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Top (New) Users of PSE, by year

Every year, the users of Puzzling Stack Exchange can be ranked by their reputation earned in that year. Every year, someone (usually one of the established users) takes the top spot in the yearly ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Is it OK to use specific users as part of a puzzle mechanism?

I am currently working on a series of mini-puzzles I’ll be posting on the main site, and I have an idea for a mechanism that utilizes features of users all across the Stack Exchange network, ...
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User names with promotion/spam in them

To my knowledge, questions and answers that contain spam and promotional materials, such as to sell something or advertsting, are forbidden. But what if someone has a username like ? ...
Rewan Demontay's user avatar
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Comments on Nominations — Location Not Showed

Puzzling.SE is currently holding a moderator election.  During the nomination phase, members were able to post comments on nominations, like this: If you go to the user profile page of somebody who ...
Peregrine Rook's user avatar
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The mysteriously missing question (2)

Folks, There has been a murder. A question was just minding its business and it is now dead. What happened to it? "Who done it?" There are no other clues. Just very mysterious. Credit to Bozman ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Rate-limit questions to one per user per day (or n per week)?

Should we (if we can) rate-limit the number of questions which a user is allowed to ask to one per day (or n per week)? I'm suggesting that this be applied to all users across the board. Advantages (...
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New Users Posting Bad Questions!

In the past 24 hours 4 new users joined and posted a terrible first question. One of them even received an upvote. Since they are new users, downvotes do nothing to their rep. Their rep stays at 1, ...
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Unregistered Users and Controlling Their Actions

Yesterday we had this specific example of the user where they came into the site, posted five (or so) questions some of them plagiarised and deleted, some of them marked as duplicate, and others ...
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