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Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast

From "6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast" at Be the First to Answer. Even at the cost of quality. Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically Use obnoxious in-...
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Additional Badge Ideas

As the title suggests does anyone have ideas for additional badges for SO? I liked the idea of 'hidden' ones that are triggered by odd, random criteria. Basically Easter eggs. Also: Member of all ...
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We're working on a new stat to help convey the reach of your posts here

We've got a new statistic on the shiny new Profile Page Prototype. It's not perfect yet. And we did a pretty crap job of explaining what it's all about! Let's talk. What you do here isn't just about ...
Jaydles's user avatar
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New three-tiered badge idea: Explainer →Refiner → Illuminator

The difference between a poor or meh question and a stellar question can often simply be someone understanding it and providing it a great answer. I can't begin to count the number of times I've ...
Tim Post's user avatar
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The Necromancer badge is easy to abuse

Recently it came to my attention how easy it is for someone to get the Necromancer badge multiple times. Repost a popular answer from any of the top most popular answers to the same question 5 ...
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How big a problem are unanswered questions?

Do the powers that be consider 180k unanswered questions a problem that needs addressing? How do they envision the current system clearing out that backlog? (Maybe there are some other mechanisms I'm ...
Brad Mace's user avatar
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Why are there badges that promote poor answers?

From what I realize, badges are used for promotion and as a sign of recognition of a certain useful activity. However, I cannot understand the purpose of some badges that seem to encourage to lower ...
andselisk's user avatar
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What a "glate answer", badge needs a name

Old unanswered questions are becoming a huge problem, and we need all the tools to better attack them. We have been toying with the idea of a new badge for answering a question one month later and ...
waffles's user avatar
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Closing a question because you are not familiar with the topic

This question: Was closed due to: "closed as not a real question by Will♦ 6 hours ...
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Modified h-index for questions and answers?

In academia, the h-index is a measure of how much of an impact a researcher has. It's defined as follows: You have an h-index of k if you have published at least k papers that each have k or more ...
templatetypedef's user avatar
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How does "Unsung Hero" encourage positive behavior? [duplicate]

Badges are supposed to encourage positive behavior (this is even in the badges tag description). However, I am having trouble understanding how the badge Unsung Hero (zero score accepted answers: more ...
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Can we implement a dead time on answers for high reputation user

Summary: High reputation users on SO come swooping in the second a simple question is posted, and get the first answer in before I've even opened my Python interpreter to test my idea out. This ...
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Community user does not bump questions that never had an answer

One of the duties of the community user is to Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention according to the Community user FAQ. This seems to only happen for ...
Mad Scientist - on strike's user avatar
9 votes
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Old Question Clean-up via Votes

Every day I take 20 or so votes and clean-up old unanswered questions in a particular category. A surprising number of these are with deleted users, self-answered, or actually have answers that were ...
Nick Craver's user avatar
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Badge idea: Highlander - There Can Be Only One

Give this badge for having {some number of} of the following: a {good enough answer}, to a {fair competition question}, which have no competing answers Some measures are : {good enough answer}: ...
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