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Does the reputation system encourage easy answers and low quality questions?

First of all, I need to say that I do not intend to start a controversial topic challenging the community. I'm trying to find a solution and understand the nature of MSE better to see whether it's the ...
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Clearly Rejected Answer - Upvotes and Rep

Today there was a question on irrational and rational numbers. An answer was proposed that the author of the question clearly rejected both in a comment explicitly saying 'I can't accept this answer' ...
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Special reputation points for elegant answer.

As this is Meta-MS, I would like to ask an opinion question. What do you think about the possibility of giving extra reputation points for elegant solutions? By elegant solution I mean: Clear ...
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Why does the person who is downvoting an answer get a downvote himself? [duplicate]

Why is that the person who downvotes an answer get a downvote himself? Isn't this unfair. I mean that the answer is not right or up to the standards so I downvote it but I also get a downvote but I ...
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I want to help but I cannot because the questions are already answered by high-level users

Whenever I browse the QUESTIONS tab in math.stackexchange, I notice that all the questions, even the very basic ones, are already answered. And I also notice that even elementary questions are ...
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Many Questions versus Many Answers [duplicate]

I have noticed at times that there are some users who have never asked a single question, yet (very skillfully) answered hundreds (or thousands) of questions. By so doing they naturally accrue a great ...
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Should answers be ranked by reputation?

I have notice that sometime detailed answers by experience mathematicians are not getting the number of up-votes that it deserves. Take this question for example, prove that $(1 + x)^\frac{1}{b}$ is a ...
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Newbie with problem in best answer classification

Hey all! I'm a newbie here, just registered yesterday. I asked a question at Math SE and I received 2 good answers, but I can't get them both up neither choose as best one. I think it's unfair to ...