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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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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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Let the user see their own votes [duplicate]

Especially when you are a new user your vote doesn't count (yet). I found myself voting on questions at the beginning but quickly lost motivation for it because it always went something like this: ...
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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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Bug in Stack Exchange's “top questions” page [duplicate]

It seems like if Stack Exchange has not registered correctly how many votes my Stack Overflow question has. From my Stack Exchange user page I see my question to have 7 votes When if I go to the ...
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What to do with my popular but mediocre answer

My answer gets upvotes. Someone else's later answer shows mine is speculative at best, wrong at worst. Mine keeps getting upvotes and never even one downvote despite the newer answer's better ...
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What exactly does “see votes” mean? [duplicate]

I have just reached 1000 and can apparently now "see votes", though for the life of me I cannot find anywhere were I can see votes and see nothing different from before I obtained this ...
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“You must be logged in to vote” bug/glitch

As you can see in the below image, I got a pop-up telling me to log in to vote, yet I was logged in. Reloading the page seemed to have worked but I was wondering if this minor glitch could be fixed? ...
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Don't display the voting buttons after an election [duplicate]

It seems like the voting buttons got redesigned or something but they are still visible and clickable even after an election. Example here:
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Reinstate the prior prevention against users deleting their accounts immediately if they've cast multiple votes

To provide context (again): For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity (currently, not having posted on the ...
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The ability to see which posts lost upvotes when a user was removed [duplicate]

When a user is removed who has not cast too many votes, the votes they did cast are reversed. For example, an hour ago, I lost 40 network-wide reputation points because of this reversal (which is ...
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What happens to users who request deletion of their accounts, who both qualify for immediate deletion and for staff to preserve their votes?

To provide context: For a long while, there's been a feature where users who request deletion of their accounts and meet certain criteria for low activity have their account deleted immediately, ...
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Questions with little research are very highly upvoted [duplicate]

For a long time, each vote for a question gave you only 5 rep because if you have a question, do no research on it, then put it on a Stack Exchange site (especially Stack Overflow) and it's a ...
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Can sock puppets be used to curate more content? [duplicate]

From a single account, one is rate-limited in how many votes can be cast per day (depending on privilege level for some vote types). Similarly, there is a rate-limit on how many reviews can be ...
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Unnecessary feedback banner on Close Voting and Flagging

New in the past few hours, if I vote to close something I'm given one of those totally nanny pop-ups I really didn't need. I know my vote has been recorded. It shows in the 'close' tag right under ...
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User deletion: “your votes will be revoked”, except when they’re not

The Help Center says: User deletion is irreversible! By sending this request, your votes will be revoked, and all of your content will be made anonymous. But this isn’t entirely true. According to ...
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Setting a benchmark on negative marking on question/answer for auto delete

Just a thought: Shouldn't there be a way, if a benchmark is been set for vote-down and on basis of that, the particular post should be hidden/deleted/disappear from the list and looks clean with no ...
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Questions without upvote [duplicate]

I'm writing this question because I love Stack Exchange, but I'm a little discouraged from what is happening recently :( I'm making very useful questions and the answers the people give to me are ...
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Can I show that I'll not retaliate upon negative feedback? Am I being trolled/harassed?

Within the last year or two (* see correction), when I post a question on the various Stack Exchange sites, it usually gets a downvote within about two minutes. At first I thought I was somehow ...
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Ability to credit a post multiple times

I'm using Stack Overflow for a lot of years now, but sometimes I find upvoted answers which I found in the past and find again very helpful now. I think it would be nice to give more credits to the ...
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Reputation and post deletion: Saving rep from downvotes

In my most downvoted question/lowest scored question, I had these words in it: My relations with reputation is something that should be dealt with at all times. I have had some struggles with losing ...
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Voting a second time on a post after migration [duplicate]

Yesterday I was reading a question on MSO which I upvoted. While I still had that question open in my browser it was migrated to here. I instantly switched to the migrated question which at that time ...
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Unable to undo comment-upvote after page reload

Why can't I remove my comment-upvote after I've reloaded the page? I completely understand the reason to 'time-lock' removing your vote (or question-vote), but it seems like reloading the page should ...
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Why did my not-so-recently-active questions receive many upvotes all of a sudden? [closed]

I noticed that two of my questions received a number of upvotes today. At first, I thought perhaps they became active for some reason (edited, etc.) but I found out that neither of them had any recent ...
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Why does Meta get more votes than Main? [closed]

I usually take a look at certain questions on both Stack Overflow and Mathematics Stack Exchange, and what's interesting is the vote counts. They usually have around 0 - 2 votes. Now I go to meta, I ...
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How to find votes that were made with under 15 reputation [duplicate]

I've been using the LaTeX Stack Exchange site for a while to assist my learning of LaTeX. In this time, I have upvoted questions and answers that I found to be helpful. However, these weren't "...
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Why aren't the votes separately being shown in our own questions timelines anymore?

I have seen before, that I could see votes on my own questions separately (e.g., upvotes and downvotes). But now I can only see the net votes score without separation to upvotes and downvotes.
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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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