Just in the last day or so, the following extremely low-quality posts have all received upvotes:

https://mathoverflow.net/questions/190836/how-to-calculate-math-expectation

https://mathoverflow.net/questions/190787/maths-to-take-a-user-chosen-number-to-a-predictable-number

I just happened to notice these, so I suspect there are more examples.

I wonder who is upvoting these, and whether that person ought to receive some gentle discouragement.

downvotingsuch questions! $\endgroup$thisproblem. [Except on the off chance that pitty-upvotes start to generate an avalanche of additional downvotes, and the pitty-voters will then realize they have the opposite effect and stop. This however is not quite what I consider asdirect.] $\endgroup$part of the MO communitywhen the effect of an upvote for questions got reduced on MO (to what it was on SO and in the SE network more generally since a long time). Even arguments were made why this is not suitable for MO and many (yet not me!) want back the old system Some think there are too many points, some think there are too few; fortunately they can at least find agreement that SO is to blame. ;-) $\endgroup$4more comments