Jeff Atwood post new article about voting. Read: Vote Early, Vote Often.
Voting is the secong thing most important to SE sites. Don't waste your votes and incentive new user to vote.
Jeff also post an article about Asking Better Questions. Please read and help us enforce the quality of questions.
- if you see a great, thoughtfully asked, well researched question, vote it up — please! Great questions are an art!
- if you see an egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended question that you feel was asked in bad faith … vote it down.
- anything in between that’s salvageable, edit it — if you have the requisite 1,000 reputation.
Please use your votes.
Quoting RobertCartaino from chat:
Vote, vote, vote. Encourage others to vote, vote, vote. On good content, leave signposts ("If you like this, please vote it up. It's important for the community!")-- in both meta and the main site. Maybe a few meta posts informing the users of the important of that type of participation. You are empowered a lot more than you know.