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Guidelines when voting for friends

Yesterday the moderators and SE staff wiped out 1850 reputation points between three accounts. Our current understanding is that these accounts are held by three real people who know each other in ...
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Exchange votes or favours

Probably the most risky post I ever posted on AU, nevertheless need to get it of my chest... Don't ask me how I got the impression, nor whom it involves, but there seems to be a tendency lately that ...
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You can vote - do it!

That about says it. Currently out of the top 15 posts in the newest questions, the total number of votes on questions and answers is 4 positive and 1 negative. This seems a bit low to me. Friends, ...
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Plea to the decentralized sense of opinion - use your vote!

Ask Ubuntu, as any other site in the Stack Exchange sites network, works with the help of a rating system. Sometimes it's hard for people to understand the importance of a single vote but votes are ...
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Please don't just vote posts up because you feel sorry for them getting voted down

Please don't just vote bad posts up because you feel sorry for people who got voted down, it completely undermines the point of voting and wastes other peoples votes. Today I voted this post down, it ...
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What is your consideration when downvoting, what are your criteria?

At the risk of being burned down, have to get this off my chest. Be sure it is not meant as an average "ouch, they downvoted me" rant; it bothers me when it happens to others as much as it does when ...
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Are we being too generous to (incorrect) answers?

For quite sometime now, I am seeing a very alarming trend here. Wrong/incorrect answers are being upvoted, quite a lot. I have seen some answers lately, that deserve downvotes without any doubt, but ...
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Only 30 days and -1 to remove a question?

This was just brought to my attention by this question. From meta.se a question can be removed If the question is more than 30 days old, and ... has −1 or lower score has no answers is ...
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What do you do about unexplained downvotes?

Too often do I see a question that is downvoted, without any explanation for why it was downvoted, and I cannot find anything downvote-worthy about the question. Often times I consider (and sometimes ...
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What is considered a community consensus on Meta?

The info of the discussion tag here on Meta reads: The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus. ...
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Is the importance of voting understated on Ask Ubuntu?

Well, see title. It seems that upvotes are really few and far in between on Ask Ubuntu. I see some really amazingly good answers that have been there for hours and sometimes have zero or one upvotes. ...
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How can we motivate the community to vote more?

Lately I've noticed - we have a steadily growing population of users, but voting trends appear down. How can help educate users of their right - and inherent duty - to vote? How can we help promote ...
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Why are people downvoting questions with obvious solutions?

There is something I have seen in both stackoverflow and askubuntu. That is happening way more at stackoverflow but even at AskUbuntu. There are questions with minus ratings and negative votes (for ...
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Does voting up have to be serious?

Sometimes when I come across a question I like, I usually upvote it. When I com across a bad question, I leave a comment or edit it. The thing is, do I really have to think before I upvote a ...
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I accepted an answer to my question - does that mean I should upvote it, too?

A while ago, I asked a question about something. An answer was provided by another user, and although it did help with my original problem, it created new problems that were discussed in comments. ...
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How to get Vox Populi badge

If I know right i can use maximum 30 votes in day. How can i get Vox Populi badge when it needs 40 votes: Vox Populi Used the maximum 40 votes in a day.
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Is it a good or a bad sign that I get the “notable question” badge for a zero-votes question?

I just got the "notable question" badge for Let Xorg listen on TCP, but only to localhost?. This means the question got 2500 views ... It is my first notable-question badge at all on the SE network, ...
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Can I cancel a vote for a comment?

I voted up for a comment and realized that it wasn't in fact such a great comment. I am not able to cancel my vote as I can do for questions or answers : "click again to undo" don't work. Is it just ...
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Isn't the first step to post a comment rather than vote to close?

Can a question be closed without even a single comment? I have an example here in which I do understand that several voters close the question without asking for clarification: https://askubuntu.com/...
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I observed that my reputation decreases when I downvote answers, why?

Why does my reputation decrease when I down-vote answers? Isn't down-voting bad answers a good thing?
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Voting for more questions and how to find them

Voting is important on Ask Ubuntu, it is how we know the content we have is good and useful to the community, it has been said before many times, like here by Zanna, we just don't vote for questions, ...
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Please consider leaving feedback on votes for new users [duplicate]

I came across this question where two new users had answered and both of them got downvoted. Now I get why not everyone comments on their votes but I really think if you are dealing with rep 1 users ...
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What does “-10 User was removed” mean?

I noticed this in my "activity drop down:" I don't particular care about losing 10 points, but it piqued my interest. What does this mean? If someone's account is deleted for some reason, their up ...
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How did I cast more than 40 votes in a single day?

My profile says I voted 41 times today. But we only get up to 40 votes/day. So how can this be? Could this have happened due to undownvoting (or unupvoting) a post, and getting a vote back? I don't ...
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Disturbing voting trends

Recently, on Ask Ubuntu, I see a lot of people voting for really bad questions, here are some examples This one is just bad https://askubuntu.com/questions/811352/install-ubuntu-16-10-on-virtualbox ...
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I should be able to upvote answers to my question

I can see the reason for "you need reputation to upvote". But I should be able to upvote answers to my question, since there could be more than one answers that work but only one that can be accepted.
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Should I wait before upvoting the first answer?

I asked a question regarding computer clusters. The question was apt for the community wiki, and was made into one. The first response that it received was good and I upvoted it. However since then, ...
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General Voting Etiquette

I already know that voting is subjective and that down voting deducts points from the voter as well. However, I am curious if there is a general consensus on a reasonable time limit (for voting in ...
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Is it acceptable to ask for an upvote on question by the OP?

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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How to defend against negative incorrect votes

I have received a negative vote today for no apparent reason (Sorry for my English written skill, am from Venezuela) and i was wondering is there some kind of anti vote system that checks or at least ...
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Are votes more dramatic on Meta?

Just a simple question and discussion, no complaining, just asking. From what you (as an AU user) have seen, do you feel that votes are more dramaticized on Meta? For example I see multiple questions ...
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Can people please leave comments when they downvote questions and answers [duplicate]

This is more of a request than a question, but if people down vote questions or answers could you please leave a comment in the appropriate place. The point of the voting system is so good q/a can be ...
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Serial downvoting reversed

what is Serial downvoting reversed? I just got +14 Reputations from the event listed as Serial downvoting reversed. What does that mean?
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Why is 1000 rep needed to view vote count?

From https://askubuntu.com/privileges/established-user : Voting scores, as displayed, are the sum of the up and down votes on a post. Vote counts are the individual up and down votes that make up ...
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Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day?

Is there a way to see how many votes I have left for the day (prior to the 5 votes left warning)?
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How to see list of votes I made?

I want to know how many votes I made on questions and answer's still. Is there any way to know that ?
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Migrated posts can be voted twice

I remember to have upvoted the question and answer https://askubuntu.com/q/97569/6969 and after migration to meta I thought, good question and answer, let's upvote it. After that, I realized that I'...
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Should the overlay or tooltip text for voting arrows be changed?

Right now, the text that pops up when you hover the pointer over the voting arrows is identical to the main site, like this: Problem is, the text that pops up when you hover over the vote ...
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When are upvoted answers listed above accepted answers?

Occasionally on AskUbuntu, I've seen highly upvoted answers listed before the accepted answer for a question. This is useful for when the OP accepts a suboptimal or incorrect answer. However, when ...
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Why is my answer being downvoted?

I've posted an answer that I think that is as valid (or more) than it's companions. It was downvoted 2 times and up voted zero times. Why is happening this? Link: https://askubuntu.com/a/609136/...
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Can we add 'Vote History' back to our Ask Ubuntu profile page?

I want to view my voting history on my profile page here on Ask Ubuntu. How do I do this? Judging from this Meta Stack Overflow question, this functionality existed and was removed 'for some reason'....
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What are the reasons to downvote answers?

I'm not asking why a specific answer get downvoted but specifically why would you normally downvote an answer. This should help newbies understanding why their answers were downvoted even though ...
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Don't be shy and vote ;)

I know is pretty difficult finding good/interesting questions/answers, but the amount of votes per week/month/quarter leave so much to hope for. I feel alone in the first place on the quarter rankings ...
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Certain users should get more close and delete votes

20k+ users (or something) should get more close and delete votes. It is limiting when we are out of votes and come across questions to close or answers/questions to delete. Flagging is cool, but ...
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Why can you not downvote comments?

You can up and downvote posts, but why can you only upvote comments? What is the thinking for not allow any sort of downvote on comments (not that I am saying that you should lose or gain rep from ...
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Why can't we re-upvote comments?

Out of curiosity, why can't we re-upvote comments after upvoting and removing the upvote? As there aren't any penalties or rewards, I was just wondering, why the seemingly arbitrary limitation?
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Why do you need 15 reputation to upvote?

I'm still a newbie on the askubuntu site, and what I experienced is that you need a reputation of 15 to upvote. I don't understand this. Say you see a question that you would like to see answered or ...
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I don't know how to title this

There's something that's been bugging me for a while, and I don't quite know how to describe this, but I suppose this would be phrased as "close-voting for the sake of close voting", rather than ...
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Why does the community bot upvote some things?

I have a question about the Community moderator bot. I have seen and understood what its mission is. I also noticed something that was weird, at least for me. The bot votes several questions. And ...
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Is it proper to downvote a question that describes a bug?

After a research, and finding no solution to the problem I faced on my Ubuntu machine, I made and posted a detailed question to Ask Ubuntu. To my surprise, what I have is a bug (not sure if known or ...