According to http://data.stackexchange.com/webapps/query/161411/site-activity-and-votegraph the number of question votes in week was incresed almost 4 times. Is this correct?

Site Activity and VoteGraph

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In taking a closer look, nothing nefarious is going on.

Since it's impossible to know someone's motivations for voting, I am going to err on the conservative side and assume that people are rewarding good posts only on their merit. However, with badges in play, there is always a chance that people will "hunt" them.

Good content should always be recognized and rewarded, and I think we have a strong (but small) corps of users who follow that tenet. More voting is almost always good, but having discerning voters is even better.

  • Just found on the users page that we have a new user that is very active as voter. Jun 15, 2016 at 10:31
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    maybe the user doesn't want the content to be automatically removed. Jun 20, 2016 at 6:01
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    @Rubén Jeff Atwood has said before that everyone should be using their 40 votes per day.. so by that logic, everyone should be an active voter :) (although, appropriately, of course!)
    – Tim Malone
    Jun 27, 2016 at 23:51
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    @TimMalone Stack Overflow and Web Applications can't really be compared in terms of new content per day :)
    – jonsca
    Jun 28, 2016 at 0:06
  • Haha, good point. Either way, I tend to try to vote a lot on good Q's and A's (probably even more so on Qs), but it is rare for me to get to the limit unless I've gone off down a rabbit hole of reading and learning or something.
    – Tim Malone
    Jun 28, 2016 at 0:08

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