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Why are the least technical questions rewarded the most? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: The bike shed problem and SO Why do non-programming questions get many responses? Why is “subjective” the top upvoted tag for questions? If someone provides a ...
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Why are trivial questions so popular? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The bike shed problem and SO Sometimes I come across trivial questions that get up-voted for no particular reason. (Not to imply that I am an authority on what a good reason ...
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Why are questions with obvious answers often upvoted? [duplicate]

To me a good question shows some level of research done before asking the question. However, I have noticed that naive questions where the answer is obvious to the vast majority of us, quickly become "...
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1answer
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Do simpler questions seem to attract more upvotes? [duplicate]

I have been noticing over the last month (on Stack Overflow), that simpler (perhaps somewhat duplicate) questions seem to get a lot of attention, as compared to the more challenging long-ish questions....
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How to limit disproporiately high votes on trival answers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The bike shed problem and SO I have noticed recently on SO that trivial correct answers to trivial question seem to get a dispropionate amount of upvotes. While often correct ...
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19answers
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Stack Overflow technology makes me write bad answers

Today I had some time and felt like writing a relatively good answer on Stack Overflow; explaining both the underlying mechanisms and good practices, unlike usual declarative answers in a "do that" ...
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15answers
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Dealing with “Find out who's going to buy the croissants” [closed]

On Stack Overflow at the moment, there is a popular question which is currently high in the Hot Questions feed: https://stackoverflow.com/q/17807531/42473 So far it has been closed twice (once by the ...
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8answers
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What is the reasoning behind the reputation cap?

There has been a lot of talk about the daily reputation cap and what counts and what doesn't count and so on. But why is there a cap at all? I've seen lots of questions about whether the cap number ...
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13answers
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Are duplicates creating broken windows?

I think the Eternal September is dooming Stack Overflow to have the same questions asked over and over again, and the people who don't want questions closed are winning. Why don't people want ...
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8answers
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Life isn't fair [duplicate]

Recently I answered two questions on SO: The first is a completely trivial answer to a really basic question (kind of "read the manual and follow the one liner example there"). On the other hand, my ...
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24answers
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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7answers
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Stack Exchange as a class assignment?

I'm a professor of Computer Science at an American university. I teach a variety of courses, ranging from Intro to C++ to Advanced TCP/IP Programming. For the upcoming semester, I was considering ...
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4answers
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As a highly experienced professional software developer, I have difficulty getting good answers to questions [closed]

No, this is not a bitch session. I'm a serious professional developer of 30+ years experience, with paid developers working for me on commercial software. I find Stack Overflow to be the most amazing ...
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A +30 question closed as not constructive although there is much agreement it should be kept open? [duplicate]

What core packages should a professional R developer have, and why? was closed and locked by a moderator with the remark "open a meta question on it and if we can reach agreement, it will be reopened" ...
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5answers
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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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