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Is it ok to edit to up vote?

Suppose that a user has down voted an answer to a question that they didn't completely understand. Years later, they read the answer again and find it to be good, but cannot change their vote because ...
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Should I upvote answers that I can't verify?

I often come across interesting questions which I can not answer. As a consequence, I cannot verify the given answers, while some seem to be helpful. Is it recommended to upvote such answers, where my ...
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What happens when you try to upvote a question (or an answer) but you don't have enough reputation?

When you try to upvote a question or an answer and you don't have enough reputation (15 points, it seems to me), a message occurs stating that your preference had been recorded by the system, but ...
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Can I up-vote my own question?

So I am new to this site and I hope this is a proper forum to ask this - if not please do not punish me too harshly. I must seem like a narcissist to inquire - but I posted a question that has +6 up-...
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Answering old questions and getting noticed

When I browse through old questions I usually find myself reading the question and maybe the top few answers. Same thing when there is an old question appearing on the front page. From what I've ...
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What is a good mentality about casting votes responsibly?

I find myself casting quite a lot of up-votes on questions, usually reaching the daily limit and was wondering if I might be polluting the site with that. What are other people's mindsets about ...
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Why do I sometimes get +5 points on upvotes and other times I get +10?

When I get and upvote sometimes it adds 5 points and other times it adds 10 points. Why does this change?
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How do I flag a comment I've accidentally upvoted?

I tried to flag a comment, but accidentally upvoted it, and I can't remove the upvote because I have only 1 minute to remove it, which I've only recently discovered. How do I flag a comment I've ...
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Is there anyway we can require a person to write something to explain a downvote?

It's pretty obvious when someone upvotes your question or answer they like it and the physics is reasonable or correct - but when someone downvotes its often ambiguous if they have a legitimate ...