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Interpreting up- and down- votes in the Question Sandbox

I’m having a hard time understanding the logic behind the voting on questions in the Sandbox. The only guidance I’ve found for voting on proposed questions is in ArtOfCode’s seminal post here where ...
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Good answers to bad questions, a voting issue

I saw this question which I feel is a poor fit for the site and not about Worldbuilding and I down-voted it and VTC'd accordingly. It has since been put on hold but not before it attracted an answer ...
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Do we have a troll in our midst?

I have noticed that many times, there are negative votes given to new posts (both questions and answers) that look perfectly fine to me. There is also never an explanation given for why the downvote ...
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Why do I have so few votes?

I remember that the site lets you vote about 40 times over the course of a day. Today I logged in, voted the answers on this question, about 9 votes and just a few more later... probably less than 15 ...
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Questions with multiple answers but still flagged as off topic, too broad, or down voted

Not to be confused with: Why are questions with multiple answers off-topic? We've all seen questions that have been flagged as off topic, too broad, etc. or have been voted with negatives numbers. ...
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Closing hurdle for well received questions

This question was well received (up to now: 11 upvotes) and put "on hold" a few days ago. (Without an explanation at that) Right now it looks like that put an end to the discussion. That makes me ...
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Vote counting on questions/answers

Upon accessing the review list, we can choose i.e. between closing a question or leaving it open. Are both types of vote counted until the threshold, or not? I mean, once N users vote to close a ...
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Why is it allowed for users to down-vote a question that is already closed?

I have seen questions that have been closed and then days later down-voted even though they are closed already. I see no point in allowing this as it negatively impacts the user asking the question ...
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Redefining what constitutes closure at this time

Following a recent surge in suggested close votes, it's important that users understand what constitutes a reason to close a question. However, there have been some clear and direct inconsistencies ...
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Is it worth continuing the old name votes? If so, how?

Eleven months ago, Naming our robot proposed we name the robot visible in the main site background, on the lefthand side. A week later, Naming our lady surfaced to give a title to its seemingly human ...
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Why is this disliked?

I do not entirely get why my question is being downvoted so heavily. I looked in the most popular answer and by the looks of it, they're placing their opinions on top of mine instead of properly ...
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I only seem to have 32 votes a day

I looked through the highest rating questions/answer earlier yesterday, quite a few gave me a laugh so I was up voting alot, after a bit I hit my limit, thought nothing of it and kept reading for a ...
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Is this a case of vote fraud?

I noticed that this question: Given present-day Earth as we know it, how could I fake a radio transmission as coming from a distant star? Had a downvote on every answer that seemed to be applied in a ...
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Voting irregularities?

I was just browsing through Worldbuilding when I visited a user's profile and saw this: This account is temporarily suspended for voting irregularities. The suspension period ends in 5 days. So ...
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“Serial voting reversed” - meaning and response?

This message showed up in my inbox. I had to do a little research even to know what it meant. As far as I understand it, this means that someone went through and systematically up-voted a big stack of ...
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How to boost upvotes on questions

I have questions. Good questions. Hot questions. Quite a few of them. They get many views. They get many answer-upvotes. But. I don't get credited for asking a question worthy of an answer of quality....
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Ethics of voting for low-rep users?

I have a fetish. One that I am extremely careful about any place serious. I like helping people. I like helping new people. And I like voting for people so they don't have to scrape and agonize to get ...
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An immediate upvote on my question?

Don't get me wrong, I like up-votes, but it seems strange to me that probably less than three seconds after I asked my most recent question I got a +1 vote on it: With current technology, what would ...
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Can't vote any more

The vote buttons are dead pictures and don't react, though the middle "show votes" still works. The flag and up buttons on comments are similarly affected, though they show up after touching the ...
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Why was my post downvoted?

What are the most common reasons for downvoting a post on this site? What can I do to avoid being downvoted, and what can I do to improve my already-downvoted post?
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Where are the downvotes?

It seems we have a problem. Specifically, a downvoting problem. Early in the private beta, I asked Should this be a high-voting site? which received (relatively speaking) massive community support. A ...
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~999 problems and votes are every one

Coming onto the site this morning, I was surprised to find that apparently every single one of our questions has -999 score. On a second look, it turns out they actually have ~999 score. This must ...
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Should we encourage voteup upon answering?

Should we encourage users to +1 each question, they find at least that interesting, that they're deciding to answer? AFAIK, this case isn't certain among other SE sites. I personally find this fair ...
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Should this be a high-voting site?

This is a question that I remember was brought up on another site (I think it was the late Digital Preservation site, but I could be wrong about that part), and which I think is worth considering ...