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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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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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Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced?

After thinking about Should the weight of downvotes be increased? which I declined for the reasons specified in my answer, and Please charge rep for questions after threshold I have a proposal. ...
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Allow users to leave an anonymous comment when voting

I don't know if people don't explain why they up or down vote because they don't care or because they don't want the person to know they voted on an answer (or question)... But, it might be nice to be ...
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See who is upvoting/ downvoting my question/answer [duplicate]

Is there any way for me to see who is upvoting or downvoting me? Apart from looking at the data dump, of course. No, I will not go after those who downvoted me, but it's interesting to know, anyway.
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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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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 should I upvote a question? [duplicate]

I've been wondering about this ever since I signed up on SO. With answers, it's easy to determine what to upvote. Is it helpful, is it informative, is it correct? None of that really applies to a ...
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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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If you bookmark a question, shouldn't you also be encouraged to upvote it?

I wrote a question today that, thus far, has received five answers (plus one from me) and zero upvotes. That's fine, it happens. But, this irks me a little, someone actually bookmarked it and (unless ...
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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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Please return to the old sorting by time method of answers with the same number of votes

The responses from this question: What has happened to the sorting of answers on Stack Overflow? Seem to indicate disagreement with this change. Please return the sorting system to the way it was ...
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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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Why not get reputation when your question is marked a favorite by somebody?

I apologize if this has already been asked. I searched for information but couldn't find any. I was wondering why reputation isn't given when somebody marks your answer as a favorite. I have a ...
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Is it possible to know how many competing answers I upvoted?

I am trying to achieve the Sportsmanship badge. I wonder if it's possible to know how many times I upvoted competing answers until now?
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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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Comment upvote, undo, and then re-upvote: why not?

I recently tried to un-upvote a comment, and received a message that if I did so, I would not be able to upvote it again: Are you sure you want to undo your upvote on this comment? You will not be ...
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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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Clarification about daily cap and accepted answers [duplicate]

I read in FAQ about daily cap limit and that it does not include accepted answers. However it can be read in 2 ways: The 15 points for accepted answer is not included The upvotes on accepted answer ...
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Automatically upvote questions you answer - Unless you say otherwise

A good question will receive many answers, and much more views than normal. This level of activity is not reflected in the upvoting of said question. I recently encountered several such questions, ...
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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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Can the upvote and downvote counts be shown separately?

Sometimes I felt just total vote count do not represent the whole scenario(liking/disliking) of the community. In case of mine, my last question got upvoted 5 times and downvoted 4 times. But the ...
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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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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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What makes a good/valid +1 comment?

I just read this post by Jeff Atwood where he mentions that 50 rep should be enough for a user to have learned not to post "+1 AWESOME ANSWER!!1" comments. Well, that got me thinking, I post a fair ...
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How to search for an answer I voted for?

I voted for an answer, but forgot to mark that question as a favorite. I don't remember: the user who asked the question the user who answered the question the question's title The only thing I ...
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How can I see what percentage of my votes were on questions versus answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Electorate badge progress, Pundit, etc too This is probably a duplicate but after 10 minutes of reading (very long) threads on the Electorate badge I wasn't able to find the ...
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Is it OK for Stack Exchange to treat all questions / answers equally?

Now aren't these some trivial questions: Java << Operator Java if statement is skipped Forced out of memory java.. inconsistent java behavior (I also get many points from these questions...) ...
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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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C'mon now - someone is having a joke! Who up voted this? [closed]

While going through the review queue I spotted something extraordinary. Can someone trace where this answer has been so that we can find how it got three up votes by the time I saw it? Has it ...
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Why does StackOverflow make you wait 2-x minutes before you can accept an answer? [duplicate]

Hi, It is kind of an annoying feature that I have to wait to accept an answer after I upvote it. Why is it done like that?
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What drives search rankings on posts (both internal site and Google searches)?

What influences findability on a post? Upvotes Views Asked date Last active time How is this done in the Stack Exchange internal search engine? And how does Google do it? Why is it that when ...
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Upvoting a downvoted answer will do +2 upvote?

I have first downvoted an answer. Then, I decided to leave it the way it was before, meaning to undo my downvote just like it never existed, so I upvote to remove my downvote. Suprise! SO seems to ...
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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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Applying PageRank-like algorithm to Stack Overflow votes

Has anyone considered using a PageRank-like algorithm for the reputation system? This would help to address the common criticism that users gain more reputation for witty one-liners than detailed, ...
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comment up vote removes comment flag [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow flagging a comment after upvoting it per Cancelling upvote on comment? when an (possible accidental) upvote is made, then the flag icon is removed. As it is really easy ...
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Reputation cap ignores reputation paid for bounty offerings

I hit my reputation cap, offered a bounty, and got 13 more upvotes after offering the bounty. The 13 upvotes didn't generate any reputation, so I was stuck at 150 reputation gained today (until one ...
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How to upvote responsibly

Sometimes you just happen to read an answer in a topic in which you are not an expert in, and it sounds convincing enough, it shows careful effort and attention to details in the writing, and the ...
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I got no rep for an upvote while not hitting the rep cap?

See my reputation page here: Where is the +10 rep for the upvote? I did not seem to get anything for it. What happened there? Is there something I missed? Here is the answer in question
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Answer score miscalculation (0 + -1 = 1) - caching issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can a post have an overall score of +1 with 0 up and 1 down votes? Iphone resource file size limit Notwithstanding the answer itself, I see 0 vote up, 1 vote down, and a ...
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Is it acceptable to unupvote and unaccept an answer to delete a question?

This is a follow up to this question. It appears that yesterday I incurred a loss of 25 rep because a user decided to unupvote and unaccept one of my answers for the purpose of deleting their ...
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Shouldn't tactical upvoting be discouraged? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is voting to balance in the spirit of the site? Here are the guidelines for upvoting questions. Unfortunately, it seems like people are upvoting some medium-quality questions,...
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What is the point of voting up a question?

I totally get how upvoting good answers makes the whole site work. But what is the point of upvoting a question? Relatedly, for what criteria are we meant to vote a question up? Is a well written ...
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Grateful, frequent user not allowed to express gratitude?

I am a constant Googler, and I often prefer/select Stack Overflow results when given the opportunity. I use Stack Overflow to find information as opposed to asking questions of the community, and I ...
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Daily reputation limit and accepted answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clarification about daily cap and accepted answers The FAQ for reputation daily limit says: accepted answers ... are not subject to the daily reputation limit. but the ...
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Shouldn't a user who “favorite”s a question up-vote it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: If you bookmark a question, shouldn’t you also be encouraged to upvote it? Why not get reputation when your question is marked a favorite by somebody? I see it quite ...
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How do some questions get so many votes?

How do some questions get so many votes? For example, Is there an "exists" function for jQuery? has 548 votes so far. Is it about marketing your questions in other chat rooms? Or it simply ...
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Shadow upvotes on own question for newbie users

There have been previous discussions on newbies being able to upvote on their own questions, and although the request was denied, the arguments for and against can be summed up as They should be ...
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Change comment vote limit to six every 30 seconds

Currently, the comment vote limit is one every five seconds. I suspect it's a common behavior to read a discussion in comments and choose to upvote more than one comment after reading the whole ...
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Inform new users if they can upvote an answer they accepted

I surprisingly often stumble upon answers which were accepted but clearly not upvoted by the asker. For example, the answer has not received any upvotes at all or the asker’s vote count is zero. While ...
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Please add an option to search posts I have voted on

When I vote up questions or answers, I'm not only increase poster's reputation but also saving a link to the post in my profile — the "Votes" tab shows all posts I have voted on, so it's possible to ...