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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 ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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Offering a bounty in exchange for upvotes

I saw this challenge which makes the following offer: Note: A bounty will be placed on this question once it gets 10 upvotes Although we discourage begging for upvotes, excessive self promotion, ...
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Downvoting wrong answers in a specific language

I golf in TI-BASIC (the language that TI-83 and 84 series graphing calculators use), which is an uncommon language, and small even in proportion to the frequency of its use is the number of people in ...
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Is code golf going to be opting into the voting reputation requirement test?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, there's a question asking for sites to volunteer for a trial of removing reputation requirements for voting. Is that something the Code Golf and Coding Challenges ...
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An experiment into the FGITW phenomenon

Yesterday (probably the day before yesterday in some time zones), I decided to run an experiment on the "Fastest Gun In The West" phenomenon, in which early answers tend to get ...
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Incentives for answering old questions

Background A recent meta question seems to me to be asking the wrong question. However, there is some truth in the underlying issue raised: The majority of golfers browse the latest and featured ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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Newer users can't view vote counts, therefore cannot view current site consensus

So recently I've been reading through some policy recently, and besides there being a whole lot of them, I've noticed a problem. As I have less than 1k rep on the main community, I'm not an ...
Ethan Chapman's user avatar
12 votes
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On downvoting questions of users not in the know

Recently, I encountered this question where a user had posted a challenge to make an ArrayList and manipulate it in certain ways, very basically. This poster obviously did not understand the site, ...
Addison Crump's user avatar
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Why are some users so quick to jump on a bandwagon?

I've been lurking on this site long before I made my account, and I've seen many cases where people are downvoted simply because they post an answer in the same language as someone else and it happens ...
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Why are all the answers here being downvoted?

I noticed that most, if not all of the answers on Vowels up, consonants down are being downvoted. I raised a mod-flag but there's only one mod and I'm guessing they're already stressed with the load ...
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Newbie question about voting

Voting while participating As it's a contest it doesn't make sense to vote for other answers - does it? Should I vote for the puzzle? Isn't the participation already a vote? Voting while not ...
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How easy is too easy?

Recent example: Code Golf for a^b mod n. Is there a policy I'm missing about what's too easy? If not... Should questions I personally dub too easy be... Ignored and left for interested users? ...
Jesse Millikan's user avatar
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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 ...
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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 ...
Rydwolf Programs's user avatar
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Should I upvote an answer based on how much it was improved?

Should I hold how much an answer's score increased/decreased (depending on the winning criterion) as an indicator of how good it is and whether or not I should upvote it? I used to see answers golfed ...
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Do you gain reputation from upvotes from the meta site

I just have a simple question: Do you gain any reputation from the upvotes from the meta-site?
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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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More answers than up votes

When should we up vote questions? I've seen questions with something like 10 answers, but 1 only one up vote. Usually, on the other SE sites, I see questions with more or the same amount of up votes ...
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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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Serial voting on PPCG

I was reading What is serial voting and how does it affect me? on meta stackexchange, and I realised that when browsing through the recent code-golf submissions (as I do a few times a week) I often go ...
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2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

This site gives one more reputation to specific -1-voted questions. (This is the formula that I tried myself: ...
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You haven't voted on questions in a while

There does not appear to be a dupe for this. I am not sure of the exact calculations that trigger this notification but seeing as some questions get dozens of answers my voting on questions is very ...
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Can deleted answers be down-voted?

An answer I deleted immediately after posting has been down-voted. Is this possible, or did the down-vote occur in the split-second before I deleted it?
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How long can I access my deleted question?

I'm designing a question which needs some special Markdown commands, i.e. smaller images that link to larger images. Although I prepare the question locally on my PC, it may take some time to finally ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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How do we score colors in Desmos?

How would we score changing the colors of graphs in Desmos in [graphical-output] challenges with color-sensitive output? Currently, selecting the color in the menu costs no bytes as no characters are ...
Benjamin Urquhart's user avatar
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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 can I encourage voting for non-golf languages? [duplicate]

I don't like golf languages, and I vote on solutions using them only if the solution has some extraordinary feature (like abusing a bug in the interpreter). How can I encourage people to vote this ...
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Downvoting Questions on Hold

What is the current community opinion on this action. While certainly a downvoted is a very clear way of leaving direct feedback. I feel that downvoting a question that is already on hold is almost ...
Rohan Jhunjhunwala's user avatar
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Why was I downvoted?

I don't care about the rep, and I know that downvotes can be somewhat random and sometimes undeserved, but In the early stages of a site, it's easy to go against the rules without knowing, so I would ...
John's user avatar
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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 ...
Adám's user avatar
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Are voting opinion-based or rule-based? [closed]

Close vote seems rule-based, but the rule now can't be handled by a computer. What about up/down vote?
l4m2's user avatar
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Threshold for votes in the Sandbox before posting in the main site? [duplicate]

Recently, I posted my first post on the main site for Code Golf, and it was poorly received because I am a newcomer to the site. I was asked to post it in the sandbox, here. As of now, it has one vote,...
WarpPrime's user avatar
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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
l4m2's user avatar
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Add an option to disable upvoting for your post

Note: Martin Ender made a very good point, that votes can act as a reward for e.g. a well-written explanation. I remember thinking in those terms a long time ago, but hadn't thought about it that way ...
Mitch Schwartz's user avatar
-9 votes
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Don't downvote off topic posts into oblivion

Related Occasionally, PPCG gets an off-topic post or two. Usually, these are closed fairly quickly, and the user is informed that this isn't what this site is about. The majority of the time, the ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Downvoting needs to change

As shown by a recent challenge, once a few people have downvoted a question (say, three or four) everyone else thinks that they should downvote too leading to incredibly low scores. I think we need a ...
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