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Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. EDIT: If you're into cryptography, you may enjoy these ...
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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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Revisiting the rep cap (yes, again)

TL;DR: The rep cap system isn't as effective or fair as it might be. I'm proposing one alternative for comment, and would welcome other suggestions too. Disclaimers I'm pretty sure the rep cap hits me ...
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Old timer's luck vs Newcomer's work

Once in a while I stumble on some question or answer with HUGE amount of upvotes (thousands for a question and multiple hundreds for an answer). Here is the perfect example: How to modify existing, ...
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How to deal with a highly voted non-constructive question

I see questions like How can I make a redirect page in jQuery/JavaScript?. This is an old question that has got more than 1000 up-votes now. But what would happened if the same question was asked now?...
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Does a Rep Cap discourage participation?

I mean, I know that it shouldn't, if you're just doing things for the fun of it. That's how I was too, until I answered one question in the morning in a way that caused many people to upvote it for ...
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3answers
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Please increase the daily reputation cap on Meta StackOverflow

I know there was another question about removing the reputation limit (also tagged as declined)... It seemed like there was some backing of the idea of actually increasing it here on the meta site. ...
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Why is the rep cap set at 200? Why not 2000?

It's quite well documented that SO has a daily reputation cap of 200. Canonical and duplicate questions abound on the subject, and I understand the various aspects of the answers provided. However, I'...
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I can't get no reputation [duplicate]

Currently, my answers are voted up, but I can't get my reputation points. Here is my account, and my reputation points are stuck at 2,270, but I'm sure I'm getting upvotes, so what is wrong with my ...
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Why is there a maximum of 200 reputation per day? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? Had a good day yesterday reputation-wise. But after a while the reputation count halted, although my answers got awarded. ...
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What is the rationale behind limiting us to 200 reputation per day [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap? Hi I am just curious about why reputation has been limited to 200 per day.I know up to some extent it does not matter, But ...
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Was something changed in rep calculation? [duplicate]

For an answer I received 10 votes and 1 negative vote but my rep is 90. I remember Upvote means +10 Downvote means -2 In my case it Upvote means +10 and Downvote means -10, is this a new ...
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Is there a cap on reputation lost in a single day? [duplicate]

On any given day, you can earn a maximum of 200 rep from upvotes. Is there a corresponding cap on reputation you can lose from downvotes? If not, why the distinction?
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When was the 200 rep per day limit added?

It's common knowledge that Stack Exchange has a reputation cap preventing users from earning more than 200 reputation points in a day. Has the daily reputation limit always been a part of Stack ...
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2answers
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Why is my reputation not increasing? [duplicate]

I am receiving upvotes, but my reputation is not increasing. Why does that happen? Take a look at this answer and this question for example.

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