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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Tag synonyms: show suggestions to people who can vote

I just found (by surfing other questions) the dsl tag (which seems to be used mainly for domain specific languages, although there is no tag wiki yet), and saw that there also is the domain-specific-...
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“A [answer|question] you recently down voted has been revised by its author.”

I'd like to see a feature where by if I down-vote an answer or a question which is then subsequently improved by its author, that I be notified of this so I may reconsider whether or not my vote ...
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Allow moderators to define reputation-limiting relationships between users who consistently display targeted voting

On Ask Ubuntu we've got a bunch of users who we believe to be friends at school together. They ask questions for each other to answer They vote for each other (and recently also against each other) ...
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Add a visual cue to “votes cast” tab to indicate modification

On the votes tab (specifically down-votes): https://stackoverflow.com/users/[your-id]/[your-name]?tab=votes&sort=downvote You can see all of the posts you've down-voted. I've noticed a prolific ...
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Show successful close/reopen votes in SEDE regardless of if they've expired or not?

Currently Data.SE only show currently active close and reopen votes. Once these votes expire, they're removed from the Votes table. This makes them rather useless when trying to query anything related ...
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Votes should be provided slowly over time, rather than all at once

Rather than reseting all the voting limits at one arbitrary time each day, increment each user's available votes every 48 minutes with a maximum of 30. If you haven't been here for a day you have 30 ...
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Logged in users with less than 15 reputation should be able to give feedback

If I'm not logged in to any Stack Exchange site, I can give feedback clicking on vote button: But if I'm logged in, and I have less than 15 reputation, I get a message that more reputation is ...
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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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“Daily vote limit reached. Please go vote more!”

I just voted on an answer and got this: Daily vote limit reached; vote again in 8 hours. You haven't voted on questions in a while; questions need votes too! The idea of the message itself ...
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Menu to show daily progress towards vote / flag limits

I want to track how many of what (regular votes, comment votes, close votes, delete votes, flags, etc... excluding review actions) I have left throughout the day. I find I often will run out of one of ...
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Amortize voting limits over a rolling week

We can cast a maximum of 40 votes (up/down) per day¹. For people who vote a lot — which is encouraged — this maximum can be reached pretty quickly. I know why there's a maximum — we wouldn't want a ...
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Voting counted on wrong answer

In the last couple of months I observed strange behavior when up- or downvoting on answers on various occasions. Within one post (containing several answers) my votes seem to switch answers: I ...
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Disable “questions need votes too” popup for users w/ Electorate badge

Not sure if it would even be possible to base specific site functionality on a badge, but if it is.. What do you think about disabling the the "You haven't voted on a question in a while. Questions ...
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Search among posts you've voted for

Related posts: Possible to search questions I voted on? Show all the posts I voted up in my user account details These posts are different from mine in that they merely ask for the "votes" ...
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How should I vote?

This is the current FAQ for voting on Stack Exchange (long-windily mentioning what votes do and their importance, having little to say about how to conduct one's own voting habits. Plenty of questions ...
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Terminate the Grace Period When the Post Score Changes

This is a follow-up to Terminate the grace period when a post receives a flag. Terminating the grace period for flags was status-declined because it would be confusing for users as flags do not have ...
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Change confusing message when vote is locked in

When I try and undo a vote on a question after the grace period has expired, the message given is: You last voted on this answer 47 mins ago. Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is ...
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Chart: Statistics (views, votes, favorites) versus time and revisions

Context I love statistics and charts. Feature request I would like to have a view of the evolution of my questions. I thought about three data: the number of views the number of votes the number ...
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More helpful “you can't vote” messages for users with low rep?

Problem When a new user clicks on an upvote button on a post they see... ...but on a downvote button... This is unclear. First they are being told they need 15 rep, but then they are being told it ...
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Don't allow honeypots for questions that I've voted on, or that I've already passed an audit on

When reviewing, it has happened that I get a review-audit for a question I've already voted on (this is not the first time, it is only the most recent). If I know I've upvoted a question, and I know ...
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Does editing unlock voting indefinitely?

I think that after editing a post, the vote is no longer locked (even after a grace-period). Assuming that I've got the "edit everything" privilege, I upvote a post. I try to unupvote it after 5 mins....
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Un-deleting your own answer counts as an undelete vote, but deleting it doesn't

On meta, I've deleted and then undeleted this post of mine. The votes tab on the account page does not list any deletion votes, but does list the undelete: Is this because the undelete null-ifys the ...
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Any statistics on how often a 'you have not voted on a question recently' reminder generates an up-vote for the question being looked at?

Has any analysis been done of how often the "you have not voted on a question recently" reminder generates an up-vote for the question being viewed at the time? I've a suspicion that the correlation ...
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The votes tab in the user profile should track posts

Many of the tabs in the current profile have indicators, which highlight recent activity in the tab: Opening the tab will highlight the recent activity for you. Now, there have been many feature-...
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How do I audit my votes?

Can we have a report of our votes, similar to stackoverflow.com/reputation ? The reputation report only shows negative votes that lost reputation, can we see a report of all votes? Related: ...
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How do I undo an accidental undo of an up vote?

I accidentally undid my upvote on a question thinking I was upvoting it, but it undid my upvote, so I click again to re-upvote it, but it is locked unless the question is edited. I can post a comment ...
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Why is the “recent answers” feature so well hidden?

For a long while, I've been wanting to find answers in the tags I'm interested in, because I like spending my votes. I've given up hoping for a chatroom-friendly answers RSS feed, so I ended up ...
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Can you help with getting some statistics on Stack Overflow voting patterns?

About 2 weeks ago we've said good-bye to some old close reasons (minimal understanding, describe specific problem, etc). Since then, I think I might have noticed a drop in the amount of votes to close ...
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How did I manage to “lock in a vote” on my answer from before it was posted?

There are two problems with the following screenshot: It says that I voted on the answer 21 minutes before I took that screenshot, despite the answer only having been posted 3 minutes before I ...
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Is the script that reverses serial downvotes finicky?

A few days ago I noticed that I lost a few points when someone downvoted three answers of mine, each of which had a decent number of upvotes and were the accepted answer, in the span of about 20 ...
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How to keep track of changed questions/answers you already have voted on?

If the content of a question or answer I've already voted on is changed, I would like to revisit this change to see, whether my upvote or downvote is still valid after this change. I know that we ...
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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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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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Unlimited downvoting questions on Area51

Every user can cast 5 upvotes on example questions of a proposal. If a proposal has 40 questions with at least 10 upvotes it goes into commitment. But I just noticed I can downvote as many questions ...
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Allow to Change Vote When Question Has Been Edited Inside 5 Minute Window

Reference this post. I downvoted the answer by JustABitOfCode within the first few minutes because it was wrong. He made an edit inside the 5 minute window which corrected the mistake he had in his ...
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Vote locking on questions: why?

I understand (without agreeing with) the vote-locking for answers. But is tactical downvoting a problem for questions? Or is that just a technical accident: all voting uses the same system, so vote ...
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How to retry when I get “An error has occurred - please retry your request”

When my network is down and I try to vote something, I get this error: An error has occurred - please retry your request. But the vote button is still red and after connecting to the network, I can't ...
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How many votes and flags are cast by users preferring particular answer order (active / oldest / votes)?

Answers sort order "sticks", meaning that system stores it somehow, so that it is possible to get statistics related to its usage. I would like to know how many (percentage) of votes and flags are ...
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Display bug with votes and edited answers

Today, I ran into a nice little glitch, probably in JavaScript redraw code: Downvote an answer, and leave the tab open. Open a new tab and either edit the answer or have the original OP do so. Remove ...
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Total Up and Down votes in posts table

There is a limitation in showing the up and down votes seperately for posts: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/1007/389297 The reason is that it requires looking up the votes table in the database, ...
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Expose recorded list of votes before reputation allowed voting

For the last couple of years on Super User I used to +1 a question or answer and it always said I did not have a reputation of 15 so it was not counted, but it said that my vote was recorded none-the-...
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Replace vote locking with rate limit on changing votes

Status quo Currently, your votes are locked in permanently, after a 5 minute window from the time of your first vote, or your first vote cast after the most recent edit to the post (https://meta....
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Visual indication of when a vote has worked, eg when on flakey connections

Fairly often, I find myself using various StackExchange sites while on trains or buses, connecting my laptop to the internet via my mobile phone. Given that I'm on the move, connectivity varies from ...
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Don't count votes on error

Sometimes because of a bad request there is an error when you press the vote buttons, so the vote isn't registered by the server, but the frontend still displays as a successful vote and adds to the ...
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Flexible Width Tag Counts

The following picture was taken from Jon Skeet's tags tab on Stack Overflow. As you can see, the 54k count fits centered in its container, but for counts greater than 99k, the count is no longer ...
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My answer downvoted, then someone else posted same answer with upvote

Just curious, as I understand that reputation is purely down to the community at large, but... What's the deal with having an answer down voted, then immediately afterwards someone else posting the ...
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Race condition between edit and vote leaves vote locked

This is regarding What natural ingredients can be used to color food blue or green? This is also covered by Your vote is now locked in unless edited, even though it *was* edited When I first loaded ...
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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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Increase “vote too old to change” grace period for old questions only

Back in 2009 I suggested a flat-out grace period increase and it was declined despite some support from the community at the time. Fair enough. The purpose of locking a vote after 5 minutes is ...
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Addressing the problem of fat thumbs

Original question posted here. I occasionally use the Stack Exchange app for iOS when reading or answering questions on this site. I hold the phone in my left hand and scroll with my thumb along the ...