Well, someone had to say it :)

Voting a lot sets the base level for votes. If good questions get more votes, we can better discriminate between different levels of quality.


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Voting helps sort the best content to the top, but it's also a critical part of community participation in many other ways.

Vote Early, Vote Often

When Will My Site Graduate?


I've placed a few votes, one down vote. I've received a few votes. My profile does not show any reputation changes. On other member profiles, I can see reputation changes.

What's up?

  • You probably hit your reputation limit for the day, which is about 200 if I remember correctly.
    – Eldros
    May 25, 2011 at 12:48
  • Nope, it's not about maxing the limit. But I was told that downvotes on questions do not count in Beta. Problem solved.
    – teylyn
    May 25, 2011 at 12:51

Also heavy use of the voting mechanism is a good motivation to write nice questions and answers for higher reputation. Everybody should vote early and often, this is one step to keep the thing alive.


I would vote more, but I have none left. Maybe we should allow more votes during the private beta?

  • If you take care to cast more votes for question, you have more votes.
    – Phira
    May 25, 2011 at 15:19

Vote early, vote often is good. But one should mind the daily reputation cap of 200 pro day. If you want to vote for someone who already reach its cap, wait until tommorow. With about 40 votes a day, there is enough votes to spread the love. :)

  • Errr I don't want to 'show someone love', I just want the best answer to the question. This seems too much like gaming to me. Let the mechanics of the site work as they are intended.
    – z7sg Ѫ
    Jun 2, 2011 at 10:40

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