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Upvoting question or answer edits

I've had a few edits to my posts recently, and all of them helpful. Should we have some means of appreciating this?
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Why did my reputation decrease overnight?

I filled out my profile information after achieving a reputation of nearly 200 and as I saved the changes, all of a sudden my reputation dropped(in the parent site) to 25! I checked my rep page and it ...
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Why aren't my questions being well-received?

I've been an active member of the Stack Exchange network for a little under a year now, and I've been trying hard to integrate myself into Arqade. I've played games since I was a kid, and I really ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Do answers get pushed into Low Quality Posts when they gather enough downvotes?

Part of this question says: Is it incorrect? Downvote it (and if it gets enough downvotes, it’ll get kicked into the low quality queue where the community can delete it). Emphasis mine. Is this ...
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Can you upvote/downvote answers to your own questions even without the required reputation?

The upvoting privilege comes at 15 reputation points, and the downvote privilege at 125 points. If a user that has not surpassed this baseline has received a good answer to their question, can they ...
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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 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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The strange history of a question's votes

So I asked this question and it has some interesting story of its votes which I find strange. So I asked it, self-answered it as a CW, and let it be before I can accept the answer. For some time, it ...
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How can I fix these downvoted answers?

Sorry, and yes, this is legitimately more than 2 times I would post a question like this, but I just need info for the future. So, answers like mine in this question are downvoted, just like any other....
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Why were my downvotes retracted?

On several questions I received reputation back after previously downvoting due to what I believed to be low-quality effort posts. I both received my reputation back and the downvotes were retracted ...
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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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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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Why don't we require users to comment their reasons for down-voting?

I don't know where to exactly look for the answer to this question on SE / Meta.SE as my searching has been inconclusive. Why doesn't Stack Exchange require users to enter a comment as a reason for a ...
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When is it appropriate to downvote a question?

Clearly there are some questions asked that are not appropriate for the site. Many of them come from users that are new to the site. I have no problem with voting to close the questions, and ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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How can I negotiate with this "angry" user?

There was a user who's answer I unaccepted, who went and randomly downvoted one of my answers. I know that they were the one who did it, because: I can see the change to their rep One of the most-...
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Increase daily vote limits depending on a user's reputation

According to this post, you get 40 votes a day. This seems like a good limit, but I find myself hitting the limit everyday. There are so many questions on Arqade, and so little votes to cast. I think ...
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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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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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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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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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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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