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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

Downvotes on their own are terrible mentoring. They lack context on their own for a new user, and much like puppies, some other input is needed. While comments are transient, in many cases pairing ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Is anonymous & low rep vote information accessible?

How can I access the information? SEDE (Stack Exchange Data Explorer) is a provision for querying meta information. If you want to create your own queries, there is basic help here: https://data....
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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

Executive summary: commenting to explain downvotes is a very good thing to do. Doing that consistently is far more important than shooting for any up/downvote ratio. Fortunately, we also have plenty ...
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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

This is a personal reflection. I recognize that a substantial part of SU's strength is that we are not all the same. But this is what I think when I see down votes in certain contexts: My first beef ...
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Negative up-vote/down-vote ratio: is it effective mentoring, or too harsh?

Before drawing any conclusions, I thought it was best to compile some data pertaining to Super User voting trends. I decided that one good method would be to examine the tendencies of our most ...
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Elusive Vox Populi Badge

How is it possible to get the Vox Populi badge for casting 40 votes per day if I've reached the daily limit at 36? To be able to reach 40 votes, you need to have cast at least 10 votes on questions. ...
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

The answers (after the accepted answer) are sorted by most recently "active". Either they were posted more recently or edited. You can adjust the sorting using the tabs above the top answer.
Mokubai's user avatar
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How did I exceed the reputation cap today from only upvotes?

Apparently you downvoted another answer, or had something else happened that made you lose 1 reputation. This "gap" is filled by a later upvote on your answer.
iBug's user avatar
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

See https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/127234/201411
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Why are some Super User answers not sorted by up-votes?

On the top right of the first listed answer, you'll find a button to sort the answers by either active, oldest, or votes. Yours is probably set to "active" or "oldest". Change it to "votes", and that ...
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