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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes I say that we should go ahead with this change. Apart from simply correctly appreciating the massive amount of effort put into writing good challenges, this would also be a very nice added ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Absolutely PPCG is different from most other sites on Stack Exchange in that it is not a Q+A site; in fact, many questions that ask for help (other than "how to golf in ____") are marked as ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes, but only if downvotes scale to -4 Peter Taylor brought up a very good point in a comment: There are many questions which would change from being worth negative rep to positive rep should this ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

I'm late to this party, so I probably won't get many votes. Upvotes +15, Downvotes -5 For each one challenge, approximately 9.9 solutions are written. It seems obvious to me that challenges are far ...
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Are we allowed to offer real-world prizes such as gift codes to the winner of a challenge?

I'm not sure if it's allowed by site rules, but I am sure it's a terrible idea. First of all, if there's anything the slightest bit subjective, such as in a popularity-contest, people will get upset ...
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The community is against cash prizes, but should that be advice or a rule?

My view, as a regular user and not as a moderator, is that there's really no way to consistently enforce this. There is no way to prevent a user from, say, emailing the winner of the challenge to ...
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Incentives for answering old questions

Run a monthly contest We have an annual contest which attracts quite a bit of attention to the winners inherently, and a bit more because it uses bounties for prizes. It's too process-heavy to run ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

One time bonus for Nice Questions This probably won't be implemented. But it seems to be exactly what all you want: Easy questions getting a lot of upvotes won't be affected much. Questions having a ...
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Non-Trivial Answers get too few upvotes

Run a contest The chat room is now open for nominations https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/61232/biweekly-contest-for-undervoted-answers This idea is inspired/copied from Peter Taylor's answer to ...
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Non-Trivial Answers get too few upvotes

Upvote them Literally just upvote answers that take work. Be the solution.
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Incentives for answering old questions

Clarify how to handle changing standards Visibility and incentives aside, answering old questions is awkward because of changing site standards. I've given up on submissions I started to write ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

As of yesterday, November 13th 2019, this is now in effect network wide: We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation earned ...
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How do we thank people for outstanding work (beyond +1)?

We could always experiment with a "best of" meta competition similar to Code Review's. We could do ours on a smaller scale, perhaps once every month or so. If you don't want to add clutter to the ...
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