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This was said in chat by many people, in many ways. I will repeat it here amplified for clarity: If the only reason you are coming to Server Fault is to gain REPutation, you have come to the wrong Stack Exchange site. Upvotes on Server Fault are very rare and precious things - We reward the intricate and interesting questions, and the technically elegant ...


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I down voted your question, simply because of the comments you made. I didn't believe what I was reading when I saw you respond to an answer with (and I can't remember exactly what you said), words to the effect of 'You liked my question as you've answered it, What is wrong with you, why didn't you up vote my question, I'm not doing this for nothing'. I ...


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Although I think more voting (up and down) would be a good thing, I don't think it should be done to make SF "warmer" and more welcoming. I think one reason for low voting is that professional sysadmins usually don't have time and money to do everything, so we prioritize quickly and harshly. When people see a question that's not bad enough to downvote, but ...


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The downvotes were for now-deleted content. However, the question as it stands now looks just fine to me.


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I was just looking at a random sampling of some of your 0 score questions and, honestly, I'd be tempted to downvote a few of them, or even cast close votes. The hover-text for the upvote arrow says "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear." We tend to upvote well thought-out and thoroughly detailed questions. It seems that some of your ...


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Yes, the very low quality flag is available only for posts scored 0 or below. In any case, you can't flag that answer because I already deleted it.


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(Bit too much for a comment) The reason I'm a rare upvoter is that often I don't understand what's being asked - I've only a few year's worth expereince so sometimes I find it difficult to tell the difference between a technically pleasing (i.e. looks right but is operationally frowned upon) and an actual good answer. I'll always upvote a question or ...


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I'll be the first to admit that I could and should vote more often. In fact I go through phases when I try hard to do just that... and often find it extremely difficult to find questions that are worth voting up or down that I haven't already voted on. I am trying harder to vote on things that I think are worthwhile, but it turns out that is harder than I ...


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SF is different to its sister sites because it is intended for professionals only. It therefore has a different type of user. Not only do we expect a much higher standard of expertise than SU or SO, both of which cater to everyone form the newest newbie to the best of the best, we're also generally not the kind of people to be throwing compliments (read: ...


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