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Voting is the act of formally indicating a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands or by voice. Use this with questions relating to voting.

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Does adding ability to upvote/downvote posts cause users to post less?

After ability to up/downvote posts was added on a forum, I've gotten the impression that users are posting less. I'm not sure if it's just a hunch or a fact, and the platform doesn't provide ...
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Do downvotes affect the health of a small community?

I am building a subreddit community and looking at similar subreddits for ideas on how to improve my user engagement. One thing that I have been noticing is that the smaller communities often have a ...
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How to prevent "drive by" voting in my forum's contest?

I'm a moderator at a small phpBB forum and we recently held a writing contest. The winners to be decided by a standard phpBB poll. Our goal was to determine the best story, based on the judgement of ...
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Should I do anything to protect, or even privilege, minority opinions on my site?

My site focuses on the controversial topic of hard-boiled-egg-breaking. Most of my users are from the hit-round-ends school, but a few are from the hit-pointy-ends school. These two groups struggle ...