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Questions tagged [voting]

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Downvoting PTIJ That Isn't Funny [duplicate]

Is it appropriate to downvote Purim Torah posts that aren't creative or funny?
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unvoted-on comments look voted-on

Upvoted and non-upvoted comments on Mi Yodeya Meta look the same to me on mobile. For example, the following screenshot shows three comments: one by the person who took the screenshot, one he had ...
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Criterion for Voting

This community deals with questions that are subject to "eilu va'eilu divrei Elokim Chaim -- these and those are the words of the 'Living' G-d / G-d of Life." Such questions have a range of valid ...
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Downvoting to Promote Second Answer

Can one downvote an answer that is itself mediocre to promote the next answer? This is especially relevant on inactive questions where any difference in upvotes is mostly going to stay that way. If ...
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What is “serial voting”?

When I clicked the "Recent achievements" button, I see an entry saying "Serial voting reversed". What is serial voting?
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Vote-limited votes counting as feedback

If a not-logged-in user tries to upvote or downvote a post, the post gets an anonymous-feedback counter incremented by one. Does the same happen if a logged-in user tries to vote on a post but has ...
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answers to close-nominated questions

Lets say a person asks a question that is on its way to being closed. For simplicity, let's say as off topic. Then someone answers a perfectly valid answer to the question as asked. Within the ...
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Misleading tool tips on Meta

Votes on Meta often signify agreement/disagreement on content and not research-usefulness-clarity. Shouldn't the tool tips match that, so newbies like me won't get confused? I suggest "I support the ...
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Very early edit doesn't allow a vote change

It seems that when things move quickly enough, I can incorrectly lose the ability to change my vote on an answer. Here's what happened (on this answer), all within ~15 minutes: Answer posted I ...
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Should I downvote questions that I vote to close?

Many of the questions on the site that are closed as off-topic or for other reasons have negative scores. Should I be downvoting questions that I vote to close? To me, I feel like downvoting and ...
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Downvotes that can give the wrong impression

Downvotes without comments can give the wrong impression. The reason on this site for downvotes is varied. One does not agree to the answer. One does not understand it. Others may not understand it. ...
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A lot of Nice Questions

About half an hour ago, exactly 41 Nice Question badges were awarded almost simultaneously. I received 4 for questions which previously had 9 votes. So either someone is going around being nice, or ...
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Undo Comment Voting

When I upvote (or downvote) a question or answer, I have a certain window of time to undo my vote. It doesn't seem this exists for upvotes on comments. (I haven't tried regarding comment flags because ...
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How does one person have two undelete votes?

Similar to the other question but this time the other way. szmear somehow had two votes to undelete his post. How did that happen?
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Shouldn't people be notified when a voted upon answer is later edited?

This one's been bugging me for a while. Many times, people will vote on my answers, and then I'll edit it afterwards. They should be notified when I edit it, so that they can choose to see if they ...
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Crediting an answer previously posted by another

How should we relate to an answer where that answer has already been given by a previous poster with the same or greater detail? I assume this happens because the poster failed to read previously ...
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question upvotes lost

I'm pretty sure some of my recent upvotes on questions have been lost. I'm almost positive I upvoted this question when it was new, and I just discovered that I had no glowing arrow and could vote ...
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Can one person have two votes to delete?

The deleted answer to https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/12100/732 has four delete votes, but two of them are from the same person. How did that happen?
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Is there not room for non-orthodox opinions?

Should Mi.Yodeya/J.SE maintain its solely orthodox standing? I love StackExchange and when I found the Judaism group I thought that it would be interesting to participate. However, I am neither an ...
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Why are votes locked after some period of time?

When I try to remove a vote older than some (relatively brief) period of time I get this message: You last voted on this question X hours ago Your vote is now locked in unless this ...
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How reliable a measure is upvoting?

Below are the net vote data from the "X mi yodeya" series to date. This should be a sample of around 250 tokens of equal value and therefore a good sample to examine. Since the questions are (...
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Commentless downvotes

Is there a policy to encourage people to make comments when they give downvotes? Commentless downvotes do very little to improve the site. If something is wrong, you should explain what about it is ...