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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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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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
17 votes
1 answer

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 ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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0 answers

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Philip Couling's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer

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 ...
Hauke Laging's user avatar
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8 votes
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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 ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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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 ...
Alex Stragies's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer

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 ...
artu-hnrq's user avatar
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5 votes
1 answer

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 ...
Arcege's user avatar
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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?
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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. ...
Elliot A.'s user avatar
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1 vote
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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? ...
Radu Rădeanu's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer

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.
PythonNut's user avatar
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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 ...
Arun Pal's user avatar
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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 ...
bu5hman's user avatar
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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 ...
somethingSomething's user avatar