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

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How reasonable is to inform new users about upvotes and accepting answers through an automatic message?

I have noticed that most of the questions in Cross Validated come from new users who, for a number of reasons, do not read the FAQ section and do not know about the upvoting and accepting-an-answer ...
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Recover a closed question?

I have asked to close a question, but now it cannot be found anymore. It is not even on the list of my questions. Is there a way to recover it? The link is: Generating likely populations given a ...
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Are moderators notified by votes to close a question?

Question: Do moderators receive any sort of notification when a vote to close is submitted by a user with 3000+ reputation? It appears that if a user with 3000+ chooses to flag and picks "doesn't ...
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Is it OK to downvote newbies?

Since I'm still quite new to the site, I just wanted to poll what the general consensus is on voting down questions from people with very low rep. As an example, I don't think the OP from this ...
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Should we encourage downvoters to leave a comment for their downvote?

I am of the opinion that we should encourage downvoters to leave a comment as to why they downvoted. This is particularly important for questions as without a comment it is hard for the OP to figure ...
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Vote early, vote often

A question with the same exact title was posted on tex stackexchange by Scott Morrison. I think the point made by Scott is very insightful and we should strive to follow the advice given. What do you ...
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