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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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69 votes

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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Prevent questions on the Hot List from being upvoted by casual visitors (only rep is from association bonus)

I like the ideas, and I see three options: You need 15 in-site rep (i.e. association bonus doesn't count) or being a member for 24 hours to vote. Downside: I've got an account on RPG for a while ...
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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 ...
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Message for upvotes is misleading

Indeed. The current message is very misleading and actually wrong. It makes you think the votes will be automatically applied, which they aren't. To keep the 'we do something with your feedback' part ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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31 votes

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 ...
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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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27 votes

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.
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Show vote counts on the mobile website

It isn't implemented yet, so you don't have to worry about your tapping skills. I agree this is a very useful addition, something I have been wanting for a long time. Both mobile apps seem to have ...
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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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Where to put Thanks and +1 and say I did it without creating extra work?

Nowhere. If you like something, upvote it. That way the respondent gets an increase to their reputation, and posts with more votes float to the top of the page, thereby helping other people recognise ...
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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, ...
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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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20 votes

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Why does the Community user have votes cast?

There are a few automatic downvotes, which get attributed to the community user. Spam/offensive flags add a downvote Questions closed for certain reasons used to get an auto-downvote. They no longer ...
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"viewed 3178 times, entitled to vote: 892"

This is not going to be feasible. The view count is not giving you a unique users count. Instead, visits per IP address or (if available) user id are counted, once per time window. See How are the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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