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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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Frequently getting error while voting posts

recently i get this error frequently and i have to refresh page to vote again. is this happening to you as well? it would be nice if it would retry automatically when this error happens. (or let me ...
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The “don't forget to vote” message should not be telling me to upvote answers if I found the question useful

So there is this message that I saw for the first time today that says: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. Here is a ...
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reputation that's given to other users by me

Is there or can there be a counter that shows how much reputation my participation in the SE sites has given to other users? For example, when I vote up or down a question or an answer, mark my ...
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Why can you not remove downvotes [duplicate]

I have on a few occasions in the past, downvoted a question and then after re-evaluation thought that it shouldn’t have been. When trying to cancel the downvote or changing it to an upvote, I find ...
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How does SO prevent malicious downvotes as a revenge against the community?

I've recently fallen victim to unexplained downvotes in one of my posts. While this was obviously enraging, it brought up an interesting question about SO regulations against downvoting. Suppose that ...
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Could information about my votes be used against me by moderators?

Recently one post was deleted (not mine) on https://ru.meta.stackoverflow.com/ as inappropriate. But before deletion I've up-voted it. I can't share the full conversation with moderators, but they ...
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Votes should not be unlocked if the Community user makes an automated script edit

(Not a duplicate of Preventing bad edits from unlocking votes, as that covers users editing posts to unlock their own vote; this is about automated scripts editing posts.) This may seem like a minor ...
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The Stack Exchange pension, or, reaching the daily reputation limit entirely with votes on old posts

At the time of writing, 30 users on Stack Overflow have more than 500k reputation, and one user is a reputation millionaire. The millionaire user with more than 34,000 answers has posted only two ...
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Feedback notice should say “downvotes” rather than “votes”

Voting up needs 15 reputation, voting down needs 125 reputation. If a user with enough reputation to upvote but not to downvote attempts to downvote, s/he is presented with the message: Thanks for ...
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Stop missing upvotes by adding QR codes which can be scanned by the app

I often use stackexchange without having signed up on it (thru my company's office for example). I often cannot upvote a good question, because I'm not logged or the proxy won't allow me to log. I ...
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How can I remove a (down)vote that I accidentaly made [duplicate]

I noticed that I have accidentally casted a down-vote, and now it is locked for removal. I noticed this by my reputation gain not being equal to a multiple of 5 and when I looked it up (I thought ...
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Could the Green Check be creating Confirmation Bias on Up Voted Answers?

Found this question and answer searching "confirmation bias" and "accepted answer". I think the green check box might be too close to the up / down-vote controls. I don't question the existing up ...
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How can some one earn a large number of points by posting 1 question but got 5 upvotes? [duplicate]

I just wonder how someone in StackOverflow can earn a large number of points in a week but just with 1 question and 5 upvotes. I found Ugur as one of those who earned the highest number of the ...
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Disable up/down vote arrows on your own posts

I've found similar posts: Hide the up/down vote arrows on your own posts Remove vote UI elements beside own question and answer posts But people has asked about hiding the arrows. Members can't ...
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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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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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Negative Scores by a Single Individual

Reading posts on Stack Exchange you see people get negative responses to what could be a valued answer. I can only presume people who do this are IMHO pretty uptight, given an answer has been proposed ...
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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 ...