Let's give the 15 top voters of the quarter a round of applause! See the Top Voters for the Quarter to learn who these users are.
Now, let's see if we can expand this page. In August, so far, we have only 5 voters. Put yourself up on the board. Vote today! ;)
Reasons to Vote:
- It highlights the great content and separates it from the poor content. Poor quality answers are pushed to the bottom of the page while the best are moved to the top. Low quality questions are removed from the main page, replaced with the content we're most proud of. Voting is perhaps the most powerful quality control filter that you have at your fingertips.
- It gives power to the community to help moderate the site; specifically, it grants these powers to the people who have a track record of producing great content and who lead by example.
- It encourages avid users to continue to participate and get more involved. We have some new community members who are quite active and who write great answers. Let's help give them the power to participate in running our site as well! :)
Remember, you have 30 votes per day that you can use anywhere, and you have an extra 10 votes that you can use only on questions. There are also badges for voting related activities! See the Badges page for more details. The more people who hold these badges, the healthier our community will be!
How Can I Become a Top Voter?
If you're a recent newcomer, and you have the 15 reputation required to vote up, spend some time on the site. Look at previous questions and answers before your time. If you see something great, upvote it.
You could use this opportunity to suggest some edits to help improve the content on the site. If you don't yet have full editing permissions, you'll earn some extra rep while also helping out. While you're sifting through the archives, if you see anything that requires moderator attention, flag it.
For more seasoned users, I'd say the same guidelines apply, except you can also downvote low quality content, vote to close on old questions that are outside our scope, vote to delete closed questions or answers with a score of -1, and make edits to questions and answers.
Lastly, it's quite possible that, during this adventure, you may find a question that doesn't yet have a great answer. Use this as an opportunity to provide your own answer. Answered and edited posts, even if old, will get bumped back to the top of the "active" page, so that others will see it and vote on it.
So, make it a goal to use all of your votes at least once a week, once a month, or however often you can commit to. This will help improve the site and also encourage others to vote. Good luck! :)
For the first week of September, we only have 5 people who are casting votes on questions and answers. To get our site to the point where it launches, we need to form a healthy community of Q&A voters. See Top Voters for September to see the current, up to date group of voters for the month.