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On the Community user voting and commenting on posts

I have been a user of this site for many years now but till yesterday I have never seen comments from the Community user. The Community user votes on posts too. It has cast 10,718 upvotes and 5,230 ...
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(UPDATE: NEW ANSWER RIGHT BELOW) Where have the votes gone? A reflection into the dismal state of the site

An observation of the site over a one year span has revealed a dismal state of voting or shall we say that voting has become virtually non-existent. We have two of our moderators active and flags ...
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A question about reputation loss while downvoting

I have observed that these days if any user downvotes a question then they don't loose any points. From this link from the Help page we find the following regarding when we loose reputation points: ...
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To find out when a particular user has cast his/her last vote

For many users/cases it is a trivial task to find out. For example, for me, it is today only when I have cast my last vote. But for many others, currently active or inactive, it is not possible to ...
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Does system auto detect serial voting here on meta?

I know that the system detects serial voting that has happened on the main site. And, by the next day the votes are reversed. But does the same happen here on meta too? Here, we do not have ...
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Why can't the system auto-handle the issue of unfair voting that happens due to sock puppets like it does in case of serial voting?

In case of serial voting, we know that, the system auto detects and corrects the voting. So, there is nothing to worry about. But why can't it do the same in cases of the unfair voting that is ...
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Concerns about brigading

Lately, it seems there has been a tendency for some users to group together and compulsively upvote posts that adhere to a certain viewpoint or posts by certain users that uphold this viewpoint or ...
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Is serial unupvoting allowed and not detected by system?

While going through Rakesh Joshi's reputation tab, i found that, he had lost 145 points on Nov11. It clearly looks like someone serially unupvoting his several posts. Here is a screenshot: ..............
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Why down voting comments not allowed?

We can cast up or down votes on both questions and answers. But, as far as comments are concerned, we can only up-vote them (or flag them if necessary). Now, just like we have some comments that are ...
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Is it encouraged to vote on questions which are off-topic?

We are seeing many off-topic questions these days. Specially personal advice questions. When someone asks a personal advice question, it is obvious that it gets closed. Is it allowed to vote on them? ...
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Please try to appreciate others' views, answers and perspectives - even if you don't agree!

In continuation of this post... ...we are not always right. So when you see someone writing an answer that contradicts your own views, beliefs, thinking etc., let's try to upvote their answers if ...
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How to increase Voting contribution in Hinduism.SE?

Out of curiosity, I was checking Users > Voters section. To my surprise, I noticed that even with large amount of my absence from this site, I was holding 8th rank among the voters! I would rather say,...
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What is meant by an "unupvote"?

Today i received a notification which says that one of my posts got one "unupvote". More precisely upvote was removed from one post 1 time" What does this mean? because i think an user after ...
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Downvoting decent posts without comments

I am seeing this happening recently that there is down vote trend even on fairly decent and well researched post. Here are some examples : Post-1, Post-2 Even worse, there is no mention of reason as ...
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Why are we so sure about everything while commenting or answering?

In spirituality, we can't be assured like maths. Many times, there is a sense of "statement" in our comments & answers. We state them as of that's the ultimate truth for sure. e.g. Recently, I ...
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Please remember to vote, It doesn't cost Money!

Voting on Stack Exchange sites does a number of things. It rewards the content that we like to see when we upvote. It also signals trust, the more someone is upvoted, the more powers on the ...
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