Often, in an attempt to help people with chat-questions (questions that can not be answered without troubleshooting many, many steps and without asking many questions to the point where doing it in comments becomes unreasonable), I will have long conversations in chat with people. After many days we may actually find a solution.
After spending a lot of time and eventually finding a solution, some users want to "repay me". Coincidentally (or not), I sometimes receive a bunch of upvotes on 3 or 4 old questions.
This also sometimes occurs after answering a normal question and getting a "THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are a life saver!".
Additionally, sometimes this occurs visa-versa, someone helped me a lot in chat or in one of my questions and I would like to "repay" them this way.
Obviously, I would not upvote bad answers I would just take the time to read their answers and upvote if they are good.
Is looking through someones Q&A with the intention of upvoting good ones in order to "repay" them for help bad practice/not allowed?
Feel free to edit.
Update to include a bit more explanation:
"Each answer should be voted on because of the content" One may be voting due to content, but may have the opportunity due to the person posting. (If I don't see a post I can't upvote it therefore by specifically looking at a specific persons posts they will naturally get more upvotes).