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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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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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What Is Up With Voting in “Workplace”? [migrated]

I'm on a number of forums and I have to say that Workplace has the most insane voting patterns of all the forums. I'm all for some downvoting when needed, but I see a lot of questions with heaving ...
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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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SE 2.0 Meta doesn't award rep, but it refers to “rep”

I originally posted this on MSF, but it got no response, so at the suggestion made in a comment there, I'm reposting it here. (source: netstrata.com) This should be called "up-votes", or something ...
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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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What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes?

What limits are there on how I can vote? How often can I vote? How do my votes become locked/unlocked? Return to FAQ index
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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 ...
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Allow new users to accept answers from the Not Enough Rep dialog

New users can't vote on questions or answers. Even when they ask a question, they aren't able to vote on the answers to that question. If they click the up arrow, they get a dialog box telling them ...
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Show number of exact duplicate votes for each URL

For the rare cases where a question is in the process of getting closed as a duplicate of more than one other question, can the close summary dialog show the current votes? It does so in parentheses ...
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Change the criteria for vote retention upon account removal

Earlier today some user deleted their profile and caused a lot of confusion because that user was an active voter, and that the reversal of their votes due to the removal of their accounts caused huge ...
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Always preserve votes from users who are voluntarily removed

Refer here. Summarily invalidating all votes from a user who has asked for their account to be removed is both incredibly disruptive and unnecessary. If a user asks to be removed from the site, they ...
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Any way to fix the vote disparity between poll questions and regular questions?

This seems like a problem: Community-wiki questions, particularly polls, tend to destroy regular questions in a bunch of areas: number of answers number of close votes number of reopen votes ...
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Feature request: Expose stream of ignored downvotes

When you lack reputation to cast a proper downvote on a site, there is a box explaining that it was registered somehow anyway, but doesn't really explain in much detail what this really means. ...
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Once I reach 15 reputation, will my old votes be taken into account?

Users below 15 reputation can't effectively vote. It says: Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score Does it mean that they ...
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Notification/Alert For “Better” Answer [duplicate]

I frequently open a question and begin to look at the accepted answer at the top. Eventually my eyes trickle down to the comments and eventually I realize that the second answer has way more upvotes. ...
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How is misrepresentation of Stack Exchange in the media (and in science) handled?

I'm a regular reader of the site of the British newspaper The Guardian. The quality of the articles is generally high and they cover a wide range of topics. Today I was surprised to come across an ...
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Negative score limit for Questions to show in any of the tabs?

First, apologies if this is a duplicate, I couldn't find it. I was looking at various queries on Data Explorer earlier and noticed something a bit odd, this question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Can we raise awareness of unused votes?

A lot of stack sites (most? all?) aren't getting as many votes as I'd like to see them get. I don't want to drop a carrot in front of people that encourages them to give meaningless votes just to ...
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Inconsistent popup notification colors

I have noticed that the popup notification, "daily vote limit reached" has different colors depending (I assume) on how close the user is to being able to vote again. For instance, a user got this ...
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Can/Should you be able to upvote your own posts?

I think not. Your own posts should either automatically upvoted by the creator or not upvotable by the creator.
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Counter on the close vote dialog starts from 50, but I can only cast 40 a day

Immediately before casting my 40th vote at the end of yesterday (GMT) the close vote dialog showed 11 votes remaining: After casting that vote I was shown that I'd hit my 40/day maximum: And now ...
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The graphics of the new voting system need improvement [closed]

Apart from its working, on which I already disagreed enough, I just find the new three buttons "great on-topic" / "great off-topic" / "not good" system to be visually awful; the three of them are just ...
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Un-upvote an old post is not showing any warning message

Except Meta Stack Exchange, if I'm trying to un-upvote an old post which was not edited in the recent time, previously I used to receive the following warning message in all the Stack Exchange sites. ...
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Is it likely for a question to have 40,000 views and only 2 votes? Or is this evidence towards a bug?

I found this Stack Overflow question: Error “Unable to use the video in an ad creative. That has 40,000 views and only two upvotes shared between the question and answer. How did it get so big if ...
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Feature Request: Require comment for downvotes if user reaches reputation threshold [duplicate]

So the idea behind this is quite simple, and I have also not seen any similar solution suggested in meta(after a quick search). Succinctly, I have seen both on my answers and questions(as has anyone) ...
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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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Unupvote loses you more rep than downvote

User A has 5 reputation. User A posts an answer and receives: upvote +10 then unupvote -10 rep = 5 (neutral feedback) upvote + 10 then downvote -2 rep = 13 (negative feedback) How come user A ...
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I cannot vote for this question, what's wrong? [closed]

I try to upvote for this question, but SU system message says: Vote too old to be changed, unless this question is edited. I have never voted for this question before, so this seems like a bug which ...
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What limits should we place on automated voting?

This has come up a few times now in moderator circles, but with the exception of Andy's Robot there hasn't been a lot of public discussion that's applicable. That feels kinda negligent to me, so... ...
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Total votes on an answer is showed as 0 instead of 2

I was reading this question a few minutes ago and I realized that there are 2 upvotes, 0 downvotes but total votes equal 0 whereas it should be 2+0=2. Is this a bug?
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Temporary vote timestamp locking

It might be a good idea to have a system in place that would temporally lock the timestamp of a vote in place for situations where it is later retracted and redone (with the exact same vote direction) ...
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VoteTypeIds in the context of Comments for StackOverflow Posts

Known information: As per this answer comments can't be downvoted. VoteTypeId 3 means downvote on a given post. referred answer My Assumption: Comments should not be downvoted and therefore Votes ...
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Can upvotes be sorted and searched?

I am constantly wanting to back through helpful questions and answers that I remember, and upvote, so I can reference and view them multiple times, continuing to get benefit from them. The search bar ...
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Is there a way to see who voted on your posts?

Is there a way to see who voted (upvotes and/or downvotes) on your answers and/or questions?
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How to prove I didn't downvote? [duplicate]

In Merge two mysql tables from all row in table 1, but extra row in table 2 by id column the answerer accused me of downvoting his answer, just because I made comments that his answer doesn't really ...
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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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Reputation for editing?

The recent 'frank exchange of views' about downvotes suggests another line of investigation to me. I would presume to attribute some goals to Jeff: Users who put real effort into the site should ...
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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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Allow an edit to notify downvoters: “I think I've fixed the issue now - please check”

To me, a downvote usually indicates a problem with an answer. When I downvote it's to mark the answer as having a problem, not the person. If the answer is fixed, I want to remove that downvote - but ...
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Votes count overflowing box for questions with more than 1000 votes

Once a question has received more than 999 votes and it appears in the main page, aka the home page, the number of votes doesn't seem to fit into the square. The Hidden Features of C# has now ...
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feature request: develop more ways to build reputation for new users [duplicate]

I don't have an exact solution to offer, but as a longstanding low reputation user I find it frustrating and discouraging that I have to wait for someone to upvote my questions before I can be ...
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Add a note explaining how to switch your main election vote

Currently there is a moderator election going on in Arqade and it's in the main portion of it where you choose specific candidates for positions ordered First, Second, Third. I voted in it moments ...
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How is it possible that Users other than Mod Users have seen how I have voted or flagged their question?

I would like to find out how it is possible that a non-moderator user is able to see how I have voted on their question or if applicable have flagged it? This appears to have happened to me today, ...
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Some advice that I “hope” the heads of the community could consider [closed]

Hope you guys could take a minute and think about it. In my opinion, this community is "WAY TOO HARSH"!!! You guys put TOO MUCH emphasize on Do your research first before you post a question, but ...
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Comment upvotes aren't removed when the vote owner's account is deleted [duplicate]

I recently realized by accident that, when deleting your account, your comment upvotes are not removed, unlike up/down votes. Just as an example, I posted this comment on a site where I didn't ...
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Encouraging people to vote

Low vote count could be remedied with making Supporter and Critic badges capable of being awarded multiple times. Like one badge per 10 votes. What do you think?
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Does Stack Overflow's voting UI encourage quick, poorly thought out answers? [closed]

I'm relatively new to Stack Overflow, but I've noticed one interesting element to the way the UI works. Often, the earliest answer that is somewhat correct begins to be voted up by the community on ...
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What is our reward for voting? What is the metric for voting?

We have incentive to ask questions: getting answers and getting points for a good question. We have incentive for answering questions. Points, badges, reputation. But I see two problems with the ...
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Move the vote button

I think the vote button for questions is placed poorly. Let me explain how I read topics so you can understand why I think that. Every time I read a question + answers I start on the top of the page ...