Questions tagged [up-votes]

This tag is for questions specific to upvotes, the community's way of telling peers that their content was clear and helpful. Up-votes on the meta sites may have different meanings.

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Is the problem of “drive-by-voting” more general than HNQs? [duplicate]

I think this is not an unusual situation for many Stack Exchange users: I might have a beginners' question concerning some area I am not familiar with, for example, about JavaScript, SQL, sed, ... (to ...
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Are users reluctant to upvote posts with score 9? [closed]

The "nice question" and "nice answer" badges are awarded when questions and answers reach a score of 10 or more. I am relatively new to the stackexchange world and I noticed a strange behavior: some ...
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Why doesn't Stack Overflow sort by votes anymore? [duplicate]

Within the last week or so, I noticed Stack Overflow no longer sorts by number of votes. Aside from the answer with the most votes, which does seem to come first, the rest of the answers seem to be in ...
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Why doesn't the active answer tab include upvotes activity?

For example, if we upvote this answer, it doesn't affect that. It will be useful in some answers like this that got less attention because it is not shown at the top.
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Why do I not receive reputation for answering question? [closed]

I check Stack Overflow every day and one thing that surprised me is that the users do not upvote my answers or select my answer as The Answer when my answer is the solution. Am I missing something ...
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What happens if a bounty is awarded automatically when there are 2 answers with an equal amount of upvotes? [duplicate]

From https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/16067/678412: What happens if I feel my question is still unanswered? / What is automatic awarding? Approximately 24 hours after the end of the bounty ...
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Some reputation of the upvoted wiki post (Q&A) should be awarded to the original author

An upvoted question or answer earns +10. But if the author has decided to make it a wiki for betterment of the post or has been made wiki by the community moderators, then reputation per upvote is ...
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What is a statistically significant number of up-votes?

Up-votes and down-votes are intended to indicate whether the Stack Exchange community feels a particular answer "is useful", as explained in the FAQ: "When should I vote?". How many up-votes does an ...
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Which users gained the most reputation by the “Rewarding the Question Askers” change?

Since November 13th, upvotes to questions are now worth 10 reputation instead of 5 reputation. This has led to some sites in the network getting a new top user. It's possible to see (approximately) ...
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Should the privilege levels be adapted after changing the question upvote weight? [duplicate]

After studying Why wasn't reputation loss on downvoted questions doubled as well? it seems like there is a "consensus like" understanding that the "official" goal of the "question weight change" ...
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Today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past votes. Should we be able to change them?

TL;DR: today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past voting, and I'm uncomfortable with that. I want to point that out, as I feel it's a concern that's not been raised so far. I am ...
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What “effects” led to “We’re Rewarding the Question Askers”?

In the We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which makes me wonder if the number of questions will increase (and as usual, the quality won't follow), it's mentioned (laconically paraphrased): It was ...
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Has there been any discussion regarding the original stated reasons for the question up votes being set at +5 from +10 earlier?

Jeff Atwood's Mar. 19, 2010 SE post Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced? asked about reducing the question upvote reputation changes from +10 to +5, with some discussions there both for &...
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Increase the reputation gained from question upvotes on Meta Stack Exchange to 10

Yes, I'm aware of discussions, leaks, etc. that have gone on recently regarding potential plans from SE to implement this network-wide. However, for the sake of this post, let's ignore those, and ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Stack Exchange has expressed an interest in increasing the reputation earned from question upvotes from 5 to 10 on all sites. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Reminding Users to Upvote Comment or Question

Would it be an acceptable practice to remind users who are effectively approving comments or questions to upvote them? For example: I've helped some users with a comment, they found it useful but ...
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If I accept an answer on my question, remind me I can upvote it as well [duplicate]

If I upvote an answer on my question, I am reminded that I can accept the answer. If I accept an answer on my question, there should be a prompt to upvote the answer.
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Comment upvotes aren't removed when the vote owner's account is deleted [duplicate]

I recently realized by accident that, when deleting your account, your comment upvotes are not removed, unlike up/down votes. Just as an example, I posted this comment on a site where I didn't ...
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How to find the list of most upvoted questions/answers on a SE site that is not Stack Overflow?

How to find the list of most upvoted questions/answers on a stackexchange site other than Stack Overflow? For example, music.stackexchange.com or math.stackexchange.com etc. All the answers to What ...
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Say to the new contributor that upvoting comments does (almost) nothing for comment poster

I've seen several times before (and me self did the same when I was new to SE) that new contributors being original posters upvote many of the comments published on the question page, just because ...
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Allow un-upvote and re-upvote the comments as many times as user wants

In 2012 un-upvote of a comment was implemented Cancelling upvote on comment?, but with serious restrictions: Comment upvotes can only be undone for a short time and while you did not navigate ...
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Badge suggestion: Eternal Question / Eternal Answer

Sometimes I vote up questions or answers and I get a tooltip saying "you already voted up on date [years ago]...". I think that questions and answers who get repeated votes in the long term deserve a ...
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What happens to my votes I cast when I was <15? [duplicate]

I joined SE network sites. As I am new, I have low reputation. As a part of contribution, I cast votes. But when I cast votes, I see the following message. Today, I gained 15 reputation on money....
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Do some people upvote simple questions and downvote complex ones? [closed]

If so, is that bad? I had a look over some of my previous questions recently and noticed that some of my very simple ones which (in honesty) make me look like a bit of an idiot have upvotes, but more ...
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What is “You have 5 votes left today” message? [duplicate]

When I was doing upvote to an answer/question, I encountered the following message: You have 5 votes left today What's that? I think I've too voted-up today.
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If you delete a question with a positive score will your reputation go down? If so, how long does it take? [duplicate]

If you delete a question with a positive score will you get reputation back? Basically what I'm asking is, suppose you have a question with a score of 22, and I delete the question. Would I lose ...
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In case of unupvotes, do you lose the reputation that you didn't get due to the rep cap?

Let's say a user has 500 initial reputation and they post a question that goes to HNQ. The question gains 100 upvotes in 2 days and then the upvoting stops. So the user now has 900 reputation due to ...
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Do upvoted questions that are put on hold make you lose upvotes if closed?

I had a question upvoted twice and put on-hold (ignoring I got "net-votes" of 2 and still got put on-hold for "not being clear") if the post got closed, does the reputation points I gain from there go ...
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When moving comments to chat, retain comment upvotes as chat upvotes (not stars)

I'm proposing to modify chat to include special chat rooms where there are no stars, but upvotes instead. I've read the previous propositions similar to this one where upvotes get converted to stars ...
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Why shouldn't I upvote spam?

According to Why shouldn't I downvote spam that I've already flagged?, spam shouldn't be downvoted. But what about a completely opposite action, that is, upvoting it. This has the advantage ...
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Shouldn't Up-Votes be locked in unless the OP is the one to edit?

As it stands now, 5 minutes after voting on a question/answer, our votes are locked and we can't retract our votes. But, as soon as anyone makes an edit, we can retract our up-votes Is this really ...
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Introducing a mechanism to remove unwanted up- and down-votes from posts?

I've come across some posts on Stack Overflow, both questions and answers, which have been down-voted without any comments, but answers may be ok or good. This one example Sometimes I've seen ...
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Why do upvoted answers sometimes get buried? [duplicate]

It's my understanding that upvoted questions should be on top. But in this page an 1800 upvote answer is halfway down a pretty long page, and the accepted answer is towards the bottom! .gitignore is ...
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How many upvotes does Jon Skeet have?

Since daily rep caps out at 200, a large majority of upvotes on Jon's posts never get "counted" as rep. For example, more than 70 upvotes on 11/17/17 did not count toward his rep total. My question ...
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If someone answers his own question why don't they get upvotes?

I have posted many questions, of which I found the solution myself after doing lot of debugging. But the sad thing is that neither my questions nor my answers gets any upvotes. Why? Shouldn't you ...
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Which question/answer had the most upvotes and downvotes combined?

Which question or answer in all of Stack Exchange had the most upvotes and downvotes combined? Under the criteria the following criteria: Upvote percentage must be between 40% and 60% (inclusive). ...
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Is it a good practice to browse for questions and upvote the answers which are really good even if they already have upvotes? [duplicate]

I am thinking if this practice would help the really good answers stand out even more and maybe people would be helped by this by having the high vote answers stand out.
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Only received 2 rep for an upvote

Earlier today I was at 168 reputation for the day, when I received an upvote on an answer of mine. Instead of receiving 10 reputation like I would have expected I only gained 2. I don't mind much ...
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How to get the list of all posts I've upvoted via the API?

I'm looking for a way to get the list of all my upvotes on Stack Overflow, however after looking through the API list, seems there is no way to achieve that. And I know I can view my upvotes in votes ...
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When reviewing first posts, should I upvote questions just because they are on-topic and well-formatted?

The first post review queue seems to encourage taking actions, even as simple as a vote. So I came up with this question: Should I upvote a question solely because it's on-topic and well-formatted (...
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Can we see a user's comment statistics, like average upvotes?

I know that comments do not give reputation and understand the reasoning behind it. However, I would still be interested in comment statistics for a user (at least myself), showing things like: ...
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Does reputation work differently on Area51?

I understand that on SE sites that is a post gets up-voted you get reputation and if it gets down-voted you lose reputation. On my Area51 SE account I have 41 reputation. I started out with one ...
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What happens if I delete a question with upvotes? [duplicate]

What happens if I delete a question with upvotes? Will I have a penalty? I mean, what would happens if the answers have upvotes?
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Can I award a bounty to the asker who asked it? [duplicate]

I sometimes feel the need to reward the asker for posting a very useful and thoughtful question. Bounties are rewarded for answers, and not for questions. I can only upvote the question once, but if I'...
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Is it allowed to explicitly ask for upvotes in the body of a post? [duplicate]

← Vote up if you think this post is helpful. That's an example. I often see such requests in comments, but not sure if it's suitable in post body.
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Upvoting comments shifts the text

If you upvote the first comment on a post, if it has a score of 0, then the text shifts:
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Does it make sense to give upvotes before I have 15 reputation points? [duplicate]

Short of the question: Does it do any good to provide an up-vote if you have less than 15 reputation points? They are not displayed to help others identify answers that worked. Do they show up ...
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Will the user be suspended if I upvote all his answers with genuine interest? [duplicate]

Okay, so it's a very hypothetical question. I'll tell you where I come from ... Last year, on Stack Overflow there was some sort of fake account made and I have no idea why that guy/girl ...
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When does Community ♦ cast votes? [duplicate]

I recently noticed on Ask Ubuntu that Community ♦ casts upvotes and downvotes. I read in this post that Community can cast downvotes in some cases, but I haven't found any information on upvotes. ...
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Viewing all history of post votes

Is there a way to see the entire history of up and down votes of a post? That is, not only the current aggregate number of votes, but rather distribution of how many up votes and how many down votes.

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