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The comment is primarily there to provide feedback to the OP. Whether other agree with it or not is secondary.


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I think you are missing the point of "community review". Each community is different, and you can't impose tight rules about "how someone should think" across all communities. We all work within the same SE guidelines, but an engineering/science site like EE.SE has very high standards on what constitutes a "good" question. If we're not quick to downvote and ...


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I thought it would be interesting to write a voting statistics for 2014 query and run it against the top 15 sites by questions asked which was enough to cover Tex and EE. Like all data explorer queries this will exclude deleted posts: Site Upvotes Downvotes % Downvotes (rounded down) Android 18963 7428 28 Apple ...


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Think of it from the OP's point of view. What would you rather see, a question closed with only one of the canned text to explain why, or a more detailed explanation from someone that voted to close? Occasionally someone on the fence about whether a question should be closed may be swayed by someone else explaining their reasoning for closing it. There is ...


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I'd strongly recommend going about making this major time sink less of a major timesink by introducing a specific close reason. This was discussed and agreed upon. This saves you the time to comment and gives the asker a positive way forward. Also, if possible, we'd add the rule very specifically to the help "What can I ask about" and "What ...


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It is unnerving, but there is no way to stop people from upvoting questions, from a moderation perspective. Moderators don't have control over voting, this is up to the community. If you see a bad question, then be sure to downvote. I see many questions that the community hands off to the moderation system when only a downvote would be appropriate. If you ...


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Revenge down-voting is not ok and looking at your account I agree this is what's been happening. otably, after tossing out 3 revenge down-votes against the same user, there's some automatic protection against revenge down-voting kicking in. That's why you only get 3 votes at a time. When this automatic revenge-vote detection kicks in, I believe moderators ...


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If somebody voted to close a question, the system automatically generates indicators. The questions is added to the the close review queue. "close (n)", where n is the current number of close votes, appears on the questions itself. This is visible to those with close-voting privileges. Why, one may wonder? Because everyone like a clean stack. Because ...


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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 your 25th answer or total vote (there are conflicting reports as to which is true). So, to use up all your votes, you have to be sure to cast a given portion of ...


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I don't think the exact number of votes is published, or at least the moderators generally doesn't discuss details. It will just cause downvoters to plan their actions and game the system. According to this answer on the global meta, the normal procedure for this is to wait 36 hours, and if you still haven't got your votes reversed, flag one of the answers ...


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It's not that its allowed -- its that when prompted for certain "other" close reasons in the close menus, you're forced to type something, and that something is automatically added to the comments. A person who is closing something that wants to provide an accurate reason has no choice as to whether to provide a comment or not. In short, the close system, ...


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That flowchart is just terrible. If I read it correctly, it tells me to leave an outright wrong answer up-voted for days, letting other people think it is correct. One key difference between EE and e.g. programming is that there are no "compilation errors" in electronics - a circuit will not tell you it's "wrong", it will work anyway, possibly producing ...


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