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Peer voting on questions and answers is the primary way users gain reputation, and also how many items are sorted to the top.

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Why vote for Code Review questions?

On other Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites, voting is used as a form of quality control. High quality questions get lots of votes and are seen by many, low quality questions get negative scores and ...
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Votes on a Community Challenge come to a draw, what should we do?

Currently in the April 2017 Community Challenge selection, we have two answers that have been drawing for a while now. Or at least near enough. And so it got me thinking, what should we do if two ...
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Your vote matters!

For a few months now I've been collecting specific data on the metrics of all SE sites throughout the network, and there's a disturbing fact that has arisen. This data isn't yet public on my end, but ...
Der Kommissar's user avatar
30 votes
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Distributing "welcome votes" to first posts

When I review first posts in the first posts part of the review queues (found in the top right corner for some users), I will often upvote a first post from a new user if it is good enough. For ...
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Finding somewhat hidden gems in answers

A typical situation I feel happens from time to time is that a question got some response quickly, and the OP accepted one of these answers. Then a little later, maybe half a day, a new answer emerges,...
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How can I interpret answers with no/few upvotes or comments, on questions with reasonable traffic?

I'm new to both this site and to real-life code reviews, but I've got heaps of experience with other SE sites. In a similar line to How should I interpret upvotes when I get no other responses?, I'm ...
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Call of Duty II - We're still on a mission

Briefing. November 16, 2013. In response to a not-so-shiny Stack Exchange Community Managers' review of our favorite Stack Exchange site and seeing that about 10% of the site's content consisted of ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Is the SE voting system insufficient for CR answers?

The question that prompted this is Add or view pattern with MVVM (but I think this situation is pretty common). There, you have two answers: one is long, thorough and overall great; the other is much ...
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What's the point of voting on "questions"?

On this site (code-review), the best questions sometimes contain the worst possible code. I'm not the only one who noticed this. On any other code-related SE site, questions with code that causes ...
Elias Van Ootegem's user avatar
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Is it too easy getting upvotes?

I'm trying to be an active member of Code Review (though I'm only good in some aspects of .Net) and it seems that upvotes are way easier to get here than on StackOverflow (for example). I've seen ...
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Are we blind upvoting answers based on answerer reputation or are my answers no good?

Admittedly, Objective-C isn't very popular on Code Review. There certainly aren't a whole lot of answerers. I am basically the only regular Objective-C answerer. I'd like to think that my answers to ...
nhgrif's user avatar
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Blind upvoting of posts on Code Review

On Code Review, I've noticed that there is a blind upvoting of posts. People judge the question by the heading, not by the effort. Is this a proper way of upvoting posts?
Govind Singh Nagarkoti's user avatar
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I spent a couple of votes. Why am I not showing up in the "voters" page?

In the Users section there's a page that shows the top voters for the week. I asked a question and voted on the best answers I got, but I'm not showing up on the voters page. Why is that? Is this a ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Should we kill Santa?

Santa is frequently found in The 2nd Monitor. Santa can do magic, and sprinkle upvotes to all the boys and girls that have been good reviewers this year. Santa generates quite a bunch of reputation ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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What are the correct actions to take when there is a 'bad' answer?

When there is an answer you feel is 'bad', what are the correct actions to take? For example, the question: Similar methods using loops has an answer: If you always use both functions together ...
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The race has started. Are you running?

PCG.SE is going on a mission. And so the race begins. For Code Review!! -- syb0rg 2 days ago Let's see: Programming Puzzles and Code Golf Voting & Activity PCG.SE Voting and ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Question Voting Tooltip Discussion

Question Downvote Tooltip Recently I downvoted a question that was just dumping code on reviewers without any effort to put readers in context or anything whatsoever. There's a tooltip on the downvote ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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So votes are good for us. How can I find answers/reviews to vote for?

In fall 2013, we went on a mission, and bumped the site's answered% from 88% to 93%. As new questions flow in, the answered% has been remaining steady at 93% for several weeks, we're doing good (...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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How does a question get fewer votes than an answer?

This is a review site, so the questions should be voted on whether or not they are on-topic and if they clearly portrayed their code so that it could be reviewed. If a question has 4 answers, yes, it ...
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Call of Duty - We're on a mission

This is a direct reply to Grace Note's recent CR review, more precisely the following part: (emphasis mine) Unanswered Tying in to all of the above is one of the most pressing concerns about ...
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Down Voting Discussion

I am going to link Vote Early, Vote Often because this question/discussion has a lot to do with the whole voting scenario. The question: do you think we have a problem with people not down voting for ...
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Will my rampant upvoting help?

I recently discovered Code Review. As a beginner programmer who wants to improve, I consider the site essential. I want it to move beyond the Beta phase. I read in this post that the key is ...
John Fitzpatrick's user avatar
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Vote Early, Vote Often

Lack of voting has already been identified as an issue that prevents the site from graduating. I'm shamelessly stealing this post from Meta Biblical Hermeneutics, hoping it will inspire all of us to ...
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