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Vote Early, Vote Often

I'm just going to go out there and say that we might inadvertently be a low voting site. Does that seem fair? I'm noticing that our predicted numbers of users with 200+ votes seems to be dropping and ...
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6 votes

Vote Early, Vote Often

I agree with the statement that we are a low voting site. I went to Area 51 and picked 2 sites which are also in Beta and compared some stats between those and here are some results: (B)uddhism : 71 ...
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5 votes

Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

TL;DR Current consensus is to delete short answers. My personal vote would be to allow some (not all) short answers, only if they are good answers. The moderators should do what the community ...
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4 votes

Vote Early, Vote Often

Judging by the views-to-votes ratio, we clearly have a lot more lurkers than voters. I know I don't vote a lot at all, but even with my sparse impulsion, I'm ranking as #5 top voter! Crab Bucket is ...
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3 votes

How to Deal with Factually Wrong Answers

Unless there is an obvious factual mistake (e.g. someone says s\he quotes Majjhima Nikaya while obviously quoting Milinda Panha) I would not rush with comments. We don't want to discourage new users ...
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3 votes

How to Deal with Factually Wrong Answers

I would put a comment in asking for clarification. Maybe it is a different school that has that interpretation. If no satisfactory answer came back then I would downvote. I personally would always ...
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3 votes

How do you vote?

I think I'm one of the most prolific voters on the site so I might be on the outer boundaries of this but ... I vote a question up when (one or more of these is true) I've answered it. If I'm ...
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2 votes

How do you vote?

Glad to see this topic in Meta. I've seen people compliment each other on answers that had no votes. I've seen accepted answers that had no votes. Possibly downvotes are offsetting upvotes; but it ...
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2 votes

How do you vote?

I upvote a question if: I answer it OR I don't answer it but I do want to read someone else's answer to it (my upvoting the question is a signal to other users that in my opinion this question is ...
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Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

I'm going to propose the opposite of @ChrisW, just to see which one is preferred. It seems to me, there is an argument for deleting short answers, simply for the reason that they are useless. Unless ...
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1 vote
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What to do if I am a victim of revenge downvotes?

StackExchange has an automated script to scan voting patterns and automatically reverse any abnormal patterns of serial voting (both downvotes and upvotes). However, this runs once every 24 hours ...
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1 vote

Can we show both up votes and downvotes by default?

Apparently this feature is implemented as a "privilege" available to "established users" -- see Help Center > Privileges > Established User I don't know why it isn't available to all users; one ...
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1 vote

If thumbs down the person has to give a reason for it

Yes it generally is a good idea: it can be helpful if they can and do leave a comment. Voting is anonymous and it's impossible to require a user to do to that: we can only ask them to. I edited your ...
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1 vote

Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

I'm obviously new to this board, so I don't know the history of your policies or why they were implemented. The only reason I see to delete any answers would be in cases where they were patently ...
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1 vote

Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

Conclusion: specific proposal I propose the following new policy: Don't automatically delete a short answer (unless it's spam or unintelligible or utterly off-topic) Anyone (i.e. users and/or ...
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1 vote

Should this 'zen type' answer be deleted?

The particular answer above is problematic because it doesn't answer the question, it gives advice. (Don't worry about statues or studies, go meditate! is how I interpret it.) So the answer is ...
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Should we upvote answers more often, and/or comment more?

If an answer is bad (useless or worse), then you should down-vote it and leave a comment. The comment is: To tell the person who posted it why it's down-voted, so that they can (if they wish) improve ...
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Should we upvote answers more often, and/or comment more?

Re: voting, if you don't really understand an answer, do not vote. Re: criticism, I only downvote and criticize an answer when I see the topic clearly enough that I can be certain that my ...
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