I've just seen a string of answered questions, with several answers per question and often multiple upvotes on some answers, yet the question remained at 0 votes.

If a question is good enough to be answered, surely it's also worthy of an upvote?

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    That's been driving me nuts since the sites inception. I would predict people to be voting crazy, but its exactly the opposite. Should I upvote this question??? I don't know!!!
    – brewchez
    Oct 8, 2014 at 14:27
  • I've never understood the purpose of upvoting questions. Also, I can often offer an answer to a poorly asked question. Should I still upvote it?
    – uSlackr
    Sep 12, 2015 at 20:46
  • uSlackr, I would say yes, if you are willing to answer it then it has merit. Also you can edit or propose an edit to improve the question, or clarify in the comment.
    – Mr_road Mod
    Jun 23, 2017 at 18:28

2 Answers 2


If you feel the question adds value to the website, upvote it.

If you feel it could be improved, suggest an edit or make a comment and upvote it once the change has been made.

An upvote means roughly, "I want to see more content like this!"

There's no need to be stingy, as you can upvote many times in a given day. There's even a badge for upvoting questions.


I tend to up vote questions I answer; as you suggest if it is worth answering it is worthy of an upvote.

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