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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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8answers
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The Electorate badge discourages voting on answers

Since the introduction of the Electorate badge, I was thinking about the potential side effects of the badge. While it certainly encourages voting on questions, I think the way it works, by tying the ...
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7answers
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Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score?

This might sound a bit crazy, but hear me out... There's a certain behavior among voters on SO that, while understandable, makes down-voting incorrect or unhelpful answers somewhat counter-productive:...
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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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5answers
850 views

Prevent protecting questions under certain circumstances

I've found a trend that I'd like to discuss. There are users that have reached 15K+ reputation that are participating in a question and then protecting it so that low reputation users can't answer. ...
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6answers
750 views

Which accounts have more questions than answers?

There has been some discussion about certain users that ask tons of questions, but otherwise do not actively participate in a productive manner. I do not know if this is in fact true, I just want some ...
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5answers
293 views

How can I hide the acceptance rate? [closed]

My questions all say "0% accept rate" (example). Although this is correct, the rate apparently is not always published (example). I'd like to hide it too. How can I do so? Note: I don't like the ...
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5answers
1k views

How to respond to people just asking for code without any own effort?

I'm very active in the android tag on stackoverflow. It seems that the tag is hit by a wave of people trying to write apps for android without any programming knowledge. Many of this questions look ...
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3answers
357 views

Why were 9 of my questions deleted? and -100 for each of them?

Why were 9 of my questions deleted? (Stack Overflow) and -100 for each of them? I do not know why I lost 100 points for each (I don't see it in this faq). If you look at my profile you'll see I ask a ...
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5answers
383 views

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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4answers
174 views

What should we do with users that have been around for a while, and still don't ask questions correctly?

Every now and then I see users with 300-400 rep and a bunch of question asked, and they are still asking questions like they just got to the website. Something along the lines of: hi!!! function() ...
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4answers
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Isn't “vote to close” being used too much on Stack Overflow?

As much as I understand Stack Overflow is created to help developers. So as far as someone posts a "series" question on Stack Overflow, it's OK to keep it there.. Even if it's kind of vague, you can ...
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4answers
303 views

Are people less tolerant of questions from users with a low accept rate?

It seems possible that, for questions of marginal quality, users may be more inclined to downvote or vote to close questions from an asker with a low accept rate, rather than simply declining to ...
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4answers
272 views

Do we want to discourage pity votes on awful questions?

In the answers and comments to this question the idea of discouraging the pity upvotes that awful questions usually get has been mentioned more than once, but, as it is tangential to the issue ...
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3answers
230 views

What should the community reaction to bad users be?

I have seen people comment very aggressively to bad users on SO, and even their legitimate programming questions get voted down or even closed. See for example the comments and down votes on this ...

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