Under what circumstances do you vote a question up or down?

Let's have a little discussion on voting and friendly behavior.

Asking and answering questions is not the only way to participate on BrewAdvice. The thing that differentiates this site from a forum is the way good questions and answers sift their way to the top. Voting makes this possible.

  1. Any time I give an answer, I upvote the question
  2. Commonly asked questions (like recurring forum questions) get my upvote
  3. If I think the question is relevant, clear and concise, I upvote it
  4. When the question is irrelevant or general, I downvote it
  5. I am more likely to upvote a question from new registered users
  6. I am less likely to upvote a question from unregistered posters

† Except in cases where I am prohibited to upvote, like my own questions

  • I follow the same guidelines. – hookedonwinter Jan 13 '10 at 21:54
  • I like to see questions with at least as many votes as answers. – Dean Brundage Jan 14 '10 at 15:40
  • I know I'd like to see more voting happening. There are two many questions with many views and 0 votes. I nee dto be more dilegent about this too. I like Deans general guidelines. I don't have a feel yet for how I have been voting. – brewchez Jan 14 '10 at 15:53
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    Hey Dean, In your example guidlines do you ever NOT vote? And Why? – brewchez Jan 14 '10 at 16:05
  • Chez: Since the site it new I vote liberally. The cases I don't vote usually fail #3 because they aren't relevant to me. EG: the threads on chocolate extract and corking beer. – Dean Brundage Jan 14 '10 at 19:53
  • Re: Down voting, definitely leave a comment when you down vote something. -- brewadvice.com/questions/663/meta-down-voting – hookedonwinter Feb 4 '10 at 18:44

When I think an answer is good or is similar to the answer I was planning on giving I upvote it (and I now add a comment [since I got that ability] to expand on the answer if I feel it's necessary/useful).

  • I'm asking about voting on questions, not answers. – Dean Brundage Jan 13 '10 at 22:17
  • Doh! I guess you should also thoroughly read a question before you answer or vote for it. – Mattress Jan 14 '10 at 14:06
  • And now we see the answer voting system in action! (-: You can always add another (more appropriate) answer to a question. – Dean Brundage Jan 14 '10 at 15:42
  • You can also delete an answer, if you don't think it should be around on the site. "Cleanup", if you will. – hookedonwinter Jan 14 '10 at 15:56
  • Though, I'd leave this one as a example :) – hookedonwinter Jan 14 '10 at 15:57
  • Glad to be of service? – Mattress Jan 14 '10 at 18:12

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