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Criterion for Voting

Elsewhere I wrote: If an answer does not bring a source but relies on logic or assumptions, then anyone can and should downvote if they, through their own logic or assumptions, think the answer is ...
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Is it unacceptable to vote elsewhere when feeling the need to vote twice? Why?

Please don't. Voting on a post should have absolutely nothing to do with who wrote it or its current score and entirely to do with its current content. If you want to reward an answer that went above ...
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Criterion for Voting

Thank you for bringing this important concern to meta. I agree with this answer and want to add: I have seen dogma-driven, as opposed to quality-driven, voting severely damage another site. There ...
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Downvoting to Promote Second Answer

You should vote on answers independent of how many votes it has and independent of the content and quality of any other answer.
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Upvoting off-topic questions of new users to allow entry to chat

I don't advise gaming the vote system for that purpose. Votes are supposed to be based on content, not to reward (or punish or give chat access to) the content's author. If I'm not mistaken, a Mi ...
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Downvoting to Promote Second Answer

As far as general SE policy is concerned, you are entitled to downvote whatever you want for whatever reasons you choose, but targeted downvoting is not allowed. However, policy is different from the ...
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What is "serial voting"?

From the Help Center: When a single user continually votes (up or down) on many of your posts within a short period of time, this is referred to as voting fraud. This could happen for a variety of ...
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Criterion for Voting

I think that downvote for answers is essentially for errors. Upvote for truth + quality or originality. The content and the form, in the form essentially. brevity and clarty. The ideologic downvote or ...
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What to do if I upvoted by mistake?

Forget about it. A single vote on the wrong direction — whatever direction that may be — will probably not affect anyone very much. It happens; move on. If you really want to change (or rescind) your ...
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