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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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Add an option to sort answers by the viewer's previously cast votes

Motivation: When I sort by highest score, what I really want is that by default, what other people found the most useful is at the top, because I'm in a mode where I want to find things that will be ...
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Does the network currently promote "shows no effort" as a good reason to downvote a post?

A little history. Many years ago the network settled for banning comments to low-effort-questions that contained "Let me google that for you" links in an attempt to be more "welcoming&...
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Why are you telling me to undo my vote when my vote is locked in?

When I hover over the upvote or downvote arrows on a post where I have voted, I see the following tooltip "this answer is useful (click again to undo)". I never really noticed the phrase &...
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Allow high-reputation users or topic experts to "endorse" answers posted by other users

The problem I am a Physics Stack user and I made a feature request that I was told would be a better fit for the mother meta site. I am a user who primarily answers way more than I ask. In short, the ...
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Question downvotes issues in regards to the points system [closed]

I noticed that recently I am losing reputation points due to a question that gets downvotes. I don't understand how I got the points in the first place, but that's a different story. I don't want to ...
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Voting on 24 answers in one day and then voting on a question shows a dialog saying you have 5 votes left, although it's actually 6

If you vote on 24 answers during an SE network "day" on a site, then vote on a question, the following dialog comes up: However, as indicated in the What are the limits on how I can cast, ...
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I am not able to figure out whether I voted or not and this is wasting my effort [duplicate]

I am not able to figure out whether I voted or not because of the colour of up and down buttons and this is wasting my effort because I do try to vote and then it tells me that I have already voted. ...
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Is it okay to make small edits to meta posts to change my vote?

If I see a meta answer that I voted on a long time ago, but I now have a different opinion on the topic and want to change my vote, is it okay to make a minor edit to the post so I can change my vote?
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Why can a >1K user not see up and down votes on deleted questions and answers accessible to them from the history of a review queue?

I was recently going through the history of my First Questions and Triage review queues to see how I am doing. I clicked on "Looks OK" of a deleted question which took me to the screen with ...
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Should you undo your vote after an answer was edited?

Let's say you upvote an answer because it answers the question and helps OP fix a problem. Within a couple of minutes of upvoting, this answer is edited slightly - not enough to change it completely ...
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List of places where new vote-button design hasn't been applied

Four months ago, we got a new vote-button design style. However, that new design hasn't been applied everywhere. Catija suggested that we do this to help out: While it'd be going the extra mile, if y'...
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Why are un-votes and their original vote dates not shown in timeline vote summaries?

I recently encountered an answer that I'd up-voted years ago. But since then, I'd learnt something that allowed me to now see a fundamental problem with it. (The post had been edited in the meantime....
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If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites

TL;DR: We are interested in finding 2-3 Stack Exchange sites willing to volunteer to test lowering the reputation required to upvote and downvote to 1 so that we can understand how this change impacts ...
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Are sock puppet comment and Meta votes retracted?

A user used sock puppets to self-upvote, self-bounty, and self-accept answers they'd ask questions on. It is unknown whether this included voting on Meta posts or on comments. Only one sock was ...
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How can I find out if I voted on a post with historical lock?

Other than laboriously going through my votes in my profile, is there any way to know if I voted on a post where the vote arrows are missing due to a lock? In this case it's a content dispute (...
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Finding my upvotes on Data Explorer

This T-SQL finds all the questions I have answered on SO. I want to determine if I upvoted the question or not (as ...
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The visual hint for a vote is less visible than for a retracted vote on Chrome for iOS

Problem: The visual hint for a vote is less visible than for a retracted vote on Chrome for iOS. I sometimes have to revote and reretract to understand whether I did what I want (voted or retracted). ...
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What happened to my account? What am I suspended for? [closed]

Yesterday, when I wanted to log back into my politics.stackexchange account for a long time, everything was the same as with the new registration and all the progress I had there until now is gone. ...
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Do we want the "Voting is different on meta sites" content to match the reality?

This is not a duplicate of A Proposal for More Constructive Downvoting on Meta: Express Disagreement by Answering the Question because this is not proposing changing the Meta Stack Exchange users' ...
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Why does long tapping a link appear to upvote the question?

On this question (please don't cast test votes on it), I used a long tap (approximately where the red is) to see where the link led. However, it caused the upvote button to become highlighted, as if I ...
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New vote-button font hasn't been applied everywhere

A while ago, the vote buttons were changed across the network. There were a bunch of design issues and bugs that came along with the change, and though a few of them have been fixed, some still remain....
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Upvote / downvote indicator lost after edit

When I edit a post, and return to the updated page when saving the edit, the upvote indicator to show that I had previously upvoted the post is lost. This seems to be related to the recent and ...
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Have voting patterns changed significantly after the recent change in voting button arrow style?

Two weeks ago on May 30, a change in the vote button style went live on the network. Instead of large triangles, there are now smaller triangles with larger circles around them and changed color ...
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Could SE actually work without voting?

So content will simply be "bumped" with the most recent interaction or update, like the usual forums/threads, etc. I have very rarely voted on anything in recent years (usually just looking ...
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If bad AI content gets upvoted, is the voting system the problem?

Summary If bad AI content gets upvoted, can we use that as an opportunity to understand & improve our voting system? Should we focus more on the fact that bad AI content is bad, and not that it ...
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Vote button remains highlighted after retracting the vote

The recently changed vote buttons remain highlighted after retracting the vote: When you retract your vote the button remains highlighted (with lighter colors), highlighting disappears after tapping ...
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Possible solutions to why there is still so much 'attitude' and condescension on S.O. after there's been work to eliminate it

Why does SO have so much attitude and condescension, even after several measures have been taken to eliminate it? We can and need to do better Problem: S.O. still has so many people with a bad ...
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Vote buttons in the banner are different from the actual vote buttons

When you visit a site you haven't joined yet, it shows this banner: The current vote buttons don't match with the ones in the banner. Is there a redesign in progress for the banner? Note: From my ...
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I can't see if I've already voted on something

On many sites, I can't see the slight color change that indicates I've already voted unless I look very carefully. This seems like a massive accessibility issue, given that my vision is above average ...
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We are graduating the updated button styling for vote arrows

Update This experiment has been graduated. The new styling for vote arrows is now live across the Stack Exchange network. About a year ago, the Product team, focused on improving the general ...
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Add a way I can see the comments I've upvoted

I know that this question has been asked multiple times like here and here. But as you can see, by visiting the links, most of the times the question has been closed without any resolution. Hence, I'm ...
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Allow me to block other users from close-voting my posts to prevent harassment and trolling

The Problem: My daily flags are spent on a handful of people, who I see again the next time I log in with the same nasty behavior. They won't get banned, they actually have huge positive reputations ...
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Resulting score for nominees on primary phase of moderator election [duplicate]

Notice on primary phase of moderator elections states: The candidate vote scores are public when positive but the minimum score shown will be -1. Could someone clarify, in which cases resulting ...
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Should ongoing support be rewarded with additional upvotes?

I direct your attention to this answer which has been sustained and updated over time. Reading through the answer shows how times change and improvements warrant readdressing questions and answers. ...
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Review queues: After only upvoting, should I choose "Looks OK" or "Other action"?

I recently started using the "Late answers" queue on Stack Overflow, but I suspect my question is relevant for other queues as well (though the answers may differ). I am unclear about the ...
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"Score of" loses translation after voting on question

In the review queues the score of a question (related to the currently reviewed item) is displayed, e.g. in the low quality posts queue: Here all looks fine until you make a vote on the question. ...
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Why do people vote much more readily on Meta than on other sites?

I noticed that on Meta the vast majority of posts are either heavily upvoted or are considered preposterous and are heavily downvoted. Whereas, on other sites like Stack Overflow, the vast majority of ...
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How can I reverse an upvote which I didn't realize I had already voted on? [duplicate]

I accidentally upvoted a comment and a box appeared. (Since I don't keep a ledger of my votes.) How can I erase the errant vote? I was afraid to hit the flag icon. Is there a way to tell when I have ...
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Can I view my browsing history on a Stack Exchange site like Stack Overflow? Can I view a list of questions that I upvoted?

When I shop on Amazon I can see my browsing history. I go to Accounts and Lists -> Browsing History and when I do so I can see every product I have clicked on in Amazon going back many months/years....
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Could/ should we add an answer-ranking system beyond standard votes?

I just ran into a "problem" that I have encountered many times while on the various Stack Exchange websites. After I came across an interesting question and read a good answer, I upvoted the ...
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Why do I forget to upvote useful questions and solutions?

Why is it that I forget to upvote? Even if I find a useful solution that I implement, I forget to upvote. I actually really like to do it when I remember to, especially knowing that the poster will ...
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Has a mandatory comment for the vote system ever been trialled?

I have seen discussions of a mandatory comment system for downvotes discussed both on and off Stack Exchange sites. Take for example this community wiki discussion. The accepted answers raises some ...
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Unrecord accidental vote on a site where I have less than 15 reputation [duplicate]

I've accidentally voted on an answer on a site where I have less than 15 reputation. I wanted to undo it, but clicking it again just returns the same message that my vote was "recorded". Is ...
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Fix HTML encoding in message on attempt to award a bounty for deleted answer

Voting on deleted post leads to appearing of the following popup message: But on pressing on bounty icon I got almost same message, but with a weird HTML encoding for ':
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Do we need N/A for daily summary in timeline?

In the post's timeline for the "daily summary" item, I always see the "N/A", e.g.: Is there really a reason to print it? Can we just omit this like for the "Suggested edits&...
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Why does the delete button hovertext say it is a vote, while the button itself doesn't?

Question I asked a question on Physics Stack Exchange, and it was bad and I wanted to delete it, so I hovered the "delete" button, Which clearly says Vote to delete this post The ...
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Is topic-hostile downvoting a thing, and are SE algorithms designed to catch it?

I am well aware that there are endless topics regarding hostile downvoting and how it should be dealt with. I have read a bunch of these threads, but one thing I have never seen raised is persistent ...
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Why does seeing the up- and downvote count as a privilege? [duplicate]

Why can't all users see upvote and downvote counts? Is it somehow problematic for new users to have this information? The total score doesn't show all of the relevant information (+5-4 and +1-0 are ...
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Evaluating importance of the question

TLDR: Split up voting, and only give reputation when question is concluded (answer is accepted). Then award reputation based on activity after, by people who revisit the topic and vote. DISCLAIMER: ...
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Why do basic questions that show no signs of research or anything get hundreds of upvotes, but other detailed questions get downvoted? [duplicate]

Exactly as the question title states, I see people on Stack Overflow ask "How does slicing work in Python?" and get 400 upvotes and all the answers have 600 + upvotes, but when some users ...
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