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How to approach the problem of low quality questions and/or too much moderator work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions? Per Jeff's comments indicating that this is going to be handled internally at Stack Exchange, Inc, there is ...
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Why aren't people voting for questions?

While at least some answers from every question seem to have been up-voted as a "helpful" answer: about 49% of questions have score of 0 or 1. another 21% of questions have a score of 2. Most ...
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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Should we cap reputation gained from questions at +2000?

Please disregard. This proposal has been abandoned in favor of a new proposal. Please disregard. The new proposal has been abandoned in favor of just plain not doing it. Based on: ...
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The Help Vampire problem

What is Stack Overflow's long-term solution for the Help Vampire problem? Quote from article follows: Identifying Help Vampires can be tricky, because they look like any ordinary person (or Internet ...
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The bikeshed problem and Stack Exchange

In short, the bikeshed problem: If you go before the Board of Directors and ask for 1.5 billion dollars to build a nuclear reactor, no one will review or discuss the details of the plant. ...
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Heuristics for detecting a bad answer?

A lot of bad answers are slipping through the cracks on Stack Overflow. You can see some examples at Thanks a lot for this post ... and other first time user curiosities I've been paging through ...
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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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50 question per month limit? [duplicate]

I get a message: Sorry, you are only allowed to ask 50 questions in a 30 day period Why is there a question limit? 50/month is just not enough :)
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What is FGITW and SCITE?

I only read Meta every so often but I've seen lots of talk about SCITE and FGITW. I have no idea what these are! Can someone please define and explain these abbreviations?
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Why are votes per post on the decrease (what can we do to improve this)?

I just wrote this totally nasty query on data.se (same query including all community wiki questions). It is ... complicated but this is what it looks at: It splits up data in to 1 month chunks (2009 ...
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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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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

If you are reading this, you may have been affected by one of our post quality bans. If so, it is important that you read the following information to understand what has happened and how to regain ...
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Does systematic self-deleting need to be prevented?

This case (and other similar recent ones) makes me think something must be done about users systematically both deleting their questions after they've received a satisfactory answer, and deleting and ...
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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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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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