How do I look for questions at my desired experience or difficulty level?
Approaches I'm aware of include:
- You could look for users who are at your desired experience level (based on their ratio of questions to answers), and see what questions they ask. If you're looking at a specific tag, you could look at the topusers, while if you're looking at an entire Stack Exchange, you can look at the most active users.
- You could look at the tagging of a question. A question that's tagged [ruby] [strings] is probably a low-experience-level question, while a [idiomatic] tag may indicate they know how to do something, but are looking for a better way to do it.
- If you're after difficult (or bad) questions, try the unanswered tab.
Ironically, I first asked about this on Japanese Meta because too many questions were beyond my level of experience, but I have the opposite problem on Stack Overflow.
Yes, I've considered going on a flagging spree against questions that aren't just beginner but just bad, but the Ruby community seems to be content with questions I'd rather avoid. They aren't even zealous about duplicates: Ruby: What's the meaning of [var] << AnotherObj only has 2 close votes!
And before anyone asks, I'm aware that meta tags for difficulty level are considered harmful.