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Don't allow people with very low accept rates to ask questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should users be discouraged from asking new questions until they’ve accepted a certain % or deleted old unaccepted questions? Please charge rep for questions after ...
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C++ / How can someone that asks questions like this have 3500+ reputation? [duplicate]

Also see: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? Response: Is this really an exact duplicate, and so deserving to be closed? It may lead to an ultimately similar discourse, but Rich B's ...
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2answers
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Total cap on Question rep [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please charge rep for questions after threshold I've been thinking about the recalc lately and a few other things I've read in regards to people using this site to do their ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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37answers
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Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast

From "6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast" at codexon.com: Be the First to Answer. Even at the cost of quality. Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically Use obnoxious in-your-face ...
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41answers
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Should the weight of downvotes be increased?

When we started Stack Overflow, we wanted to make sure that downvotes were more of a visual and psychological motivator than a punitive action. That's why upvotes are +10 downvotes are -2, and cost ...
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14answers
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The surest way to gain lots of reputation on Stack Overflow- ask questions [duplicate]

Gaining reputation from answering on Stack Overflow is getting increasingly difficult. There are many talented users to answer most questions within minutes, providing good enough answers immediately ...
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23answers
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Handling “Problematic” Stack Overflow participants

What do I mean by "problematic Stack Overflow participants"? Here are the criteria: Asks dozens to hundreds of questions over a period of 3-6 months (or more). All questions are consistently of low ...
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18answers
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Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced?

After thinking about Should the weight of downvotes be increased? which I declined for the reasons specified in my answer, and Please charge rep for questions after threshold I have a proposal. ...
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15answers
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What kinds of bad question askers exist? [closed]

Based on these proposals, it seems that the developers of Stack Exchange are trying to prevent "bad questions" from getting into the system: Should we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000? ...
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7answers
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50 question per month limit? [duplicate]

I get a message: Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period Why is there a question limit? 50/month is just not enough :)
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13answers
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How should you respond to “Give me a fish” / RTFM questions?

How should you respond to "Give me a fish" / RTFM questions? I mean the case where people post questions simply to get someone else to write their code for them, on topics that would usually be the ...
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4answers
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Answering questions of those with higher Rep

Sometimes I'll see a question I'd like to try and answer, but then I notice that the poster's Rep is much higher than my own. Seeing as I'm just a Comp. Sci student, I'm reluctant to answer these ...
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6answers
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Do people get banned from StackOverflow? If not, can I nominate the first? [closed]

EDIT 3: What I've learned: Obviously, I take SO too seriously and I don't always act in its best interest. For every useful answer or question I've contributed, I've fired off two community Wiki ...
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8answers
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Is this question really a real question? [closed]

Recently, I voted to close What does the _ in [a-zA-Z0-9_] mean? as "Not a real question". My reasoning is simple: Anyone who knows what the - in that expression means cannot possibly be ignorant ...

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