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87 votes
11 answers

Should there be anonymous answers (and questions)?

The question by Joel on Logo got me thinking. This has been raised on UserVoice, but has been declined. Would someone with lesser rep or a less famous name have received the same number of votes/...
ChrisF's user avatar
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14 votes
4 answers

Why do people with high reputation get upvoted even for worthless answers? [duplicate]

Please forgive me if I am making some very big mistake by asking a silly question like this. By no means do I want to disrespect any of the intellectual people here on Stack Overflow. I read a few ...
user2638798's user avatar
6 votes
4 answers

More experienced users get more credit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Problem with Reputation: Does High Reputation Attract Too Many 'Up-Votes'? I am pretty new to Stack Overflow, so I don't have a lot of reputation or badges. I ...
steveo225's user avatar
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-9 votes
6 answers

Why does the reputation need to be publicly displayed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The problem with reputation: does high reputation attract too many upvotes? The idea of getting greater privileges with greater reputation is good, but what is the benefit of ...
Masked Man's user avatar
12 votes
1 answer

Jon Skeet effect (high reputation users effect) [duplicate]

I've seen an interesting effect in the Java tagged questions, which are the ones I browse more often - usually a good answer will get 5 upvotes, but I often see answer from user with high reputations ...
raviaw's user avatar
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14 votes
1 answer

High rep crowd behaviour [duplicate]

I have often observed this pattern and now I have one example where it is rather clear. I often have the impression that users with a high reputation tend to get upvotes, even in cases where the ...
Devolus's user avatar
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2 votes
3 answers

Is the process of accumulating reputation on this site exponential? [duplicate]

Does it become easier to accumulate reputation on this site the more reputation that you have? Is that somehow exponential?
yeeeeee's user avatar
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2 votes
3 answers

Are members with high reputations getting more votes by others? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Senior Members Stealing Answers and Out-voting The Problem with Reputation: Does High Reputation Attract Too Many ‘Up-Votes’? Is it possible that users up-vote ...
user135501's user avatar
-1 votes
2 answers

Do users with higher reputation get even more reputation? [duplicate]

In Stack Overflow, I noticed (yes, subjectively) that users with higher reputation are more likely to receive upvotes, even if the answer is not the best choice among many. As an example - users who ...
Timeless's user avatar
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-29 votes
6 answers

Should moderators be allowed to answer questions first? [duplicate]

I post this question because of a condition of human behavior. I don't know the name for it but, it is the phenomenom that we as humans assume that a person with a given label is incapable of erring. ...
MVCylon's user avatar
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-9 votes
1 answer

how to promote objectiveness on questions/answers voting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Problem with Reputation: Does High Reputation Attract Too Many 'Up-Votes'? It is well known that the stackoverflow community tends to idolize users that have high ...
isJustMe's user avatar
238 votes
26 answers

Replace accept rate with citizenship level

I see that accept rate has now been removed from display on questions. I think this is not a great solution for reasons that waffles explained well. Take it away waffles! On one hand accept rate ...
Jeff Atwood's user avatar
18 votes
19 answers

What do you dislike with Stack Overflow? [closed]

Recently, there has been a poll about peoples' addiction to Stack Overflow, and justifiably so, there is a lot to like here. But what are the things you dislike?
ThomasH's user avatar
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78 votes
7 answers

User cards are no longer showing reputation or badges across the network

I cannot see reputation of any questioner or answerer on their user cards, but editors' rep & badges are still shown. Questions tab with any filter(new, active) is unaffected. Mobile sites are ...
anki's user avatar
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37 votes
12 answers

Upvoting based on celebrity, too many upvotes ("excessive rep slurping")

I have noticed a couple of kinds of behavior that seem to crop up in the SO community, and it really seems to artificially boost reputation. There may not be a solution (or it may not be a problem!) ...
user3788's user avatar
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