The title pretty much sums up my question. Is it ok to ask for an upvote when the OP feels his/her question deserves one?

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    sudo upvote-mypost
    – Tachyons
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 8:01
  • [sudo] password for tachyons:
    – Peachy
    Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 15:38

2 Answers 2


It is acceptable only if the OP has done his/her best to formulate a concise, clear and well researched question.

On the other hand, if the question is unclear, lacks details, contains spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, and wrong tags as well, then it is not acceptable to ask for an upvote. In such cases, the OP must be advised to revise the question to make it clearer, useful and answerable.

Frankly, I would rather edit the question myself than upvote it to get it noticed.


In most cases we generally don't encourage this (though we don't discourage it either - and I'm speaking from the standpoint of experience in the community).

It is okay so long as there is a good reason for asking though, such as if the question needs to get more notice, or if the question is well worth the vote, such as in the case of "canonical" questions.

  • Do you by any chance mean: ,,if the question is more detailed than the accepted answer"? Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 21:43
  • @Exeleration-G no, I mean the answer that someone is asking for an up vote o.
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 22:17
  • OK, well, OP is asking for upvoting on questions. I would usually edit the question title to get that clarified, but I am not yet privileged to do so. It would be nice if anyone else could edit the title. Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 23:18
  • @Exeleration-G you can edit it, it will show up in a suggestion queue, and then I can accept the edit.
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 7:46
  • No, I can't (yet). The edit button is greyed out. Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 8:18

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