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Distributing "welcome votes" to first posts

Upvote for effort I think that it's important to keep in mind what it's like to post to Code Review as a total newcomer. After all, they don't teach you in school how to post a question to Code ...
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Distributing "welcome votes" to first posts

Voting is personal. Personally I find that upvoting good first posts helps making new users feel welcome, and encourages them with positive reinforcement - however if the post is iffy and it still ...
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Votes on a Community Challenge come to a draw, what should we do?

I think that if two answers score the same amount of votes by the end of the selection phase, both answers should be picked. This would require a small change to the current selection text: At the ...
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Your vote matters!

I made my own query using SEDE. It looks at votes cast per person (no matter when they were cast). If you know how long the site has been around, you could calculate average votes per day. It's an ...
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Finding somewhat hidden gems in answers

Such a query could be beneficial if done responsibly. My concern is that it might encourage ad hominem voting. I suggest that you drop the u.Id column, and change <...
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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?

One possible way to avoid this situation is for the author of the question not to vote until seconds before accepting an answer. You only need one person to break the tie after all, and all votes ...
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Why vote for Code Review questions?

As you surmise, the quality of the description plays a large part in deciding how to vote on a question: Is the requirement (problem statement) clear and concise, with appropriate mention of any ...
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Votes on a Community Challenge come to a draw, what should we do?

I posted the chain drive challenge, which is currently almost tied for first place, so I'm biased but: There are a lot of good challenge suggestions this time, and I'm tempted to try almost all of ...
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