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Questions tagged [up-votes]

This tag is for questions specific to up-votes, the community's way of telling peers that their content was clear and helpful. Up-votes on the meta sites may have different meanings.

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Are the upvotes from when we don't have enough reputation to upvote actually lost?

I had made quite a large number of upvotes before recently gaining the minimum 15 reputation points required to upvote, but now I can't see my past upvotes anywhere. This is very annoying because I ...
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source of chronic serial upvoting that affects (afflicts!?) some highly-rated contributors

There are some distinguished answer contributors to this site who used to write lots of excellent answers (for which they deservedly got many upvotes and accepts) but who are no longer as active as ...
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When should I remove an answer I posted?

Yesterday I posted an answer to What causes the following gaps?. Later @egreg posted an answer, which in my opinion is far superior to mine. Much to my bafflement, people are still upvoting my ...
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Why we should not use “Thanks” and why should we use it?

I am a new user and find hard when I get the answer to my question and I have this restriction "do not say "Thanks"". I want to say, but I shouldn't, so I give an upvote (now I can). I want to know ...
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How can a question get more upvotes than its number of views?

As part of my waking up routine, I turn to the questions page and I see the following: How can a question get more upvotes than views?