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Comments on Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?

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Can we allow answerers to see if asker upvoted them?

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When someone takes the time to answer a question, it's nice for that person to feel recognized and that they were helpful. While seeing upvotes is a good indication that the answer was helpful to the community in general, there's not any indication that the answer was specifically helpful to the person who originally asked it, as the asker's upvotes are just mixed in with the rest of the community's.

I certainly think that it's fine for there to be no concept of a single "accepted answer" controlled by the asker. However, I think that there should be some sort of way for the asker to recognize and thank the people who wrote helpful answers for me. This leads me to a bit of a conundrum:

  1. Should it be correct etiquette for the asker to leave a comment saying "Thanks" or the like on helpful answers? This was certainly discouraged on other Q&A sites I know of, though maybe it's the right answer here?
  2. Or, should there be some way for people (maybe just the specific answerer, or maybe for everyone) to see that the person who originally asked upvoted their answer?

I could brainstorm some other thoughts too like some dedicated "thank you" button or the like, but what makes the most sense in my first pass at the idea anyway is just adding some indication next to one's own answers that the asker upvoted it, and maybe some notification which could end up being some sort of standardized "thank you" for the experts who write the answers in a community.

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Should it be correct etiquette for the asker to leave a comment saying "Thanks" or the like on helpful answers? This was certainly discouraged on other Q&A sites I know of, though maybe it's the right answer here?

No.

Leaving comments that contain stuff like "Thank you", "Thanks", "Worked for me" is unhelpful, Since there is replacement for it, Which is Upvoting (Voting in general) is a very good replacement to it. If someone want to thank you or your answer worked for someone, so they can upvote and this will mean that you have helped someone.

Or, should there be some way for people (maybe just the specific answerer, or maybe for everyone) to see that the person who originally asked upvoted their answer?

New Feature.

As far as my information, The Codidact team is working on Reactions feature which means if the Asker want to thank you or the answer worked for the asker, so they can react with "Worked for me" reaction and their name will appear there. But Of Course, the Asker may Upvote and don't reaction, it is the Asker Opinion. At all, the feature didn't release yet and may not release and may release it and it won't success. so, it depends on the future. That is all.

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Reaction is similar to thanks, but voting is very different than thanks. (1 comment)
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deleted user wrote almost 3 years ago · edited almost 3 years ago

I am thinking to show voter for mods so, voting abuse might decrease.

Yes! Normal user shouldn’t see who had voted.

Kevin M. Mansour‭ wrote almost 3 years ago

No, I don't see that this feature will be helpful for moderators. And also Voting is anonymous at all.

Monica Cellio‭ wrote almost 3 years ago

How would knowing specific votes help moderators? Knowing if there is a pattern of voting between two users can help in some cases, but for that you don't need to know the specific votes. For now, detecting voting abuse falls to the people with database access (mods should ask for help if they suspect abuse). Eventually we'll have to figure out what it's useful to show to mods and how to do so without leaking private info.