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Shouldn't we encourage people to try to “edit” questions before closing them?

Please understand that "encourage" is not a hard and fast rule, it's simply a matter of having some text suggestions or visual clue that get people to at least attempt to edit questions before closing ...
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What's the single biggest barrier to entry on Stack Overflow?

Looking at the discussion here so far, a lot of it has understandably been focused on regular users; not necessarily high rep users, but people who have essentially "committed" to the site in some way,...
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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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3answers
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What should we do with our favourite UserVoice requests? [closed]

Clearly UserVoice is still present, and has a lot of content. There are requests there that I'm really keen on, and I'd like them to be discussed further on Meta. (I strongly suspect that UserVoice ...
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3answers
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Why don't down-votes count when totalling reputation for someone who started with a 1 reputation when subsequent up-votes are given?

I noticed a brand-new user asked this question on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/37034218/please-help-me-with-a-code It immediately received 4 down-votes, but the user's rep stayed at 1 ...
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9answers
734 views

Should parasite behaviour be punished somehow?

A recent question got me thinking: Should a user who has asked 270 questions, answered 0 (zero, NULL, zilch) questions and has upvoted two times be allowed to ask even more questions? Should he be ...
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9answers
2k views

What purpose does downvoting questions serve?

I understand the purpose of up/downvoting answers -- some answers are better than others, some answers may be wrong, .etc. With regard to questions, though, there are other mechanisms to deal with "...
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2answers
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Option to vote to somehow show disagreement with a downvote

I'm putting this as a discussion as I haven't got a solid feature-requestable idea, because it's a complex scenario. So I'm just putting forward the basic idea and some thoughts I've had, for the ...
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7answers
472 views

Does the Enlightened badge encourage the Fastest Gun in the West problem?

The Fastest Gun in the West problem has existed on SO since day one, and the SO team has put much effort into resolving it. I wonder how much the Enlightened badge encourages the problem. You get ...
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24answers
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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1answer
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More often than not if someone down votes me I get +9 rep! Is that right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? A lot of users will up vote if they see a question or answer that has -1 but is not totally terrible. ...
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2answers
242 views

Bad Post Mechanics: What happens, over time, when you post a bad answer on StackOverflow?

Primary Question What happens, over time, when you post a bad answer on StackOverflow? Assume someone posted a question that would accumulate: Two down votes per hour One up vote per hour One flag ...
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6answers
654 views

Towards Preventing “Pity Up Votes”

Downvoting costs you, not much, but it does cost you. There are discussions to increase the cost of a downvote on the issuer, I'm wondering if the same should be done for upvotes as well. I probably ...
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4answers
442 views

Sympathy upvote problem on questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? I've nearly given up on downvoting questions. Why? It seems that no matter how awful, there's someone to ...
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2answers
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Earning Reputation for Poor Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? OK, this may sound like a big change but this is ...

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