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Should I be able to change my vote if an answer becomes outdated? Or should I take another action?

Some time ago I found an answer which I had found useful and upvoted. Recently I bumped into the same issue again and, trying to apply the steps from the answer, I found that the solution is now ...
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Let's NOT participate in the one-rep voting experiment

On September 19th, 2023, SE announced that a few Stack Exchange sites would be participating in an experiment where one-rep users (with registered accounts) could cast both upvotes and downvotes. ...
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Spontaneous Reputation Loss

I had a 308 reputation about thirty minutes ago, and someone has spontaneously down-voted at least four of my answers, and voted to delete them. I expect that this will happen more, and I would like ...
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Large number of -1 posts

Seems lately there are an excessive number of -1 votes on unanswered & answered questions, majority of which are unwarranted. Just 'fixed' probably 10 found in the latest 50. What's going on? ...
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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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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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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 is this question about the solar eclipse so heavily downvoted?

I am talking about Will the Great American Eclipse Crash Ubuntu here. Just in case, here is its content: Wondering if my computer will crash because of the Eclipse? Anything I need to do to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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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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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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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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Reason for question beeing Downvoted?

I know this is a common question asked here. But I am not understanding why my Question was downvoted. Is it because its stupid or not well written or something else. Shouldn't there be a system for ...
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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 ...
Jacob Vlijm's user avatar
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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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What is the point of voting in meta

The voting in Askubuntu works as following: you ask a good question, it gets upvoted and you get reputation you give a good answer and it gets upvoted, you receive reputation you ask a bad ...
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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 ...
Mark Kirby's user avatar
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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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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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Always Allow Voting and Commenting Privleges For Users With More than 200 on other Stack Exchange Sites

As the question Am I allowed to ask for a rep boost indicates, offering a bounty without realizing that you will no longer be able to comment or vote seems to not be atypical. This is exactly what ...
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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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This is what we should be worring about, we are upvoting CRAP in Ask Ubuntu!

This is the exact contrary to "Should we get worried about in what direction Ask Ubuntu wanders?". For some reason, a question that has nothing to do with Ubuntu in any way or form was upvoted... and ...
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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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What are the basic principles for using the vote functions?

Have noticed in chat and meta all users are being encouraged to vote more. Does this mean peoples attitude to voting might need adjusted? Am trying to list some related questions and observations ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
Tom Brossman's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
andrewsomething's user avatar
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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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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?
Mysterio's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Gerhard Burger's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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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, ...
Paŭlo Ebermann's user avatar
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Should otherwise obsolete comments sometimes be retained for the community opinion their upvotes express?

Sometimes a comment with lots of upvotes is still obsolete and should be removed. This is usually the case, for example, when it requests information that the OP then provides (and provides in such a ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
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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?
Rahul Virpara's user avatar
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Will bounty be given to the accepted answer?

There is a question which had a bounty and it was given to the highest voted answer (as the faq says), but none of the answers has been accepted yet. What if someone answers this question (perhaps ...
Rahul Virpara's user avatar
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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 ...
Emerson Hsieh's user avatar
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1 answer
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Should the tooltip that appears when voting up a question be modified?

It currently reads: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. What about questions that show no or minimal research effort but are useful? For example, I upvoted Is there an ...
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