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At what Reputation Level should you be able to Vote? Comment? Answer?

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Currently, as it exists now, everyone can do everything on the website. However, this may lead to some abusive actions by users (creating new accounts just to vote?).

At what reputation level do you think that users should be able to perform the following actions (or if people should be able to do it from the start):

  • Answer Questions
  • Post Comments
  • Ask Questions
  • Up-Vote on Questions/Answers/Comments
  • Down-Vote on Questions/Answers/Comments

Let us know what you think!

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I think Asking / Answering should be available to anyone - no reputation check.

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Question, answer and comment available to all. Upvote requires minimal restrictions. Downvote, something higher.

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Current SO System states 15 for upvote, 125 for downvote... – ♦♦gnarf (Apr 15 2011 9:20 AM)

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I tend to agree. – ♦♦Jesta (Apr 15 2011 9:38 AM)

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I tend to agree with this. Requiring reputation to ask/answer questions is almost counter-intuitive. People look for a place to ask a question, and then they cannot find it, or they find their way here, and they know the answer to a question, but cannot answer, so no requirement would make it more accessible to the community at large. Commenting is relatively inconsequential, and is generally only supporting information. Up-Voting, however, should require something, but why "punish" new people...if they find something helpful they should be able to vote it up rather quickly. Down-Voting, however, can seem malicious, and should require a bit more reputation. – Spazmoosifer (Apr 15 2011 12:48 PM)

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The only thing we really want to prevent is users creating multiple accounts to up-vote their own content, thus generating themselves reputation. – ♦♦Jesta (Apr 15 2011 1:17 PM)

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There really isn't a way to stop people from actually doing that. You can't base it on IP Address, because you may have multiple unique users on one machine. At best, you could attempt to allow access to a single account via multiple logins, but then you have to somehow maintain that email address A allows you to log into account #123 but so does email address B. – Spazmoosifer (Apr 15 2011 1:46 PM)

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