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Six simple tips to get Stack Overflow reputation fast

From "6 Simple Tips to Get Stackoverflow Reputation Fast" at codexon.com: Be the First to Answer. Even at the cost of quality. Use Downvotes and Comments Strategically Use obnoxious in-your-face ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Automatic system-generated bounties on old, highly-upvoted, unanswered questions in small sites

Similar to "StackExchange could offer Bounties on old questions" but I'm suggesting this be done without user input, so not based on nominations but purely on stats on the question. Specifically, I'm ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Search for not-accepted questions within my answers

I want to find all my answers to questions that don't have accepted answers. How do I do that? Search inside my own answers gets part of the way to what I need - until the query tries to focus on ...
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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 ...
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Improving answers by nudging users into voting

The Fastest Gun problem (here and here) sort of discourages thoughtful answers on SO and SE. But I see this problem as caused by another one: the habit of many users to ignore upvoting at all. Here's ...
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Why are badges not “unawarded” on deleted questions and answers? [duplicate]

I saw this question on Stack Overflow: How does this user earn the Popular and Notable question badges without a corresponding question?, and it made me wonder why badges are not "unawarded" like ...

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