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    May be put reputation > 100 barrier to adding answer for question which already has more than 10 answer ?

    It happens may be not often, but sometimes happens that newcomers add somewhat irrelevant answers
    to vague questions. Like today it was added "on youtube there are lots of math fun..." (or similar)
    answer to
    and another irrelevant to
    (both deleted now).

    Vague question like this are known to attract such kind of newcomers, and that is why
    there are sometimes closed, which is too strong action imho.
    • CommentAuthorMariano
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012

    We cannot change the software.

    • CommentAuthorquid
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2012

    But, the good news is, IMO, If/when we will be on SE2.0 questions can be 'protected' which does AFAIK this, with 15 instead of 100.


    To add on quid's post: "association bonus" is uncounted for posted on protected threads (so if someone just associated their account and have 101 reputations the system still counts that as 1)

    what is "association bonus" ?
    The association bonus gives you and additional 100 reputation if you open a new acount on the stack exchange network, provided you had enough reputation on some other site in the stack exchange network.
    • CommentAuthorWillieWong
    • CommentTimeSep 14th 2012

    Just to explain further the association bonus (at least how I understood it from when I read about it): there are some really, really basic things you cannot do as a 1 rep new user (comment, vote, etc.) It is by design: so that you gradually learn how to use the software while contributing content. By having a sufficiently high reputation on another stack network, it is assumed that you are already familiar with those "orientation" issues, and can be safely trusted with the software tools you are given to play with.

    However, this does not mean that the new user is already familiar with the cultural/content issues of the new site. Hence for questions which are "protected", which is to prevent "me too!", copycat, or spam answers, the technical-competency-oriented association bonus doesn't count for overcoming the barrier, which actually requires having actively contributed to the website in the form of Q/A.