity for obvious reasons, I was hoping that I could ...
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Reorder questions picked for hot list based on adjusted hotness score (discard some answers by voting evidence)

Executive Summary The 100 questions are selected for the "Hot Network Questions" list displayed in the sidebar of each site. These questions are designed to showcase other sites in the Stack Exchange ...
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Ability to create questions with vote or comment or both disabled

I am sure that many questions are not posted because the user has a fear of downvoters. It is true, because many people give downvotes only because of a small grammar error, or a method of programming ...
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Why does StackOverflow lock in your votes? [duplicate]

It locks votes in less than 27 minutes! Sometimes it takes that long to solve a problem or discover an overlooked problem!
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In “network hot” questions formula, discard answers when voting evidence indicates that these are not good data points

TL;DR When votes of 20... 30... 100 users clearly indicate that only one or two answers are popular, it does not make sense to pretend that other answers are popular too. In current version of “...
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1answer
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Make Vote after 30 Seconds [duplicate]

Yesterday, I saw serial upvotes to my Questions and Answers. Today all those upvotes were reversed, as per the rules. But, today I see that I am being serial-downvoted. Now, I don't know if these ...
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Allow accept / unaccept to reset vote timer

Occasionally I will find that a sub-optimal answer has been selected by the OP as the accepted answer, when a much better answer exists. Sometimes I feel responsible to down-vote the selected answer ...
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The association bonus should not enable users to vote on every site

The number of upvotes for a question is a flawed measure of question quality, one particular issue is that the amount of exposure a question gets matters a lot. Questions that were linked in the hot ...
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suggesting to add votes for comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should downvoting be allowed on comments? How do comment voting and flagging work? Suggesting to add upvote/downvote icons to the comments. Than author of well upvoted ...
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Require reputation earned on the main site to vote on a per-site meta

Upvoting requires 15 reputation, but the association bonus is taken into account, so if you have at least 200 reputation on any site, you can upvote on all sites in the network. This is a bit ...
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1answer
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Upvote twice by giving your rep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow users to cast multiple votes with increasing cost A lot of times, people are saying in comments "If I could upvote this twice, I totally would". Let's give them this ...
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Up/Down buttons in question title

I would like to upvote or downvote some questions without going to this question, because of title and short part of description are sufficient for voting decision in some cases. I suppose to ...
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Just don't show UI for actions that can't be actioned [duplicate]

Recently I just deleted one of my answer in stackoverflow where there was one comment. After deleting the answer it also show for sometime that we all know but in the comment it still allow us to up ...
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Give feature requests some protection for 48 hours

From time to time, people complain that unpopular suggestions on Meta get effectively censored by downvoting: questions with a net score under -7 vanish from the front page. Most recently Nicol Bolas: ...
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Would it be better to have voting counts open on meta?

Down voting or up voting is very clear on Stack Overflow. But in some questions on meta it's very confusing (to me). For example, this question: OP asks a very interesting question, then gets ...
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I want to constructively link helpful answers from other sites

Sometimes I'll follow a link from a StackExchange answer to an external website, and that website will help me find the answer. Or sometimes I can't find the actual question (& answer) on ...
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Increase the number of votes for the first two days of a private beta?

I am now participating in my 8th private beta, and one thing that I notice consistently, I never have enough votes to survive the first two days. It almost gets to the point where I'm not as active as ...
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Allow OPs to view upvotes and downvotes on their questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please enable low-rep users to easily breakout up and down votes on their own questions Currently, users need to have 1000 reputation in order to view the vote counts on any ...
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Q/A vote limit is pretty low

I'm a 30k+ user, and I work on Stack Overflow in bursts, voting judiciously. Can we — either all of us, or just us high-rep users — have more than 40 daily votes please?
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Why are votes triggered OnMouseDown and not OnClick?

I'm not sure how the code is actually written, but it seems that votes are registered as soon as I click on the up/down arrow, and not when the mouse button is released. This causes problems for me ...
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Reward correct downvotes by awarding reputation to downvoters if question was closed

By awarding reputation points to downvoters on closed. It will create feedback loop with award for correct downvoting.
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meta-stackoverflow downvotes should not exist

Who is there to judge if a suggestion is good/bad unless it had been tried before and showed good/bad results? As far as I can see, downvotes in meta-stackoverflow only encourages people to give ...
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Vary number of votes based upon how many threads you've read

I had a suggestion about the number of votes a user is allotted per day. Most of the time, 30 is plenty, but there have been occasions where I've gone through a lot of threads and run out rather ...
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Reset votes on migrated questions

All votes should be reset when a question is migrated. That's votes on the question, in both directions, as well as votes on any answer. At the moment, downvotes are cleared from the question. Yes, ...
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4answers
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Change upvote/downvote tooltip on meta sites

Since voting on meta sites mean something different on the main sites, can you change the tooltip as well: This question is useful and clear --> I agree This question is unclear or not useful --> I ...
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Disallow Questioner from Upvoting an Answer that she Accepted

To avoid the sort of debate found on a related question, I think it's unneeded to allow one to upvote an Answer she Accepted. Accepting an Answer pretty much implies an Upvote. So it's just extra ...
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Redirect blog-post discussions to meta (or meta.blog)

Inspired by Jeff's answer here, I thought this was already discussed in the comments to the blog post announcing the feature [...] Yeah, reading the blog is one thing, but digging through a forum-...
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Can we get more votes when rep hits a cetain level?

I just ran out of votes :( There are alot of good questions out there and some not so good ones. I'd love it if we had thresholds were we got more votes based on rep. Possible?
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Don't show visual indicator that a vote succeeded until server response is received

When I'm looking at a good question I can't answer I will often upvote it and immediately click on the SO logo to go back to the homepage. What then happens, in very quick succession, is: The upvote ...
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Area 51: Comment link blocked by suggestion to comment!

When I click on the "Not a good example" vote button, a box pops up suggesting I add a comment explaining the vote. Unfortunately, if the question has no comments, the box covers the link which must ...
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1answer
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Hide the up/down vote arrows on your own posts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove vote UI elements beside own question and answer posts Since users can't vote for their own questions, what's the point of having the voting arrows. Sometimes I leave a ...
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Color kvotes differently (like kviews)

For questions with >=1000 votes, I think the vote count should be colored just like kviews are. See: At first glance it looks like a question with 98k views and 286 answers has only 1 vote, which ...