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Question levels

When I am looking to new questions related to a given tag, it is a bit tedious to sort questions by reading all titles and have an idea if the question is for me, or if it is too easy (I don't really ...
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Idea: Difficulty Ratings & User Experience levels

First off-- I just came up with this idea -- It's a spitball -- Feel free to contribute(good and bad thoughts) Reformed IDEA: Let the questioneer mark their thought difficulty, and upvoting and ...
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A proposed solution to qualitative filtering

The set of problems: the culture around "homework" questions creates a negative user experience, yet people legitimately want them filtered experienced users can get bored with seeing too many ...
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How do I look for questions at my desired level of experience?

How do I look for questions at my desired experience or difficulty level? Approaches I'm aware of include: You could look for users who are at your desired experience level (based on their ratio of ...
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Is it OK for Stack Overflow to treat all questions / answers equally?

Now aren't these some trivial questions: Java << Operator IF statement skipping Forced out of memory java.. inconsistent java behavior (I also get many points from these questions...) And ...
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Do easier questions get more activity than harder questions?

Apart from questions that are so horrible that they get closed, do easier questions generally get more activity (upvotes on the question, upvotes on answers, number of answers) than more difficult ...
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How to avoid the problem of quick closing of questions that are not trivial to answer?

I've got the impression that there are many non-trivial questions (and therefore, IMO, interesting questions) that unfortunately get quickly dismissed as "not a real question". See for example this ...
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Why do I get more votes for simple answers?

Often the amount of work for an answer to a question and the reputation gain for this answer are inversely proportional. For example, today I answered six questions on Stackoverflow, and two of them ...
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Questions seem trickier and trickier [closed]

Is the level of the questions getting higher and higher? Or is it about my own personal level?
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Rate questions' difficulty by votes, and distribute rep based on that

It would be nice to have a feature like the community suggesting the difficulty of a question, and based on that the rep awarded to the answer would be added by a plus X based on difficulty. That ...
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The bikeshed problem and Stack Overflow

In short, the bikeshed problem: If you go before the Board of Directors and ask for 1.5 billion dollars to build a nuclear reactor, no one will review or discuss the details of the plant. ...
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How about a difficulty rating for questions?

It might be useful to add a drop down field "Difficulty" for questions. With a very limited set of options, say: Beginner Advanced Expert This way, users could easily judge if they can answer a ...
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Should we weight votes inversely to the number of votes?

Easy questions get the most votes. I think that's undeniable. More people know the answer so vote. It seems clear to me that when people don't know they answer they don't vote. Should we encourage ...
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Noob questions, simple answers and big rep points

I struggle to pick up rep points even when answering questions and giving good demo's of code via a pastebin - sometimes spending 15 mins+. Then along comes a noob question, for instance What does $ ...