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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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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Differentiating why votes are removed on user deletion

According to Shog9's post, there are two and only two reasons why votes are removed when an account is deleted: Some thresholds relating to vote count and number of people affected are not breached. ...
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Should the diamond be given to you at a certain reputation?

I couldn't find another question on Meta Stack Exchange that answers this issue. Let's see the official Help page for some info here: Trusted user Awarded at: 20,000 reputation Trusted users are ...
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Banner : Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up [duplicate]

Visited Super User today and was welcomed with a banner which read as: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up Snapshot: I was ...
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How can I delete a duplicate question? [duplicate]

Here there is a "insightful" question about basic programming with 105 upvotes, and it has got 14 answers. But okay, life is not fair , so asking about the unfairness also gets 75 upvotes. ...
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Historically locked question reaching Hot Network Questions via vote manipulation

(Related to this question is this question, which also discusses a historical lock on a hot network question. However, the situation in this case seems to be somewhat unique; in particular, the ...
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How can I see how many up/down votes I've cast on a given day?

I'm trying to figure out how many more votes I can cast today, and to do that I need to know how any votes I've already cast today. I've already checked the Help Center for information, but no luck. ...
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Arbitrary behaviour of community via upvoting low quality questions and downvoting better questions [duplicate]

A while back I saw a question (Q1) about why the unix command cat was called that and what was the use when you could simply use vim. Question was well received and upvoted, but the actual reaction ...
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Blind experiment to evaluate upvote and downvote tendency by author reputation [closed]

I have a sneaking suspicion that the decision whether to upvote / downvote content relies heavily on the reputation of the author of the question. This phenomenon is known as the fallacy of origins. ...
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How did I just downvote and then upvote an answer? [duplicate]

In the question Is There a Difference Between Entering an Active Stargate on One Side Or The Other? I reacted, then re-considered. I cocked up, downvoting an answer which did not deserve that, ...
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Is down-voting disagreement or poor quality indication? [duplicate]

Consider a well written, properly presented and clear question on either a subject that could be controversial or proposing simply an unpopular concept. The question gets well reasoned, detailed ...
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Nationality, does it matter in Stack Exchange?

Yesterday, a Stack Exchange fellow commoner contacted me through my personal email address as an official representative of Stack Exchange. He tried to flatter me as the 800th "user" coming from ...
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How does Stack Overflow determine that a question was upvoted by the questioner's sock puppet?

How does Stack Overflow determine sock puppet accounts that give "fake" upvotes to questions? I am specifically interested in the statistical approach Stack Overflow takes (IP addresses or user-...
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Why do answers to good questions always get a higher score than the question itself? [duplicate]

This is always the case and I am so curious to know why. Here are examples (the highest voted questions from various sites): Stack Overflow: Why is it faster to process a sorted array than an ...
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What is the views:upvotes ratio for clickbait?

In response to the recent problems with the HNQ, I think we need to rethink how the Hot Network Questions are ranked. As @E.P. pointed out, in their answer, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, ...
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Frequently getting “An error has occurred - please retry your request” while voting on posts

Recently, I've been getting this error frequently and I have to refresh page to vote again. Is this happening to anyone else? It would be nice if it would retry automatically when this error happens (...
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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 Stack Exchange without having signed in 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 ...