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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

There's a small number of questions that are really well asked, a small number that are so bad I literally can't understand them, and a huge remainder that suck, but not so much that I can't piece ...
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

At least for me the answer lies in the tooltip text for an upvote: this question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. Most questions simply don't show any research effort at all. Many ...
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

There is a difference between a poor question and a poorly asked question. A poor question would be one where there is insufficient detail to answer, it is an X-Y problem or is otherwise just a wreck. ...
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Remove condition of having minimum 15 reputation for upvotes

I applaud your desire to upvote those that have helped you. Sadly SPAM and other nefarious activities are a sad fact of the modern internet. So these limits are in place. But it turns out your idea ...
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Voting on questions. When should you give a upvote

Upvote button hover text: This question shows research effort; it is helpful and clear The fact that someone answers a question does not, de facto, make it a good question. Questions may have ...
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

For myself. I answer questions I know the answer to (that are not homework). But I upvote questions that I want to know the answer to (because it got me thinking, or because I have that issue as well)....
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Many times I "forget" to give (deserved) upvotes, because I would have to scroll up again

Keyboard shortcuts are already available. Enable them in your preferences: The help ?: Voting v:
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Why do well received questions often score early down votes?

I'm just speculating, since of course an actual answer could only come from... a committee of downvoters. And I may be thinking about the wrong examples, since you didn't provide any in your question. ...
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Why do we have downvotes?

I would answer your question with your own words: We downvote because we don't see any value in someone's contribution. That is obvious. It's there for all to see. In general, votes are for rating....
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Give me an EASY way to see my daily vote count

I think Caleb's answer is on the right track, but it has a fatal flaw: I want an easy way to know how many votes I have left before voting, not after. It does give me an idea: include the current ...
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

Because we're nice. I answer questions to help the person asking (and sometimes, ok, "because I know the answer":-), but I vote based on question quality and interest. These are two different things.
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inform about edits after downvotes

it would be nice to be informed of edits to a post which one has downvoted I had a similar thought, and chased it down through various Metas, eventually landing at Stack Apps: Get a list of posts you'...
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Why do well received questions often score early down votes?

In my opinion, I think there's a semi-active user that is exercising their right to vote and is doing so on some criteria that obviously doesn't align with 16+ other voters. It's the disparity of that ...
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Will my previous votes increase the publicly displayed post score after I achieve 15 reputation?

No, you would have to cast the vote again after you reach 15 rep, since your vote wasn't actually a full/normal vote. See Once I reach 15 reputation, will my old votes be taken into account? for more. ...
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Why does Unix.SE give me this message and no other SE sites do?

From here This isn't a bug, this is by design: Welcome back! If you found this question useful, don't forget to vote both the question and the answers up. only appears if ...
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Clicking on a vote number does not split into up and down vote counts

That's a privilege that you receive when you get to the 1000 point level. But you can install this browser plugin to unlock it on all SE sites. “View Vote totals” without 1000 rep References Why ...
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Why do we have downvotes?

If anything, downvotes on answers are more important than upvotes. Downvotes are the only way we have of indicating that an answer is bad. "Bad" could mean anything from inelegant, through not ...
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

There are no stupid questions, but quite a few inquisitive idiots. And I once was young and very green too. That which is trivial for me now, was not always the past. I answer more questions than I ...
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Why do we have downvotes?

A point, that @terdon (+1) alludes to, but that doesn't across clear enough: Down-votes are essential to make some answers disappear, (imho) Especially among the older questions there are some really ...
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Why do well received questions often score early down votes?

You didn't cite any examples, but I suppose many of those are basic questions that receive a few "you idiot, why don't you know this?" downvotes in the beginning, and then hit the Hot Network ...
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Why answer a question not worth your upvote?

I sometimes do not upvote if I feel there is a missing detail which should be added to the question. In particular, I sometimes comment that the question should specify the exact distribution and ...
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Give me an EASY way to see my daily vote count

I second this request. Months and months later I still miss it and inability to ration votes well is a poor way to contribute to high signal to noise ratios on the sites I frequent. I propose adding ...
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