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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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 ...