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Yes, you should have to register to ask on SF. In addition to that, our registration page should have a subset of help/on-topic on it. Then there's no reasonable excuse for people to have no clue.


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Yes increase the reputation requirement to create tags. Most people with only 300 rep probably don't quite get how tags are supposed to work. People tend to forget or not know that spaces separate tags and where a - should be used or that they are sorted by popularity. For example the fixed and width you cite should probably be fixed-width and they could end ...


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I don't think you should have to register to ask questions. Frankly the speed bump of registration (especially for the developer types, who probably already have a Stack Overflow account so they can code-by-clipboard for their day jobs) is barely a seam in the road. I would much rather see an old-school copy-protection style shibboleth based on the about ...


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If you were looking for an actual answer to: However they seem to get away with it. Is it because they have high rep, or because they hang out with mods in the chat rooms? First, you should have posted examples, but according to your comment you keep thinking certain people are excluded from the rules and are part of the "in crowd clique". As ...


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I baited a friendly and unsuspecting Community Manager just now. The request to increase rep minimum (to 1000, or failing that, 1500) for the tag creation privilege has been made and received.


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So... Normally, I would collect some data on how many tags are created by users at various rep levels, and how they were used. This is a pretty decent way to gauge whether anything of value would be lost if the privilege were bumped up. I started to do that here. The results looked good - barely any tags created by low-rep users, a slam-dunk status-...


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I think requiring registration could help to prevent fly-by questions but only if done like Voretaq said with a q&a for first time users of the site. There's that fine line though between being welcoming to potential long-term experts and keeping the riff-raff out. Personally, I like the idea of requiring new accounts to be asked a few basic questions (...


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This isn't a bad idea, but... I'm skeptical that it'll do much of anything when it comes to decreasing the number of low-quality questions here. It certainly didn't do much for Progse. As you say, every little bit helps, but in this case it could end up hurting almost as much as it helps. IMHO, the best reason to turn this on is simply to reduce the ...


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No, I don't believe ServerFault should stop accepting questions from unregistered users, as I do not believe this will reduce the number of poor quality questions. what it will do is increase the number of abandoned accounts and increase the likely-hood of missing out on some "good" questions. This post is about one possible way to reduce the number of of ...


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We are thinking about IPv6 implementation, however as of right now we don't have the resources to dedicate to this. As we continue to evolve our network we'll keep an eye on IPv6 implementation. We have internally discussed implementing it, and at the very least at some point this year we'll look into the effort and what needs to be done to get IPv6 ...


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