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Why do some one line story identification answers get so many upvotes?

The simple answer to why they get so many upvotes is that they're correct. These upvotes are usually either from people who agree with the identification, or who come in after the OP has accepted it. ...
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Is this really a good answer?

Q. Is it an answer? Yes. Is it a good answer? No. Why is it a bad answer? Because it's a bunch of unsourced assumptions, that's why; which is no longer able to maintain the cohesion necessary ...
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Is it considered fair to recommend that people upvote an answer if they feel it is worth it?

Absolutely you can. If you feel that your answer is a good 'un, you should feel free to ask other users (in chat or comments) to upvote it. You should, however, be aware that historically, asking ...
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If I up vote an answer that is negative, will the user still get the 10 points?

Yes. From the help centre: You gain reputation when: [...] answer is voted up: +10 This applies regardless of the current score of the answer. As for the help links not working, you might want ...
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Temporarily accepting an answer to give it more exposure?

The help centre has the following to say on accepting answers: What should I do when someone answers my question? Decide if the answer is helpful, and then... Vote on it (if you have earned the ...
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Why do some one line story identification answers get so many upvotes?

This issue came up in chat yesterday, based on one of your examples. My guess would be that they're easy to check, especially those where the answer has already been accepted by the OP. Yes, I do ...
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Someone only upvoted my question once I accepted their answer (probably). Is this proper conduct?

You say this: Then I noticed I gained 2 rep from that question and then plus 10. Apparently, at the same time that I accepted that dude's answer, someone canceled their downvote on my question, then ...
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Someone only upvoted my question once I accepted their answer (probably). Is this proper conduct?

Absent evidence of intentional abuse, people can up or downvote a question or answer however they please, for whatever reason they choose or whatever rationale they personally employ. While we're on ...
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What's the most contentious question on scifi.SE?

Note: All the numbers and ratios given in this answer were accurate when the answer was first made. Their inclusion here seems to have triggered some voting, though, so they’re probably all wrong by ...
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What's the most contentious question on scifi.SE?

https://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/queries?order_by=recent https://data.stackexchange.com/scifi/query/353177/most-contentious-posts Stole that from another sites queries. Looks like this is a ...
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Temporarily accepting an answer to give it more exposure?

Acceptance is the OP's prerogative. Accepting a 'wrong' answer might attract more downvotes to it, but there are no real rules on what kind of answers you're allowed to accept. Do whatever you want. ...
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