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Questions tagged [voting]

Voting, both in the sense of up or down voting a post, as well as voting to close/reopen or delete/undelete

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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

I was just looking at this question on SuperUser: How do I change the user I am logged in with on a Network Share? Unlike other questions, the answers do not seem to be sorted in any particular order ...
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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

Voting on the questions and answers within the Super User community has often been a lively topic of discussion. Our voting tendencies are deemed important enough that during past Super User ...
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Elusive Vox Populi Badge [duplicate]

When I try to vote a question/answer up right now I get the standard "Daily vote limit reached. Vote again in 9 hours." message. How is it possible to get the Vox Populi badge for casting 40 votes ...
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How to ask better questions and give better answers

Rarely can I ask a question or provide some kind of input without someone having a problem with it and it’s getting on my nerves. To me, they all seem like great questions and answers, so I figured ...
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Why is the voting on SU so negative?

Why is the voting on Superuser so negative? After looking around at other Exchange Sites, I've noticed this website is the harshest site to gain reputation. Perfectly good questions get down-voting ...
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Is there any moderation for users who cast counter-productive votes?

I just posted a carefully written and on-topic question. It took over 10 minutes of my time to phrase everything just right and make the question clear. Within 2 minutes, some other user hastily ...
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Why 1 rep users allowed to downvote?

There is a guy who lost it completely. He has 1 rep (seems it doesn't go any lower than 1). His last 'answers' on superuser are extremely offensive and do not add any value to the site. Why is he ...
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Something not right in the voting system

I asked this question. I pressed submit, and immediately my question was upvoted, faster than the speed of light, if you are a moderator, I don't if you can check it, but the first vote took less ...
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Reputation cost of downvoting

Why does downvoting an answer costs 2 reputation points while doing the same on a question not?
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Has the possibility of having a “Vote to Answer” been discussed?

I've run across a number of different questions that may have entirely acceptable answers yet an answer is not selected either due to a user not returning to complete it, forgetting, or not thinking ...
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Sorting is showing lower scored answer above higher one, neither accepted

It was my understanding that answers to questions on all SE sites are sorted by descending net votes, with the accepted answer (if there is one) pinned to the top. However, the answers to this ...
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Can I see who voted on my posts? Can anyone?

Is there a way to see who upvoted our questions, answers, or comments? If there isn't, is there a reason that this is not available?
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How do I cast my 31st vote?

I just cast 30 votes, all on answers.  I then tried to vote on some questions, and was denied, with the message “Daily vote limit reached”.  I thought I was allowed an additional 10 votes on questions ...
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Change accidental vote

I accidentally down voted an answer (fat fingers on a small phone) and didn't notice until after it was locked. How can I undo my down vote?
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Serial Upvoting reversed

I just had 110 rep removed from me today, for "Serial Upvoting Reversed". I assume a spammer was upvoting just to make me upset tonight? My meta rep is still higher then my site rep, but I'm sure that ...
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Don't show vote buttons for your own posts

Rather than show a pop-up when you try to vote your own question or answer up or down, just don't show the vote buttons - much like how there's no upvote button on your own comments.
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Why is voting and commenting still allowed after a question is closed?

What I know is closing a question means it's not appropriate to ask it in the community. That's why it's closed, but is it fair to continue voting for such closed questions? Whether it's up or down ...
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What software does Super User use for its voting system?

What software is used for the Q&A voting set up on Super User? I once had a link to a similar software (Photobucket used to use a similar thing) online but have lost it since and can't find it ...
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View what I have voted on?

Is there a way to see all questions on Super User, that I have voted on? This would include questions I have upvoted and downvoted.
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Should the upvote/downvote tooltips on meta.su be harmonised with meta FAQ?

The upvote/downvote tooltips on meta.superuser are the same as on the main site.     For the question downvote it is "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not ...
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Make up-votes to questions worth 10 points again as they get so few votes?

I read that in the past the up-votes given to questions were worth 10 points just as the up-votes to answers are. However, after changing that moderators started encouraging users to vote more on ...
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If I lose the privilege of voting up, will the votes I already cast be removed?

What if people vote down my question(s)/answer(s) and then I lose some rep points (below the level required to vote up), and the privilege of voting up goes down the toilet with it (until I regain the ...
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“You cannot delete this post” error when voting to undelete

I just tried to vote to undelete a topic (it was on the way to being a duplicate when the OP deleted it), and after I was asked whether I wanted to vote to undelete... ... this error message was ...
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The purpose of voting: Teaching users the basics

It's come to my attention that users, even established users, aren't actually aware of many of the basic tenets of this website. For example, Voting. I was recently informed by a 2K+ user that "down ...
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Is it unethical to ask someone you know to review your posts?

Is it wrong if (hypothetically) person A asks person B to look at some of person A's best answers, hoping that person B will notice their quality and upvote them.
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Accepted answer without any up votes

I answered a question, and the user who asked it, accepted it. That user didn't give me an up-vote. Is there ever a good reason for not to up-vote the answer (except for not having sufficient ...
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Why do I lose 1 rep when I down-vote an answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why did I lose 1 rep after downvoting? Why is this. I would have thought that the only way to keep posts rated fairly, there should be no incentive to up-vote or to down-vote....
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Cancelling a comment upvote

I have just accidentally upvoted a comment rather than flagging it. I can't see a way to undo this (like you can do for a question) and once you've upvoted a comment you can't flag it. I suggest it ...
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auto show vote count on homepage

Is there any way to automatically show the vote count ex. 5 up votes and 3 down votes = 2 up votes when viewing the list of questions on SuperUser?
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Question downvote miscalculation?

I recently downvoted a poorly written question. The downvote was registered on the question, the change in reputation was documented on the user's page, the downvote count on my profile incremented, ...
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Too many upvotes for poor quality answers

I recently complained over at Meta.Programmers that they were upvoting poor quality and often times very short answers. But I also keep an eye out for SU's hottest questions and I see exactly the same ...
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cancelling a vote after a while

I upvoted a question that looked promising but the questioner just abandoned the question not giving any more info and nobody could answer it because they abandoned it. I'd like to remove the 1 vote ...
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Maximum voting bug?

I always tend to hit my maximum vote cap of 40 every day. They are not spam votes, but actual votes for good questions and answers as I tend to spend a good part of my day on the site. Now, as one ...
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Revoking flags and close votes

I'd like to be able to revoke my own flags and close/reopen votes. Since it can take quite a while for question votes to accumulate, the questions often change in the meantime. The same applies to ...
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A way to send an alert to downvoters that an edit has been made to the post

Would it be be possible to make something that would alert downvoters of an answer that the post they downvoted has changed?
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Comment vote equilibrium: Ability to vote down

We can vote up and down for Questions and for Answers, but we can only vote up for comments. As some comments are worthy of down votes, this is a feature suggestion to add the ability to vote down on ...
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How to undo comment vote

When I inadvertently click to vote up a comment, I realise I cannot click to undo it. Is there a way to undo the comment vote?
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Cannot vote on answer unless edited because it is locked

I tried to vote on the other answer to my question, but it says I can’t unless it is edited because my “vote” from 45 minutes ago is locked. The only vote on that answer was from well over a week ago ...
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What is the correct procedure to mark as a possible duplicate?

Is there some other method to mark questions as possible duplicates than casting a close vote (requiring 3k rep)? When I see some obvious duplicates, should I add a comment or flag for moderator ...
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Moderator election vote counts aren't showing up for me

When I click a candidate's score in the moderator election primary, I see this: This happens for every candidate on SU, but does not affect SO, regardless of whether or how I've voted on a particular ...
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somebody not justifying a downvote

I posted an answer here, and somebody down-voted it but won't defend his action. He gave one reason which I replied to, but he won't defend it from there. In this question here How can I guess if ...
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Isn't it supposed to be a community managed site?

Today two of my questions were closed. The first as subjective and the second as off-topic. First of all, in my humble opinion, there is nothing, what so ever, subjective or off topic in these ...
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What does “too localized” really entail?

Having just received the ability to vote-to-close questions I have seen the option of "Too localized". At what point is the question deemed to be too localized? I personally have asked questions ...
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Community Voting System to accept answers not accepted by the OP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community bumping [status-completed] on meta.SU? I have noticed a lot of questions that are answered correctly and abandoned by the OP (i.e. they are not marked as accepted by ...
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Do I lose all my question-votes if I go back and edit my question?

Just got a question solved, and I selected an answer. For the sake of clarity I would like to go back to my original question and put the solution in the answer. Since my Question has multiple votes ...
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Someone caused me to lose reputation with excessive voting on my questions

It is 14:24 here. When I was last on Superuser around 10 hours ago, my reputation was 9147 but now it is 8788. The problem is, yesterday some person gave me votes on my questions excessively and when ...
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Wouldn't it be better to reverse the reputation used by superuser.com?

Situation: 1) I am an expert software professional 2) I recently found superuser.com from a search engine, because I found a particular Q&A useful Desire: 1) Vote the two answers as useful ...
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Cannot vote at all, but can edit / tag etc.

I cannot seem to vote on Superuser. I can on Stackoverflow however. Error log in Firefox says Error: vote is not defined.
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I Get “Vote too old to be changed” message but I have not voted on it

Possible Duplicate: “Vote too old to be changed”… but I haven’t voted! I can't vote on this question I get the "Vote to old to be changed" message even though I never ...