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You should vote as if you would not see the absolute votes already given. This is my strong belief. The final result in votes should be a sum of the single decisions of the community. If you look at it closely, everything else does not make sense. If you see a question that is written well, intriguing and probably a thing you always wanted to know, why on ...


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I vote with users in mind. Here are some voting patterns which are in my past, even though it is hard to say how often or frequently I have used them. If there is a question with zero votes that isn't inherently a bad question then I'll vote on it just to signal to the OP that the question is well written. If I ask OP to change something and he does it then ...


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There's a lot in this question 1. Moderators deleting answers for technical content I agree with Mr.Wizard on this, and I've also taken the same stance in a few other meta posts of mine: Moderators shouldn't be forced to delete answers for technical content. Of course, "technical content" might be broadly interpreted by some to mean anything not ...


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To expand on 0x4A4D's comment, traffic spikes from reddit and other external links are a fact of life on Mathematica.SE. The canonical example was Amatya's xkcd question, with 143,000 page views and approaching 400 upvotes just for the question. But it has been a bit of a tradition here to have bust-out graphics questions, as well as previously when some of ...


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Since you have more than 2000 reputation points, you can edit any question or answer. That taken with Mr.Wizard's hint should tell you how you reverse your down-vote. Consider making an edit with no visual effect or two edits, the 2nd undoing the 1st.


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Please see Why do you lose reputation for down-voting? (I am posting as an answer so that this appears answered.)


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It is hard to vote on your post because it is not well-focused on one yes-no issue. You suggest a new criterion, good formatting, for up-voting questions. You suggest it is more important 'useful' and, maybe 'clear'. You argue that research effort should not be a criterion for up-voting. You assert you are 'tilting at windmills' I certainly agree with your ...


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