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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No. Answers are more valuable than questions because they require knowledge, giving more reputation to answers rewards learning and acquiring that knowledge. Users asking a question (trying to solve ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Simply increasing question reputation as stated will make it easier for sockpuppets/voting rings to start. It's rather easier to copy a nice looking programming question from Quora / Reddit and post ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Weighing up the pros and cons, I'd have to say overall "no". It's very site dependent. Compare: Stack Overflow and Math.SE attract users who repeatedly post poor questions, and slowly accumulate ...
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I feel that lately the answers to my questions on Stack Exchange are low quality

No, it's not you. This is just a natural consequence of Stack Overflow shifting the focus from a high quality library of knowledge towards quantity, e.g. attracting as many users as possible while at ...
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Is cross-posting a question on multiple Stack Exchange sites permitted if the question is on-topic for each site?

One problem is the wide disparity in attention levels at different sites. Is 39 moves the longest a chess game can go moving only pawns? was posted to Math. I think it is a much better fit for ...
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Bounty-like facility for rewarding excellent questions

This feature request should be revisited now that there are a couple of SE sites (Code Golf and Puzzling) where being able to give a bounty to an excellent question would be a nice feature. It was ...
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Has there been any discussion regarding the original stated reasons for the question up votes being set at +5 from +10 earlier?

You know as well as I do that the answer is "no". Or at least - not in a way visible to most users, or even to users active on meta.stackexchange.com . This is another example of the apparent ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No. Answers > Questions Answers are more important than questions because people (including ones who posted a question) are coming for the answers. Nobody is interested in a wonderful question that ...
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How can I change my Stack Exchange login email?

Go to https://openid.stackexchange.com and create a new account On that same page, click Use your own URL to log in Copy the link that looks like https://openid.stackexchange.com/user/xxxx-yyyy-etc ...
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Was this question deleted? And if yes, why?

This one's on me! The bug is fixed and all built out. The tl;dr is that an array passed into a Razor view that should never be null™ turned out to be null (surprise!). We've fixed the code to handle ...
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What "effects" led to "We’re Rewarding the Question Askers"?

I don't understand why Stack Overflow Inc the company chose to hide away the reasoning behind this change, but a Stack Overflow moderator (Cody Gray) has shared a partial account of it over on Meta ...
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Asking days badges

I ran the proposed badge-award criteria against the top 124 users on English Language & Usage by reputation, and discovered that this would produce 2 golds, 20 silvers, and 75 bronzes amongst ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Strictly Speaking, No, but It's Complicated If a site's community wants to change a question's upvote value for that site it could be beneficial, but it's not clear all sites would benefit. Site ...
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Change in the weight of upvote on questions: Distraction or bad timing and the absence of community involvement?

No, I don't think this is an attempt to sweeten the blow or make us forget about Monica. I'm pretty sure this is a change they planned for long time, before this recent crisis began. As most recent ...
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Is cross-posting a question on multiple Stack Exchange sites permitted if the question is on-topic for each site?

This should help those of you who, like me, couldn't understand why cross-posting is discouraged, when one's intentions are good (an interest in getting the expert opinion of two diverse communities ...
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Can we get Markdown support in questions' `title` field?

This isn't something we can support. The big reason is that search engines will not render the formatted title in results. Hence: How do I move the turtle in LOGO? .. would look like this in ...
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What is the relationship between the paper by May, Wachs, and Hannák (2019) and the recent changes to question reputation?

The closest so far to an official comment comes from Robert Cartaino, and is no: apparently the change was planned before the staff involved became aware of that study; that study was mentioned as a ...
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Place questions with X net downvotes on hold automatically

This is an interesting proposal... In particular, it's interesting because the stated goal is not to hide lackluster questions (which has been proposed before, and which is partially supported already)...
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Unicorn Meta Zoo #3: How do we grade questions?

Thanks for the interesting discussion. You discussed how (or whether) to factor answers into the evaluation of a question as good/neutral/bad and the hazards of edge cases there. Perhaps what you're ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No, because increasing the value of an up-vote doesn't matter if nobody votes on a question (or answer). One of the purposes of a site like Stack Overflow was for users to treat it a bit of a "...
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Where do I ask non-mainstream physics questions?

I don't think that question can be asked anywhere on the Stack Exchange network. These sites are only for specific, focused questions. As far as I can tell, what you posted seems to be an essay ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

I generally agree with @Glorfindel's answer, but have some additional context. The main issue here is the large difference between the cost of a downvote and the benefit of an upvote (to the poster ...
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Cross site 500 error on question pages

This was a bug in pathing that should never be allowed to bring down question pages anyway - a fix has been deployed and I'll be preventing that code from causing such drastic issues ever again in my ...
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All of my suggested edits are being removed

Nobody refused your edits, they are still there. The question owners have done nothing at all here. What actually happened is that the questions you've been editing are being automatically deleted ...
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Anti-spam: Blocking questions whose bodies end with a raw hyperlink

We've experimented with this sort of thing in the past, and it hasn't been very successful for any appreciable amount of time. This is for two reasons: We have to tell users why something can't be ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

No. Questions should be asked from a need to find an answer, and the answers should be reward enough.
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Change in the weight of upvote on questions: Distraction or bad timing and the absence of community involvement?

As mentioned by Robert last week, the interest by SE Inc. already existed. And as I explained in my answer there: it must have taken a lot of effort to rec-compute all those numbers. This is for sure ...
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I feel that lately the answers to my questions on Stack Exchange are low quality

I stopped asking questions a few years back on Stack Overflow because: My questions were no longer "easy" since I could both research myself as well as I've become a much better engineer in the last ...
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