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Noob questions, simple answers and big rep points [duplicate]

I struggle to pick up rep points even when answering questions and giving good demo's of code via a pastebin - sometimes spending 15 mins+. Then along comes a noob question, for instance What does $ ...
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13answers
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Points system favours helping beginners [duplicate]

I'm not really sure if there is a solution to this but it strikes me that 90% of the time you are going to get most of your points by answering questions from beginners. These tend to get mass ...
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5answers
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Diminishing returns / non-linear reputation from “great” answers

Over time I realized a very annoying property of the Stack Overflow reputation system: Easy answers to popular question are rewarded with a lot more reputation points than actually great answers. In ...
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2answers
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Maximum reputation for each question or answer [duplicate]

I have seen many simple questions (and even answers) with a very large amount of up-votes. Is it a good idea to give so much reputation just for a very simple question or answer which is just because ...
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1answer
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Arbitrary behaviour of community via upvoting low quality questions and downvoting better questions [duplicate]

A while back I saw a question (Q1) about why the unix command cat was called that and what was the use when you could simply use vim. Question was well received and upvoted, but the actual reaction ...
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1answer
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Why there are so many upvotes for a simple answer? [duplicate]

I am a regular user of stack-overflow, i have seen members up voting small answers which takes minimum amount of time to identify the problem and solved, whereas the answers which took lot of effort ...
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1answer
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Harder question, when missing an expert are far less treated, even if they are “good” questions [duplicate]

Easy question are answered quite quickly, there's a small competition on them, to get easy reputation points... But these will usually get zero score. Better questions, which are usually harder, get ...
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0answers
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Why don't vote up for real knowledges? [duplicate]

When answering a question, the reputation points for "vote up" is the same for an interesting / difficult question or a simple question. On Stackoverflow for example : Rename file with C# This is ...
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10answers
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The bikeshed problem and Stack Exchange

In short, the bikeshed problem: If you go before the Board of Directors and ask for 1.5 billion dollars to build a nuclear reactor, no one will review or discuss the details of the plant. ...
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14answers
3k views

Is the fastest gun in the west solved?

Is the fastest gun in the west problem solved? Is it really a problem?
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7answers
570 views

I think I have too much reputation: nearly all of it comes from one quickly-fired-off answer

About a year ago, I answered this question. And lots of people seem to like it. But it seems strange to me that so much of my reputation comes from just this one answer. I get 10-30 reputation per ...
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2answers
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Is reputation really about how hard you try to help or sit back and relax for few years after providing just one answer?

I'm new to the site. Today I came across this account. 0 posts edited 0 helpful flags 0 votes cast 0 questions 1 answer(426 upvotes) 4,261 Reputation 2 gold 8 silver 2 bronze top 9% ...
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3answers
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Is asking general questions a good way to get reputation? [closed]

It seems people get more reputation for questions that aren't specific or questions that aren't to solve their problem. Is it a good way to get reputation to ask general questions rather than specific ...
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1answer
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How can I delete a duplicate question? [duplicate]

Here there is a "insightful" question about basic programming with 105 upvotes, and it has got 14 answers. But okay, life is not fair , so asking about the unfairness also gets 75 upvotes. ...
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2answers
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Shouldn't answers today fetch more points than answers given years back?

There are lot of SO users who have reputation running in several thousands. These are the people who have had SO accounts since a long time. I can only imagine how wonderful they would feel seeing the ...

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