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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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Keyboard-only users cannot upvote/downvote posts or comments

One of the baseline principles of web accessibility is that all functionality of a site should be available via keyboard navigation alone. It's an important baseline to accommodate those with muscular ...
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It should be encouraged to provide an explanation (in comments?) for downvotes [duplicate]

When someone votes down on something, it is never clear why they did so. There should be some documentation that encourages downvotes to be accompanied by an explanation (in the comments?). An ...
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Add worksforme, doesntworkforme buttons in order to judge if answers might have become wrong over time

Especially on stackoverflow but also on other platforms, I have often found answers that probably were good at the time of writing (let's say 2015) but plainly don't work anymore that way, or are ...
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Transferable question voting rights [duplicate]

I think Stack Overflow is a great site and I have received a lot of help on here, the main way to say thank you is to vote which is a great idea. Most of the questions I think of usually have an ...
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Clicked voting arrows on sites with responsive design show with wrong color under Internet Explorer 11

On sites with the new responsive design, the color of clicked vote buttons have a theme color related to the site's design. However, on Internet Explorer 11, this arrow always shows as orange, ...
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Awarding for useful comments [duplicate]

After reading some of answers in Stack Overflow that certainly should not be called answers, I have thought of an idea that comments should probably be awarded more than they are now. How on Earth did ...
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Why do people vote down answers that I have posted but are an answer in the comments?

I once saw a really good answer in the comments, but the question was unanswered and I (please don't say I'm a plagiariser) took that answer in the comments and made it into an answer and reworded it ...
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Voting lock mechanism for near simultaneous answers [duplicate]

I have the following scenario: A question was made and now 2 users start writing an answer before the other ever posted it. Then the first user press the post button and later the other user. But ...
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What is the purpose of not showing votes of <100 rep users?

Everytime I vote on something I see the message that the vote is counted but it won't be displayed. Why is this so? Why are you hiding such votes? I cannot come up with any reasonable explanation for ...
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Why is a user allowed to keep the mortarboard badge aquired by voting fraud?

Consider the following situation: A user is a member for approximately two years. During this period his/her reputation gain was slowly, but steadily increasing: a few votes per week. Suddenly within ...
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Is there any way to track the users who I have personally upvoted?

A coworker of mine just stated: It's crazy you remember their names When I mentioned something along the lines of You should trust the answer from , I find they know their stuff Which led to ...
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How can you vote on comments? [duplicate]

How do you vote on a comment to a question or answer? I am not seeing any vote button by any comments. Is it a privilege that you have to earn by having enough reputation? I only have 16 reputation, ...
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Don’t lock on second vote if it’s the same as first one

The following happened to me at least a half-dozen times: Open a question page Vote on a question or answer, then go and do something else Navigate to the pre-vote version of the same page (either ...
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My question was marked as a duplicate of a question that involved a more obscure use case [duplicate]

The voting seems to suggest that my question helped promote the other question. I don't know if chronological precedence is a criterion. I wonder if it is fair that the votes my question might have ...
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Popup before possible serial voting

If somebody votes on too many posts by the same user within a certain time period, we should display a popup like this: You have voted on too many posts by this user in a short time period. Serial ...
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I can upvote, but can't downvote [duplicate]

On Stack Overflow, I have the privilege to upvote a question. But, I don't have it for downvoting the questions. Does the reputation differ to downvote and upvote?
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Accepting Correct Answers, Upvoting and Voting statistics

I saw lots of 0 point accepted answers on Stack Overflow and it makes me discomfortable, because if someone accepts the answer, they should and must upvote the correct answer. Or maybe, any correct ...
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Iron law of oligarchy on Stack Exchange?

Does the iron law of oligarchy apply on Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange communities? How do we measure it? From Laboratories of Oligarchy? How the Iron law Extends to Peer Production: ...
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Have posts start at 3 upvotes

I suggest that new posts (questions and answers) should start at +3 votes by default rather than at 0. This is meant to have no mechanical effect on the website. It is just a psychological display ...
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Is http://idownvotedbecau.se counter productive? Can it be better used?

Now, I realize that in a sense it helps meet a certain common demand, that folks explain downvotes. It's an excellent resource. It explains very well how a post can be improved. On the other hand, I ...
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Hide downvotes past zero for low rep users

Downvotes aren't personal but they can come off as personal to lower rep users that aren't as used to the site and the mechanics of the site. By making it appear that there is a downvote floor of ...
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Is it subjective, or common experience that moderators on stack exchange believe they know better what question you should ask? [closed]

In recent years, I subjectively experience an increase of the following outcome for a stack exchange question: In the comments, some people are quick to claim that the question is duplicate, not ...
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Why is a decent response to a poorly asked question getting downvotes? [closed]

The question has been answered with a clear and valid answer (in my opinion), but so far the answer has a -3 rating. The question was obviously poorly asked (it is non-generic, contains unnecessary ...
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Which Stack Exchange site has the highest upvote to downvote ratio? Which one has the lowest?

I'm not sure if this is possible (maybe someone with the access to all the site analytics can answer this question). Which Stack Exchange site has the highest upvote to downvote ratio? Which one has ...
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“Don't comment on your downvote.” <- Just the opposite!

If you add a comment explaining why you downvoted - and I mean a long-ish comment which goes into a bit of depth to explain the issue you have with the answer - your comment gets rejected, and a ...
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What actually happens to recorded but not displayed votes? [duplicate]

When a user votes, but they have under the rep requirement. Upvoting - less than 15rep; Downvoting under 125rep - (Besides Meta.SE) They get this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by ...
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Back button forgets votes [duplicate]

Simple case, for comments: Navigate to a question page that has a link away from the current SE site. Upvote a comment. [Most probably there’s an issue with flagging as well.] The comment score is ...
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Why do I lose reputation when I downvote? [duplicate]

Problem I've recently reached 125 reputation on a Stack Exchange site, (yay!) and I now have the privilege to downvote. So I tried it out, and I lost a reputation point. At first I thought I got ...
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Voting counts frozen

It was long (almost two months) since my count for the electorate badge was 268/600, and since then I've voted on questions and answers almost daily without a big change , now 272/600. My votes on ...
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Undeleting an answer doesn't preserve the upvotes and downvotes correctly - Bug in Reputation Calculation [closed]

I deleted an answer which had 1 upvote and 2 downvotes (Total reputation -> 10-4 = 6), so my reputation decreased by 6. Then after undeleting the answer my reputation should increase by 6, but instead ...
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General strategy to post something that *avoids* landing on the Hot Network Questions

Based only loosely on How are questions in the 'hot' tab selected? Some people seem to enjoy landing with their posts on the frontpage, possibly influencing their reputation quite massively (either ...
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Duplicates on meta sites - sum the votes

Duplicates are there mostly to tell us that a question was already asked and, in some cases, it also has an answer and to link to this question. While this is great for main sites, on meta it's a bit ...
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Vote freeze bug

Typically, the votes displayed alongside a question or answer highlight if one of those votes was yours. However, it can sometimes take a very long time for that coloring to come in (sometimes > 10 ...
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How should I handle a misleading and unhelpful answer?

I came across this question yesterday; nothing special, just one of thousands of blunder questions. The code posted in the question body does actually work, it cannot produce an error the OP claims it ...
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Relationship between title/question/answer length and the number of votes

I believe votes should be 'mainly' based on the quality of the question (Q) asked or answer (A) provided. However, I anecdotally see upvotes/downvotes based on how brief or detailed is the question/...
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Why aren't questions/answers/comments necessarily anonymous if votes are anonymous?

This is not a duplicate of questions asking about features that would allow users to post anonymously or about whether or not anonymous posting is allowed. I am asking why should the user/reputation ...
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Is it tolerated to upvote one's own comments from a separate account? [duplicate]

I know users can have more than one account on any given site, as long as they don't use their 2nd or 3rd accounts as sockpuppets, Stack Exchange is happy. There's a whole series of argumentations ...
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Should I be afraid of getting too many up votes? [duplicate]

I have had a question in mind for a long time: Imagine that I posted a good answer to a question. Is it okay for the OP to up-vote all of my posts (answers and questions) without my knowledge? I ...
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When users are deleted do you get reputation back from their downvotes? [duplicate]

I've noticed that I've lost some reputation when users are removed, since that's specifically called out in the inbox messages. However, I am curious if lost reputation from downvotes the user gave ...
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Do good comments lead to reputation for post authors?

I sometimes see cases where a comment praising an answer is posted under the answer or the question, and then that answer gets a lot more votes. It seems that the presence of the comment influences ...
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Why do duplicates still earn reputation? [duplicate]

I was surprised to find that duplicates can still garner upvotes and badges. What is the motivation for this? How should upvotes (and downvotes) on duplicates work, and influence rep?
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Does high rep or high vote count determine whether the votes are removed when the user is deleted?

If a high rep user is deleted, his "votes aren't removed as that can be destructive to the site". I'm wondering: How high is "high rep" What if a user was lower reputation than the cut-off line, but ...
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When a user account is deleted, what decides when to preserve and remove the votes of the user? [duplicate]

When a user account is removed (either by request or due to violating the network's terms of service), the users of the site lose or gain some reputation because their votes are also removed along ...
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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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What are the consequences for trying to upvote my own post couple of times?

Out of boredom, I upvoted my own post few times in a row, getting the expected "You can't vote for your own post" message. However, I wonder if there is any penalty for such behavior, e.g. automatic ...
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How are down and close voting going together?

If I decide to close vote a question as off topic for a specific site, I almost always give it a down vote along. My reasoning is that identified off topic questions aren't useful for that site at all....
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Is user's reputation one of criteria for keeping their votes after account deletion?

Under some conditions, a user's votes may be preserved after account deletion. These conditions are described in a meta post by Shog9 and in the Help Center. And they are described differently, so a ...
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Idiot's Guide to the Electorate Badge? [duplicate]

Ok. So I've read multiple questions and answers on the progress for this badge and I'm still no wiser. Repeating It's simple, isn't it? Isn't really making it easier to understand. So I'd like ...
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Auto-dismiss “welcome back” message if you upvote [duplicate]

When I go back to a site I haven't been to in a long while (e.g. ServerFault), there is a "welcome back" banner that displays at the top and reminds me to upvote the questions/answers if I find them ...
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What should I do in cases where someone blindly upvotes all posts in a tag?

I'm a moderator on Literature Stack Exchange. Today, someone flagged a case of possible serial voting. I took a look at it, and after a while, determined that it was someone who had gone through a tag ...