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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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Pity upvote point parity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? The issue of "Pity-Upvotes" has received a bit of attention, most notibly here: Is there an actual "...
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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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The “minus -> plus” effect on reputation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should up and down votes cancel each other? Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? What I'm describing here could have been discussed before....
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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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Feature Request: Don't count reputation from upvotes if the score is under 0 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? For example, total score -3 you seeing is no meaning here, since +2*5 + -5*2 === 10 Points from counter ...
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0answers
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Make upvotes worth only +2 while a post's score is negative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? This is a refinement of another proposal: Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a ...
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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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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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17answers
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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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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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9answers
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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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9answers
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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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6answers
455 views

Should up and down votes cancel each other?

I've recently posted a very silly answer to a question. It got voted down, rightfully so. Then, I guess, somebody took a pity on me and upvoted a question. I was really surprized that I've got a ...
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7answers
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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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