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Reward finding duplicate questions - +10, +2, -5

Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions deals with various ways of rewarding the finding of duplicates, a tough and increasingly necessary janitorial task. Here's a concrete suggestion: ...
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Give less reputation on answers when question is marked as duplicate [duplicate]

We always come across questions that are duplicate. If a question already has comment that it is possible duplicate. Then, I always check if that is the correct duplicate and if yes, I flag it as ...
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Reducing the amount of duplicate questions on Stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it too hard to locate duplicate questions? How can Stack Overflow discourage duplicate questions? Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions Hi, Every minute ...
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Encouraging duplicate question 'vote to close' instead of 'duplicate answering' with a badge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions When there are exact duplicate questions, you'll sometimes see a lot of people answering it instead of linking to the ...
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badge for marking n questions as 'exact duplicate' correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Badge for migrating questions Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions Seems like a good idea to me to have a badge for marking questions as exact duplicates in the ...
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1answer
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How to make “exact duplicate” close reason to work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions It may be possible duplicate question, but I believe that this very site is dedicated not to questions but to stackoveflow ...
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Accept score for the duplicate finder [duplicate]

Unlike most of meta folks, I take duplicated questions as a disaster. Disaster that ruins the site. Disaster inspired by the very site rules. An Uroboros of some sort - a serpent eating its own tail. ...
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Another kind of Disciplined badge [duplicate]

I often see a trivial question I can answer in about a minute, but since it's so easy, it must have been asked before, right? So I'm faced with a choice: Find the existing question and vote to close ...
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Reputation for finding an exact duplicate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions I've noticed that finding an exact duplicate of a question and voting to close is an act of real research on the part of the ...
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Proposal: Gain reputation for identifying duplicates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Give an incentive for finding duplicate questions One of the problems with Stack Overflow is the large number of duplicate questions. Just yesterday, I answered a question ...
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Why is such a huge difference between answering a question and flagging? [duplicate]

I started the question here but I was not satisfied with the result. BASIC IDEA: There is a huge number of new questions each day, part of them unclear, off-topic, duplicate or asked without effort ...
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project!

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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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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25answers
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What is the most rampant duplicate on Stack Exchange sites?

Strongly related: How do we deal with octuplicate questions? This is not a question about how to deal with duplicates, it's a simple "meta" question: What is the most rampant duplicate on Stack ...

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