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Reputation purely from questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The surest way to gain lots of reputation on Stack Overflow- ask questions Can there be a badge encouraging answering a certain ratio of questions? As I understand it, we ...
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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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Should new users be encouraged to answer questions more than ask them?

On StackOverflow, I started by answering questions, not asking them. Even though I'm no huge expert, there are plenty of questions that are easy enough that I can answer them easily or with a little ...
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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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2answers
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Is “question-blocked” designed to be more severe than temporary suspension?

So SO's recent super secret method for preventing problem askers from asking more questions has been getting some recent attention. As I understand it, they can use the site in all ways they ...
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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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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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0answers
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Implementing a warning system before account locks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how can you know that you are quite close to losing your account? There have been a lot of discussion the last couple of days on what to do with bad/excessive askers and how ...
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Proposal for limiting mediocre questions (unit testing for questions?)

In my answer to Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions? I came up with a possible solution. The essential problem is that some people come to SO, ask lots of lame questions,...
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2answers
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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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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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1answer
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Feeders, not help vampires, are the problem [duplicate]

It's all too easy to blame Help Vampires for problems in Stack Overflow. But it's not them, it's us. The people who feed them. If the question is an exact duplicate, let them know it's an exact ...
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Allow marginal question askers to regain their question-asking privileges by performing community service

Note: This is a response to, an alternate proposal, for Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions? OK, I realize this is a radical idea, but here goes: When a user drops ...
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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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5answers
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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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