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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

Let's look at the data. First up is a plot of acceptance rates versus the number of answers, with a weighted GAM smooth superimposed (courtesy ggplot2). It shows $...
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Downvoting a new member

Reputation never drops below 1 and previous downvotes are not accumulated to be applied afterwards. Please note: Downvotes help the system automatically block people who make a habit of posting bad ...
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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

The question is asking about rich-get-richer at the level of users (high rep users getting undeserved attention as they get higher rep). I'll address that first, but I'll then discuss a slightly ...
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Is there any way to detect / prevent user repeatedly performing minor edits to bring the post into top pages?

(To make sure this gets an answer) As whuber mentions, there's an automatic mechanism to detect large numbers of edits and flag the moderators (the community bot is a source of a variety of flags of ...
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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

One example where rich definitely do get richer causally (i.e. after controlling for quality), is questions, in particular newly posted questions. The more upvotes a newly posted question gets, the ...
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Are CV participants too harsh on naive questioners?

Interesting and important question. I don't want to add specifically to what I and more crucially many others have said on voting here. There are many such threads. We're not long out of Ganging up ...
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Does this question violate any of the community rules?

I'm not sure that your question deserves two downvotes. Your question is from a course or textbook, so it qualifies as 'homework' for our purposes. You should add the ...
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Does this question violate any of the community rules?

Abdu, I was one of the original downvoters, because I believed that your question was posed poorly (and as I commented, the title not reflecting the question bothered me). I undid the downvote after ...
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Is it OK to downvote newbies?

Ok to vote down newbies? Yes: when they don't show any research effort, are unclear, or not useful. Evidencing confusion about concepts† or making incorrect assertions shouldn't in themselves ...
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How can a new user with not enough rep comment on a question that the same user has previously asked while unregistered?

As @whuber notes, you need to register and merge your accounts. Here is my boilerplate text that provides the relevant information: Please register &/or merge your accounts (you can find ...
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What to do with a question which asks about R packages and how to fit RBF networks

From Tim's comment: If it's a duplicate, then mark it as a duplicate. That is far more helpful than closing as off-topic. If it's not a duplicate and the non-software part can be answered, then you ...
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Downvoting a new member

I would search for more meaningful posts at Meta. But a quick experimentation showed this: $\bullet$ Downvote: $\bullet$ Result: Waiting for $15$ minutes... $\bullet$ Subsequent upvote at another ...
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Suggestions on modeling or forecast techniques - too many possible solutions

One option is to provide a list of potential approaches and a corresponding set of general resources in meta - much as we do for questions about software (one package with links per answer); in this ...
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What happens with questions of unregistered users?

Turning my comment as a brief answer: as has also been noted by gung - Reinstate Monica, the status of registering of a user doesn't have any bearing on the questions posted by the said user. Unless ...
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When does a newbie become an expert?

I'm interpreting your question to mean "statistical newbie" rather than "Stack Exchange newbie" or "Cross Validated newbie". (If you're asking about the latter two, you advance pretty quickly. Just ...
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'Cultural differences' between statsSE and mathSE

The OP's post does sound like an invitation to admire our CV-selves in the mirror -but it is totally boring to admire your self, it is preferable, say, to let others admire you. So I downvoted it, and ...
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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

Supposedly rich get richer in economy (and life). Those who claim this to be a fact, usually, state that the reason is because the income from labor (wages) grows slower than return on capital. So ...
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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

The OP raises an interesting question. However, I feel "Can we do something to diversify our voting and encourage the new users?" may be an example of an XY Problem. Personally, I'm not sure the "...
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