There's recently been some discussion of the potential impact on voting of users whose only MathOverflow reputation comes from the network association bonus.

I asked the SE team about this, and Joshua Heyer kindly provided the following data.

- Total votes from folks with their ONLY reputation coming from the association bonus on Math Overflow: 3,528
- Total votes from ALL users on Math Overflow since May 8th of 2013 (when the association bonus became possible): 96,119
Total votes from folks with their ONLY reputation coming from the association bonus on Math Overflow by post:

Link UpVotes DownVotes

Is Euclid dead? 23 0

Video lectures of mathematics courses available online for free 20 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/151554 18 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/152418 13 0

Examples of major theorems with very hard proofs that have NOT dramatically improved over time 11 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/152358 9 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/8847 8 0

Not especially famous, long-open problems which anyone can understand 8 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/145079 8 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/138349 8 0

Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics 8 0

How does the work of a pure mathematician impact society? 7 0

How can an extremely mathematically talented young person be helped to fulfill his/her potential? 7 0

Proofs without words 6 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/137119 6 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/53288 6 0

Is it worthwhile to give off-topic talks? 6 0

Research-level mathematical bookstores 6 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/150962 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/137575 5 0

How do you not forget old math? 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/150964 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/17347 5 0

What is a good method to find random points on the n-sphere when n is large? 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/54471 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/100414 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/44213 5 0

https://mathoverflow.net/q/6594 5 0

Thinking and Explaining 5 0

I'll leave it to the thread below to draw conclusions.

leastrepresentative (though, I suppose it could be argued this is due, in part, to similar such behavior). :) $\endgroup$ – cardinal Jan 2 '14 at 0:1910more comments