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Lots of 1 rep questions like this lately.

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Yes. In the fall lots of students have just entered into their first programming class at a university. However, that may not be the only reason. – jjnguy Nov 12 '10 at 15:55
The answer is to vote them down. If they do the same thing over and over, they will lose the privilege of using SO. – C. Ross Nov 12 '10 at 16:34
@CRoss until they, ya know, create another account. – jcolebrand Nov 12 '10 at 18:57
@drachenstern: they are IP-banned, so it is not quite that simple for them. – Ether Nov 12 '10 at 20:04
@ether ~ good to know. – jcolebrand Nov 12 '10 at 20:59

Likely those questions were always around, you're just seeing more of them due to the StackOverflow Homepage Changes that went into effect Tuesday.

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