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It's impossible to give a number. It will differ widely per site; a site like Community Building has 33 visits per day, much less than Stack Overflow. So there are no answers with 100 upvotes. Just looking at the traffic might not be enough; on some sites, users are more inclined to vote than on others. And even on Stack Overflow, a popular tag like [java] ...


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It depends a lot on context. 50 upvotes on an answer within a few days isn't necessarily surprising. It happens all the time with posts that make it to the Hot Network Questions list. On the flip side, a few upvotes on a really bad question or answer could be highly unusual (maybe even a sign of voting fraud; I've seen it happen). The popularity of the ...


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One reason might be that there's a very good chance there will be no Winter Bash 2020. A staff member has stated: Chances are good we won't be doing hats next year, but finding something brand new to do. We wanted to do that this year, but wouldn't have been able to pull it off. Hats have just gotten too overdone and repetitive. – animuson♦ Dec 11 '19 at ...


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There is no real answer to this question, unless the answer involves a LOT of criteria (which would be wrong, since answers are supposed to be clear and concise). Let's talk about why. Basically, there are some questions which are popular, and some that aren't. And this may not necessarily share a relationship with how good the question is or anything- it ...


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My understanding was always that up-votes on comments was intended to be a way to represent the fact that multiple people would have written that same comment, essentially, it would prevent "me too" comments. I came to this understanding due to the way automatically-generated comments from the review queues worked. Certain reviewing actions would leave a ...


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Unfortunately, no number can do that. First of all, the average vote count is really a function of time and more importantly, the average number of views. Here on MSE, hitting the 200 reputation daily cap limit is something that often just happens. During my years on stack overflow it was real hard work (most of the time at least) to hit that limit. ...


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