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First of all, you were right to reject the edits. With enough rejected edits, anonymous users will get that IP blocked from suggesting edits. Were any bad edits to be approved, you can retroactively reject them because you own the post. After the second edit, you could have flagged for moderator attention asking for a temporary lock on the question, which ...


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Let me turn this around and ask: what impact does the existing -1 penalty for downvoting an answer have on user behaviour? Well, for a high-rep user who might be accruing (say) 3 upvotes a week from their historic answers, they can cast 30 downvotes on answers and their total rep remains unchanged. And they already have access to all the tools/privileges ...


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We can get rid of difference-in-meaning as it is being used inconsistently as a synonym for either differences or word-choice. Since there are so few instances I've gone and cleaned them up.


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We don’t need more LQQs. We need fewer. The best way to deprioritize the ones we get, and preempt getting any new ones is to downvote them. Consistently.


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I do not quite think so. It is difficult to fix that question in terms of it being too broad, even if you reduced it down to literally one question. The problem is with how specific the question is. The precise text of the closure reason was changed, but it used to read that we will not address questions which could cognizably have an entire book written ...


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The “oddness” which the OP speaks of is network-wide On Workplace.SE someone asked: Have lots of Users been Removed recently? dated May 19 2019 In the past few days, I've seen a few notifications that "User was removed" in my Achievements list. Some removed points, some added points. I assume I would see only a single "User was removed" message ...


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One thing that I sometimes do is vote to close and then note, as a customized close reason, the fact that the question is too localized to be of any possible interest to anyone other than the poster. Clearly, if the goal of English Language & Usage is to build up a searchable database of well-researched, well-informed answers to questions of broad and ...


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It's not a given that the Stack Exchange script would notice this behaviour as being suspicious-looking. In my experience, the system kicks into play when five or more posts have been downvoted in rapid succession, sometimes as many as four posts by the same user can be downvoted within a single minute. In this instance, it appears that the downvoter at ...


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I was one of the users who voted to keep the question closed, and Tonepoet's answer explains the deficiencies in the question that I too had been concerned about. There'd been fair opportunity to edit it so that it was no longer a duplicate, but I'd also been concerned that the question was trying to cover too much territory: far too broad. If you counted ...


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There are tools to check on this. Here's a click as of this morning.


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Down-votes are like mosquitoes: You can watch them alight and then blow them off, or you can slap at them and make a bloody mess. Best solution is to put on a good repellent.


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I don't strongly disagree with what you're saying, but this would be a fairly extreme change to how the Stack Exchange reputation system works. So I don't think it's feasible in practice. The topic of restricting rep gain from single answers has been discussed before on Meta Stack Exchange, the meta site for the whole network: Shouldn't rep gains ...


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It depends on exactly what you mean, which is 95% clear, but not 100% clear. I'm going to assume you mean capping at 200 rep points for each single word answer, in which case, thinking out loud here, I agree, especially since simple answers tend to rapidly accumulate all the rep points they are going to get, and thus naturally cap out at 200 or maybe 400. ...


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Reputation points are earned by asking or answering questions. When you do that, those posts can be voted upon by other users. When somebody votes for your answers or awards you a bountty, you gain some, and when somebody votes against them you or you vote against an answer (but not a question) you lose some. A vote for a question gets you five; a vote for ...


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Presumably you are looking for: all of these. That is, you want a word list with pronunciation and part(s) of speech. it seems you also want frequency. file(s) that is easily manipulable programmatically. You could cobble these all together from different sources (say from cmudict) for pronunciation, or many places for a part of speech word list, but there ...


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There is a pretty substantial risk that it would have the opposite of the intended effect if this solution was to be implemented. People who are motivated by easy reputation gain will not stop posting low effort answers until the reward is so low that they do not even think it is even worth writing a low effort answer. If we make the prospective reward so ...


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I'm not sure since our version of the help center has lacks some information, but it seems like Roomba does take pending reopening votes and duplicate status into consideration, but only from the time it is first old enough to be eligible for deletion until the time it is a month old. Those factors are no longer considered after that, which is likely in ...


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There are a few things that need to be considered here. The first is that questions are easier to ask than answers, and answers have more innate value than questions. Everybody has questions, and anybody can ask, but answering a question correctly requires knowledge. As such losing a questioner is not going to be as much of a problem as losing an answerer. ...


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Natural Language Corpus Data on Peter Norvig's website provides a file containing 1/3 million (333,333) of the most common English words ordered by frequency. The data is obtained by an n-gram frequency analysis of Google's Trillion Words Corpus (Ngram Viewer's dataset). The data from Google is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported ...


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Go to thesaurus.com, they include a tab for every meaning and speech part.


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I've found that the Smart Lookup function in MS Word will sometimes do this for you.


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