I'm seeing a huge burst of people asking in comments whether answer writers have voted, and I don't get it? Often they aren't even the question asker! People will vote or they won't and that's their business. What's going on?

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    I agree. Answering a question is completely unrelated to whether or not the question merited an upvote. Mar 30, 2014 at 6:37

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I noticed this a couple weeks ago and flagged one or two of the comments as being excessive noise. If you notice someone posting a bunch of the same "why didn't you vote" comments, you can flag one of comments for moderator attention.

The thing is, voting is good (which is why I do it so much), but comments about it are a distraction. If someone's going to vote, they'll probably do it when they first see the question, so any sort of comment about voting just gets in the way of everyone else.

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    please do flag these, they are noise and should be deleted. If we notice a pattern of specific users doing it we may choose to intervene further.
    – wax eagle
    Mar 31, 2014 at 12:11
  • The person asking the question in the comments explained his reason: the upvotes encourage the new poster to come back.
    – Steve
    Apr 5, 2014 at 12:18

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