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Peer voting on questions and answers is the primary way users gain reputation, and also how many items are sorted to the top.

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How is No for an answer to a question that invites workarounds?

The upvote arrow tooltip reads This answer is useful "How to answer" reads Make sure your answer provides [what is asked] – or a viable alternative. .. Any answer that gets the asker going in ...
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After 3 years I posted an up-to-date answer and got some bad feedback — What should I do?

We are talking about this question: How to schedule airplane mode? Jun 15, 2016 — I asked the question how to schedule the Airplane Mode on my iPhone. Got answer mentioning it was not possible ...
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Why did I get -2 for an answer with a score of 1?

My answer to this question was not accepted but was upvoted once. Yet when I check my points the answer is listed as -2. What gives? This has happened twice in one day!
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How did I vote?

Now that I have your attention, I wanted to ask if it’s possible to access your voting history? I understand I can’t see how people vote, but can I see how I’ve voted? If not can we make this a new ...
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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?

This site suffers from overzealous community reviewers and trigger happy close voters. This can be exemplified with one of my recent posts: Is there any objective data on Apple laptop hardware ...
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Background colour of remaining flags/close vote count

Whenever I choose to cast vote on a question or flag a post, the count of remaining votes/flags for the day is shown besides the button. I have observed that the background colour of the box shown ...
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Why did all my questions get up-voted at once and then suddenly get down-voted?

Someone suddenly up-voted all my questions since the beginning, then suddenly with 1 day ago my questions got down-voted.
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Why is the voting system on this site so severely broken and how to improve it?

Meta-users should already know this: Why is voting important? …good content rises to the top …incorrect content falls to the bottom But looking into the questions by vote yields almost ridiculous ...
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Voting vs Editing, are they at Odds in the Current System?

The site encourages editing questions, comments and answers. The site also encourages to vote, up or down on each of these entry types. Maybe I do not understand this correctly but what happens in the ...
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Do my up votes count once I have enough reputation?

I have a reputation of 11 at the moment, but I have found a couple a very useful questions and answers, things I would like to up vote. If I do so now, it does not show up, but I believe it is stored. ...
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Why haven't I received reputation points for some of the upvotes that one of my answers received?

I answered a question, namely What are some useful ways to use Automator?, but I have not received any reputation points for the 4 up-votes that it received. Am I misunderstanding some portion of the ...
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Why did I lose one reputation for downvoting an answer?

Before we get started, I do not care that I lost the reputation. I'm trying to figure out why the reputation was taken away. The answer that I downvoted did not answer the OP's question, hence the ...
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How often are the vote statistics updated in my profile

I like to vote on questions, and answers. I also like to review, but because of the 40 per day vote limit I like to keep a couple of votes just in case there is something brilliant that I want to ...
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Is there a automated system to be informed on down vote

In the effort to clean after my self ! Sometimes I find my answer given long time ago, to have been down voted (for a good reason). So I delete it. My problem is how to be notified of such event, ...
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Is there any way to display my comment votes?

Seems that the only way to see how votes have my comments is going comment by comment and checking it. Is there a better way to display my comment's votes?
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What is wrong with my questions to warrant being downvoted?

I posted my first 2 questions on Ask Different today and both got down voted (with no comment) within 15 mins of posting. That doesn't feel very welcoming! What is wrong with these questions? Is it ...
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Add “Not about Apple products” to close vote reasons

I've seen a default "Not about Apple products and not in scope of this site etc." as closing reason. It does not show up in my options, is it diamond mod only? Can this be added to the 3k rep closing ...
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What's the point of voting to delete?

I've just reached 20k and got the ability to vote to delete posts that are -1 or below. I don't understand the purpose of this, or how I should be using it. Currently, when I see an answer by a new ...
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Introduce a Gray Scale to Negative Voted Questios

Was wondering if it would be helpful to moderators and to keep this site cleaner to do following. On each negative Vote on the Question the Font gets reduced in gray scale color. So for example on ...
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Answer Spectrum:

I realize now I've been a little too liberal in my up-voting. I would say that answers to questions fall along a spectrum (leaving out clearly bad/offtopic answers and answers) from Well written ...
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Negative points when Flaging

Does one gets Negative points for Flagging something to Moderator?
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What can I do about targeted negative voting?

I just found out that someone here does not like me. There was a targeted negative voting, on the same day (2 days ago), for answers I gave like 6 months ago: Is there something I can do about it, ...
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Serial upvoting reverersal

I spent over a hour helping another user Localhost Forbidden with his question. As he had little reputation, he went ahead and upvoted most of my questions and answers after I solved his issue with ...
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Is having a question with high views and low votes common?

I recently earned the Famous Question badge [10k views] for App Store "An Unknown Error Has Occurred", Apple Support fix was only temporary. How fix permanently? I note that there are still ...
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Do we need a generic off-topic close reason?

I don't have vote to close privileges here, but wanted to flag this question as off topic. Simply because it's not in the scope of this site, and just asking for an external website. However, the ...
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Does someone need to leave a comment on a question or answer when voting it down? [duplicate]

One occasionally encounters comments to the effect of "Why the downvote? It is not useful to downvote without commenting." Are users who vote down a question or answer expected or required to comment ...
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1 Downvote + 1 upvote = 1 upvote?

I post an answer to this question. My answer receives a downvote (also if I don't understand why) and 1 upvote. As a result a earned 9 points. That's ok. However when I look at the answer it has 1 ...
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Is there a way to rescind a close vote?

I voted to close this question earlier today because I didn't realize iOS 6 had been released. I have since realized that I'm an idiot and should check things before blithely voting to close a ...
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Suspicous downvoting?

I was browsing AskDifferent and asking questions when out of nowhere I got 3 downvotes in a very very short span of time. They were on these questions: Does the 'unibody' design of the MB/MBP ...
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Can I view all my close votes somewhere?

I have wanted to go back to questions that I've cast a close vote on and check up on them. However, I lose track of all the questions. How can I view all my close votes?
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Should we forbid all “Which Mac is the best for…” questions?

I noticed lately a lot of "which Mac is the best for..." questions. Here is a list, and I practically only used the development tag: Which MacBook Pro configuration is best suitable for Iphone/Ipad ...
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Why does Ask Different have such a low voting percentage?

Ask Different seems to be one of the larger and more popular SE sites, yet the voting is on par with some of the smallest in-beta sites. Other than the hyper-popular "your favorite tip/trick" type ...
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Who should the moderators be?

Guidelines Use this thread. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their activity. The nominee should indicate their acceptance by commenting ...