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My not totally uneducated guess is that the particular answer in question received so diverse votes because people have different notion of what exactly constitutes a German word, more specifically people will answer the following question differently: Is a word that is not used in a considerable manner but formed with certain mechanisms a German word or not?...


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Jeder, der eine Frage interessant und wertvoll findet, soll sie auch upvoten. Nur weil es ein Duplikat gibt, ist das noch lange kein Grund, eine Frage nicht positiv zu bewerten. Immerhin sind diese Fragen wertvolle "Hinweisschilder", die man unter Umständen schneller finden kann, als die verlinkte Frage.


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Advocatus Diaboli postuliert eine hypothetische Unterstellung: Es gibt hier Leute, die die Jagd nach Rep höher einschätzen als den Spaß am Fragen und Antworten. Wollen wir tatsächlich solche Leute dazu ermuntern, sich einfach hoch bewertete Fragen rauszusuchen und als Duplikat neu zu stellen? Ich würde ein Duplikat nicht downvoten. Aber auch nicht upvoten (...


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At present there is no notification of edits made to post we voted upon. Therefore it is our own responsibility to follow posts for edits that may have been made. In the best case we had commented on a post giving hints to missing contents, and the user notifies us with another comment saying something along the line of "@Takkat thank you for your comment. ...


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Let me not repeat the discussion on how to vote again as this was discussed earlier: Vote early, vote often when to up vote a question Voting guidelines? Does careless voting or non-voting damage this site? Why downvote closed questions or answers to closed questions? Corrupting the users - Begrüßungsgeld The essence of this discussion is that up-...


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As soon as you deem to answer a question, you should also upvote it, well except for the rare cases of "Reversal", or if you have a trivial case of ask google As a native speaker of german I consider some questions even higher than this, namely: questions that make me think about my own language, questions that require me to do some mental research (or even ...


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The answer on the particular question may be meandering. But if we were to down vote all meandering answers we would be down voting a lot (some users in particular would rake in dvs like crazy). However, if someone makes the effort of writing a lengthy but thought out, well phrased answer in which the fact are correct and which doesn't lead to wrong usage of ...


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In my opinion there was no reason down vote Crissovs answer. On the other hand there are two possibilities: 1) the OP has some axioms in mind that German words should satisfy. Then he should have stated them. While I certainly liked Crissov's contribution, I kept wondering whether or not he was answering the OP's question. This is, clearly, an undesirable ...


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I do not agree with the notion that upvoting an answer should be semi-automatically coupled with upvoting the question, because “it prompted such a good answer”. As an example, consider this question: Why is it "den zwei Autos" and not "die zwei Autos"? The only answer is by myself, and it is actually my second highest ranked answer at ...


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