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Questions tagged [voting]

Peer voting on questions and answers is the primary way users gain reputation, and also how many items are sorted when using filters.

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Why answer a question that doesn't deserve a vote?

I am surprised that most questions have fewer votes than the answers. It often happens that a question has no vote, or even a negative vote, but the answers have several votes. As egreg says: if ...
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Answers that contain the main idea of the accepted answer

A few days ago a new user answered How to set document font to times new roman by command. This answer basically is the same as the accepted answer, just recommending an outdated package (according to ...
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Poll: “wrong” reasons to upvote

From the Help pages: What is voting up? Voting up is how the community indicates which questions and answers are most useful and appropriate. When should I vote up? Whenever you ...
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Why does downvoting reduce my own reputation?

I can't understand the reason behind it. By voting I participate on the site and in my opinion, downvoting should not be discouraged like that. There are already all these nice popups on the site ("...
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Why do (top) users on this site have such high reputations?

This is something that I've found vaguely weird about this site for some time: the reputations of top users are insanely high here. Today I got curious and went to other big sites on the network, and ...
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No review when used up votes for a day

I just stumbled over a situation that irritates me. After I used up my 40 votes for a day (I must admit, after voting 31 times I just wanted to earn that Vox Populi badge and actively looked for ...
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Is it possible for moderators to accept an answer?

There are numerous examples of questions on TeX.SX and SX sites where the OP has asked a question, some one has provided at least one complete solution but the OP has not accepted any of the answers. ...
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Mismatch in counts of Meta Sportsmanship badge

The new profile page reveals how to get the badges ;-) Well, at least in my case, there is a mismatch for the Sportsmanship badge. (See the screenshot or on my Meta Profile.) As of now, it says, ...
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Is there a limit on upvotes?

Just curiousity really, but I noticed in the recent days that one of my posts How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? get plus/minus 10 point votes recently ...
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Why does a downvote change the daily reputation even when the user has not counted upvotes?

Let's suppose a user has reached the 200 daily rep. Every further upvote is not considered because the 200 daily rep has already been achieved. But if that user has a downvote and no more upvotes ...
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Why vote for the answer, but not the question?

I often ask questions that perhaps get one up-vote, then someone makes an answer that excellently adresses exactly my issue. That answer then gets five up-votes. If everything was about scoring ...
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Serial upvoting reversed shows incorrect day reputation

I read on the help page Should I be concerned about reversal statements on my profile? No, not at all. It's only an indication of reputation change. After all, we can't control the actions of ...
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What limits are there on voting on comments and how do I tell how many votes I have used?

I'm not certain whether something has changed but I don't remember running out of votes for comments in the past. At least, I certainly don't remember running out of them at all often. Then yesterday, ...
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Downvoting by accident - why can't I correct my voting

I have by accident downvoted two questions (due to sloppy fingers on an iPad touch screen). When I tried to correct the mistake, I got a message that my voting could only be changed if the question ...
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What is the difference between these two kinds of close votes?

We find that we can ask a post to be closed in two ways. Use the close link under a post. And cast a close vote in the review panel. What is difference between the two? How are they recorded in ...
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TeX.SE really are nicer voters

I've heard a rumour, that people on TeX.SE are nicer and more inclinded not to down vote, where as people on Programmers.SE are the opposite. The first is true, where as the second is not. Here are ...
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What is the purpose of the negative score badges?

There are (at least) two badges, which are related to a negative score. Reversal: Provided answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score Peer Pressure: Deleted own post with score of -3 or ...
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My votes on the new community ads get reverted

For the beginning, it's true that I don't like the fact that we use the same community ads again and again. According to that, I've decided that I'll downvote those 2014 community ads that I don't ...
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Undo upvote on a comment in first 60 seconds

Why is it only in the first 60 seconds possible to undo an upvote on a comment? My arguments against it: It takes me even more than 60 seconds to compile tex-code on my old machine. If the ...
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Downvoting answers exploiting different approaches with respect to the initial question

Today, reading Color the faces of a graph I noticed that the OP downvoted Karl's students's answer and g.kov's answer. These answers, actually, do not use TikZ, but show how the picture the OP was ...
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Click anywhere to close this box

I got the message 'Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up.' To my dismay, I had to click a tiny font instead of having the freedom ...
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How can I have voted 41 times in a day

The voting limits are well known to me and are also well explained on meta.so: Post votes (votes on questions and answers) Thirty post votes per day per user (includes upvotes and downvotes)...
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Factors that influence voting

I'm curious about the factors that influence voting. One of my motivations is the number of '0-score' answers there are. Indeed, even @egreg has one page of '0-score' answers- I find this really ...
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How to find posts associated with voting

In terms of voting, the Meta FAQ mentions: What does voting mean here? Voting here works a bit differently from the main site. On Meta, voting is often used to express agreement or ...
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Can the message “Don't forget you can mark this answer as the accepted answer” only come up when the waiting period is over?

I upvoted an answer, and a popup appeared with something along the lines of "Don't forget you can mark this answer as the accepted answer". I tried to accept the answer, and then another popup ...
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Up-vote & close as duplicate — good thing to do?

I often see a question that is a duplicate, but the question is well-stated and good in general. So I ask: is it correct/encouraged/frowned-upon/... to up-vote a question at the same time you vote ...
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Closing questions as exact duplications: 'best practice'

One of the concepts behind the StackExchange model is that questions which have the same underlying basis can be treated as duplicates, so it's possible to have a single place where the answers are '...
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Adding information for upvoted questions and answers per day separately

In my question Why can I only vote 37 times?, Joseph Wright answered that there is a rule saying that I can only upvote 30 answers per day. Looking in the FAQ I found a short explanation (with the ...
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Up-voted posts in “First Posts” review tool

When using the new review tool for first posts, I came across some questions, that I already up-voted before. So in essence I already did review them. That means either they should not appear in the ...
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Why can I only vote 37 times?

I just have voted 37 times and wanted to upvote a new answer but I'm not allowed to do. Message: Daily vote limit reached I would understand this if the number would be 40, but 37?
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Why is upvoting comments possible when I ran out of upvotes for questions and answers?

Yesterday it happened that I ran out of upvotes (for questions and answers). But I was able to upvote two (or more) interesting comments. I thought upvoting a comment reduce the number of free ...
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Voting on a question that you answer

I've seen quite a few instances of folks going to the trouble of answering a question without up-voting the question itself. Surprisingly, the answer often continues to receive further up-votes, and ...
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Is there a logic in which we accept an answer without up-voting it?

Is there a logic in which we accept an answer without up-voting it? If there is no such a logic, then why didn't SE make the accept button automatically trigger one up vote? It also does not make ...
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Un-upvote followed by re-upvote = -10 reputation bug

In the last two days I received two un-upvotes immediately followed by a "re-upvote". To me this means that the user experimented with the voting system, thinking that they could add another upvote ...
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Downvote comment

I'm aware it is not possible to downvote comments at the time, but I guess this would be a useful feature. Just like questions/answers, comments can be constructive, helpful or on the contrary, ...
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Is locking downvotes a good feature?

Yesterday I upvoted a reply. To my utter surprise I found this morning that I missed a key on my phone, and it was actually a downvote. When I tried to change it, the helpful system told me that the ...
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Design flaw concerning the location of a notification box

When voting on a comment, one can only up-vote once every 5 seconds. Try to vote more often than that, and you'll get a yellow box telling informing you of this policy. However, the box is placed ...
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Voting on behaviour vs question content

This question Control start point of nested list was posted within minutes of the OP receiving an answer to this question Horizontal space in lists. Understandably, some of us (myself included) were ...
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Downvoting duplicates?

Is downvoting a duplicate (but otherwise sound) question a good thing to do? It seems to me that it unnecessarily alienates new users (who are probably the most likely to ask a duplicate question.) ...
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Policy on +1 comments

What is the policy on "+1" in comments? Should they be flagged? I think that "+1" should not be included in any comment because +1 is what you do with an upvote. It is meaningful to state what you ...
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Downvoting old, weak questions

From the 221 unanswered questions's comments thread: One thing to keep in mind in this context is that there is some automatic deletion of old unanswered questions without upvotes. – Hendrik Vogt ...
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Does it really take 15 rep to upvote an answer to your own question?

(StackExchange thinks my question is subjective and likely to be closed. =) I just got this comment "Will upvote you once I get 15 reputation (shame that you can't even upvote an answer to your own ...
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Bug in the calculation of upvotes for specific tags

I've stumbled across what seems to be a (small) bug regarding the calculation of upvotes for specific tags. Sometimes (probably because of tag merging), a question will exhibit the same tag twice -- e....
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Should I downvote spam?

When I see a spam answer, I flag it for moderator attention. Should I also downvote it?
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rep score changed due to activity in meta?

I got docked -2 for two down-votes I did in meta. Is this by-design? I thought that meta activity was divorced from rep score (I don't care much about rep, let alone two points of it, but I'd like to ...
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Why can't votes be changed after making them?

After I up- or down-vote something/someone, I notice that I can't later change my mind. Why is this? I've certainly had reason to have a change of heart!
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Down-vote etiquette

This follows on a bit from etiquette (particularly on voting to close). I got a down-vote to my answer to this question. I should probably make clear at the outset that I really don't care about ...
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Why a daily vote cap on a new beta site?

As I've been voting on stuff posted in the beta (early and often), I'm getting a message about nearing my daily vote limit. When we're intentionally trying to seed the site with content, we shouldn't ...
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Vote early and often!

I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually unsolicited advice, based on our experience from the initial launch of MathOverflow. We should encourage everyone to vote ...