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Downvote frenzy on new questions [duplicate]

Is there any possibility of implementing a rule that would prohibit downvoting of the new questions for a particular period of time, let's say a protection for 5-10min after the initial posting? Give ...
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Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility on all the sites here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the off-topic and downvote buttons are ...
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Introduce a “general reference” close reason

There is a certain amount of questions that are absolutely trivial in nature: How to format a date, how to concatenate a string, et cetera. Questions that could be solved by taking a look into the ...
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4answers
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Was this moderator closure appropriate?

In https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7379816/how-do-i-play-flv-video-on-android the original wording had a lot of superfluous text: Title: Sir plz tell me how to develop flv player aplication or ...
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3answers
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Would a grace period or a sandbox mode help introduce new users?

Inspired by casperOne's interpretation in the comments of this recent question, I'm wondering if a small grace period or a sandbox mode for newer users will help their introduction to the system. ...
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2answers
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Is it bad to downvote too quickly?

I've read about changing a vote when the post has been edited inside the five minute grace window and adding an indication that it was edited in that span which together might be onto something. This ...
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3answers
219 views

How about translating the SO FAQ into foreign languages?

A lot of the questions that get downvoted and closed on SO are asked by non-native English speakers. Sometimes unfairly, because there is a good question behind some unusual or plain bad wording. I'...
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4answers
201 views

Is there a way to distinguish real good questions from tons of crap?

The title says it all. Voting system is not an option as it works against interesting questions, just because most of folks have no idea of the matter. Say, there is a question like this one: How can ...
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What grace period do you allow someone to reformat his question if it is less-than-perfect? [duplicate]

I've seen it over and over again: A poor guy asks a question, makes a mistake in the formulation, another small typo and the result is less-than-perfect (not to say: stupid). What usually happens next ...
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2answers
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Downvoting system is baseless and unsupportive [closed]

If in fact Stackoverflow is/was designed to be supportive of the full gambit of programmers from starters to full time career programers, the relatively unhindered ability to downvote a post for "...
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5answers
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A possible new Strategy for new-comers in regards to the vote system:

I propose a new strategy for the down-vote system. Take it serious if you want or not. Its an idea. One that is more lenient, less destructive, and better for a learning curvature. Until the user ...
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3answers
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Separate ranking for politeness

I've had some users post answers to my questions on SO that were really good and really courteous/polite. It was one of the reasons I decided to start using SO on a regular basis. I was wondering if ...
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1answer
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On-demand reminders

Scenario: I come across a question that is poorly written, but is very new (like a few minutes old). If the question were older (as in an hour or so), I would submit a close-vote. However, since the ...