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How to handle a professional argument at Stack Exchange sites

I am an oldtimer on Stack Overflow, but I only recently became involved. In that respect I am more of a newbie than a veteran. Which leads me to my question: How should a professional ...
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Voting and high rep users

I mostly like to browse the Stack Exchange sites, flagging, down/upvoting, and commenting. Sometimes, when I am looking at a question, I find an answer that is code-only or is just a link with one ...
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Higher rep deductions for big rep downvoters

Long time lurker of Stack Overflow and big fan. I can't count how many times it has gotten me out of a programming pinch. I'm honestly not too concerned about rep, I try to gain rep so that when I do ...
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When is the time recorded when you Answer a question?

I had a [seemingly] strange thing happen today. I answered a question and when I saved it, I was the only answer shown. Later, I came back to add some additional information, and there was a high-...
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High rep crowd behaviour [duplicate]

I have often observed this pattern and now I have one example where it is rather clear. I often have the impression that users with a high reputation tend to get upvotes, even in cases where the ...
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Why do people with high reputation get upvoted even for worthless answers? [duplicate]

Please forgive me if I am making some very big mistake by asking a silly question like this. By no means do I want to disrespect any of the intellectual people here on Stack Overflow. I read a few ...
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Edit answers of senior members

Sometimes I notice any small typing mistake in an answer by a much senior member compared to myself. Mostly what one does is to point out the mistake in a comment and they can fix it with a thanks ...
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Percentage of high-rep users over time?

I've thought of a SEDE project that would be very interesting, but I think it would require a time machine, and unfortunately my flux capacitor is busted. I'd like to know what the percentage of high-...
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Is there a rep cap for getting one's posts in the LQP review queue? [duplicate]

I was reviewing low-quality posts today, and came across this supposedly LQP. Now, here's the catch: the post was made by a 110k user! Do we really not trust extremely high-rep users to make good ...
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Appropriate action or options when a high rep user makes a poor edit

I was reading a question and found myself very confused. I saw that it had been edited recently by a 10k rep user and looked at the edit chain. It seemed to me that the clarity and intent of the ...
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Reviewing high-rep users

I recently started reviewing, and I noticed that I have a bias, especially with regards to close votes. I get that it's somewhat related to this question, but I find myself voting to close more often ...
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Ability for the users with big rep to choose, how much reputation to decrease or to increase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we have a small number of Supervotes per day? As far as I see, there is fixed amount of reputation given by one user for a good question or decreased for a bad. I think,...
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What is the best way to deal with “rep-whoring”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do high rep users answer bad questions? Most (all) of us were so-called "rep-whores" in our early days. And that's fine IMHO, because as a new user: You aren't familiar ...
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How to flag/respond to non-question disruptive behavior from hi-rep users

I was browsing stackoverflow for questions offering bounties, when I came across Stack vs Heap C++ , which offered a 100 rep bounty, but upon reading its details, I found that it was disingenuous--...
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Should we expect better quality answers from experienced users?

I frequently see answers from high rep users (over 10K) that, well, "aren't great". Symptoms may include: Single line of code answer without an explanation Doesn't address the entire question (...
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Low quality posts and experienced users

I'm reviewing the low quality posts list just now, and have noticed that an awful lot of the posts there are from experienced users - 13 of the 28 are from users with 20k (ish) or more rep. Looking ...
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Should moderators be allowed to answer questions first? [duplicate]

I post this question because of a condition of human behavior. I don't know the name for it but, it is the phenomenom that we as humans assume that a person with a given label is incapable of erring. ...
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Top users have impossibly high rep

Okay, maybe not impossibly high, but definitely out of the reach of mortals. This query on the data explorer shows that the top few users have effectively been earning several hundred rep points per ...
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Stack Overflow system UML analysis

I'm a computer science student, and I have to do an assignment about how Stack Overflow (or related services) internally work, with UML analysis. Because I don't usually use stackoverflow, I have ...
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Top user's answer victim of Reddit mob behavior [closed]

I don't know Hans Passant, but he's the 5th highest rep user on SO, and I'm sure that's no fluke. He clearly is very active and knows what he's talking about. His answer to the question at VB.NET - ...
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Recalculate reputation for everyone involved in a question being deleted

I'm really getting frustrated seeing endless dupes of common questions being posted, high reputation users replying and getting voted up, and then the question is closed for the obvious clutter that ...
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Create ability for high-rep users to boost an already-existing question with a bounty (Requires 5k rep) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about making it possible to set up bounty on someone else’s question? Much like high rep users have the ability to edit questions. Give high rep users the ability to ...
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Why don't high rep users contribute with a special Featured questions?

Honestly, I could understand how having a 10k+ rep on SO would be cool. But, why not make some incentive to give back by asking canonical questions and rewarding the lesser (and/or later joining) rep ...
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Beating the proverbial horse [closed]

Last week I tried to make a point. So a question was asked about the SerialPort DataReceived Event Handler. If there is data in the port buffer will the event handler keep firing until it is read? ...
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What is it like to be a high-rep user?

It's been months. Many months. Asking some questions. Answering many more questions. Thanklessly editing hundreds, nay, thousands, of vague and poorly-formed posts. Proving to all, far and wide, ...
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Alex Martelli should get a free website when he reaches 100K reputation

I propose that a thread be made for volunteers to design Alex Martelli a free website for living at SO for so long. He provides in-depth answers for all questions related to Python, and other various ...
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Does a down-vote really make a difference with 15K+ reputation?

Although I know there is this discussion regarding increasing the down-vote weight, I am currently often getting reports of serial down-votes from various high reputation (20K+) users on Super User ...
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Better example from front-page SO users?

Just to show that I'm not only getting upset by newbie users, I've noticed that a lot of "front-page" users don't seem to be particularly bothered about posting answers to duplicate posts. Now, ...
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Do you think a mechanism to value hi-rep appreciation would highlight quality answers?

One idea that came to my mind is to allow one additional vote for each 10k of rep, so a 34K rep could vote 3 times on the same question / answer. Some insights: At present, when a 50K rep user ...
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Allow high-rep user to use API at a higher rate

Like many other 'value added' features for high reputation users, I'm suggesting that while the API should be freely available to every SO user (Keys can be handed out on the SO user's own page if you ...
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Are power users creating a vacuum on SO? [closed]

The majority of questions are answered by say the top 200-500 users disproportionately more so as you get closer to Jon Skeet :). Now while the ratio of "askers" to "answerers" is expected to favour "...
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The problem with reputation: does high reputation attract too many upvotes? [duplicate]

It's not that I feel bitter when somebody else's answer is upvoted above my own, but it's when a user with a high rep answers a question and their answer seems to attract an immediate barrage of ...
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What can high reputation users do to be better community moderators?

Note: The term "moderator" used herein refers primarily to high-reputation users, not to those with diamonds by their names (although that is also useful). In the long tradition of "How can I become ...