Note: This is a response to, an alternate proposal, for Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?
OK, I realize this is a radical idea, but here goes:
When a user drops below a certain rep ratio for their questions, they should be blocked from asking further questions. To get their question asking privileges back, they must service the community by moderator flagging bad posts.
Hold on, stay with me. This serves several purposes:
- It relieves some of the flag and downvote fatigue that seems to be occurring lately with the 10K users.
- It marshals a vast army of users ready (and motivated) to find all of those pesky bad questions and answers for us.
- It gets the attention of the marginal question asker (in much the same way that a suspension does, but in a far more productive way).
- Most importantly, it "encourages" the marginal question asker to deliberately learn the site, what the site is about (it is not a forum), how the site works, and what constitutes good and bad questions and answers, and why.
This is the functional equivalent of making someone do the dishes at a restaurant, because they forgot to bring their wallet.
I'll leave the implementation details up to you. But I'm not opposed to all users earning a small amount of rep for good flags (say 2 rep) and losing a small amount for bad flags (say 1 rep).