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In this post, I'll compare some vote statistics from Arqade, Ask Ubuntu and Worldbuilding Stackexchange sites. Out-standing values are boldened:

Highest voted posts:

Upvoted, downvoted and zero-voted questions:

  • Arqade

    • All questions: 71k
    • Upvoted questions: 59.6k (84%)
    • Zero-voted questions: 8.7k (12%)
    • Downvoted questions: 2.7k (4%)
  • Ask Ubuntu

    • All questions: 242k
    • Upvoted questions: 138k (57%)
    • Zero-voted questions: 97.5k (40%)
    • Downvoted questions: 6.5k (3%)
  • Worldbuilding

    • All questions: 8000
    • Upvoted questions: 7300 (91%)
    • Zero-voted questions: 350 (4.5%)
    • Downvoted questions: 350 (4.5%)

Biggest Upvoters

Biggest downvoters

Altogether (I also collected some data for stackoverflow.com and some other sites):

  • We tend to vote more then on other sites:

    • an average upvoted question on Arquade has about 7 votes, an average answer a bit more. That's both more then average across stackexchange.

    • An average downvoted question has about -5 votes; and an answer about -2. Again, that's more downvotes then SE on average.

  • Our votes/views ratio is much better, then the SE average - moving around 1 vote per 200-500 views. The SE average is 1 vote per 1000 views. That means we get less traffic from search engines then the SE average.

  • About users... Anyhow a user votes, it is perfectly OK (except "oh, a nice meta post... wait, it's from this user I hate... -1").

  • We have more percent of users with the Vox Populi tag than almost any SE site.

So, I would like to say, that this community is awesome. good voting, keep it up!

PS. Please, please, don't downvote because you see your name here - it's disrespectful. It took me hours of work to make this.

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    Am I missing some context? Is there a question here? Or a point you're trying to make? – murgatroid99 Sep 25 '16 at 19:42
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    I'm not sure what point you are trying to make, but Worldbuilding is a much newer site, so that's kind of an apples and oranges comparison. – Ash Sep 25 '16 at 20:33
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    Thanks I guess, but a user's votes (up or down) don't mean much by themselves :-). Someone could've voted more by virtue of having been a member longer than someone else. If you want to see how they skew compared to the rest of the site it's better to look at their voting ratio. IIRC there's a SEDE query that does it. Edit: Here it is – Robotnik Sep 25 '16 at 23:46
  • @Robotnik I know; I used the absolute vote count on purpose. I also considered what you said, but didn't add it after all. – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 8:04
  • @murgatroid99 It's just statistics. You make the observations yourself. Also, a close vote is not a super-downvote – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 8:07
  • @Ash I just took 2 other sites at random to compare. – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 8:08
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    Not sure we should be singling people out for high upvotes or downvotes. I'm pretty sure the numbers are justified (in terms of time on the site, and their motives for ensuring quality). – user101016 Sep 26 '16 at 8:54
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    @RudolfL.Jelínek There is, however, a, "I have no idea what it is you're trying to convey" close reason. This information serves no purpose on it's own. You've made no attempt at providing a coherent point or argument as to the relevancy of this information. – Frank Sep 26 '16 at 15:48
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    @camelCase This is not against ANYBODY. I'm not saying anybody is worse/better. Everybody is different and has his stuff. This is just facts... – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 16:55
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    @Frank This is just data that I collected. Everybody sees different, so I didn't add any summary... – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 16:59
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    @Frank As for the point - it just shows mainly interesting stuff. You are, as I see it now, and please, please don't take this as an offence, saying me to not post anything, not comment or edit - "this site is only like a book for random people googling their problems." As for the I see no reason to do so. part, I didn't ask you to do anything - just to answer the comment. Please don't be hostile towards me. Thanks for sharing your opinion. – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 17:36
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    I'm not being hostile at all. I'm pointing out that there is no relevancy to this information. It has no purpose. Meta isn't a place to post random stats for no reason. Great. So some sites have lots of questions. Others don't. You're comparing information that has no connections. – Frank Sep 26 '16 at 17:39
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    Statistics alone don't have meaning. They are just numbers representing some arbitrarily chosen set of facts. The meaning comes from using those statistics to back up a thesis or argument. So unless you're using statistics to make a point, sharing them is pointless. – murgatroid99 Sep 26 '16 at 18:05
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    @RudolfL.Jelínek - My problem was that you have selected to show a small sample of data, including the naming of top upvoters and downvoters, and then asked people to draw conclusions from your sample. As well as the data not being complete (i.e. it is a sample of select data you wish to show) and that people are named specifically, it could create unfair criticism against certain members. – user101016 Sep 27 '16 at 13:30
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    Did you make this yourself? – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 16:53
  • @RudolfL.Jelínek the parts that obviously differ from the original piece are mine – badp Sep 26 '16 at 16:54
  • I don't know the original; I found online a one with flames using Google. – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 17:01
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    @RudolfL.Jelínek knowyourmeme.com/memes/this-is-fine – DJ Pirtu Sep 26 '16 at 17:05
  • @DJPirtu Thanks. – RudolfJelin Sep 26 '16 at 17:19

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