Unlike most of meta folks, I take duplicated questions as a disaster. Disaster that ruins the site.
Disaster inspired by the very site rules. An Uroboros of some sort - a serpent eating its own tail.

So, I propose a game to fit the current rules. As getting reputation points considered feature critical - let them get these points, but for finding duplicates. If the OP consider linked question useful - they can tick some special button and reward a duplicate finder.

It can be abused, yes.
However, I believe that this site should be less afraid of its users. There are many frauds already, despite of all the limitations. So, better follow the famous Franklin's quip and give people Liberty instead of "Safety".

It will require some programming, yes.
I realize that chosen stack makes it hard to make improvements. If it was built using LAMP, I'd volunteered with writing the feature myself.
Yet I believe that such a feature is not that hard to implement even with MS stack.

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    @MartijnPieters I'd be glad to reward you with just 15. No need for the complex calculation tables. Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:40
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    @YourCommonSense: Can't you just reduce your post to the facts. Many of us know you disagree with many things here.
    – juergen d
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:41
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    @YourCommonSense: I didn't say I agreed with the proposal made in the dupe. :-) But if you insist, I take payment with credit cards only... :-P Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:42
  • @MartijnPieters Credit cards support Unicorn Dollars now! Finally!
    – Servy
    Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:43
  • @juergend You never can tell if someone is aware of something or not. Better to state it excplicitly. Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 18:46


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