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Encourage users to select 'Accepted Answer' for old Questions

As well all know there are a lot of questions which never get accepted answers. Some might be justified as no one has answered them yet, or the OP doesn't feel that the question has been answered to ...
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2answers
300 views

Weighted Down-Voting based on Reputation

I've been having a perplexing issue with the down-voting feature on SO lately. When somebody down-votes my answers, I'd really like to know something about the user who down-voted me. It's certainly ...
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12answers
3k views

Force Accepted Answers on Questions by Inactive Users

As a disclaimer, I must admit this may benefit me (I haven't checked), but probably not as significantly as most others. This issue is also something that has prevented me from answering questions by ...
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2answers
5k views

How do I participate in Meta and not die trying?

Meta doesn't like me; I can't seem to keep my points. How can I make good posts that are well-received?
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6answers
4k views

Redeem reputation for deleted negative answers?

According to the deleted answer FAQ, if you delete your own answer, and that answer was upvoted, you lose the rep you gained from that answer. However, you don't gain the rep you lost from a downvote....
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12answers
931 views

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!) ...
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7answers
322 views

Are we too rep-focused?

I want to start by saying this is not an attack on anyone, regardless of rep level. Seriously, I'm not trying to start a flame war here. But I am curious. Meta opened up, and there are already dozens ...
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4answers
548 views

Should questions with no accepted answers be charged “interest” after awhile?

Nothing real quick but after say 2 months, I think the asker should "owe" 1 rep point for every upvoted answer in a given question. Using me as an example here: I asked this question 9+ months ago ...
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5answers
1k views

Vote to delete answers

Why aren't answers held to the same rules as questions? Answers can only be flagged, or voted upon. We see many examples of new-to-Stack Overflow-users posting comments, questions, and follow-...
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11answers
801 views

Downvotes appear to be pure evil

On StackOverflow, I've received a couple of downvotes for rather stupid answers and some for controversial ones. Every time I do I feel beaten with a stick, enraged at the system and disinclined to ...
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6answers
254 views

Max downvotes per question/answer

Having just got downvoted twice for a (I admit half-assed) answer, it occurred to me that it didn't so much irritate me to lose 4 points as the feeling that either a) I was getting booed out of the ...
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2answers
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Official policy on questions posted as answers

In regards to this question (but I have seen it quite often), what is the official policy (or the common practice) for what to do when someone posts a question as an answer to another question? I've ...