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Why boring questions have so much attention?

In my opinion it starts out because of the hot network question list that appears in the side bar across all sites. I'm not sure what the current algorithm is but last time I saw mention of it a large ...
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Why boring questions have so much attention?

In addition to the Hot Network Questions, I suspect that it has to do with bikeshedding. Even though I personally often upvote questions that I don't understand at all on a technical level but are ...
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Someone has been upvoting nonsense non-answers

Lorenzo's idea of a community Wiki to track them probably isn't a bad idea. Here are some I've spotted, so feel free to add: https://electronics.stackexchange.com/a/446511 https://electronics....
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Remember to upvote questions

Thanks for raising this about votes on questions - I had noticed it too. I agree that if a question is worth answering, then upvoting it should seriously be considered. As you said, that doesn't ...
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How come people upvote a bunch of a member's answers rapid fire style?

As a new user I sometimes did the same, when I saw a great answer by a user I was not yet familiar with. Chances are that the same user has written a lot of other great answers on similar topics, and ...
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Uncorrected serial upvotes

Thanks for highlighting this. As dim said, mods can't fix this directly. However a situation has been under review, so you have added useful info. If you have (or plan to) contact SE about this ...
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Someone has been upvoting nonsense non-answers

FWIW, a google search for "stack exchange meta bad upvotes" yields dozens of hits, dating to the birth of the platform, most leading to conversations much like this one. My favorite answer is https://...
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Why boring questions have so much attention?

Overall, questions where many readers think "Huh, what is that weird thing! I have never seen that before" receive lots of attention and up-votes. While the people who have seen the "thing" before ...
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up voting limit

It’s not that simple. Your total vote limit is set in a complicated way such that once you see a “you have 5 votes left” warning, this is correct. More specifically, the limit is set once you cast ...
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Why boring questions have so much attention?

Just my 2cents, from a new EE-SE user and definitively a "non expert" EE guy. Many people (like me) ask question to gain some help on EE topics (...I know, this sounds trivial, but this is what all ...
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