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Is it me or is it crazy that 70% of the questions on the main page were downvoted at least once?

Thanks, your intuition was correct. Moderators can't see more than regular users do in this case, but I've escalated the issue to staff, they've found a pattern and corrected these votes where ...
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We aren't doing our jobs

I agree that it's a civic duty to downvote or comment on bad/incorrect answers. Still, I think your title seems a bit reactionary and alarmist. Just because the downvote totals on a few answers aren'...
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Couldn't something be done to stimulate voting at the English Language Learners site?

I disagree with quite a few of your sentiments. Here's what I've learned after about 5 years on the Stack Exchange, mostly in language forums: 1) Don't expect there to be a proportional ...
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Searches for finding questions that need attention

Questions with zero score and more than 2 answers (Questions need upvotes too. If a question stimulated multiple answers, it may be worth upvoting.) Image in the post is missing a description (Adding ...
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Couldn't something be done to stimulate voting at the English Language Learners site?

It is unclear if you are criticising questioners or answerers, or both. Very few on-topic questions are left unanswered in ELL. If some questions receive only one answer, it may be because they are ...
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Flaws in the voting model in re. questions

Isn't there anything we can do to prevent the occasional elevation of questions whose popularity is based as much on their subject matter as on their value to the learner? For instance, can we provide ...
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Flaws in the voting model in re. questions

Things that factor in to my up-votes: Was this question or answer useful and/or interesting to me? Was it easy to understand and read? Can I imagine this question being helpful to other visitors to ...
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Does a commentator benefit from comment upvotes?

Comment up-voting is to indicate that you agree with or like the comment. It doesn't give the author of the comment any benefit except to count toward the Pundit badge. Its primary purpose it to give ...
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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 ...
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