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Should reputation be hidden until an answer is accepted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide the rep and badge count on a user's info box on answers I think there is a bias on up votes in answers for people who have more reputation. Perhaps someone with more ...
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1answer
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Hide reputation of people answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide the rep and badge count on a user's info box on answers I think that the OPs tend to accept answers of people with large reputations. At the same time people in ...
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2answers
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Remove (optionally?) usernames and profile pictures [duplicate]

This is a Questions and Answers site, the actual persons of asking and answering is less important. There is hardly any difference between an answer provided by "user155098" and "chx". The profile ...
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11answers
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Should there be anonymous answers (and questions)?

The question by Joel on Logo got me thinking. This has been raised on UserVoice, but has been declined. Would someone with lesser rep or a less famous name have received the same number of votes/...
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9answers
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Why should I keep answering on Stack Overflow? Observations from a new user

Observations, suggestions and some questions after 4 days on Stack Overflow. I've been hearing about Stack Overflow from more and more people, and it turns up more and more often in my Google ...
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6answers
425 views

Add a rep “batting average”? (similar to the questioner's accept rate)

Sometimes I'm reading an answer and it has a certain "smell" to it that I can't quite pinpoint, but makes me distrustful of the answer and I feel surprised to see it coming from a user with a high rep....
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4answers
703 views

Options to hide reputation info on StackOverflow?

Is there any way to view the site without having to look at reputation information? I do not want to track my rep info or see anyone else's. I think that'll let me focus more on the questions ...
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4answers
141 views

Is it too tough for new users to get a high reputation on SE?

I've asked a few questions on SE so far and I've always preferred waiting for an answer by a user having a reputation > 10,000. I find a similar story in the case of SE answers I find on random ...
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3answers
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What influences up-votes most (aside from quality)?

I find that despite giving seemingly good answers, I do not get as many up-votes as I would expect (understand: would hope). This actually intrigues me because there are good incentives to SO users ...
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1answer
115 views

Questions where you feel you can't accept an answer

// Snip. First point removed because as was pointed out it was duped many times. The other point was about questions that the questioner feels they can't accept an answer on. I'm going to try and ...
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1answer
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Why is user reputation publicly available? [duplicate]

Coming from Stack Overflow here. I understand that a point system is a must when you have experienced and inexperienced users all mixed together in the same boat. However, I don't understand the ...