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Up/Down Voters' Remorse

I thought a lot about this and I came up with a few ideas I thought I'd bring forth; your reasons are: A better post (post B) has come since I voted (on post A) and it makes my vote on post A totally ...
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Bug in delete vote count

"21 votes remaining" is referring to how many delete votes you have remaining for that day, not the post. That is, you have 21 remaining delete votes that you can use that UTC day. For more ...
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Can up votes be used to improve quality too?

Voting (up/down and to-close) are the way we are going to win this battle against the quality concerns (and issues). I agree with up-voting good content. But I would add that we begin aggressively ...
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What do downvotes on challenge questions mean?

I agree with xnor's answer, except for one thing (that is probably implicit in what he said anyway). I don't like most riddles, but I don't go and downvote riddles, because other people enjoy them. ...
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What do downvotes on challenge questions mean?

If you hover the mouse over the downvote question button, a tooltip will show up: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This is what the downvote button ...
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Moderators Accepting Inactive Questions?

In my opinion, no, Mods should not have the ability to accept an answer. Moderators are not expected—and in fact not supposed—to act as arbiters of the correctness of answers to questions, let alone ...
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The benefit of the doubt: should we shift the way we talk about puzzle quality?

I think there's another part to answering this that you haven't mentioned. Let's call it how "Seasoned" any given user is, meaning how long they've been around the site, how frequently they ...
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What do downvotes on challenge questions mean?

For me, votes are personal ratings of content I think of upvotes and downvotes on challenge questions as akin to Youtube's "I like this / I don't like" buttons on videos. Or, the ratings Netflix asks ...
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"Expert rating" for puzzles

We already have the quarterly best-of.
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Rename the Green Llama!

The Green Llama Vote for this if you don't want to change the name. That Green Thing is pretty cute, no? ;)
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Can I upvote incorrect answers?

I don't think it makes any sense to upvote wrong answers. The purpose of stackexchange is to provide correct answers. This is true even for puzzling.stackexchange. And it is the purpose for the upvote/...
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Should we upvote good answers for puzzles we've downvoted for being not good?

You should: Upvote puzzles that you deem upvote-worthy, for whatever reason. Downvote puzzles that you deem downvote-worthy, for whatever reason. Closevote puzzles that you deem closevote-worthy, for ...
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Rename the Green Llama!

Puzzlers' Plaza suggested by @pacoverflow (my other answer was not a suggestion, just wanted to give people the option of voting to keep the current name)
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Rename the Green Llama!

Deep Thought You can wiki its reference.
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Can I upvote incorrect answers?

In the case of "solve this puzzle" questions, upvote any answer that you think contains an insightful answer to the question. Even if it's wrong, there must be some value in it if you're even ...
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Up/Down Voters' Remorse

In addition to warspyking's rebuttal of your reasoning, there are a couple more points to consider. 10 edits on a post will cause it to become community wiki, and if the post is a question, it makes ...
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Rename the Green Llama!

The Turquoise Tortoise's Voice suggested by @leoll2
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Area 51 Proposal: Math Challenges

Seems quite relevant & interesting. For the purpose of reference, kindly state the 'sample discussion questions' here. The proposal is deleted. Also, another reason is : if can read it & ...
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Didn't Down Vote, but showing I did and wont let me undo!

There is a grace period of about 5 minutes where you can change your vote. After that, your vote is locked in. More information is here: Why do votes get locked? It's a matter of one reputation ...
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"Expert rating" for puzzles

You might also want to look at this query on data.stackexchange: Best Questions: Highest ratio of upvotes to views One problem is that when a puzzles hits the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list, it ...
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The benefit of the doubt: should we shift the way we talk about puzzle quality?

I wanted to bring up one suggestion which is connected: The tools we're given on Stack Exchange work best when they're applied before a question is answered. Yes, and that is a problem for the ...
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Rename the Green Llama!

The Hue Manatee suggested by @Kevin
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Rename the Green Llama!

The Mauve Llama suggested by @Doorknob

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