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Questions tagged [voting]

for questions regarding the voting mechanisms, including up and down voting. For questions related to voting to close, use [closing] instead.

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Why so many downvotes?

From 10 Questions, I have at least 4 questions that received many down votes. I understand down votes if the question asked if not described well, but on this Stack Exchange site, it feels as if there ...
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Why were two of my downvotes reverted?

This morning I noticed I had received two separate instances of +1 reputation on answers (one, two), both of which were labeled "undownvoted" in the reputation tab of my profile. As I hadn't removed ...
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Why has my answer been downvoted?

A while ago, I posted an answer to this question, and since then my answer has been downvoted multiple times for reasons I cannot discern. I'm not too bothered by any aspect of this other than the ...
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Why was this question downvoted without even telling me why and no answers?

So I just posted a question about different gun types in Fortnite BR here . Now it has 2 downvotes, with no comments (Other than me asking why it's downvoted) no answers in just like 30 mins. I don't ...
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Is there any explanation for some random upvote marathons?

Maybe once a month, I just get a random boost of maybe 15 upvotes in a very short timeframe (about an hour). Looks like somebody just ran down my question/answers and threw upvotes on everything. (...
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Is flagging and downvoting done in good faith, or is it merely a fun way for “in” members to exercise power? [closed]

I asked a question about certain game assets. These assets happened to be music, but that is kind of beside the point - the question depended on whether there is an in-game or development process ...
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Is there a bias against self-answered questions?

I recently posted and self-answered the question How do I unlock all the characters/stages in Super Smash Bros. 64?. After the question was received negatively, I received a comment which touched on a ...
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Looking for feedback from the community regarding “Dislikes”

I want an answer from a guy who knows the community best. ;) Why are people keep disliking my posts when they have good grammar? I mean there is no sense to dislike it. It can be only I didn't put a ...
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Could I get some criticism on my posts?

Backstory: I'm active a lot lately, and I must say I try to post as high-quality posts, especially answers, as I can. I remember when I was a new user, my post quality was really low, I was getting ...
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Can we stop voting down new user's posts? [duplicate]

Please stop voting down new people, instead just fix their spelling mistakes, say whats wrong and don't be the guy that sounds like this: CAN YOU PLEASE SPECIFY MORE OF YOUR PROBLEM BECAUSE I DON'T ...
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A bad start or a bad question?

I've posted this question both on SE and on Reddit. The question was about necessity of alts in Eve Online. I asked, since gameplay is versatile in Eve online, what activities required alts and what ...
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Why can't I undo up-votes on comments?

So recently I liked a comment, but then I realized that it was the wrong comment I up-voted! And I was presented with this screen Why is this?
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Positive and Negative votes

I recently noticed that when an answer has a positive amount of votes, It looks exactly the same as when there are no votes. On the other hand, when an answer has a negative amount of votes it fades ...
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Why do people get more reputation from lengthier answers?

I want to get peoples opinion on this topic. I generally spend a lot of time preparing answers: I spend up to an hour on some questions and 30 minutes on this question. As you can see, I don't have ...
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When should we upvote a question on Arqade?

The question I ask was first a question I had for any SE community. Naturally I make a research on this subject and find some very interesting Q&A : Meta SE; Why arent people voting for ...
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Why 1000 reputation points are needed to view vote counts?

I was reading privileges on this page and I learned that you can see vote counts and expanded usercard at 1000 reputation points. Why it's so expensive to obtain this privilege ?
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Is it ok to delete your downvoted post to get reputation back?

Recently, I've got a question with a score of -4, so I have deleted it and I got my reputation back. Is this act considered to be ok?
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What to do to get the “Curious” badge with a negative score question?

Source post: Villagers still not breeding I got a small problem for getting the "Curious" badge because this question has a -1 score and the "Need a positive question record" requirement isn't met....
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Console Only Answers for Fallout-4

The terminology here can be a little confusing, as Xbox One and PS4 are "consoles", but only PC players have access to the "console". For the rest of this question, "console" by itself refers to the ...
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Why do I lose Reputation when I downvote?

When I downvoted a bad answer (because it was copied from a duplicate question) I lost 1 reputation. This is the answer I speak of. At first I thought it was a glitch, so I down voted another bad post,...
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Why do (good) Game-Id questions get so much rep?

When I say "good" I mean the ones that follow the rules - that provide some example of the game. I often see these questions pop up, and in just the same way that users pounce on game-id questions ...
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Answer Order Bug

I have noticed a bug here on answers for a question. The answers aren't displaying in order of votes, like they should be. Here is a screenshot to demonstrate: I have refreshed the page, reopened ...
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Why does a difference of opinion affect votes so much?

Sometimes you see questions that attract some negative input. For example, this game identification question about Fallout 3 received some heat, some heated discussions arose and next thing we know, ...
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Why I'm getting downvotes with no explanations?

I recently asked a question on Arqade and getting downvotes after answering my own question. What could be the possible reason of downvotes? Please help me understand. I won't ask this type of ...
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Is it bad practice to downvote an answer which I disagree with?

The privilege's page states : Use your downvotes whenever you encounter an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post, or an answer that is clearly and perhaps dangerously incorrect. However, ...
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can a closed question be voted?

I'm not sure where to find an answer, but i asked an not-so-good question lately and it was closed... that fine, thats ok.. i apprechiate that it has been closed... ...after my question has been ...
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Suspect Serial Downvoting, when does the system do the check?

The image above is a screen shot of my Rep History, in the space of 3 minutes a bunch of my questions were downvoted, particular 4 in one minute, 3 in another. While some i could accept the downvote ...
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How can we reduce the downvote without leaving comment issue? [duplicate]

I don't think that it is very good practice for users to downvote a question or answer without at least leaving a comment to explain why, It makes me think there are people that just go around and ...
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I think Santa Claus paid me a visit. Should we kill him?

Just now I had a slew of upvotes directed at me. This upped my reputation by 200. I know that this is something called "Santa Claus" in action. From what I've heard, some users will sprinkle upvotes ...
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What's wrong with the voting restrictions?

Today I reached my "daily" limit of votes. I was told to wait one hour before I could vote again. Last time I had to wait four hours. Why?
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Unexplained Down votes [duplicate]

Over the space of about 3 hours, I have noticed a few questions getting unexplained down votes. The questions are unrelated and have valid queries, but for some reason they have been down voted. To me ...
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Why do I keep getting Downvotes?

Well, I know about the Downvoting a question and not explaining why?, and I'm ok with that. Nothing constructive to say. If a user doesn't feel like there is anything for them to suggest in ...
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Voting issues please help

I voted up on a question from frank and when I pressed the up button it voted it down and when I pressed down it went up. Can someone help me? I do not know what to try.
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What do you do when you need to rewrite your old answer from scratch?

A while ago I wrote an answer about a mechanical detail of a game. The answer got a lot of up-votes and got accepted. But then came the next version of the game, and that game mechanic was completely ...
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What happens if you upvote your own answer/question?

Just curious, what would happen if you voted up your own question or answer? I don't want to test this out in case I lose reputation or something.
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What's 'undownvoted' doing on my rep page when I've done no such thing?

Checking my rep this morning, I came across this: I know that I haven't been doing any 'undownvoting' - in fact, I was in bed when this occured. Are there other things which can cause this to happen ...
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Downvoting a question and not explaining why? [duplicate]

When a question is down-voted people should usually tell the asker why! I have a question that has been down-voted twice. No one has answered it and it annoys the hack out of me. This is the question ...
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Why is this question being downvoted?

This question about playing & recording Minecraft (and the required specs) is being downvoted, and I don't know why - it's not my question, but I'm pretty sure knowing the problems within it will ...
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What does “voting irregularities” mean in terms of a suspension?

I was looking at another user's profile (not mine!) and noticed that the account was suspended. The exact text reads: This account is temporarily suspended for voting irregularities. The suspension ...
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Please don't misuse the voting system

This has been in discussion in chat on and off since I first joined up. Random downvotes and upvotes are things that happen. No need to sweat it. It happens, move on. We've had this discussion ...
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Do not allow users to downvote a question they have answered

I don't see a reason why it would be useful to do both of these actions so it makes sense to me to put this in place. Of course I'm curious as to why you think it makes sense as I'm suspicious it ...
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Why can't we downvote our own questions?

I'm just curious why we're not allowed to downvote our own questions. I mean, if you see that your question's topic is somewhat.....sad, then why can't you downvote it?
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Is it bad practice to upvote to help out?

The title doesn't really do my question justice, as I can't seem to find the right words to use. I occasionally find myself reading through older questions or viewing peoples questions/answers that ...
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Why do people downvote so much here?

I'm not sure if it's just me, but people seem to downvote both questions and answers more frequently here than on any other (popular) SE site like StackOverflow for example. Is it just me or am I ...
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A Close Vote is not a Super-Downvote. Please don't use it as one

So, yesterday a dumb question was asked.. It was closed as Not A Real Question in less than an hour, and reopened mere minutes later. This isn't the first time that this has happened. It usually ...
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Reputation loss for downvoting an answer

I learned recently that downvoting no longer costs reputation. But I found this in my reputation count today after voting on this answer: -1 23:02 downvoted Where can I find more Eridium? So ...
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No reputation loss for downvoting a question

If I remember how SE works then downvoting costs you a small amount of reputation. I recently downvoted this question on arqade, but my reputation hasn't dropped. Is it because the question was ...
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Downvoted an answer and MY score went down

I'm trying to figure out why when I downvoted an answer, my score went down as well. I don't see anywhere why that should affect my score.
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Is it OK to down-vote overly popular answers?

It's very common to see a question that has a fair to decent answer with a very large numer of upvotes, followed by a better answer with half the upvotes. Usually, it's because the higher ranked ...
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Page renders with me having upvoted and downvoted simultaneously

I think it's easiest to just explain this with a picture and steps to reproduce: Downvote a post. Leave that tab open. Wait for the post to get edited. Open a new tab and upvote that post. Wait ...