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How does Stack Exchange attempt to prevent low-quality questions and answers?

Due to its massive (and growing) size, there are a lot of low-quality questions and answers appearing on Stack Overflow. I'm concerned that an influx of low-quality questions and answers create a lot ...
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Why aren't people voting as much as they used to?

On Stack Overflow, I am noticing a trend of there being almost 10 answers to a question, with an accepted answer, and no one voting (not even the asker not voting for the accepted answer). What's ...
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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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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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Minimum reputation for answering your own question should be higher than what is needed to ask

If we're implementing this feature, why don't we also require that users have at least 1.5 times the amount of reputation needed to ask their current question in order to answer their current question?...
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Why are low-rep users rate-limited when posting questions?

I just encountered the following error: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: users with less than 125 reputation can only post questions every 20 minutes; try again later. Why do you ...
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Should I avoid deleting my questions?

My Stack Overflow account is blocked. When I try to ask a question it shows me the error below. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. I did some research and found that ...
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How to do my job? Or, ban the word “how” in questions

This post is strongly inspired by a blog post by Jeff Atwood. In fact, most of the words are Jeff's. I've just changed the object a bit. Any eloquence is his. The arguments — well, some are his, too. ...
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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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What happens to unanswered questions from deleted accounts?

(By unanswered I mean with no accepted answer, as seen in the Unanswered tab.) They're potentially bringing the numbers down in terms of completed questions. Here are some oldies: Need Help: VS ...
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4answers
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Can bad question askers be forgiven?

There's been some proposals about how to (automatically) "stop" bad question askers. And already there is a "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account" IP address/account ban, ...
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Why isn't my question getting more views?

I asked a question on Stack Overflow a few days ago. I'm now offering a bounty of 300 points, so I would expect at least some interest, but I get almost no visits. Also, I don't see my question in the ...
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Should unregistered users be prevented from posting questions on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Given: We are getting lots of problems with the quality of questions from new users. The unwillingness to register shows a lack of commitment to the site and hence is a good indication that the ...
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Proposal for 5 free daily question down-votes [closed]

This proposal stems from this question, concerned about some members who have a large reputation based solely on question votes. While that phenomenon is a problem on its own, there is a feeling that ...
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Why are questions getting fewer and fewer views?

I used to be able to ask a question on Stack Overflow and get 20+ views in about 2 minutes. Now, I get less than 5 views in 2 hours. Did something change?

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