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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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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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How could I change an answer vote after a discussion in comment section? [duplicate]

How could I change an answer vote after a discussion in comment section? I mean upvote after downvote, downvote after upvote, remove upvote or remove downvote. It happens pretty often that I upvote ...
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SO does not sort answers according to the upvotes. Why? [duplicate]

SO does not sort answers according to the upvotes. Why? There is the question. And there is the case in the answers section to the question such that there are two answers, neither of the answers is ...
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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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Review effect on reputation

I have recently had enough reputation on Stack Overflow to review posts, and it's super exciting. However, I am faced with a bit of a challenge. Some posts do not meet community standards and require ...
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Which measurable evidence (data) is SE directly presenting to its users for them to improve their content? [closed]

As I have researched and tried to learn how SE works by reading different comments, answers, questions and blog posts, I have come to the conclusion that SE is interested in becoming the Q/A site ...
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What does “Mod” stand for in “UpMod”?

I've gone through relevant posts such as (Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE) and (What do these votetypeids in the votetypes table mean?). I am also aware that in terms ...
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I click upvote, the score becomes negative one (from zero) [closed]

I was trying to upvote an answer, but the score became negative rather than positive.
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Warn new users that they cannot accept more than one answer

A typical error made by new users is trying to accept more than one answer to one of their questions. Therefore, I suggest that if a low reputation user (let us say, an user whose reputation is below ...
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How can I check when (date-time) I voted on a particular post?

We can check by re-clicking on a vote to see the exact vote time as shown in this image. Actually it's not a feature, but a side effect of voting on a post that has already been locked. :-) However, ...
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Why are downvotes automatically removed? [duplicate]

Yesterday I downvoted a question for being unclear. Today I received a notification "Question Undownvoted". Does the system undownvote questions/answers automatically? Did someone vote it up and was ...
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After account creation, UI fails on previously loaded pages

After creating a new account, actions taken on pages opened prior to account creation fail, and the info/error messages about those actions also fail. Yes, this is an edge case, but a bug nonetheless. ...
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How can we evaluate what were the impacts of “Rewarding the Question Askers” on a specific site? [duplicate]

The reputation value from 5 to 10 on positive votes for questions has recently been changed to better reward users who create questions. But ... what were the impacts on each community? Has the ...
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How can I tell if my votes have been reversed?

I'm a bit of a generous upvoter at times. Perhaps I have a different voting philosophy to others: rather than downvote one post, I upvote all the other posts (those I consider upvote-worthy). I'm ...
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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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Is it possible for users to view a post's up and down vote history?

Is it possible to view a graph showing a post's up and down votes over time? Not who voted for it, just "vote received at [timestamp]". I know if a user has enough rep they can see the total up and ...
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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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Return the - 1 reputation hit for downvoting a question

Now that we've raised the reward for asking a good question, why don't we revert the other change to question votes and deduct 1 reputation from someone downvoting a question? I think this would help ...
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Close and re-open votes, are they working properly? [duplicate]

I have 349 rep and the system will let me vote to re-open a question although I saw somewhere else on Meta Stack Exchange that you need 3,000 rep to be able to cast close/re-open votes. It says I have ...
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Do escalated voting fraud cases ever go anywhere?

A few months ago I reported an obvious case of serial voting, and a moderator said they escalated the incident to SE. Since then, deafening silence. Another user told me this would probably happen. ...
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Is there a way to determine how/why when one of my posts on a network site suddenly starts getting unusual traction?

So one of my answers on a network site has suddenly attracted a few upvotes within a short span of time (within hours). This is an answer that I posted over a year ago, where it received most of its ...
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How many posts are downvoted without a comment?

A returning theme on our beautiful and productive Meta sites is the topic on downvoting without leaving a comment. Yes, that is a bit cheeky and admit it: you've done that as well. In a recent post ...
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Have the question voting patterns changed after increasing question upvote points to 10?

Are there any statistics that would show changes in voting patterns across SE sites since there was a change in the reputation system rewarding question upvotes with 10 points? I am asking about ...
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Will the accept vote on the answer be removed upon user deletion? [duplicate]

It is known that user votes are removed when account is deleted. Is accept of the answer included in this? To be more clear, OP has accepted an answer. Later when their account is deleted, will the ...
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Raise the question+answer vote limit by 1 vote for each day a user reaches the limit?

TL;DR: Proposal: Raise the question+answer vote limit by 1 vote for each day a user reaches the limit. Why? We have posts that need voting on; we have users who want to vote and know how to vote ...
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How can we appreciate and encourage voters?

In this answer shortly prior to We're Rewarding the Question Askers, I wrote I feel it's better to put more effort into encouraging users to selectively upvote worthwhile questions. Make them stand ...
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Do you think banning for people not upvoting your question should be a thing? [closed]

I'll explain myself better... There is a funny ban feature on Stack Overflow that bans you if your questions aren't well received by the community. Now.. let's define "aren't well received": A non ...
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Is the voting and reputation system sustainable? How can we improve it or maybe it should be replaced?

Is voting still sustainable? The number of votes going down and the dynamics changing towards questions and answers only being relevant during the first few days. This makes the rating system, by ...
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Would it be possible to alert users or provide an information screen to users for relevant updates to posts they have upvoted or answered previously? [duplicate]

There is a small problem with Stack Exchange whereby new answers to an old question do not get enough votes. If a user has upvoted a question or an answer or answered a question it usually means the ...
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Has the penalty for having your question down voted also increased

The reputation gain from an up vote to a question of yours has just been increased. Has the reputation penalty for a downvote to a question of yours also been increased?
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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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Is there any impact analysis being done for the question reputation change similar to the one done in the past?

Rewarding the Questions Askers seems to be the opposite of this proposal. Back then, one of the answers included a nice analysis of what the effect would be when this change occurs. I think it would ...
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Upvoting off-topic questions

Someone on Meta has started to upvote many/most off-topic questions. These are questions asked by people who are simply lost, here's a couple of examples: I want to understand how to interpret ...
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How can a post have more votes than views? [duplicate]

It's not a time issue, I refreshed the page a couple of times. 1 person = 1 vote.
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Why is it that the new pronouns FAQ was relatively well received with a positive score, but the post for clarifications about it has a negative score?

As of November 23, 2019, What does the Code of Conduct say about pronouns? has a (217 − 132 =) +85 score and Post for clarifications on the updated pronouns FAQ has a (267 − 599 =) −332 score. I ...
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Let's not waste all that reputation and increase the limits during the crisis

I just had this noble idea of increasing the rep-cap limits and vote limits for the duration of the crisis. Questions and answers are upvoted hundred of times. There is so much reputation that goes ...
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Why is my downvote hidden? [duplicate]

Just got the following banner: What is this, and what does it mean, and why?
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“Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking ” - Stack Overflow's new message about downvoting a question [duplicate]

Thanks for your vote! Your vote has been recorded and it affects this post’s ranking. Since this post’s score is below -1, your vote will not be displayed. Please consider adding a comment if you ...
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Why not reward blind voting?

Surveys preferably conceal their results to remove response bias. Blind survey votes naturally induce trust, we should embrace that reality. Here is a partial list of the biases blind votes ...
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The Exact Use Of Question Upvotes And A Suggestion On Question Downvotes

I was wondering why there is question upvotes. The obvious reason would be that the question is useful, clear, and has a positive impact towards the community. Also, the question asker has researched ...
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The rich get richer phenomenon in stackexchange communities [duplicate]

I've noticed that when two or more answers are provided to a question, people's votes tend to gravitate toward the answer posted by the person with higher reputation. I've observed this "rich get ...
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Why is voting prevented on locked posts? [duplicate]

I can totally see why content coming in, unfortunately, sometimes, is really getting out of control. Like here An Update to our Community and an Apology or there (or not right now, but maybe again in ...
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What is the optimal way to upvote answers? [closed]

Normally I just start reading from the oldest and upvote if I find something useful. A good example is - How to determine a Python variable's type? The first answer essentially says to use type(v). ...
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Does downvoting an answer on Meta cost rep now? [duplicate]

I recently (an hour or so ago) downvoted this answer (which had been at a score of 0 before my downvote, in case that's relevant), and I saw my Meta.SE rep go from 101 to 100 (and got a notification ...
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Upvote is shown as registered in an offline state while not being actually cast

Chain of events will make the title clear: I was reading an answer on Ask Different and upvoted it. The upvote was shown but a banner came "An error has occurred - please retry your request." I ...
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Is a downvote legitimate if the voter's lack of knowledge is what makes the question unclear? [duplicate]

If a question is unclear to a person on this site, but is actually a well formed, concise question to someone with the correct background knowledge - would the person who doesn't understand still be ...
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Can we get Stack Exchange voting data updates?

During some discussion, a very kind user linked me to this since I was combing trough SO(comp)/SE trying to familiarise myself with this website and data it provides. What I am interested in are ...
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What is the reason behind not gaining reputation for a user when upvoting, but removing reputation when a user downvotes?

I am trying to familiarise myself with SO (company)/SE, reading posts such as "What is reputation?", "How does reputation works?", "Decrease of reputation on downvote?", etc. I've split voting ...
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View date of my votes on questions and answers [duplicate]

Oftentimes, I search for a solution to a question and land on a link where I have already voted on a question and/or answer. I would find it helpful to see when I put a vote in so that I can tell when ...
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Replace “You already voted to close …” after retracting vote

After retracting a close vote, the close dialog says You have already voted to close this question. But this statement is false as we retracted our vote, we are no longer able to vote again and our ...

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