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Do the moderators of the site monitor and attempt to bring consistency among voting behaviour of contributors?

Do the moderators ever monitor the extent to which people are using the up and down voting facility? No, of course not. And rightly so. If someone wants to cast fewer than 100 downvotes in 12 years ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Should you vote based on how others voted?

It's totally for you to decide whether or not you vote (either way or not at all). On the one hand, you may decide not to vote on a post with a high score because you think its score is high enough. ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Do the moderators of the site monitor and attempt to bring consistency among voting behaviour of contributors?

At least on the answer side of the ledger, the point of an upvoting/downvoting system of the sort that Stack Exchange sites use is to provide a mechanism for creating community-based separation ...
Sven Yargs's user avatar
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Serial voting reversal

Mari-Lou A is quite correct. The detection was automated. You're not under suspicion of anything. No need to declare anything. Sometimes someone will give out a lot of votes to one other person, up ...
Matt E. Эллен's user avatar
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Do the moderators of the site monitor and attempt to bring consistency among voting behaviour of contributors?

Moderators monitor the voting behavior of only those users who are suspected of abusing their voting privilege, with targeted voting, sock puppetry and the like. Users are free to be lavish or frugal ...
NVZ's user avatar
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Reversal of serial voting a little too aggressive?

In order to get gold badges, some people write scripts to upvote 40 random posts across different sites every day. This is against the rules, so when it's discovered, the votes need to go. When the ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Should you vote based on how others voted?

I just upvoted your answer and the question and a couple of other answers because I wanted to signal my joy at literate Qs and As. Actually, I think the second answer was better than yours, but it ...
ab2's user avatar
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Tag solution by voting (tag merge, rename or remove): [terminology] vs. [vocabulary] vs. [technical]

Remove vocabulary tag. Upvote: Yes Downvote: No
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What's the average score for questions in 2019?

We need to accept the fact that the only way to significantly reduce the flood of low quality questions is to not allow users to post until after they’ve earned some reputation. That, however, has ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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What's the average score for questions in 2019?

Can anything be done to stop the erosion of quality on EL&U? Is it too late? Can we come up with a good idea that will foster better and/or more interesting questions? Easy solution: confirm ...
JJJ's user avatar
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3 votes

Should you vote based on how others voted?

What does it mean when a post (question or answer) is up- or down-voted? Does it mean it's a good post? It's a high quality post? It's a funny post? It mentions cats? I believe everyone has their own ...
CJ Dennis's user avatar
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Should you vote based on how others voted?

Might I suggest that you completely ignore any votes on any question or answers and just do what you think best (not what you think the community might think is best)? What does it matter that the ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
3 votes

Should you vote based on how others voted?

People are people, that is, they're not simple algorithms, devoid of context. People are irrational or rather they are rational within their own virtually continuous set of prior data that is ...
Mitch's user avatar
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Should you vote based on how others voted?

When a post already has a lot of votes that agree with yours, your voting signal is diluted. It's maybe a bit less helpful to future visitors. But I really only make that calculation when I'm running ...
MetaEd's user avatar
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What's the average score for questions in 2019?

I'm not contesting your observation that question quality is dropping, but I'd like to offer a different view of the data. As @ColleenV notes, It’s interesting that the trend is always down, ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Should you vote based on how others voted?

Well, I have to address the phenomenon, aka the elephant-in-the-answer box. But first things, first. Voting on the worthiness of a question is not the same as voting on whether an answer to a ...
Lambie's user avatar
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Tag solution by voting (tag merge, rename or remove): [terminology] vs. [vocabulary] vs. [technical]

Tags should, as far as possible, be self-explanatory, i.e. it should generally be possible to get a reasonably good idea of what the tag is for just by looking at it, without having to read its ...
jsw29's user avatar
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What's the average score for questions in 2019?

Can anything be done to stop the erosion of quality on EL&U? Is it too late? Can we come up with a good idea that will foster better and/or more interesting questions? Why is the ...
Xanne's user avatar
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1 vote

Should you vote based on how others voted?

It is not necessarily the best answers that get the most votes. People vote on many different factors. Each to their own. One thing to bear in mind is that some people vote on which answers were ...
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