Linked Questions

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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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13answers
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Why is Stack Overflow - and Stack Exchange in general - so scary?

I have been an SO user for quite some time and not an entire dimwit when it comes to my languages of choice. SO is a very useful resource and has helped me out of a pinch many a time. However, when it ...
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5answers
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What aspects of psychology does Stack Overflow take advantage of?

I think it's interesting the way Stack Overflow has garnered such a following. I think that the success of Stack Overflow has a lot to do with how Stack Overflow is taking advantage of how people ...
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Is Stack Overflow a type of game?

I hope this question isn't perceived the wrong way. I am sincerely interested in hearing some of your thoughts about the title of this post. Sometimes, answering a question on Stack Overflow is an ...
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8answers
461 views

With your permission, can I send you some stuff?

From time to time, companies and project teams approach us about sending users stuff as a special thank you for participating in a particular tag or other activity on the site. Historically, our ...
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Where is the Stack Overflow I joined two years ago? [closed]

I've been an active member of Stack Overflow for three years and four months now. I remember the beginnings of the first Stack Overflow subsite, and how it began to be popular. Back in those days, ...
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6answers
432 views

Introducing donations to authors

A high-rep user normally invests a significant amount of time at SO, and normally contributes with awesome questions & answers. I frequently see extremely good content and I think the effort put ...
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4answers
259 views

How can Stack Overflow encourage more thorough answers?

Several times over the past week (meaning 7 days, not the Stack Overflow week for which I still cannot figure out the schedule), I've written up a quick answer to a "Please debug my code and/or ...
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3answers
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Does moderation impacts a moderator's involvement to answer a technical question?

I see that the moderators have had been answering a lot on technical questions in the past. I don't see the same enthusiasm/involvement with technical questions. I see a lot of moderators quite active ...
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4answers
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Who answers questions on Stack Overflow? [closed]

When I post a programming question on Stack Overflow, I usually get a response pretty quickly, and to my surprise, the responses are very detailed. Some even have code and links to articles. I am ...
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3answers
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Could account association cheapen the Yearling badge?

According to the badges page, the requirements for Yearling are: Active member for a year, earning at least 100 reputation However, the bonus for associating SO-family accounts is 100 rep, as long ...
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Why are Stack Overflow users so dedicated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is the motivation for answering questions? What motivates people to answer questions in Stack Overflow? This place is AWESOME! I have been posting questions on Stack&...
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Financially motivating the mods in the success of their sites

As far I know, currently the mods have some minimal money what they can donate to a non-profit organization. It is a fixed sum, and it doesn't depend on the success of their sites. My idea would be, ...
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2answers
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Why would anyone cheat or create multiple accounts to gain reputation on Stack Overflow? What's the motivation? [closed]

I read some people do that and that hence there are safeguards in place to prevent it, but what's the point? Suppose I know little about C++ and devise an ingenuous trick to game the system and gain ...
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2answers
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Feeling snubbed when I comment on an incorrect answer that is subsequently deleted

This has happened to me twice today. Someone posts something that is wrong as an answer. I add a comment explaining why the answer is wrong, and the answer disappears, and I get no credit for ...

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