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Encouraging answerers to upvote question they are answering?

The upvote guidance on questions is: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear It does not suggest that an upvote should, in any way, be related to whether the question receives ...
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Downvoting, when is it appropriate?

With the special case of new users (perhaps with English not as their first language) addressed in a separate Q&A at Should there be a grace period before downvoting questions from a new user? my ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

Can someone explain to me why my answer got that highly ranked? Besides becoming a HNQ (see here), people evaluated your answer as useful. Research effort is only one variable among other which is ...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

When searching for programming questions on the web I often get Stackoverflow as first result. When viewing the questions and answers over there, I sometimes get a popup reminder "dont forget to vote ...
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Self-voting question to be closed?

Voting to close your own questions is always fine. That leaves it up to the community to judge their value. However, my advice would be to only delete questions when they really have no value to ...
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'User was removed' with significant amount of votes withdrawn. Was it a fraud?

It seems to be related to the same event as is being asked about at Meta SE in Massive user removal in one night? As @Animuson has answered there: One or more users deleted their profiles, and ...
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Winning 8 points on answer without up or downvotes?

At the moment you have 3 upvotes and 1 downvote (net 2 upvotes). I assume that when you checked, you received 8 rep because at that moment you had 1 upvote and 1 downvote. Sometimes it takes a while ...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

I help manage a different site (not StackExchange based) and I find it incredibly difficult to get any voting on questions. Most questions have zero votes. I think many reasons are the same as here. ...
Mark Ireland's user avatar
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7 votes

How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

Traffic to the site has decreased since 23rd March 2020 due to the global impact of covid-19. (more people choosing video/conferencing over browsing?) The trend is a slow rise, people working from ...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

I too would "like to see an increase of voting across the GIS SE community" and I think the onus for this should not fall just upon those users who are already volunteering their time to answer ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

In addition to the HNQ prominence, I think people (myself included) tend to hit the "this answer is useful" selfishly rather than altruistically. It would be appropriate to click that up ...
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Undoing/retracting vote to reopen question that was closed as duplicate?

The ability to retract re-open votes is the subject of a feature request at Meta Stack Exchange - see Ability to retract reopen/delete votes. It has been open for more than 5 years and appears not to ...
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Any way to combat abuse of downvotes?

Any way to combat abuse of downvotes? Yes, please take a careful read on What is serial voting and how does it affect me? Is there any mechanism on Stack Exchange to report abuse of downvotes by ...
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Downvoting, when is it appropriate?

I feel that the main situation that requires downvoting AN ANSWER is when it is mistaken, incorrect, dangerous or proposes a gunblazing approach without informing potential users of pitfalls. PolyGeo'...
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Why is voting to close a question not possible after retracting?

This comment from @animuson from here answers my question quite well: allowing them to vote again would allow them to quickly retract their vote then vote to close again to bump it back into the ...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

I have 15+ years experience in GIS and can't actually vote or comment because of not enough rep points on stackexchange. That limits my participation.
A. Mort's user avatar
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

Which types of questions do get much more than average participation/voting? If we can identify these, maybe there is something on them (like a pattern) we can try help replicating to other ...
Andre Silva's user avatar
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Changed my mind on a vote for a thread, do I get that vote added for the total of the day?

I think the terminology of "thread", which is suitable for discussion forums, is out of place at Stack Exchange sites and, in the case you cite, should be replaced by "post" (i.e. question or answer), ...
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Investigating suspected vote manipulation?

To me that level of viewing and voting does not arouse any suspicion of a voting irregularity. Most likely it was either shared on Twitter/Facebook/etc, appeared in a GIS SE newsletter, or reached ...
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