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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No. Answers are more valuable than questions because they require knowledge, giving more reputation to answers rewards learning and acquiring that knowledge. Users asking a question (trying to solve ...
Resistance Is Futile's user avatar
120 votes

Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Simply increasing question reputation as stated will make it easier for sockpuppets/voting rings to start. It's rather easier to copy a nice looking programming question from Quora / Reddit and post ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Weighing up the pros and cons, I'd have to say overall "no". It's very site dependent. Compare: Stack Overflow and Math.SE attract users who repeatedly post poor questions, and slowly accumulate ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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Has there been any discussion regarding the original stated reasons for the question up votes being set at +5 from +10 earlier?

You know as well as I do that the answer is "no". Or at least - not in a way visible to most users, or even to users active on meta.stackexchange.com . This is another example of the apparent ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No. Answers > Questions Answers are more important than questions because people (including ones who posted a question) are coming for the answers. Nobody is interested in a wonderful question that ...
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What "effects" led to "We’re Rewarding the Question Askers"?

I don't understand why Stack Overflow Inc the company chose to hide away the reasoning behind this change, but a Stack Overflow moderator (Cody Gray) has shared a partial account of it over on Meta ...
user56reinstatemonica8's user avatar
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Strictly Speaking, No, but It's Complicated If a site's community wants to change a question's upvote value for that site it could be beneficial, but it's not clear all sites would benefit. Site ...
Stop Harming the Community's user avatar
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Prevent questions on the Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I pretty much agree. The way it currently works, HNQ undermines the whole way the reputation and badge system works. As a recent example, on the site at which I'm the most active, my most upvoted ...
Fiksdal's user avatar
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Today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past votes. Should we be able to change them?

No, we shouldn't. Ultimately, we should be voting on things based on the quality/usefulness of that question itself - not based on the reputation the user gains from that post, or based on how other ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No, because increasing the value of an up-vote doesn't matter if nobody votes on a question (or answer). One of the purposes of a site like Stack Overflow was for users to treat it a bit of a "...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

I generally agree with @Glorfindel's answer, but have some additional context. The main issue here is the large difference between the cost of a downvote and the benefit of an upvote (to the poster ...
De Novo's user avatar
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No. Questions should be asked from a need to find an answer, and the answers should be reward enough.
I am not the way you speak's user avatar
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Prevent questions on the Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I support this. I've been on the receiving end of this a lot on The Workplace. Sometimes I write a super innocuous and not that spectacular answer, and it ends up somewhere insane like +200 within a ...
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Why shouldn't I upvote spam?

No. You're giving spammers reputation, which they can use to do nasty things like posting comments with spam links (which tend to go unnoticed on old posts), post more spam links, posting spam on meta ...
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Do all Stack Exchange sites upvote a user's first question and/or answer?

No, this is not automatic. Your first post on each Stack Exchange site is reviewed by other users in the First Posts review queue and users are encouraged to vote (up or down) those posts. On average, ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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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?

The tooltip on the upvote button says This answer is useful. That's the only criterion you should consider when upvoting an answer. Time spent should never be a consideration. It doesn't mean you ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

I lean towards "no, it should not be increased", that's probably a bad idea, unless... First why not: because I don't think the common assumption that increasing rep earned from questions means "more ...
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Has there been any discussion regarding the original stated reasons for the question up votes being set at +5 from +10 earlier?

The only time I heard about that was the question by Robert last week. This seems to be the earliest "appearance" on the "stage". Correction: the first question was asked by Jo King, but it was ...
GhostCat's user avatar
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Why does my answer keep getting upvotes?

Go to the timeline of the question: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/64565671/timeline That question is used in review audits over the last few days. That brings it to fresh eyes that have the ...
rene's user avatar
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Do you think this is a good idea? Not at all. All the true quality folks are welcome to skip this answer, you probably won't like it, as this is pretty emotional, and not so much focusing on the ...
GhostCat's user avatar
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Which users gained the most reputation by the "Rewarding the Question Askers" change?

Here is a SEDE query to find this out. On Stack Overflow, some users managed to gain more than 100,000 reputation (left). On other sites, the numbers are lower: here on Meta the record is 33k (middle),...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No, especially if the change is applied retroactively Imagine a basketball game. Unexpectedly, in the middle of the game, three-point field goals are redefined to be four-point. Now imagine that the ...
Luis Mendo's user avatar
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Today's change has retroactively changed the meaning of our past votes. Should we be able to change them?

When I joined Stack Overflow, upvotes were worth +10 for every type of post (that could be voted on). On March 19, 2010 that changed. To me, it didn't change the meaning of my votes. I vote for clear ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
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Are users reluctant to upvote posts with score 9?

Nope, that's not the case. Since you refer to Puzzling, I made this query to view the distribution of scores on that specific site. There's no evident spike at a score of 9. This would indicate that ...
Erik A's user avatar
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Finding my upvotes on Data Explorer

Votes are anonymous by design so there's no public record of your (or anyone else's) votes. If you upvoted a post you'll have to log in and check on the site itself via the votes tab in your profile. ...
Robert Longson's user avatar
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Why do I not receive reputation for answering question?

It is impossible to know for sure, but I've briefly reviewed the answers that you've given, and I think that I can see a pettern. First, take a look at the questions that you are choosing to answer. ...
Kramii's user avatar
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Message for upvotes is misleading

Like how Patrick Hofman said, the message is very misleading and makes you think that your vote was counted after all. In fact, the vote doesn't show on the post but is taken into analysis. Actually, ...
Anthony Pham's user avatar
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Reminding Users to Upvote Comment or Question

No, that's not where comment upvotes are for: When you vote up, you are moving that content "up" so it will be seen by more people. If it's really helpful, the relevant information should ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Should the privilege levels be adapted after changing the question upvote weight?

IMHO, yes, at least for upvoting, for the reasons I stated here: Simply increasing question reputation as stated will make it easier for sockpuppets/voting rings to start. It's rather easier to ...
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