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. Upvotes on the meta sites may have different meanings.

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What makes people upvote a question? [duplicate]

Whenever I ask a question on any site (especially meta sites), its answers get more upvotes than itself (especially the accepted answer), even if the question is very poorly received, and sometimes ...
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How can I determine what date I upvoted a post on?

Is there a way to determine what exact date I upvoted a post on? It would be very useful when hovering over a previously voted on post if I could see a little popup with the date I cast the vote. Now ...
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Show upvoters to the upvotee

I understand why votes are anonymous, and don't believe anyone should see who downvoted a particular post. But, at the same time, SO is a social media site, so not knowing who upvoted you dampens the ...
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Upvoting your own comments is possible in site-migrated posts [duplicate]

I know this might be a trifle, but I wanted to mention this in case this is unexpected behaviour. I recently got a question migrated from Server Fault to Super User. I didn't have a user created in ...
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Why was this upvote marked as `+50` in the profile page? [duplicate]

From this profile page (mirror 1, mirror 2) : Why was this upvote marked as +50 in the profile page?
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Can I upvote multiple posts from the same person if they are helpful?

I posted a few questions on Stack Overflow. After getting answers, I felt like they were all right as they solved my problems. So, I accepted all of them. From then, whenever I visit the website, I ...
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If multiple answers work for a question, should all be voted on?

Should someone vote for multiple answers if they work for the specific question?
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What happens to an upvote attempt by users without the upvote privilege? [duplicate]

When a user with less than 15 rep attempts to upvote a question, they get the following message. Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been ...
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Is this unexpected upvote reversal evidence of a bug or just serial upvote reversal?

Yesterday my reputation was reduced for an upvote reverse on this answer as witnessed by this summary: Earlier, the upvote reversal showed in the question timeline and the points were deducted from ...
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Is there a way to handle incorrect, but highly upvoted answers? [duplicate]

Consider this question: How to download and save a file from Internet using Java? It's a relatively simple question, but the most-upvoted answer (which is accepted) is also wrong. There's a number of ...
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Why do some upvote events increment reputation differently? [duplicate]

If you look at Martijn Pieters's reputation, profile, you'll notice that yesterday he earned 208 reputation. That's really confusing, because the rep cap is 200. I see a few upvotes gave him 3 points,...
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I upvoted a comment, but the upvote arrow doesn't show it

I upvoted a comment, but the upvote arrow doesn't show it. Demo: Only once I refreshed the page the upvote arrow showed my upvote: Comment from the demo gif: How can I tell whether a jackfruit has ...
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Ask moderators to undo my votes or make them upvotes

I have downvoted some answers or questions in Stack Overflow that now that I see, my choice was not right and I should either make them neutral or upvote. I read in another Meta Q&A regarding this ...
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Is it ok to upvote everyone that answers my question, or leaves a comment, just to appreciate the time they spent writing?

When I post a question I have the habit of upvoting any comment/answer that I get, to appreciate the time people have dedicated to me, even if it is a small comment (with the exception of answers/...
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Why not upvote the question count automatically every time any answer is upvoted? [duplicate]

Regardless of which answer is useful to a viewer, if an answer is upvoted, the question should automatically be upvoted as well. Obviously the answer would not be posted unless the question existed. ...
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Upvotes on passed review audits disappear

I upvoted a review audit that I passed, but after I was told that I passed, the upvote I cast disappeared. Shouldn't upvotes on passed review audits like this remain?
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Most upvoted comments across Stack Exchange (Cross site query)

I was interested in finding out the most upvoted comments per user across the entire Stack Exchange network (cross-site query). I found this query, which works very well, but only for one site at a ...
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Why not upvote the answer that is used to mark another question as duplicate?

A lot of questions get marked as a duplicate on a daily basis, which means the answers on some other question is being helpful for the OP, which means it deserves an upvote, right? So why not just ...
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When someone's account is deleted, reputation is updated accordingly, and vote count is not updated everywhere [duplicate]

I tried looking up information about this and couldn't find anything, so I decided to post this. Basically, if you look over my profile on Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange, you will notice ...
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Questions with little research are very highly upvoted [duplicate]

For a long time, each vote for a question gave you only 5 rep because if you have a question, do no research on it, then put it on a Stack Exchange site (especially Stack Overflow) and it's a ...
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Why wasn't this upvote counted toward rep? [duplicate]

Why wasn't this upvote counted toward rep? Screenshot from https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/178179/franck-dernoncourt?tab=reputation
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Questions without upvote [duplicate]

I'm writing this question because I love Stack Exchange, but I'm a little discouraged from what is happening recently :( I'm making very useful questions and the answers the people give to me are ...
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Do the upvotes/downvotes shown on the profile page and in SEDE include votes on the deleted posts?

Information about number of up/downvotes cast by a specific users is displayed both in the user's profile and is also available in SEDE. In the user profile, it is in the part "votes cast" ...
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Fine art to hint somebody to accept an answer which was voted positively

I now had several times the situation that I provided an answer on Stack Overflow to a question from another user which was suited for having been the accepted answer. My answer was either the only ...
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Why does my answer keep getting upvotes?

On October 28, I answered a question. By the end of my work day, it had become the most upvoted answer and the accepted correct answer, with I think eight or so upvotes. Ever since, my answer gets a ...
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Why aren't the votes separately being shown in our own questions timelines anymore?

I have seen before, that I could see votes on my own questions separately (e.g., upvotes and downvotes). But now I can only see the net votes score without separation to upvotes and downvotes.
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Will an upvote cancel my delete vote, or would it still be there if the question is downvoted again?

I cast a delete vote for a question, after downvoting it to the minimum of -3 score. Later, someone upvoted the question and the delete link is gone, so I cannot see if others also voted for deletion. ...
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Where can I see questions and answers I've upvoted if I have less than 15 reputation?

Over the years I've been quite a lurker but I have upvoted several answers or questions that I eventually wanted to find back. As I'm below 15 reputation, this answer does not really apply to me, ...
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Do all Stack Exchange sites upvote a user's first question and/or answer?

I recently discovered that there are hundreds of Stack Exchange sites, and I joined the ones that I think I need. After posting my first question and/or answer in all sites, I realised that my post is ...
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Add a warning when seemingly low quality posts by a new contributor are upvoted

Observations We often notice that postings by new contributors receive upvotes after being downvoted before, despite these posts are very low quality completely unclear obvious duplicates (no ...
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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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11 votes
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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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5 votes
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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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5 votes
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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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