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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 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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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, ...
6 votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Disable voting for closed questions.

Because it is closed for some reasons.