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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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22answers
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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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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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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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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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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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What happens if you answered a question, questioner says thanks, but didn't accept your answer as correct?

What happens if I answered a question, the questioner says "thanks, fixed my issue" in a comment, but didn't mark the answer as correct? Not sure about the etiquette or process. Can anyone clarify?
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3answers
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Encouraging users to create an account (and keep it)

I know SO's policy is "you don't have to register to ask questions," but there are so many new members and so many hit-and-runs... The majority of the questions I see now are coming from new users (i....
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Encouraging users to create an account (and keep it). Did it actually work?

Based on this post: Encouraging users to create an account (and keep it), and the fact that you need to create an account to ask questions on SO, now, after some time passed, did it really help? Are ...
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4answers
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WANTED: Suggestions for Stack Exchange Contest “Recipes”

This is an offshoot of the Community Promotion Contest underway on on Gaming. I am putting together a series of contests to help promote and enliven Stack Exchange communities. Communities would be ...
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Low accept rate more prominent when asking a question

When looking around at questions I often see people asking with very low, sometimes 0 accept rates, and the first comments are almost always something along the lines of "work on your accept rate." ...
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3answers
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How to handle “can you provide an example” in broad question?

I found that sometimes people ask broad questions where I provide only some high level description how to solve the problem. Sometimes the OP is skilled and he knows how to deal with the description ...
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Is it OK to only ask questions? What is the percentage of users always asking questions, and users always answering? [duplicate]

Ethics: I started really programming 94 days using Mathematica. I learned with 2 friends and SO. I asked 74 questions yet all answered with generosity. Sometimes I feel guilty only "asking". Then I ...
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Stack Exchange Community Statistics results: In which ways do unregistered users participate?

Source: In which ways do unregistered users participate? Data source: February 6, 2012 NDA dump The results here are only for StackOverflow, as it pretty well dominates the network. The final month ...