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Why are people still mass upvoting non-answers?

I'm sorry to flog a dead horse, but I'm honestly disgusted by the conduct in the Programming Tourism question. I want to be clear about this. I would never do the kind of thing he's proposing. I'd ...
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Peer Pressure in Voting?

"Oh! this answer has highest votes it must be good bling upvote!!". The kind of votes that keep getting added to the most catchy answer because it has high votes already. A kind of peer pressure ...
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Why are answers almost always upvoted more than the question

The answer almost always has more up votes than the question, sometimes significantly so. I almost always scroll back up and up vote the question after up voting an answer (unless the question was ...
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Upvote In Community Wiki

Is there a reason to upvote community wiki posts? Does an upvote on the community wiki matter if there is no rep associated (why waste a vote on it if I can't give credit to someone for a good ...
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Is it acceptable to totally rewrite an up-voted answer?

I recently wrote an answer to Programmers.SE which has caused some controversy. I'm starting to realize that the biggest issue is probably not the content (or lack of content) of the answer, but its ...
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Why always answers of users who have the maximum reputation in a question accepted and voted up?

Even my answer is more helpful, users upvote an answer which is written by a user who has the maximum reputation and owner of the question accepts that answer. On the other hand, a downvoted answer ...
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Since when did Vote Count indicate the correct answer to the question?

Really! We find highest voted answers to the questions often not conveying the point or answering the direct question. I find Vote count is more of a popularity contest ,rather than what ...
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Are people less easy on the up-vote button?

I have seen many questions and answers on Programmers.SE and on Stack Overflow that I would consider older (maybe 2 years and more) and that are not so good compared to more recent posts. The funny ...
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Could it be that 124 posts I upvoted are all deleted?

My profile summary page currently says 3668 upvotes while votes->upvotes sub tab (dev team only link) counts less than that - 3544. 3668-3544=124 - as far as I understand this difference could be due ...
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How do I find what made a question extremely popular?

A few days ago, someone posted an ordinary question, and I gave a mediocre answer. During those days, the question received much attention and my answer received an abnormally high quantity of ...
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A way to see increase in vote count after bounty? Also to sort newly posted answers?

Is There a way to see the increase in vote count per post in a topic which was setup for a bounty? Is there a way to sort the answers newly posted.
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What if a wrong answer gets a lot of upvotes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I answered my own question and accepted the answer. Why is it not at the top? I have posted this question not long ago. And I got some really interesting answers. One got a ...