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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Vote up and posting hybrid answers [closed]

Since I only have 1 point so far, I cannot upvote any of the answers; none-the-less, I have made hybrid versions of dozens of answers from this site over the years. It would have been nice to ...
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Do you get points for upvoted comments?

Do you get points/reputation for upvoted comments? I know this is a question I should be able to find easily, but I can't seem to find it by searching here or skimming the faq. Thanks
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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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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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Do you ever not upvote a question that you answer?

Whenever I submit an answer (a real answer, not some @someone comment) I upvote the question. I generally do this because if the question is good enough to take time to answer it, it's good enough to ...
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Can't upvote an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Undoing an old vote cannot be recast because vote is too old This happens here: How to run only the latest/a given test using Rspec? No upvote/downvote is marked: And if I ...
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Is it possible to find related post associated with the reputation loss due to “user was removed” message [duplicate]

I have seen the similar post here on the site related to the message user was removed but its not quite clear how to find the related post associated with it. We can see the post associated with ...
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Why do unicorn-related posts have so many upvotes? [duplicate]

Why are there so many upvotes and reputation for any unicorn-related post? I just cannot understand it.
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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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Increase upvote value on bounty questions

One of the main reasons I use bounties is to increase the attention and exposure to a question I have. The problem is, I myself rarely answer bounty questions, even if I have a good contribution to ...
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Weird behavior when up-voting an answer?

This is not affecting me in any way :). But I am just curious to understand the reason behind it. Sometimes when trying to up-vote an answer from '0', I get the following state: On clicking the up-...
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Why do upvotes not always result in +10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How did I get 5 points for 2 upvotes on my answer, on SO No reputation for upvote given? “Recent activity” vote counts are missing/corrupt Why does this ...
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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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No reputation for upvote given? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does “Reputation” work? After answering a question earlier on SO, I realized that the upvotes to my answer do not increase my reputation. I've checked and I am sure that ...
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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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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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How to upvote on Stack Overflow?

Could someone please point me in the right direction on how to "upvote" a comment or answer? It appears a rather stupid question but I have received some very useful support on this site and I would ...
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Cancelling upvote on comment?

As mentioned on uservoice: For something that can be done so easily by accident, there should be the ability to undo mistakes. I know that I have clicked several times on a comment up-vote ...
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does removing an answer with upvotes cause a reputation change? [duplicate]

If I gave an answer with some upvotes and then I remove it, will my acquired reputation decrease proportionally to the upvote's score?
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Why do I require 15 reputation to just up-vote something? [duplicate]

I've been lurking Stack Overflow whenever I had a problem for at least the last 2+ years. More times than not, I find my solution (or cobble one together) before I get frustrated enough to have the ...
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Allow favouriting a question only if you also upvoted it?

How is it possible for a question to having been favourited more often than upvoted? Shouldn't a question be a good question if you favourited it? I think it would be good to restrict favourites only ...
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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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Why can't I “vote up” a good answer unless I have a “reputation” of 15 or more?

Why does this site have such a restrictive policy of allowing people to participate?! I find it incredibly frustrating.
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When should I delete my posts? [duplicate]

I have posted a few times and answered my own questions. Normally it was because I was overlooking something or just plain doing something stupid. So I deleted the post thinking it would not benefit ...
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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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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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Migrated question's answers can be upvoted twice by the same user

This question was created on Server Fault, answered on Server Fault, I upvoted some of those answers on Server Fault, and then moved by consensus to Super User. Now that the question is on Super User,...
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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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Was my use of downvote and upvote warranted?

My Understanding of Downvotes and Upvotes It was my understanding that using downvotes and upvotes was the right way to: increase visibility of valid and high-quality answers, decrease visibility of ...
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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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Where to put Thanks and +1 and say I did it without creating extra work? [duplicate]

Many times I want to tell the person who answers thanks and want them to know I up vote them. In the comment section it says not to so as a comment. Where should I say thanks ?
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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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Why only 5 reputation points for an upvote to a question? [duplicate]

I just received the second upvote for my question, How to develop one Android application for different screens? I got only 5 reputation points whereas for my previous upvote for the same question I ...
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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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Upvoting based on celebrity, too many upvotes (“excessive rep slurping”)

I have noticed a couple of kinds of behavior that seem to crop up in the SO community, and it really seems to artificially boost reputation. There may not be a solution (or it may not be a problem!) ...
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Prevent questions on Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I have experienced this on a couple of sites (and I'm not the only one) : You look through the question list. You see a pretty bad (or at least not-so-good) question heavily upvoted. Or even worse, ...
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Why don't I get reputation points on this meta site? I do get it on Meta Stack Overflow [closed]

I've over 500 reputation points on stackoverflow.com, and I joined meta.stackoverflow. I got the 100 reputation point association bonus. When I ask a question in meta.stackoverflow, and my question is ...
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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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I gave someone +200 rep and a Mortarboard Badge

I've been utilizing Stack Overflow in different ways. Recently it's taken the form of finding a user and upvoting interesting answers to questions until they've received the Mortarboard badge. My ...
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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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Why do I get more votes for simple answers?

Often the amount of work for an answer to a question and the reputation gain for this answer are inversely proportional. For example, today I answered six questions on Stackoverflow, and two of them ...
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Search by keyword for answer / question I upvoted

I have upvoted many questions / answers, and my profile > votes > upvotes has 20 pages. I am looking for a question which I upvoted long ago because I need it again, and I only know it contains ...
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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 to vote on friends / colleagues ' questions (or answers)

Almost every time a colleague of mine asks a question, we have discussed this problem beforehand. Also, we sometimes meta-discuss the question for stackoverflow (why did I get the "this might be ...
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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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Site mechanics do not support upvoting

I believe if users behaved as they would from a game theory perspective (i.e. users compete for reputation), we would find nobody giving any upvotes to anyone else on the site. Let's discuss a ...
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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). ...