Few minutes after the votes have been refilled at 00:00 UTC all unanswered questions with at least 1 answer got up vote on that answer.

I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or a deliberated action attempting to site gets a good ratio of answered questions.

It's clear to me that we have a strong community here and we can achieve SE goals organically.

Avoid any attempt to game the system.

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    "after the votes were reloaded?" I'm confused. What happened?
    – lilserf
    Oct 21, 2010 at 3:09
  • It's more fun to dig old games out of your garage and answer the unanswered questions :)
    – Pat Ludwig Mod
    Oct 21, 2010 at 3:37
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    @lilserf He probably means when the daily vote limit reset at 00:00 UTC (we get 30 votes per day) Oct 21, 2010 at 4:51
  • @lilserf: Edited to better understanding. Sorry, I'm not a native English speaker.
    – Maniero
    Oct 21, 2010 at 5:19

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To be fair, there were two blog posts recently that strongly encouraged people to vote more often (When Will My Site Graduate? and Vote Early, Vote Often), because most betas have the exact opposite problem -- people don't vote nearly enough. People also have the Suffrage badge to tempt them. It's possible people are gaming the badge by just mass upvoting questions, but if so hopefully that was a one time thing now that they've got the badge

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    In this case I think it was just to sweep the unanswered questions. Use all 30 votes/day is a good thing but throw them on any random question, it's not.
    – Maniero
    Oct 21, 2010 at 5:24

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