Linked Questions

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Am I trusted or not? [duplicate]

A few minutes ago I registered on Meta. I received 100 rep points because you trust me on other sites. You've earned a bonus of 100 reputation because we trust you on other sites in the network I ...
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1answer
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Why don't we let downvotes do the work? [duplicate]

The prequel I am a Stack Exchange user mainly interested in sciences. However, I sometimes notice something an interesting question on the Hot questions block and open it. In some rare cases I ...
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0answers
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Protected questions and overall SO network reputation [duplicate]

I recently wanted to give an answer on an SO platform, but instead had to write a comment. The weird thing is, that I think the comment would have been a decent answer, which in turn could bump me ...
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1answer
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What is a “protected” question?

Questions can be protected. What does it mean for a question to be protected? Why are some questions protected? Who can protect and unprotect questions? Who can answer a protected question? When ...
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4answers
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Stack Exchange doesn't allow me to answer protected questions because I gave away earned rep in bounties

I noticed that I can't answer protected questions. I don't want to actually, but it says: It was FAQ for Stack Exchange sites, but I also didn't have an ability to answer other protected ...
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1answer
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Can the protect feature be made to block “101” users as well?

Somewhat in the same spirit as this question, and somewhat inspired by my (recent!) discovery that one now needs 125 reputation to downvote stuff, I have to ask: Can the question protection feature ...
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3answers
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Can an experienced SE user somehow submit an answer to a Protected question on a network he has low rep on?

I understand the reason is to prevent spam and bad answer, but is there any workflow to still submit an answer and get the reputation for it? Or do I simply have to write a comment and go away ...
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1answer
335 views

Undocumented change to reputation threshold for answering protected questions?

The banner displayed on protected questions still states that the reputation threshold for answering is 10, but the real threshold appears to be greater than 75. I have 75 reputation on Stack Overflow,...
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2answers
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Make reputation message when answering protected questions less ambiguous [duplicate]

A lot of users find the 'reputation required' message on protected questions hard to understand, specifically when they've gained the network association bonus and they think they have earned enough ...
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2answers
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Unable to answer a protected question [duplicate]

I recently came across a protected question on Android Enthusiasts(Profile) How can I install APK file on Bluestacks app player? and came to know that assosiated bonus reputations are not considered ...
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Clarify reputation requirement for protected question [duplicate]

This is what I see for a protected question: I had 101 reputation (association bonus), so it surprised me I couldn't answer the question. Then I found Why is the Association Bonus ignored when ...
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0answers
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Duplicates in linked and related questions [duplicate]

I often browse the right side the of the page, looking for similar questions. ("I am interested in this question...what other questions should I read?") Sometimes, I find the same question as both ...