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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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Show 40 last votes, rather than 30, on my Votes tab

On the currently-logged-in user's Votes page, a list of the the last 30 votes is displayed. I would like propose that the number of rows should be adjustable, preferably by a URL query parameter (e.g. ...
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To what extent might scores, on my posts on one SE site, affect scores on another? [duplicate]

As my formal training in biology was limited to about 40 hours, half a century ago, in a classroom of a state school system that had been (and remains) legally banned from discussion of a concept ...
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Why does sort by Trending appear to favour recent downvotes over older upvotes? [migrated]

I was reading through the answers to this question with "sorted by:" set to Trending, and noticed something curious towards the bottom of the page; an answer with fairly negative feedback (-...
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Is downvoting en masse an on-topic question "friendly"?

On Meta we often see off-topic questions that have no rhyme or reason: too many if truth be told. These questions are downvoted by the community, closed swiftly, removed from the main page and deleted ...
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Replace vote locking with vote-reputation locking

Stack Exchange has vote locking: This feature should be removed. Instead, if an upvote is revoked enough time later, no reputation is changed (the poster keeps the reputation the upvote originally ...
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Minor bug with voting for your own post [duplicate]

Minor bug, found on all Stack Exchange sites I've checked. When you downvote or upvote your own post, it reads "You can't vote for your own post"—as opposed to "You can't vote ...
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Erroneous HTML tags in toast notification [duplicate]

I found an error on a Stack Exchange pop-up. Likely whatever is generating the message (js/node etc) is not parsing the HTML text of the pop-up correctly. Could this be fixed?
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Badly escaped HTML results in plain text instead of markup in toast notifications (e.g. "You can't vote for your own post".)

There's an HTML escape bug that's reproducible network-wide. Also mentioned on Super User, this is not just "ugly", but also causes prevents the link from being clicked, which is more ...
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Completed review item does not show whether you voted anymore

When you navigated back to a review queue item, at least in the First Posts queue, we used to be able to see whether we up- or downvoted, just like on the normal Q&A page. This is no longer the ...
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How many users eligible to vote were active in the three months preceding an election?

I would like to know, among the number of users eligible to vote in an election, how many have actually visited a site or been active e.g voting, reviewing, commenting etc. in the three months ...
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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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Misleading link description in the Summary subtab for viewing all upvotes and downvotes cast

In the Summary subtab on the Activity page, for example, on English Language & Usage, my total upvote count is 976 and my total downvote count is 286. Now I believe this includes votes on now-...
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Problem with reputation system and duplicates

I think there might be a problem with duplicates and the reputation system. I have been on SE for quite a while. I happened to change my account a while ago; I am not new here. Reputation is supposed ...
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Does a blinking +10 ("voting telegraphy") mean anything more than someone is just screwing around?

Maximum size and bandwidth of SE "voting telegraphy"? Is this a known thing? was closed as duplicate of The Complete Rate-Limiting Guide and basically one can change their vote 30 times ...
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Should you downvote an answer that didn't work for you, even if it worked for others?

Is it justified to downvote an answer that didn't work for you specifically, even if it worked for others?
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Informing new users that targeted voting is not allowed

The current help pages do not make it clear that targeted voting (either up or down) is not allowed. The only mention of this is in Why do I have a reputation change on my reputation page that says &...
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Change hovertext for meta votes [duplicate]

Meta votes are different; they often refer to agreement or disagreement. However, the hovertext still says stuff about research and clarity. This can be confusing to new Meta users. We can base it on ...
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/help/privileges/vote-up pages contain incorrect information for sites with unpinned accepted answers

The following inaccurate/outdated text is still presented on the /help/privileges/vote-up pages (on the Stack Exchange sites that have unpinned accepted answers). 1Except for the accepted answer, ...
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When a user with too little reputation tries to vote, specify the type of vote (upvote or downvote) with the reputation requirement [duplicate]

When trying to cast a upvote with <15 reputation: Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been recorded. Similarly, when trying to cast a ...
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Why is this vote number written in words on one of these answers, and also for the question? [duplicate]

This question on History SE has the question votes and some of the answer votes written out in letters: I assume this a bug of some sort (?), and I cannot find any other questions displaying this (...
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Should moderators have the right to vote on questions?

I have come across of what is in my opinion of moderators in PSE bias by downvoting specific questions systematically even if these are backed up by the literature. Negative votes are cast even a few ...
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Remind "non" novice users about the functionality of the site

Is there some way to help, remind or alert users who only generate questions but then don't participate in any way in the derivative actions such as upvote, downvote or accept an answer? It's ...
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Is "Voting corrected" used for other purposes? [duplicate]

I just had 22 upvotes "corrected" by "the system" for which is linked help says (emphasis mine): When a single user continually votes (up or down) on many of your posts within a ...
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Up-vote frequency per capita ordered by country

As a social experiment, I'm curious to know if users in certain countries up-vote more than others. Maybe the answers help users in some regions more than others, or maybe users in those regions are ...
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"Vox Populi" vote tallying might not be working on The Workplace [duplicate]

I joined The Workplace a few days ago to learn more about professional courtesy and have been reading a lot each day. I've been upvoting a lot of genuinely useful Q/As and (I'm pretty sure) hitting ...
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Why did I get a serial voting reversal for a vote on a single post? [duplicate]

From the help center, "serial voting" means: When a single user continually votes (up or down) on many of your posts within a short period of time, the system considers these votes to be ...
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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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A few suggestions for the "Welcome back!" banner

When I arrive to a Stack Exchange site, I'm often greeted with this banner: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. To me, this ...
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Show when I've voted [duplicate]

I often happen across posts that I've voted on. "Harrumph," I say to myself. "When?" I hover over the vote button, but alas it does not tell me anything. Currently the flyover for ...
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Are downvotes by low-rep users actually recorded anywhere? [duplicate]

Low-reputation users on an SE site that try downvoting a question get the following message: But the downvote doesn't seem to be recorded anywhere, e.g. if a downvote a post as a low-rep users on a ...
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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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Remove the -1 reputation penalty for downvoting answers on Meta.SE

Because other Meta sites in the network don't have their own reputation (instead relying on the reputation of their parent sites), there is no reputation penalty for downvoting answers on those sites. ...
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How can we correctly deal with downvoted edited questions?

Let's say a question is asked, which receives a few downvotes and suggestions that a question should be improved, then closed. The question is later edited by the OP, addressing some of the issues, ...
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Is there any way we can encourage people to explain delete votes?

If I were to cast the most annoying feature of Stack Overflow, I would say delete vote definitely. I probably can understand the design logic behind it, e.g., as When should I vote to delete a ...
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Please edit reputation system to account for previous votes down after receiving first vote up with new contributors

As discussed in Why has there been no reduction in reputation? you cannot go below 1 in reputation, but when receiving the first vote up after receiving votes down, the reputation does not take into ...
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Why has there been no reduction in reputation? [duplicate]

In What is reputation? it states that you lose reputation by 2 when your answer is voted down and you gain reputation by 10 when your answer is voted up. However, this answer from a new contributor ...
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User consent is required before closing the question [duplicate]

I came across an article and tried to answer the question, but unfortunately, it was closed, so that I couldn't answer it. It isn't easy to decide whether the question should be closed or not, so it ...
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When voting on review audit posts and refreshing the page, the vote arrow remains lit, but the vote score is reset

While reviewing a post in the Triage queue on Stack Overflow, I often come upon a fake review, which I understand is intended to make sure that I'm paying attention and not just clicking the buttons ...
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Should we add placeholders for referencing upvotes, downvotes, views, etc. of a question/answer?

Often when writing meta posts, you are referencing values such as upvotes, downvotes, and views from other questions. This results in lots of "at the time of writing" and "currently&...
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Is the serial voting correction script supposed to revert all votes or just a few ones?

I saw (mirror): It seems there were 4 serial downvotes, and 3 got reversed. Is the serial voting correction script supposed to revert all votes or just a few ones?
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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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What does "your feedback has been recorded" mean when casting a vote was declined because of low rep? [duplicate]

As I was trying to cast a vote with an SE account with <15 rep, I read: Thanks for the feedback! You need at least 15 reputation to cast a vote, but your feedback has been recorded. What does &...
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Allow changing your vote if a new answer is posted?

This isn't Allow changing votes on answers if the question is edited Sometimes I vote on an answer because at the time it is correct (upvote), or they do not explain very well and it looks wrong (...
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After voting on a post, I'm unable to change that vote until I refresh the page

After upvoting or downvoting on any post, question or answer, I can't change it. I can replicate this on both MSE and MSO. In the console, I'm getting: Uncaught ReferenceError: newScore is not ...
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Vote arrow stays lit even if voting on the post wasn't allowed (own post, deleted/locked post, not enough rep, etc.)

This is not a duplicate of After voting on a post, I'm unable to change that vote until I refresh the page as that issue is with retracting votes, not casting votes, and I don't see any console ...
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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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Please revisit the downvote/upvote tooltips on meta sites

The tooltips on all sites, including Meta sites, currently read as follows: Question upvote: "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear" Question downvote: "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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Can posts with no votes (as opposed to zero score) be queried?

I am curious to know how many posts (questions, in particular) have zero score because no one has ever voted on them versus posts with zero score because they have equal (non-zero) numbers of upvotes ...
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Postpone Showing Vote Results on Posts [duplicate]

Why do we need this feature? It has been many times asked users to vote a post for its content, not anything else. However, for example, when a post is heavily downvoted, users usually treat the post ...
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