Proposal: Open Science

At present there are 76 followers which means a total of 76 * 5 = 380 votes available, but less than 200 votes have been used (unless an awful lot of up and down votes cancelled each other out...).

If you have voted for less than 5 questions and can see a worthy question that currently has less than 10 upvotes, please consider voting for it. Similarly, if one of your votes was for a question that now has more than 10 votes, you are free to remove that vote and use it to bring another worthy question up towards 10 votes.

  • Please note that downvoting requires 125 reputation.
    – user112795
    Jul 7, 2014 at 9:07
  • @mehow I'm referring to downvotes on example questions in Area 51 new site proposals. Does the 125 reputation requirement apply to those too? I had assumed it didn't since the downvote has no negative effect on the asker of the example question. Jul 7, 2014 at 9:26
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    oh on those you need 150 reputation actually
    – user112795
    Jul 7, 2014 at 9:34
  • Thanks @mehow that's useful to know. This seems to suggest that it is even more likely that there are a lot of unused votes waiting to be used, and that they haven't just been cancelled out by downvotes. Jul 7, 2014 at 9:39
  • oh yeah I definitely agree. I was just saying that since you can't really downvote when you first sign up *or follow a proposal *unless you verify your email address (+50 rep)
    – user112795
    Jul 7, 2014 at 9:41
  • Possible duplicate of Why do Meta posts giving advice on how to vote get down voted?
    – Nij
    Dec 25, 2018 at 5:58

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Yes I have used all of my votes!

But this is a great thing to let people know.

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