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We introduced a filter a couple of days ago that stops people from asking questions if they historically posted poorly scoring stuff. (Stack Overflow ONLY)

For those that lurk around the "new question" list, have you noticed that the quality has improved in some tangible way in the last day?

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Doesn't that go against other things I've read on this site about letting the question be judged for itself not on history of the user? – MrABC Aug 12 '10 at 0:44
@MrX Yes. It does. And for a select few users I am so in favor of it. – dmckee Aug 12 '10 at 0:51
@mrx: See here for the background story. – Georg Fritzsche Aug 12 '10 at 0:51
Just a question: So if they post high-voted answers, they'll be given the permission to ask again? – waiwai933 Aug 12 '10 at 0:54
@Georg thanks for the link, I can see the motivation, it does feel like the start of a slippery slope though. – MrABC Aug 12 '10 at 0:54
@waiwai ... yes – waffles Aug 12 '10 at 0:58

Hard to say. Perhaps just a little.

But frankly the general questions stream from earnest, well meaning users who are trying hard has never been really great. I mean, it's Sturgeon's Law, right. At best this is going to skim off the few extra percent of crap from really problematic users.

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looking it the last 10 pages (50 per page) I'm only seeing 1 in 50 negative scoring questions. I remember this used to be a lot higher in the past... I guess Ill have to wait for more data and run stats – waffles Aug 12 '10 at 1:02

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