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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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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 with the following message: You have 5 votes left today What's this? I think I have up-voted too much 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 should I not 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. Edited Again: Hey guys, of course I know ...
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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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Is it possible using the SE API to get a list of another user's posts that I have upvoted?

I'm looking to obtain a list of another user's posts that I have upvoted. I learned in a previous question that this is not possible through the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, because any private data,...
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To vote or not to vote, that is the question

Many times I have seen people ask for views on good questions and answer. Especially since Winter Bash 2016 has started, I see people requesting for views on good posts, sometimes even asking for ...
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Do simpler questions seem to attract more upvotes? [duplicate]

I have been noticing over the last month (on Stack Overflow), that simpler (perhaps somewhat duplicate) questions seem to get a lot of attention, as compared to the more challenging long-ish questions....
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Is it possible with SEDE to get a list of another user's posts that I have upvoted?

I'm interested in obtaining a list of all the posts by a specific user that I have upvoted. Is this possible? Although I don't have much experience with the Data Explorer, I am aware that the ...
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Would voting for posts based on their score be considered fraud?

We can use the Advanced Search feature to find questions with a specific score. If I were to use the function to find posts with say 9, 24, 99, or 39 (for accepted answers) and give them an up-vote to ...
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Auto ask to vote up question when we vote up answer

I read stuff a few weeks ago on Stack Overflow that it was important to vote up questions too. So, I've started doing it, each time I find the question that I was asking myself, I vote it up. But in ...
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Show the vote split by default

Seeing a post voted +10 doesn't tell the full story. The votes could be split: +10/-0, signaling a good post +35/-25, signaling an awful post Lots of downvotes on a positive-scoring post might ...
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Is there a way to unfollow upvote notifications?

When visiting a Stack Exchange site, I usually find myself distracted by an upvote on any of my questions or answers. In the past, it generated a red notification bubble in the top left of the ...
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Could you change the Balloon msg for [ You really want to cancel your upvote ? ]

( I suspect ... maybe I'm wondering about this only because of my browser setting. ) When I put my cursor over the [Upvote] button, a balloon msg appears, which says: This question shows ... ....
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How did I manage to up-vote this question?

I was looking through the hot questions on the Android app and came across something rather odd. Apparently, I up-voted this question, however... I'm not actually part of the site which is correct. ...
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Who gets the correct solution check? [duplicate]

I submitted a question on Stack Overflow and when I went back to check answers I saw two. I immediately saw two answers, but the first one which happens to be more detailed and a better explanation (...
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Can I upvote an answer if I don't know if it is correct?

User A asks for a definition of term X. User B provides a definition, the answer is clear and seems complete. I also wondered what is X. Can I upvote the answer of user B, even if have no way of ...
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Is this an abnormal pattern in SE?

Lately I’ve been observing something weird with my SE profile, each time I post a question in SO, I’m getting up-votes in my other SE related profiles, in particular the most up-voted questions. Is ...
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Why are votes locked after a period of time? [duplicate]

I upvoted an answer a while ago, but I realized it was not a good answer. The system does not allow me to take it away, but it allows me to upvote answers long after I have seen it. Shouldn't I be ...
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View count and vote count are not matching on a question [duplicate]

The screenshots speak for itself. How is it possible to have 2 upvotes but only 1 view (which should be anyway my view)? Link to the question. I tried to refresh and hard refresh but the view count ...
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Should the age of a user profile determine rep?

When looking at the oldest posts of a site, I tend to find many non-active users with very high rep, just because their questions have been around the longest. Is it fair that the users who signed ...
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Badge to promote upvotes?

So I was thinking about it today, there's an amazing lack of (up)votes on here and I think it shouldn't be like that so, don't know if this has already been tried or not but what about creating a ...
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Upvote is not counted until you refresh the page (iOS app)

iOS app (v1.4.5), Stack Overflow; I've read a good question, so I've upvoted it; My upvote is shown on the Question itself, but when I go to the general questions' stack I don't see that that Question ...
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Is liberalism with upvotes encouraged?

After reading this, a discussion about a particular user's tendency to downvote, I am left with a few questions: are users on SE encouraged to upvote, remain neutral or downvote? (I understand it's ...
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Provide ability to enter text message for down-voters/up-voters

When one down-votes/up-votes a question or an answer, it would be great to let one enter optional message, so later, when someone clicks on the number of votes, could see not only number of down-votes/...