Questions tagged [voting]

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

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Does a commentator benefit from comment upvotes?

What is comment upvoting for and what does the commentator get when his comments get upvoted?
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Couldn't something be done to stimulate voting at the English Language Learners site?

English language learners seem reluctant to cast a vote even after receiving a thorough, time-consuming answer. This is rather discouraging for teachers or English speakers who wish to contribute. ...
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Downvoting questions from new users

So I was disappointed to see a -3 score with no guidance at all in the comments for this question: Can I say "something is happened to my phone"? The author obviously was new to ELL and a ...
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We aren't doing our jobs

One of the most important jobs we do here is to vote on answers. Good answers are meant to be upvoted and bad ones downvoted. The primary reason for this is so that learners who come here looking for ...
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Flaws in the voting model in re. questions

This issue has been addressed scores of times. How can we improve our voting system? touches on some of the concerns which were exemplified today in two ELL questions (votes at the moment of this ...
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Searches that might help you find questions that need attention

This is intended to be a wiki where we can collect queries that will help find questions that could use some attention - maybe they need another answer, maybe the answers need up voting, or maybe the ...
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How can we improve our voting system?

Voting plays a crucial role in the health of a Stack Exchange community. I'd like to see some improvements in how we vote and what we vote for. How can we improve it? In other words, how can we ...
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I received 9 downvotes in one minute? What happened?

Take a look at my reputation. I received 9 downvotes in just a matter of a minute or two. Do you think it is the right behavior for any member?
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Reasons for downvoting

Regarding downvotes, I think its helpful for the writer to understand why he/she was downvoted. There may be a legitimate reason that will help the writer in future posts. Its also respectful to ...
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How did I get 42 votes on posts?

Looking at my user profile, I see I have voted posts 42 times, and I have reached the limit for today. How can that be possible, if the limit is 40 per day?
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Excessive downvotes

What can you do against excessive downvotes? In the picture below the votes from today are shown.
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Meaning of Up/Down votes against ELL Meta questions

From comments here it seems that not all SO sites adopt the same convention regarding up/downvotes questions on Meta. I'm mainly familiar with ELU Meta, where as this question illustrates, a downvote ...