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Voting (especially upvoting) Matters!

Just a reminder to those visiting the site to upvote good content when you see it. The site will only continue to grow if we encourage good questions/answers and get the users posting them more ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Congratulations to everyone for getting this proposal into Beta! As many of you may know, Area 51 has a record to track the progress of this site, and voting definitely helps with the site's ...
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We have let our answer ratio slip, let's do something about it!

Two days ago I asked our community if anyone thinks they know why or how this happened: We've never had such a long string of unanswered questions before, what might be the reason it happened ...
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0 Question Days

In August we had at least 1 question each day In September we had 1 day with 0 questions In October we had 3 days with 0 questions 16 November was already day number 5 with 0 questions in November. ...
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0 downvotes in 2 weeks, across ~3500 users!

When examining the stats from 13 October to 3 November, we find that our ~3500 users have in total only downvoted once (on 15 October) and we went more than 2 weeks without ever downvoting. Thanks for ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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Please make it an aim to vote on questions, even if they aren't your own

In our early days we voted 450 times on 45 posts (10 votes/post), and this shrunk to 337 votes on 55 posts (about 6 votes/post) in July, and seems to have shrunk to nearly 0 votes in the last couple ...
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5 votes
1 answer
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We hit rock bottom last week, in voting. What can we do now to encourage people to vote more?

I was very disappointed to see that we hit a record low in number of votes cast on our site this past week, despite us having a record high in number of total users and number of total questions on ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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Recognition Day! Thank you to all the users who have continued to make this site possible!

MMSE has helped so many researchers over the last ~3.5 years, and a large part of this was made possible by the users that have voted on so many of our posts. Also, seeing how many of our avid users ...
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Why have people stopped voting?

We have hit another all-time weekly low in voting: Previously in the week of Sunday April 10 2022 we had an all-time low of 106 votes on the main site. Recently in the week of Sunday August 21 2022 ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
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Why is nobody voting on this question, but so many people are voting on the comments?

I'm curious why at least 4 people have voted on the comments without voting on the question, here: Voting wasn't this way from 2020-2021 and much of 2022. Similar questions in the past have had over ...
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2 votes
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Matter Modelers! Try to get these hats!

It's that time of the year again, and I've picked out the hats that I think would be most valuable to our site and community if as many people as possible were to try to get them! Gem detector Cast ...
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Why did this question not get any votes in the last 6 months despite getting 49 views and 4 upvotes on a comment?

As with the following two threads: Why did this question not get any votes in the last 5.5 months despite getting 61 views and comments from at least 3 different people? Why is nobody voting on this ...
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1 vote
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Matter Modelers: Let's all wear our hats!

I pointed out last year in this question: HATS !!!!! GET SPECIAL HATS ON 21 DEC, 25 DEC, AND 1 JAN!, that activity on SE sites often drops during late December / early January, and a loss of momentum ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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Why did so many posts in May 2023 not get any votes from anyone other than me?

Why is no one voting on good questions I was the only one that voted on the following questions despite many of them having multiple comments from other users, and a lot of views, and a lot of effort ...
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0 votes
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Why has this answer not received a single upvote in almost 6 months?

As with the following three threads: Why did this question not get any votes in the last 5.5 months despite getting 61 views and comments from at least 3 different people? Why is nobody voting on ...
Nike Dattani - No Free Time's user avatar
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Why did this question not get any votes in the last 5.5 months despite getting 61 views and comments from at least 3 different people?

This is a question about a specific-question: Force convergence in Wannier orbitals based DFT code I am curious to hear opinions about why this question didn't deserve any votes over such a long ...
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