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Questions tagged [voting]

Peer voting on questions and answers gives users most of their reputation, and also usually controls how posts are sorted to the top.

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What Is Up With Voting in “Workplace”? [migrated]

I'm on a number of forums and I have to say that Workplace has the most insane voting patterns of all the forums. I'm all for some downvoting when needed, but I see a lot of questions with heaving ...
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Does badge Lifejacket potentially disclose one of your votes?

Regarding the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges, according to Glorfindel: Do note that your own votes on the question don't count [toward the badge]. DavidG noted in a comment in the above question ...
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Repeated downvotes on my posts [duplicate]

Yesterday someone started downvoting my answers. I ignored the downvotes knowing that the system will reverse them, and the system did reverse some of those downvotes. Today I flagged one of my ...
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How do I find the user that has been downvoted the most on a Stack Exchange website?

How do I find the user that has been downvoted the most (both in terms of answers or questions) on a Stack Exchange website?
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Should wiki locks prevent voting?

I recently tried to add a "Wiki Answer" lock to a question. This lock should simply prevent new answers from being posted. However, it also prevents votes on the question, rendering it pretty much ...
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Given the positive “public opinion” on explaining downvotes, why is it disallowed? [duplicate]

See this question: Encouraging people to explain downvotes considering the opinions expressed in there, I don't understand why downvote-explaining comments are disallowed: Not every downvote can be ...
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Allow new users to accept answers from the Not Enough Rep dialog

New users can't vote on questions or answers. Even when they ask a question, they aren't able to vote on the answers to that question. If they click the up arrow, they get a dialog box telling them ...
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Feature request: Expose stream of ignored downvotes

When you lack reputation to cast a proper downvote on a site, there is a box explaining that it was registered somehow anyway, but doesn't really explain in much detail what this really means. ...
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Notification/Alert For “Better” Answer [duplicate]

I frequently open a question and begin to look at the accepted answer at the top. Eventually my eyes trickle down to the comments and eventually I realize that the second answer has way more upvotes. ...
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How is misrepresentation of Stack Exchange in the media (and in science) handled?

I'm a regular reader of the site of the British newspaper The Guardian. The quality of the articles is generally high and they cover a wide range of topics. Today I was surprised to come across an ...
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Counter on the close vote dialog starts from 50, but I can only cast 40 a day

Immediately before casting my 40th vote at the end of yesterday (GMT) the close vote dialog showed 11 votes remaining: After casting that vote I was shown that I'd hit my 40/day maximum: And now ...
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Un-upvote an old post is not showing any warning message

Except Meta Stack Exchange, if I'm trying to un-upvote an old post which was not edited in the recent time, previously I used to receive the following warning message in all the Stack Exchange sites. ...
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Feature Request: Require comment for downvotes if user reaches reputation threshold [duplicate]

So the idea behind this is quite simple, and I have also not seen any similar solution suggested in meta(after a quick search). Succinctly, I have seen both on my answers and questions(as has anyone) ...
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Temporary vote timestamp locking

It might be a good idea to have a system in place that would temporally lock the timestamp of a vote in place for situations where it is later retracted and redone (with the exact same vote direction) ...
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VoteTypeIds in the context of Comments for StackOverflow Posts

Known information: As per this answer comments can't be downvoted. VoteTypeId 3 means downvote on a given post. referred answer My Assumption: Comments should not be downvoted and therefore Votes ...
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Can upvotes be sorted and searched?

I am constantly wanting to back through helpful questions and answers that I remember, and upvote, so I can reference and view them multiple times, continuing to get benefit from them. The search bar ...
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How to prove I didn't downvote? [duplicate]

In Merge two mysql tables from all row in table 1, but extra row in table 2 by id column the answerer accused me of downvoting his answer, just because I made comments that his answer doesn't really ...
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Is it likely for a question to have 40,000 views and only 2 votes? Or is this evidence towards a bug?

I found this Stack Overflow question: Error “Unable to use the video in an ad creative. That has 40,000 views and only two upvotes shared between the question and answer. How did it get so big if ...
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What limits should we place on automated voting?

This has come up a few times now in moderator circles, but with the exception of Andy's Robot there hasn't been a lot of public discussion that's applicable. That feels kinda negligent to me, so... ...
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feature request: develop more ways to build reputation for new users [duplicate]

I don't have an exact solution to offer, but as a longstanding low reputation user I find it frustrating and discouraging that I have to wait for someone to upvote my questions before I can be ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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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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Unupvote loses you more rep than downvote

User A has 5 reputation. User A posts an answer and receives: upvote +10 then unupvote -10 rep = 5 (neutral feedback) upvote + 10 then downvote -2 rep = 13 (negative feedback) How come user A ...
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Encouraging people to vote

Low vote count could be remedied with making Supporter and Critic badges capable of being awarded multiple times. Like one badge per 10 votes. What do you think?
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Average upvotes per posts on all sites

I want to see what site has on average the most upvotes on posts. This would be: (Number of total upvotes - downvotes / Number of posts)
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Missing item in Achievements

Yesterday I wrote an answer and subsequently noticed an alert on the Achievements icon for upvotes. Clicking on it and returning to the answer, I noticed that the answer score was +5 (with 5 upvotes ...
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Should users be notified with new comments/edits on posts that they have downvoted on? [duplicate]

Many times we've seen this scenario happen - a question was posted and currently doesn't meet the standard or is unclear. A user with voting privileges sees the content, downvotes it, and moves on ...
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How to correct a mistakenly posed downvote? [duplicate]

And in principle an upvote too. I am on the mobile app, and sometimes it happened to me that I mistakenly evaluated an answer. Then I found the answer locked until further editing and I can't correct ...
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Special acknowledgement and collection of extraordinary answers

I have just read an answer on Earth Science which left me with the feeling that we all have had on occasion: I wish I could upvote this more than once. It would be nice if there was a mechanism to ...
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People vote reputation, myth or reality?

Hypothetic situation: You answer a question, a couple of minutes later another user with much more reputation than you post the same answer. And that's all for you in that question! All votes go ...
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Upvoting OP only once answer is accepted

There seems to be a trend on SE, that the OP is upvoted by the answerer only once the answer has been accepted. Here is one typical timeline I have in mind: OP posts answerer offers an answer (OP may ...
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Why is there such a long delay between casting votes and them registering on your summary tab?

I go into the Home tab and look over many different questions. On some, I vote but I have noticed a significant delay between voting and the vote registering in my Profile/Summary page. For example, ...
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Bounty Award Case on Same Score

I have case on Stack Overflow where I answered a question having some bounty award. It isn't accepted yet, but it has a positive score. Apparently, another answer provided by another user has some ...
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Total Up and Down votes in posts table

There is a limitation in showing the up and down votes seperately for posts: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/1007/389297 The reason is that it requires looking up the votes table in the database, ...
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How do you revoke not-a-real-vote post feedback?

When a user without enough rep to cast a certain vote (upvote or downvote) attempts to do so, they instead register anonymous, tracked post feedback. They get a message like: Thanks for the ...
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“Your delete vote has been recorded” message for undelete vote [duplicate]

When I have voted for undeletion, the system showed me message about deletion. And looks like it isn't the localization problem, 'cause in traducir everything is fine: https://ru.traducir.win/...
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Why do recently edited old questions suddenly get votes?

I was looking back at some old questions of mine on two different Stack Exchange sites and made small edits to them for clarity. In one case I fixed some bad indenting and in another case I changed a ...
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Are votes by anonymous users recorded? [duplicate]

When I'm signed in and try to downvote a question having less than 125 reputation, I get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by those with less than 125 reputation are recorded, but ...
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Why did my vote go through even after I reached the daily maximum amount of votes?

I just tried to down-vote a question. It gave me this message: But my vote still went through. I refreshed the page, and the down-vote I cast still showed. I refreshed multiple times, and it was ...
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How to undo a vote UP or vote DOWN? [duplicate]

In the past and recently I have clicked accidentally on the UP arrow to vote up but this is only an accident. If I click on DOWN arrow to redo my vote, the counter is directly decremented by 1. I ...
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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Differentiating why votes are removed on user deletion

According to Shog9's post, there are two and only two reasons why votes are removed when an account is deleted: Some thresholds relating to vote count and number of people affected are not breached. ...
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Should the diamond be given to you at a certain reputation?

I couldn't find another question on Meta Stack Exchange that answers this issue. Let's see the official Help page for some info here: Trusted user Awarded at: 20,000 reputation Trusted users are ...
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Banner : Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up [duplicate]

Visited Super User today and was welcomed with a banner which read as: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up Snapshot: I was ...
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How can I delete a duplicate question? [duplicate]

Here there is a "insightful" question about basic programming with 105 upvotes, and it has got 14 answers. But okay, life is not fair , so asking about the unfairness also gets 75 upvotes. ...
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Historically locked question reaching Hot Network Questions via vote manipulation

(Related to this question is this question, which also discusses a historical lock on a hot network question. However, the situation in this case seems to be somewhat unique; in particular, the ...
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How can I see how many up/down votes I've cast on a given day?

I'm trying to figure out how many more votes I can cast today, and to do that I need to know how any votes I've already cast today. I've already checked the Help Center for information, but no luck. ...
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Arbitrary behaviour of community via upvoting low quality questions and downvoting better questions [duplicate]

A while back I saw a question (Q1) about why the unix command cat was called that and what was the use when you could simply use vim. Question was well received and upvoted, but the actual reaction ...