When going through the questions asked at SO, there is a huge load of questions that's being asked by people that do obviously not really participate in the site. I mean
- no upvotes ever
- just registered to ask a question and never come back
- only asking (bad) questions without answering a single one
- never accepting an answer
and so on. Questions asked by these guys often tend to
- be closed because of Duplicates
- get downvoted because there's no information about the real problem in the question
- do not be edited by their posters although they were asked to clearify their problem
- And the users never come back to SO once their question was answered (less bad because in that case, we have an answered question that could help others)
So, what I'm thinking about is: Should asking a question on SO only be allowed if the user shows that he actually participates in the community?
My first thought would be to allow asking only if the user has given at least one upvoted answer.
What do you think about that? Would this not really improve the quality of questions that are being asked on SO?