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Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced?

After thinking about Should the weight of downvotes be increased? which I declined for the reasons specified in my answer, and Please charge rep for questions after threshold I have a proposal. ...
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3answers
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Reputation purely from questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The surest way to gain lots of reputation on Stack Overflow- ask questions Can there be a badge encouraging answering a certain ratio of questions? As I understand it, we ...
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23answers
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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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17answers
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New reputation changes. Is applying it retroactively fair?

This is regarding this blog post: Important Reputation Rule Changes Hello, I'm one of those people that has earned at least half of their reputation asking questions. I can completely understand the ...
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5answers
571 views

Does a famous name on an answer gain more upvotes than a stranger? [duplicate]

It was made evident on the Stack Overflow question Search algorithm but for functions and many others that people with famous names in their fields answer questions and (granted are usually ...
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7answers
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Is rep discrimination OK or not?

Many times when I'm reading a very poorly written question, I look at the asker's rep. If it is low, I usually go on with my day because "they are new and haven't gotten the hang of things." However, ...
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5answers
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Why can't I at least upvote and comment on correct and helpful answers without first earning reputation? [duplicate]

I don't mean to be unhelpful, but I don't sit around waiting for new questions to come in so I can hopefully answer them faster and more thoroughly than everyone else on the internet. I've tried this ...
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5answers
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Reduce question reputation… again

I know this has been discussed before, and that there was a change in the rep system because of it. But I propose that the issue be re-opened. The reputation system still doesn't work. Even if you "...
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2answers
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Where has my account gone on Stack Overflow? Is it deleted?

I have been a Stack Overflow user for months, had 1000+ reputation, 1 silver badge, and 8 bronze badges. I just logged it few days ago, and it was working fine, but now I can't log in any more. In ...
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6answers
334 views

Should rewards for asking good questions be improved?

If I look at my own reputation, 99% was gained from answering, and only 1% was gained from asking. Shouldn't this be a bit more balanced? Asking a good question should obviously be rewarded, and ...
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4answers
159 views

Should reputation points be distinguished somewhere based on the source

I like the idea that reputation exists. It allows us to make objective considerations on certain people's contributions to the site. However, I noticed that some people who have 2k or more reputation ...
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5answers
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How can you stop new users from answering your question?

I have asked several questions and the persons answering have low numbers for the "score." Because they have answered they may have kept those who might have seen an unanswered question and read it. ...