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Why don't people who down-voted on a question revisit that question if it has been edited to make it better for up-votes?

In my case, it is because of the lack of notification. I am reasonably active on 6 sites and present on a few more. I have no way of knowing if one of the posts I have downvoted has since been edited. ...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

Thanks for posting about this topic. I think it is a real problem that meta participation has declined, because if a smaller proportion of site users participate in meta, the site becomes less ...
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Why did this question get so many downvotes?

As with last time, people didn't understand what you need. There are super-simple solutions available but you're adamant they're not good enough, but don't explain why. You did give an example this ...
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Only close if there is a good reason. Don't just close bad questions - that's what downvoting is for

No, that kind of questions shall be shot on sight. It's a homework programming question. Homework questions are ok (at least IMO) when: They're explained well enough. That's the bare minimum for ...
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Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates?

The definitions of both update and upgrade come from Debian, not Ubuntu. If you want those terms changed, you must convince the Debian community (not us). If Debian changed the definitions tomorrow, ...
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What do you consider a well received question?

I believe for the badges (Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic), a "well-received question" means that the question itself has a positive score, i.e. 1 or more. This can be 2 positives and 1 ...
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How many comment votes do we each get in a day?

According to How does comment voting and flagging work? over on Meta Stack Exchange you get 30 comment upvotes per UTC day: Comment votes ... You get 30 comment upvotes per day.
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Why are only mods allowed to vote to migrate a question to another site (not including the site's Meta site)?

My rationale to date for resisting open migrations is "because migrations are rubbish": Cannot specify other SE groups for transfer Activate migration paths to Unix and Linux, should we? I maintain ...
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Why did this question get so many downvotes?

Good questions are based on research on the subject of the question. Once that is done, you have at least a clear assumption on the options you have, and you can ask specific question(s) to achieve ...
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Why don't people who down-voted on a question revisit that question if it has been edited to make it better for up-votes?

I think it is no more than useful and decent to keep an eye on posts you downvoted. As far as I know, I always do (although "accidents" may happen). I also noticed many other users withdraw their ...
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Your vote is locked in unless answer is edited

Forever. No really, Forever.................... If you were looking for the vote reversal timeout, you can find it here. I did in under 2 minutes Why can't I change my vote if the post has ...
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Isn't it weird that you type upgrades and get updates?

You are misunderstanding what the words are referring to. Which is understandable, it isn't particularly obvious. However, apt update will update the list of available packages. On the other hand apt ...
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How do we change the policy of Ask Ubuntu if votes are low in Ask Ubuntu Meta?

People not voting on site policies and more generally not taking part in Meta means they accept how site policies are being managed, else they would engage and vote. As far as specific questions to be ...
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Can moderators view votes?

Nope, we can't see your individual upvotes or downvotes. We can see any voting trends that appear, in case you start using your votes to target other users (which is against the rules), or other ...
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