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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 ridiculous and undeserved. The context of the question or answer has been made clearer in the meantime (usually via comments). On further consideration my vote ...


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"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 information, see this meta.SE post.


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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 down-voting (and to close) low quality (joke) questions and answers - as I have begun doing.


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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. Similarly, I hope riddle fans don't systematically downvote every math puzzle. I downvote a puzzle when I believe that most people (in the target audience) would ...


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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 means, otherwise the tooltip would not be there, right? People may downvote at will using the criteria that they think is better. However this is a tool that ...


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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 determining which is the "best" answer. While it's an answer to a different question, Robert Cartaino♦ (Director of Community Development for the Stack ...


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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 check in, how much they understand the differences between this site and other SE sites, how much Puzzling Meta they've read, how many riddles have eventually ...


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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 you to put after you watch a movie (but without the five-star scale). I understand this is a bit unusual for SE, but it comes from the fact that challenge ...


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We already have the quarterly best-of.


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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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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/downvote system to motivate users to write good question and answers. If an answer is not correct it can be repaired by the poster (or anyone else). Even if ...


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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 whatever reason. And completely independently, you should: Upvote answers that you deem upvote-worthy, for whatever reason. Downvote answers that you deem ...


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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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Deep Thought You can wiki its reference.


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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 considering voting up. In the case of certain (kinds of) puzzles, a "wrong" answer may mean "not the canonical answer". In others, an answer that misses one "rule" ...


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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 all answers, present and future, CW as well. This prevents any further votes from changing the rep of the posters, denying them points that they earned. CW also ...


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The Turquoise Tortoise's Voice suggested by @leoll2


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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 & could help, then at least can tell to retry.


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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 point, so I wouldn't sweat it too much. If you're really concerned about it, you can always edit the question (most questions have something that can be improved -...


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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 gets way more views than other puzzles. If even a fraction of those translate to upvotes, a puzzle can gain a significant number of upvotes. The above query ...


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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 reasons you've stated. However, I was wondering if we could do a regular "re-visit" tour of puzzles that have an accepted answer. How could this work? I'm not ...


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The Hue Manatee suggested by @Kevin


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The Mauve Llama suggested by @Doorknob


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