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Peer voting on questions and answers is the primary way users gain reputation. It also affects the ranking of posts.

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Why is my answer getting me reputation even though it's not getting more upvotes?

I recently posted this answer, I'll admit it wasn't an amazing answer but it received 3 upvotes (as of writing this) and I'm glad I was able to be helpful. What I'm confused about though is that since ...
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Are there some hidden rules I am not aware of that would explain the relatively high amount of downvotes on new posts lately?

Something I've recognized since I've started to be more active again is that it feels like some 80% or so of new posts get downvoted, often pretty fast after being posted. Most of the time I can't ...
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Serial voting was reversed

Okay, so I get that the system automatically checks for "voting abuse." This is not unreasonable. But the reality of it is a bit, well creepy. I just got a notice that I lost 35 points due to "...
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How do we improve the signal to noise ratio?

I'm admittedly relatively new to However one thing I have noticed is that unlike other stack site there are a lot more opinion based questions that generate lots of answer of varying value....
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Do we have such system?

So, I'm getting downvoted by a currently unknown force. I don't remember when it started, but there were some "serial voting reversed" notifications at my [achievements] tab. Recently my questions ...
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A Suggestion From an Outsider - Vote Early, Vote Often

While this sort of thing has been said on many sites, I thought it might be worth saying here. Vote early, vote often. If a question is worthy of an answer, it's worthy of an upvote. If you don't ...
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Can Writers Graduate? Correlation between voting and progressing?

tl dr: Vote early. Vote often. Heck, just vote! Yes, I'm new to Writers, but not new to SE. I have been a writer for some time, though. You probably wouldn't or couldn't tell it from this Meta post, ...
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Why such a low vote turnout? :(

I guess during the private beta, this was asked: Not Much Voting Going On And I feel its still the same thing right now. A crude estimate from here tells me that only 4 users are above 1vote/day. ...
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How can one evaluate a question's usefulness/research effort?

The title/hover text for the upvote icon for questions reads "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear". While clarity is relatively easy to evaluate from the post itself, ...
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Why the down-votes?

As of right now, the question How much time do you spend writing one page on average? has received zero up-votes and four down-votes. Number of comments explaining the down-votes? Zero. Personally, ...
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