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Do we use the downvote button more than other sites?

We can use the Data Explorer to see how often we up- and downvote. This query compares the number of posts (including deleted ones) and the number of up- and downvotes for all sites in the network. On ...
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Is universal public visibility of up-votes/reputation/badges really beneficial?

What is the benefit to later readers in seeing the vote counts on answers A and B? Questions on ME sites are supposed to be interesting for non-expert readers as well. A layperson benefits from ...
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Is universal public visibility of up-votes/reputation/badges really beneficial?

What is the benefit to have such a system at all? For each question, there are many perspectives on it. Various presentations can reach wider audiences, if they are on topic, well written, and show ...
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Changing mind about upvoting a comment

There's a meta stackexchange thread on this topic, here: Cancelling upvote on comment?. In brief, you can change your mind -- "upvoting" again undoes the upvote -- provided that you do it quickly (...
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Do we use the downvote button more than other sites?

Here are some additional SEDE queries. (As my knowledge of SQL is rather limited, take all of this with a grain of salt.) Percentage of Upvotes and Percentage of Upvotes (multisite). MathOverflow ...
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