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Should U&L participate in the "1 reputation voting" change?

Some of you may have seen the Meta feed message in /dev/chat, but for those who haven't: If more users could vote, would they engage more? Testing 1 reputation voting on some sites. I am not in a ...
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Moderators accepting answer on behalf of lost users

Sometimes I find old questions with perfectly reasonable answers with none of them checked as solved. An example I found today: How can I get neovim to load my init.vim file when in sudo mode? It is 4 ...
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Why do we have downvotes?

Having prepared a post on uncommented downvotes I was directed to previous discussion (thanks for the pointer @jeffschaller), but having read through a selection of these I was left with an even ...
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1 answer
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Will my previous votes increase the publicly displayed post score after I achieve 15 reputation?

While I have less than 15 reputation the following notification is shown every time I click to an upvote I suppose this recorded information is used for community statistics and most-important sort ...
12 votes
4 answers
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Why do well received questions often score early down votes?

I've noticed something interesting in voting trends. Quite often the more interesting questions receive early down-votes (fairly quickly) before subsequently receiving 15+ up votes. This is in ...
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9 answers
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

I see it most often on the sed/awk/grep/perl type questions, but it does happen pretty frequently I think. A lot of times you'll find like 4 or 5 answers on a question with 0 votes and it just boggles ...
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1 answer
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Voting on questions. When should you give a upvote

I makes me mad that all the (humbly thankful for their input) gurus on here and they haven't learned that if you think a question deserves an answer it also deserves a upvote........... GUYS you ...
11 votes
1 answer
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inform about edits after downvotes

You can change your vote for a question (or answer) after it has been edited. Quite often at least questions improve soon (because the questioner is told that the question is bad and what information ...
0 votes
1 answer
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Remove condition of having minimum 15 reputation for upvotes

There are many times we have found a solution on stackexchange or stackoverflow sites those are useful and deserve an upvote but because of having less reputation those solutions didn't get that ...
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1 answer
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Many times I "forget" to give (deserved) upvotes, because I would have to scroll up again

I came across a great (long) Q, with great (long) answers, several bounties awarded, a pleasure to read. From the tags, and the first few lines of the Q it was not clear to me, whether I would enjoy ...
14 votes
0 answers
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Thumbs down for the Ads

For the last couple of weeks I have been diligently, like one of Skinner's pigeons, giving the thumb's up or thumb's down to the various SE network ads that appear in the right sidebar. Why? Because ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Why does Unix.SE give me this message and no other SE sites do?

Whenever I visit a question on Unix.SE, I get the following message: On any other SE site, I don't get it. When I click close this message, the next time I visit a question, I get the same message. ...
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1 answer
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Clicking on a vote number does not split into up and down vote counts

On SO, clicking on the number of votes a question or answer has causes it to split into separate up and down vote counts. This is not done here on unix.stackexchange.
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2 answers
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Give me an EASY way to see my daily vote count

I vote a lot on Unix & Linux. I often run into the measly limit of 40 votes per day. In order to ration my votes and not overly favor questions posted early morning, I frequently check how many ...
1 vote
2 answers
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Should I vote down a question if it frustrates me?

Why someone can be so frustrated to vote down a question like this: How can I make "bind" command to work in sh shell I have some doubt about it: It is not a valid question? It is a span? ...
4 votes
1 answer
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Upvote notice went away after some seconds

This happened already twice to me: I upvoted an answer, a blue popup appeared and before I could even start reading, it disappeared again. Now what's in that message?
13 votes
2 answers
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What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer never accepted?

What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer that was never accepted? If we suspect the original poster forgot about it completely? Not sure if we have any sort of process, or if ...
5 votes
1 answer
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mistakenly awarded a badge

I down-voted a discussion in unix.SE by mistake (mouse moved when I went to click up-vote). I already corrected my vote. But I was awarded a badge unfairly. How do I request to have the critic ...
17 votes
1 answer
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Beta progress, importance of reputation, and voting

The Area 51 beta progress bar ends at 90 days. We're at 93 days, and our page says: This site has finished its beta and will be launching very soon. Why haven't we launched yet? What impact do the ...