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Stack Overflow is addictive, like some esoteric learning game! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Stack Overflow a type of game? OK, this is not a real question, but I still want to know whether it'd be wrong for me to feel the way I do about Stack Overflow: Of late, I'...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast

From "6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast" at codexon.com: Be the First to Answer. Even at the cost of quality. Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically Use obnoxious in-your-face ...
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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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The problem with extrinsic motivation

TL;DR: Stack Exchange favors standard, fast, and complete answers at the expense of novel, creative, and excellent answers. This bias results directly from reputation ratings, badges and other ...
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Make first draft of a new answer part of the permanent revision history

I find the grace period can lend itself to some unscrupulous behavior on popular tags. I've often seen an earlier, minimalist answer be updated within the first 5 minutes, and incorporate something ...
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Are taglines & signatures disallowed?

I recently had a number of my valid answers voted down because people objected to the fact that I added a tagline to the end. The answers were correct for the questions asked and the downvotes were ...
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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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I am awarding users “Answered” even when they don't answer the question, just so my Accept rate isn't harmed

Of the 26~ish questions that I have asked to date, the majority of these have been questions which aren't directly applicable to many situations. They are broad, and they are really only applicable to ...
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What is your company's policy on using Stack Overflow at work? [closed]

Obviously, Stack Overflow is a great tool whether you are just striving to increase your programming skills, or working on a home pet project that's going to turn into the next Twitter, or get free ...
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Does deleting own answers result in a penalty? (too many or regularly) [duplicate]

Does deleting my own question or answer attract penalty? says deleting your own question exceeding some limit results in a penalty. Is there a penalty for deleting one's own answers? Apparently 5 ...
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Simplify and reduce the range of winter bash hats!

I think there should only be a half dozen or so hats awarded for "normal use". Reasons: most users should be able to get all hats, so everyone can join in the fun - it's about participation, not a ...
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Is reputation strategy good or bad? [closed]

Most of the beginners in SO answer repeated simple questions just for getting reputation rather than to flag these. Of course they are trying to gain reputation but they're also ruining the site by ...