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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. While I often leave comments explaining my downvotes and I will revisit them if the OP lets me know the answer's been edited, this is not always the case. In ...


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Here are the principles I use for myself: Be generous in your votes. If you doubt about an upvote, give it an upvote. This is a matter of attitude. Of love for others and their work. Also you will be rewarded for votes at some point. In case of a downvote, make sure you stipulate why you downvote (unless it is very obvious). Try to vote on every page you ...


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Try it. It will give you a message saying you can't vote for your own post:


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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 time (which is a distinct improvement) but then you started saying things like... I don't want to run a script that executes two commands... Why not? It's ...


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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 any question. Otherwise, close as "unclear what you're asking". That question barely meets this requirement doesn't meet this requirement at all. It's clear that ...


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Possible Reasons The only way to be sure why a downvote was cast is if the downvoter explains it. I'm not one of the people who downvoted it, so I can only guess. With that said: It's not clear until one is well into the body of the question that the problem is happening in Firefox, or that you can subscribe with Google Reader to some feeds, just not ...


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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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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 those stances. Essentially if we collectively do something wrong like closing or deleting a post, we can undo it. If we collectively shunt rubbish around, we ...


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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 downvote once a post is improved. You can, and probably should make sure the downvoter is notified of your edit(s) by @ping -ing him or her. That implies however ...


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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 been edited during the initial 5mn grace period?


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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 your goal and exactly find out were your assumptions may be incorrect. Your question then is based on clear information, either correct or not, and an answer can ...


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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 users target you, but that is the extent that we can see.


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There's no good reason, as far as I know. The data is accessible through the API, so yes, it would be comically easy to set a UserScript up for this functionality. I would assume this limit is here to serve as a carrot. A lot of the site gets its benefits by "gameification" of otherwise dull aspects. Review is turned into a game. Writing good answers gets ...


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How about if we give the new users some initiative to vote up an answer. Like giving them 5 reputation points on every answer they vote up. After, say about 100 points gained this way, this stops, but by then the user probably will have enough initiative to vote up a good answer even without an incentive.


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tl; dr: This is for performance. If you want to use a userscript, there's one here. This is for performance reasons in the Stack Exchange engine. If you look at the schema seen under http://data.stackexchange.com/ubuntu/query/new, you will see that posts have a Score column, but not one for upvotes and another for downvotes. Therefore, getting vote counts ...


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