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Comments serve an auxiliary function; they exist to support the all-important questions and answers. The goal is not to generate more comments, but better Q&A. As such, you should assume that comments will be temporary; if you're putting information into a comment that would be nice to have around long-term, consider trying to work it into the question ...


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Why aren't posts getting votes? While the views are from different IPs, most of them aren't even by registered users or users with the privilege to vote. If—quoting Jeff Atwood—90% of all visitors can't vote on the stuff they see, then this would explain the lack of votes quite easily. And I agree: It's sad to see good questions stick around with 0 votes. ...


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You triggered the filter that prevents too many upvotes from user X to user Y in a certain time period. @DanielBeck and I had this problem before, but it seems his votes got through after all – there was a misunderstanding involving reputation recalc. The details of this filter aren't known, and obviously won't be undisclosed, however the general rule is: ...


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Yes, when a user is removed without their votes being retained, the votes are nullified, hence your rep change. (If the votes were to be kept, the Community user would take ownership of them.) Therefore, removed votes no longer contribute to the post score. There is no simple way to figure out which posts were affected. Vote removal due to user deletion ...


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Above the answer list, there's three tabs: active (descending by change), oldest (ascending by age), and votes, the last one being the default when you haven't changed the order. In all of these sort modes, the accepted answer is first only if not by the same user as the question. So your request is actually the default, and (AFAIK) has been from the ...


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When sorting by votes, the accepted answer is promoted to the top, regardless of votes - unless it's a self-answer, in which case normal vote sort is used without promotion. See also: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2009/01/accept-your-own-answers/ No change in sort order. Normally, accepted answers are “docked” under the question. This is not true for ...


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The user had voted on your posts. Since the user is removed, the votes are revoked & consequently, you lose rep.


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Visio questions are on topic here. Microsoft Visio is desktop software and not a programming tool, so it fits here (as opposed to Stack Overflow or Web Apps). Excerpted from the help center, emphasis mine: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … computer hardware, computer software, or personal ...


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I would have accepted the answer you did. I really like that it quoted the different questions; that made it much easier to read. Speaking of different questions, asking so many different things in one post is frowned upon (and why your question was closed as too broad). The accepted answer is to the point where appropriate (e.g. in response to #3) and ...


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The additional 10 votes on questions comes into play if you've distributed your votes to questions and answers prior to the 30-vote limit, instead of just answers. In a nutshell: Cast 30 votes to all answers: you get 30 votes Cast 30 votes to questions and answers(roughly 1 question vote for every 3 votes), you get 40.


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From the faq. It would seem the purpose was to move the content up or down (for both questions and answers) and if the questions was useful. The question is useful to at least the OP, but I can't see where how it's written falls into the vote requirement or research from the OP. And the editors do a pretty good job of retooling many questions from grammer to ...


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The ones you refer to are available at this Data Explorer query, other than that query it isn't really useful to show this for posts on the frontpage given that the low amount of votes would not show controversy. It can be done using an user script, but I don't think that it's allowed to query the votes for each question.


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As far as I know that IS how they're ordered. Accepted first, then highest vote count and descending, with some randomization for equal-voted answers (to prevent me-too type voting). If I'm wrong, please correct me. How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, adware, viruses, trojans or rootkits from my PC? Seems to be a fair proof of case.


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