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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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How many posts are down voted without a comment?

A returning theme on our beautiful and productive Meta sites is the topic on Down voting 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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What was the reasoning behind rewarding answers with more rep than questions? [duplicate]

From the FAQ: How does "Reputation" work? You gain reputation when: One of your questions is voted up/useful: +5 One of your answers is voted up/useful: +10 Why are ...
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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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Can we have a drop-down menu for “Featured on Meta”?

UPDATE (02/09/2019) It has been over 26 32 days since Congratulations to our 29 oldest beta sites - They're now no longer beta! appeared on Featured on Meta. The news was great, 99% of users who ...
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Change the official criterion for downvoting to exclude causes for closing

At the moment, it is suggested to users that they should downvote if This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This is a pretty lax criterion. Also, it overlaps ...
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Why is there a need to lock votes or isn't locking votes possibly contraproductive?

I find it a bit strange, that Stack Overflow is that restrictive at times and locks up/downvotes after some minutes have passed. Why is there a need to lock votes at all? Isn't it potentially contra ...
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Migration lets me vote twice on posts [duplicate]

I've noticed this before, but I didn't have enough data to tell if this is a repro, or if it was a one-off error. Yesterday, two questions (audio ads and jQuery CDN) were migrated here to MSE from ...
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Should staff be allowed to vote, edit votes, and change sites?

I know this question isn't going to change company policy externally, much less internally, but I think it's very important that the community gets a voice in this. Should Stack Exchange staff be ...
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Why Stack Exchange is no longer a fun place for learning and sharing knowledge, and how we can change this [closed]

I have been a longtime lurker on Stack Exchange, and enjoyed using it as a reference and learning tool. I am happy to see it grow, but I am increasingly worried about where it's going. Prompted by ...
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Populate the “UserId” field in “Votes” for Answer Accepts in SEDE

In the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), votes are not recorded with the user that cast them, for privacy reasons, except in cases of bounties and favorite votes. However, for answer accept votes ...
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The descriptions on the vote buttons for answers should be updated to be as helpful as those for questions

The criteria for voting for questions is relatively clear, with the upvote and downvote buttons displaying: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. This question does not show ...
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Show links to helpful flags and votes cast while user is suspended or below 15 reputation

Occasionally, I see users get suspended, or even if I am suspended, the helpful flags and votes cast are hidden. This is due to suspension causing reputation to be locked at 1. It just says 1/15 ...
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Showing a “vote both the question and the answers up” banner on a locked question

The banner shown encouraging upvoting is redundant when the question is locked, as locking prevents voting on any of the answers or the question. (Answers can still be voted on, as pointed out in ...
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Do we need an alternative channel for “feature requests”?

I shouldn't have to post my feature requests as a "Questions". They aren't questions. They don't need an "answer", they just need a "response". But the site treats them like a regular Q/A. If we ...
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Should I keep downvoting questions with answers that aren't accepted?

Sometimes people ask questions and never bother to follow up and accept the (obviously correct) answer. My solution is to downvote the question. Even if the question is good, they were too lazy to ...
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Change the message shown to registered users without enough reputation to vote to something less confusing

Currently, when a user with less than the required reputation needed to cast a vote on a post attempts to do so, they are shown this message: Thanks for the feedback! Votes cast by users with less ...
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Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)?

Will a downvote from a user below 125 give you reputation penalty (-2)? I just want to know how it works. I tried to register a new account and downvoted on one of my answers. I didn't get the -2 ...
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Where can I see votes cast and by type in my profile?

Where can I see a description of my votes cast like shown in the screenshot?
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Does badge Lifejacket potentially disclose one of your votes?

Regarding the Lifejacket and Lifeboat badges, according to Glorfindel: Do note that your own votes on the question don't count [toward the badge]. DavidG noted in a comment in the above question ...
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Repeated downvotes on my posts [duplicate]

Yesterday someone started downvoting my answers. I ignored the downvotes knowing that the system will reverse them, and the system did reverse some of those downvotes. Today I flagged one of my ...
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How do I find the user that has been downvoted the most on a Stack Exchange website?

How do I find the user that has been downvoted the most (both in terms of answers or questions) on a Stack Exchange website?
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Should wiki locks prevent voting?

I recently tried to add a "Wiki Answer" lock to a question. This lock should simply prevent new answers from being posted. However, it also prevents votes on the question, rendering it pretty much ...
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Given the positive “public opinion” on explaining downvotes, why is it disallowed? [duplicate]

See this question: Encouraging people to explain downvotes considering the opinions expressed in there, I don't understand why downvote-explaining comments are disallowed: Not every downvote can be ...