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Either there simply aren't many users on this exchange, or they're very stingy on the upvotes.

Use them! Upvote interesting questions and good answers.

This will:

  • Encourage people to participate.
  • Give people privileges, so they can start editing without approval, and edit tag wikis.
  • Give a chance for questions to be featured on the sidebar.
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    $\begingroup$ I've also worried that we're to stingy with upvotes. On the other hand, I appreciate that people are (hopefully) trying to make sure to promote high quality questions and answers. $\endgroup$
    – jmbejara
    Apr 8 '15 at 3:23
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    $\begingroup$ The best way to address that concern is to promote lots of upvoting and downvoting, at least when the latter is merited. Votes are the single most powerful feedback mechanism on SE sites, and it's a good idea to make sure there's lots of feedback. $\endgroup$
    – Ana
    Apr 13 '15 at 17:53
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I see 7 up votes here, but most of the recent questions have none-to-one up vote, and no down-vote - and the one is probably mine.

Revealed preferences much?

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Just a friendly reminder to use your voting rights more. The number of regular visitors has gone up, but average vote seems to be the same.

For example, this question here had 0 votes after 14 hours. This probably mostly is because you don't find the subject to be very interesting. Independently, it is a very extensive and high quality question, and I believe it deserves more upvotes.

If you disagree, down vote it. Hate it or love it, but have some feelings :>

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