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I mean, questions like this - one sentence, no research effort, no basic understanding, 3 concepts / APIs mangled together and it still got upvote. Un-upvoted soon, but it was there.

Or this one - deleted now, but was clearly off-topic, bug report and it had it in it's title. And got upvoted.

And there are many more each day.

Is there any reward for upvoting? Some badge? Something that encourages upvoting without reading?

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  • both the posts are deleted and may be 10K can see – Bala Sep 4 '13 at 7:36
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    It's on the radar - I won't say any more about it for now :) – Clive Sep 4 '13 at 8:01
  • Thanks @Clive - if they are legitimate upvotes I simply don't agree with, so be it, but I'm glad someone competent is looking at this situation. – Mołot Sep 4 '13 at 8:04
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    hahahahah @ competent. Thanks that made my day ;) – Clive Sep 4 '13 at 8:05
  • @Clive did I get my dictionary wrong? It says it means about "someone who knows what he is doing, with sufficient skill and privileges". – Mołot Sep 4 '13 at 8:07
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    Your English is spot on - the idea that I'm considered competent deeply amuses me =P – Clive Sep 4 '13 at 8:34
  • @Clive any news? It seems it's almost a custom that everything from new users gets upvote now. like this - plain bugreport, but upvoted. And many more :| I mean, we can deal with this post, with each one to be honest, but it seems strange to see it at mass scale, and First Posts queue always appears empty... – Mołot Oct 24 '13 at 6:03
  • @Mołot Suffice to say there's nothing 'dodgy' going on. One or more people seem to be upvoting questions regardless of quality, there's not really anything we can do about that besides countering with downvotes, and leaving a more verbose comment so the OP doesn't pick up the bad habit. Not ideal, I know, but as long as voting isn't targeted at/against specific people, users are free to vote for whatever reason they like. Such is democracy I guess :) – Clive Oct 24 '13 at 8:21
  • @Clive oh, OK. If it is so, so be it. – Mołot Oct 24 '13 at 8:23
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Yes, if voted on 600 question, you will get Electorate badge

see this https://drupal.meta.stackexchange.com/help/badges/44/electorate

Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions. 
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  • But you can downvote them and get Electorate as well! – Mołot Sep 4 '13 at 7:40
  • Yes I know that, I updated the answer and i think because of this badge, users vote the question or may be some of them like that question too. – Bala Sep 4 '13 at 7:42
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    Seems they don't, if they are in fact badge hunters... – Mołot Sep 4 '13 at 7:45
  • Of Course, No one can't stop them. – Bala Sep 4 '13 at 7:50

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