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The relationships between question length, views, and votes (and more painfully unlabeled graphs)

I recently meta'd some interesting research I'd done relating to the correlation (or lack of) between the time a question is asked and its view count. I got some comments suggesting I look into other ...
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Does a downvote to a view on meta mean disagreement?

If so, when all votes are down we can know what they are against
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How could I clarify my question?

I've met a quite interesting problem and I thought it would be a nice task also on the code golf. Unfortunately, it is currently being held as unclear. However, the problem is for me very simple and ...
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Is it permitted to upvote only to test submissions?

In order to properly test the submissions to Martin vs Dennis - Round 1, one would need to upvote the current lesserso their reps become equal, and then continue upvoting so the former lesser becomes ...
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How do we encourage users to check the votes to delete?

Users with sufficiently high reputation can vote to delete and undelete posts. This is something that we need to do occasionally on PPCG, due to things like answers that don't comply with the ...
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How did I lose 5 reputation on an answer?

On this answer, it says I lost 5 reputation, and I'm really puzzled about what chain of events could have caused this. I don't care about the lost rep, I'm just curious to understand as I've never ...
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1answer
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Free privileges with “Graduation Userscript”

I just noticed something about my account. I just recently discovered the Graduation Userscript. I then noticed that I was (not actually) close to getting the privilege "See Vote Counts". I tried it ...
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Why aren't candidate vote totals accurate?

I was scrolling the Primaries page, and clicked the downvote button on a post, yes? Ok. This Primary entry had 0 votes, then I downvoted, so it has a score of -1. So far, so good. I noticed If I ...
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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

The default sorting for answers (by votes) seems somewhat inappropriate here on PPCG. In any case it tends to put early answers over late answers, because once a few are there, few people scroll to ...
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voting popularity contest

I recently noticed that on many popularity contests the earlier answers get more upvotes than the ones that were submitted later. This effect is - I think - amplified by arranging the answers so that ...
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How to go with up/downvotes for answers on golf or other challenges?

This still poses a bit of a problem for me so far and I have experimented a bit (apologies to those I downvoted in those experiments). On Stack Overflow it's pretty clear what warrants an up- or ...