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No votes means not trustable?

When an answer has net upvotes, some users have expressed the view that it is a good answer. That presumably means that those users consider it trustable. But I have seen blatantly wrong answers ...
David Siegel's user avatar
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Question about upvoting

Here's how I would handle your situation: If the answer was recently posted, wait a day or two. See how others in the community respond. If no one seems to be commenting with negative feedback, then ...
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No votes means not trustable?

I think no votes can often mean that an adjacent similar answer got the votes, perhaps because it is fuller (or, sometimes, just wordier). The answer with no votes has got one now!
Michael Harvey's user avatar
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Question about upvoting

As long as you're reasonably careful to make sure you're not getting taken in by an answer that sounds plausible but is actually totally wrong, this should be fine. That's how votes are supposed to ...
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Question about upvoting

Upvoting is not a crime! However, if you do so for one particular contributor, ELL may consider that as serial upvoting. So, avoid doing these things while upvoting - Don't do it too frequently -...
Maulik V's user avatar
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What makes a question earn your upvote?

Well, there is a bit of a prompt for the upvote. The hover-over text says "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear." Ideally this should be the reason for an upvote. IMO ...
Andy Bonner's user avatar
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No votes means not trustable?

The number of votes (up or down) that any answer or question gets is inextricably linked to the number of views that the question gets. If hardly anybody looks at a question, it simply cannot get many ...
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