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A single well received answer can garner that many votes in a day. But I am always surprised which of my answers are well received. So difficult to predict, at least for me.


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For some it may be one question every couple of days. For others it may be a few a day. It is not really a useful metric - and certainly not one you should aim at at the expense of other factors. There is not an optimal rate that benefits you or the site. Instead, focus on high quality posts. If you can make good posts that the community appreciates, you ...


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The cynic's guide to gaining reputation: Post well-worded answers in questions that you think are 'popsci' enough to get into the Hot network Questions list. Wherever possible, include relevant pop-culture pictures, xkcd diagrams or lego mockups of rockets to aid in your answer. I do not necessarily endorse the above approaches, although they overlap ...


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Answering 5-8 questions a day is quite a challenge and makes it tempting to begin to drift into the world of link-onlyness. It's pretty easy to start answering with variations of "I found the answer here." without realizing that you are no longer writing a complete answer. SE is gamified and different people respond to its gamification differently. but I ...


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For some things it might be okay. It's definitely okay to post a question that will get a lot of votes/ traffic for the badges. It's definitely okay to answer questions to get tag badges. More ambiguous is things like Hats, which might inadvertently encourage asking of poor quality questions, which overall removes values. Bottom line, it's okay if it also ...


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At present, I believe that I am the second-most-prolific question writer on Space.SE, after uhoh. Some observations: Everything on StackExchange sites are eventually driven by the questions that are submitted. Both quantity and quality of questions are important to the viability of a site. To that end, I try to submit one question per day. I feel that ...


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