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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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When to Downvote?

I've noticed a couple of downvotes on otherwise decent posts, and I cannot figure out why. I looked to the rules for guidance, and they state: When should I vote down? Use your downvotes whenever you ...
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Should we be more generous with questioners and be extending the benefit of the doubt?

The recent question on the difference between the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda raises an interesting issue. While this question was predominantly downvoted, and some felt the asker was lazy, let me ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Note: This post is identical to this one on Vi & Vim stack exchange I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question&...
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Commenting on questions and answers when voting

I just wanted to put this on meta. For those that are familiar with how SE works please keep in mind that when we are entering beta there are potentially a lot of new people that may not be ...
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