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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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Small issue with inconsistency of votes cast summary and detail votes tab in profile [duplicate]

When I look at my profile, I found there's an inconsistency of numbers in the summary shown at the page bottom, and the numbers shown in the details vote page: Summary: Detail page: Why is that? A ...
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Why can't reopen vote be retracted? [duplicate]

I've just realised that when you vote to reopen a question, you can't retract it afterwards. On the other hand, close votes can be retracted. Why can't "reopen votes" be retracted?
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Will upvoting again when my upvotes were somehow removed make me banned from Q&A? [duplicate]

I've gone through the following questions: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"? Question on reasoning behind auto-'ban' From ...
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Why does SO allow people to continue answering a question when one is accepted and highly voted up? [duplicate]

Simple question, title says it all. For example I have a few posts where the answers that are accepted are highly voted up by the community, which indicates they are, based on my questions, vastly ...
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Add the ability to retract a reopen vote [duplicate]

When you vote to close a post, you can retract your close vote by re-clicking the "Close" button. Can we have the ability to do the same with regard to reopen votes? It should act the same ...
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The votes table doesn't have the votes for deleted posts, does it?

Over the weekend I had a major mishap in my understanding what the Votes table in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer actually contains. For the last 6 to 8 years I assumed the schema only contains data ...
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Why are people casting fewer votes [closed]

Fewer people are casting their votes. Check these queries: Votes https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1303081/votes-on-posts-year-on-year Posts https://data.stackexchange.com/...
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Are votes preserved on meta sites when an active user is deleted?

Recently on one of my SE sites, a user who was a highly active voter (over 1000 votes on each of main and meta) deleted their account. As expected, there was no accompanying loss of rep for other ...
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On the timeline view for questions, display the type of vote and when it was cast

Looking at a timeline view, I'd like to understand what people were looking at when votes were cast. The votes themselves should be anonymous with respect to who voted, but upvotes, downvotes, and ...
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How many voting irregularities do we tolerate? [duplicate]

All names below are created and do not refer to any specific users or SE sites. In the early days, when user W participated in SE site X, user W gained lots of "reputation" by plagiarising ...
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Can moderators see who downvotes their answers in main sites (not meta)? [duplicate]

Hypothetical situation: A moderator of a site posts a terrible answer in the main (not meta) site they are a moderator of. Can they see the identities of people who downvote it?
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Why am I (low rep user) able to downvote questions/answers on this community? [duplicate]

I am a low reputation user (103 points) on this community. However, I am able to downvote questions and answers. I thought I needed 125 points for downvoting. On other communities, I need 125 points ...
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Is it appropriate to browse through a user's old questions / answers and vote on some of them? [duplicate]

The following question might be a duplicate of the canonical question on serial voting. If so, feel free to close it. But I ask because it's not clear to me whether it's a duplicate question or not. ...
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Can we see an aggregate count of our upvotes/downvotes separately, for the Questions and Answers?

Can we see the total number of upvotes/downvotes we have casted, separately for the questions and answers? Something like: Hey, user! you have: upvoted 423 Questions; upvoted 3432 Answers; downvoted ...
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Why is Stack Overflow's popularity decreasing? [closed]

I wrote the following query on data.stackexchange.com. It returned some astonishing results. https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/1273685/stackoverflow-average-votes-vs-viewed-count ...
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Upvote for upvote in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

If a user asks for upvotes in the comments in Stack Overflow will it be considered as an ABUSE? CONTEXT: A user answered my question and I accepted the answer but didn't upvote. Then they commented, &...
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Is there any cap to how much a user can upvote another user on SO?

I recently checked the daily reputation gain of some of the more well established users on SO simply out of curiosity. Then I noticed this a user had lost 1100 reputation during a single day and when ...
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Limit unlocking old votes rather than preventing it entirely

I've read and re-read this: Why do votes get locked? I'm not at all against the concept of post locking to avoid anomalous (malicious) behaviour. My concern is that does adversely affect vote tallys ...
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Is it appropriate to cast votes on moderator election candidate questionnaires?

I think it can influence some users to cast election votes for candidates with questionnaires with higher levels of votes (for any matter of subjective reasons), which is IMHO inappropriate and unfair ...
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Grey out all unused vote buttons on old elections

I'm hoping this is a "quick fix", but it's far from a priority. A small change might help a lot here. I got some egg on my face yesterday when I thought there was a bug with old election ...
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Re: tech questions where correct answers change over time - is there a way to show only the votes after a certain date?

Note: In an act of triage, this question was retitled and edited to become a request for technical support instead of a feature request - yet still be a question to match the high quality answer that ...
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“don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up” even when they're all locked

When I visit a site I haven't visited (while logged in) for a while, I see: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. That's often ...
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Fast double click on button vote results in scrolling up the page on Chrome for Android (responsive mode off)

Fast double click on button vote results in scrolling up the page on Chrome for Android (responsive mode off). Demo: https://youtu.be/guiB_8-XLg8 Bug present when responsive mode is off. Absent when ...
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Display number of votes by <15 rep users to poster

The new thanks feature on Stack Overflow is terrible. But there's a reasonable problem that has been identified: non-signed-in users don't get to say anything. For obvious reasons, we have avoided ...
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Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons

Inconsistent use of punctuation in newly introduced message on voting buttons: sometimes ends with a period, sometimes not.
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Could the < 15 rep voting information text be made clearer [duplicate]

On the post "Feature Test: Thank you reaction" an edit was made to include the text "..." (unlike voting, which is only available for users with 15 reputation or more). Which ...
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New round of UI updates… apparently. Edits in close banners, summary tab changes, and now new vote tooltip (content)s?

There's a lot going on in the UI right now that I can't find announcement or discussion posts for. An edit button is now prominently displayed in the close banner (for all users, for some reason, ...
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What's the reasoning behind the vote button tooltips having changed?

I recently noticed that the vote button tooltips have changed. They now say: Downvote this <post-type> if you find it unclear or not useful Upvote this <post-type> if you find it clear ...
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Un-downvote due to deletion does not calculate in your reputation changed [duplicate]

The green banner next to my reputation counter showed I gained 39 reputation since I last visited the reputation tab. When I look at the reputation events this is not true, I gained 40 reputation. The ...
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“2 hours ago” in daily summary in votes timeline

When I looked at votes timeline list https://stackoverflow.com/posts/56354356/timeline?filter=WithVoteSummaries I’ve seen strange order “2 hours ago” after “today”. WHEN TOGGLE FORMAT WHAT ...
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What happened to the rule that one can only downvote posts in a 2:1 ratio with their upvotes?

In March 2010, Stack Exchange announced major changes to reputation and voting rules, most notably, that upvotes on questions would be devalued to 5 reputation (a change that was later reverted). ...
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Why not completely hide closing/reopen votes during a voting process? [duplicate]

What do you think of "adding" the following feature : Removing completely the ability for users to see, until a vote has ended, whether or not other people close/reopen/...-voted a question (and ...
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Ask for confirmation when down voting a question or an answer

When question or an answer is down voted can we have a confirmation popup asking user if they are certain? The same would apply if it was a star rating system when giving a 1 star out of 5. The ...
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Can't upvote either questions or answers, though I'm only at 34 today [duplicate]

I am stuck at 34 votes on MathOverflow. Some previous answers like this Meta Stack Exchange post say that this is because the 40 votes should be 30 for answers, 10 for questions. But, it seems ...
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Do well-voted and detailed answers signal for well asked questions?

It is known that in professional sites like StackExchange - subsites users take question very seriously. A good question is a mix of all sorts of things such as making the users think, research, and ...
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How should I vote on heavily edited answers?

While the underlying policy for voting seems quite clear I am not sure how to judge answers that were initially not helpful but then went through a rewrite by an editor. For example I was reading a ...
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Is the problem of “drive-by-voting” more general than HNQs? [duplicate]

I think this is not an unusual situation for many Stack Exchange users: I might have a beginners' question concerning some area I am not familiar with, for example, about JavaScript, SQL, sed, ... (to ...
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Allow voting on Community Effort questions [duplicate]

There is a special type of questions marked as "community effort". For unobvious reason there is not possible to vote (or edit) on the question, since question is locked. But on the same time voting ...
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How can the required number of votes for community promotion ads be lowered on smaller sites?

Martial Arts SE just got our first community ads a few months ago. The requirement is that in order for an ad to be shown, it must have at least 6 votes. However, I'm sure I speak for many small ...
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Which Stack Exchange website has the highest question close percentage? [duplicate]

Which Stack Exchange website has the highest question close percentage? I see on https://medicalsciences.stackexchange.com/tools/question-close-stats that Medical Sciences Stack Exchange's question ...
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Make radio buttons disappear in close dialog if I have an active close vote on a question [duplicate]

Note: This feature-request has been posted as an answer to the announcement of the close UI changes. Earlier when I used to cast a close vote, the dialog would look like this: That is, the radio ...
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Can I retract a close vote after the question is closed?

I recently came across a problem that I was unable to solve. By accident I voted to close a question. The vote was intended for a different question. It's not something that happens often, but in ...
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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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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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