Linked Questions

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Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?

I might want to answer my own question because: I arrived at a solution before there were any other correct answers or I like mine better, can I still answer my own question? I have a folder with ...
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18answers
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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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15answers
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What kinds of bad question askers exist? [closed]

Based on these proposals, it seems that the developers of Stack Exchange are trying to prevent "bad questions" from getting into the system: Should we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000? ...
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24answers
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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13answers
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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2010 [closed]

First, let me go on record saying I absolutely support the concept that closed questions which are not useful in either content or as a search term variety duplicate, absolutely should be deleted. ...
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5answers
1k views

How about a message letting us know the reason for large changes to our reputation points? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please notify us when a reputation recalc occurs Last time I logged in to Meta Stack Overflow, my reputation points were over 400. Now it's back under 300, and I don'...
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8answers
737 views

Site autonomy and governance: community-driven democracy or benevolent dictatorship?

We need to talk. We need to talk about StackExchange sites: about their autonomy, about governance. We need to sift through all the analogies that have been thrown around (democracy, policemen, ...
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5answers
468 views

MSO is a forum. Its reputation system should reflect that

Yesterday, reputation on questions was changed for consistency's sake: We amended question rep on meta so it is in line with the rest of the sites. So now, upvotes on questions are worth 5 points. ...
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5answers
710 views

Reduce question reputation… again

I know this has been discussed before, and that there was a change in the rep system because of it. But I propose that the issue be re-opened. The reputation system still doesn't work. Even if you "...
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6answers
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Do some users have too much rep?

In the past few weeks, I have noticed a new trend: A considerable number of users having 4-digit reputations earned through a large number of mediocre, not-bad-enough-to-downvote-but-not-great-either, ...
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3answers
582 views

Eeeek! Why do you change core functionality without asking us for feedback first?

So you guys are all familiar with what happened with the envelope and the website design. Since the website is very mature now and people don't really expect experimental/unfinished changes being ...
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4answers
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Could we put a cap on reputation earned by asking questions?

I realize asking questions should be encouraged, but someone who asks a lot of questions without giving any answers is not really reputable with the community. For example, this user is nearing ...
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4answers
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Should the Answers section be displayed before the Questions on user profiles

I noticed an ongoing discussion on what's more valuable for the community: Questions or Answers? Clearly the reputation system values answers more. Also the current discussion about "cap reputation ...
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1answer
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Why allow closed questions to be voted on?

In seeing some of the potential solutions and problems related to this answer and question I noticed something. Why are closed questions allowed to obtain more reputation for a user? So my ...
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1answer
317 views

Privacy issue? Why can't the owner of the question delete? Don't I have that right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? Why can't the owner of a question delete a question? Isn't it the right of a questioner to delete a ...

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