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Why do duplicates still earn reputation? [duplicate]

I was surprised to find that duplicates can still garner upvotes and badges. What is the motivation for this? How should upvotes (and downvotes) on duplicates work, and influence rep?
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Remove rep. gained from answering a question that is a duplicate? [duplicate]

When answering questions that are except duplicates of other questions i feel the site only gets more cluttered, especially when the answer also is a copy of an old answer. The last time the subject ...
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Lose all reputation gained for questions closed as duplicates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should you gain rep for asking a duplicate question? I think this is a pretty obvious suggestion but I haven't found it; if it's indeed a duplicate close it. I think it would ...
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Do not delete good duplicates!

This question (currently deleted (visible only to 10kers)) is a great example of a duplicate question that should not be deleted. [Note: this question was later merged into this one, which resulted in ...
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Can (and should) more be done to encourage users to search first and ask only if they don't find an existing answer?

Or, to put it another way: is it a problem that people keep asking question that have multiple, obvious duplicates? I do not intend to address the problem of hard to search for questions, nor of ...
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Should there be a reputation cost for duplicate questions?

Duplicate questions are a drain on the trilogy community -- not necessarily a big drain, but a drain. Either you have to be a duplicate cop, or you find yourself answering a question only to have it ...
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Reputation for Closed Questions

should users lose reputation that they gained from a question has been closed. If a question was closed then clearly it didn't follow SO rules, but if people upvoted it before it was closed, the user ...
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Does marking an earlier question as a duplicate of a newer one harm the asker?

In multiple meta questions it's suggested that an older question can be marked as a duplicate of a newer question. For example, from the accepted answer to "Should I vote to close a duplicate question,...
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Badge for not asking an already answered question

Oftentimes I find that I would like to ask a question and, upon searching, find it already answered. Since searching for answers is clearly desired behaviour, might there be a way to implement a ...
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Should there be new action on duplicates?

Let me hope that this is not a duplicate, as I've did some research and havn't found something that is exactly the same! As I'm getting more "used" to StackOverflow way of working, I'm doing more and ...
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Give less reputation on answers when question is marked as duplicate [duplicate]

We always come across questions that are duplicate. If a question already has comment that it is possible duplicate. Then, I always check if that is the correct duplicate and if yes, I flag it as ...
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Answering duplicate questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is with people who answer questions that are known to be dupes? Should there be a reputation cost for duplicate questions? Strangely enough I can't find this subject ...
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Why are we not doing more to encourage duplicate question closures?

We have some feature requests. Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions - 4 years 6 months open Help us find duplicates efficiently - 1 month open Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +...