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A better down-voting mechanism? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? I think the current voting system has a problem as it causes users to act dishonestly and complicates their decision making ...
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Why do down-votes not subtract the reputation increase granted by up-votes? [duplicate]

I know when you get an up-vote on a question, your reputation score increases of 5, for an answer, it's +10, an accepted answer, it's +15 and finally, you accept an answer is +2 and there's more. ...
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Earning Reputation for Poor Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score? OK, this may sound like a big change but this is ...
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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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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP ...
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23answers
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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17answers
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Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced?

After thinking about Should the weight of downvotes be increased? which I declined for the reasons specified in my answer, and Please charge rep for questions after threshold I have a proposal. ...
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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?
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Should we reduce rep bonus for upvotes on posts with a negative score?

This might sound a bit crazy, but hear me out... There's a certain behavior among voters on SO that, while understandable, makes down-voting incorrect or unhelpful answers somewhat counter-productive:...
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7answers
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Make scheduled reputation recalcs to increase transparency

Users keep raising the same questions on Meta after a loss in reputation overnight and have no clue as to why. It would be helpful to have a clear mechanism for recalcs and to leave a tersely ...
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Should parasite behaviour be punished somehow?

A recent question got me thinking: Should a user who has asked 270 questions, answered 0 (zero, NULL, zilch) questions and has upvoted two times be allowed to ask even more questions? Should he be ...
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6answers
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Should up and down votes cancel each other?

I've recently posted a very silly answer to a question. It got voted down, rightfully so. Then, I guess, somebody took a pity on me and upvoted a question. I was really surprized that I've got a ...
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What is up with everyone always saying “plz help”

Am I the only person that is annoyed with the recent increase in the usage of the word "plz"? Why do so many new users(and even some >1k users!) say "plz help" at the end of every question? Also, ...
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Limewire == piracy?

Should Limewire questions automatically be assumed to be piracy related? To their credit, Limewire's EULA states It is unlawful to use the Program to infringe the intellectual property rights of ...
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3answers
987 views

How often is reputation recalculated?

Saw a comment in the question about increasing the cost/effect of downvotes on reputation that rep recalc is irrelevant because, in their words, it will "only happen 2-3 times in a lifetime." I was ...

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