Skip to main content
11 votes
Accepted

Should voting be used to undo damage?

For posterity, on the question "How can luggage be lost if it has a bag tag?," Bianfable wrote: To the downvoter: Please explain why you voted, especially to a new user! You responded: I'm as ...
Tanner Swett's user avatar
  • 5,771
10 votes

How should we handle wrong but most-upvoted answers?

The best approach to dealing with a faulty answer is to downvote it and to upvote a correct answer. Consider leaving a comment under the faulty answer to explain your downvote and give the post owner ...
DeltaLima's user avatar
  • 83.5k
5 votes

How should we handle wrong but most-upvoted answers?

The Stack Exchange model is designed to provide the best answers to both the people asking questions and the community in general. People asking questions can indicate which answer best answers their ...
fooot's user avatar
  • 73.3k
4 votes
Accepted

Why are votes locked in?

It's a safeguard against certain types of abuse, as explained in the answers to this question and this question. You aren't alone in seeing this as a nuisance to those who aren't trying to abuse the ...
Ralph J's user avatar
  • 51.5k
2 votes

Should voting be used to undo damage?

I don't think serial downvoting is an actual problem here. I've seen it on SO, but here and on SE in general, perhaps 2-3 "maybe"-grade examples in total. Bad questions/answers get downvoted because ...
Therac's user avatar
  • 27k
1 vote

How should we handle wrong but most-upvoted answers?

Anyone with much knowledge of aviation who has spent much time on Aviation Stack Exchange knows that there are many cases where wrong answers quickly gain (and keep) the highest score. We can't fix ...
quiet flyer's user avatar
  • 22.6k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible