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Should downvotes on questions be “free”?

As I'm sure you all know, downvotes "cost" 1 reputation. That is, every time you downvote: -2 to post owner -1 to you This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel strongly ...
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We need to help non-English-speakers somehow

I saw a guy from Portugal today attempt to ask a rather simple question. But the question was so horribly confusing that he started getting down-voted, and close-voted. After discovering where he was ...
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I think we need a flag for non-English speakers

It would help everyone if we provided a mechanism that people could use to flag their post if english is language they are not comfortably fluent in. A lot of non-english speakers have to go to ...
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3answers
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Require more than simple majority of close votes to migrate

Following a post about a garbage question that was migrated to Programmers, Jeff posted this answer about some basic migration protection that is in place (at least one matching tag). That is a ...
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3answers
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Why are stats not public information?

According to the accepted answer to this question, moderators are not allowed to disclose any visitor stats related to Stack Exchange sites or affiliated blogs: Don't show the actual numbers, but ...
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2answers
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Can we have a way to see referrers for a specific question?

A question I flippantly answered a while ago literally blew up today, gaining me a Skeetian amount of rep for a single question in a single day. Is there a way to determine why this happened? I ...
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2answers
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Is there any analytics information that moderators can access for individual questions?

There are a number of questions on Programmers' that seem to be getting a lot of traffic: Do I need to go to a big-name university? How to be a zero-bug programmer? for example. I'm curious as to ...
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Too many new questions are being posted to Stack Overflow

In recent months, the rate of new questions being asked on Stack Overflow — 3.1k per day — has been overwhelming. As a result, many questions have low views, a change from the previous ...
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1answer
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Stats on suggested edits

Given the number of questions about the suggested edit system, I think we need some numbers… On Stack overflow: What is the mean time it takes for a suggested edit to be acted on? What is the ...
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1answer
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Does Stack Overflow measure aborted 'Ask Question' attempts?

Curiosity: Does Stack Overflow in any way keep track of questions that are attempted to be asked, but are never submitted, likely because the 'Related Questions' helped them in some way? Of those ...
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1answer
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Stack Exchange Community Statistics results: Which questions are the least frequently answered?

Question source: Which questions are the least frequently answered? Note: the results here are only for Stack Overflow, as that is the most difficult to analyze due to data size. All the queries for ...
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2answers
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“Unanswered” total is very high

The total question indicator for the "Unanswered" tab is 2 to 3 times higher than the actual number of questions displayed (by multiplying the number of pages with questions per page). Some examples: ...
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Reduce the reputation earned by answering a question you haven't upvoted

Yes, I started with “reduce the reputation”, so I'm going to be downvoted into oblivion. Ever since the early days, it was apparent that many questions got answers but no upvotes, and the general ...
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2answers
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Am I allowed to open a new account for testing purposes?

Can I open a second account under a different name for testing purposes (not for community involvement?). I want to conduct a small research on how a community behaves as a community. Is it allowed? ...
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1answer
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Duplicating Meta Posts (Avoiding the Wrath of Meta)

In late 2009 Kip created these awesome posts explaining where SO users are from: Where in the world do Stack Overflow users say they are from? What countries have the most Stack Overflow users per ...

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