I was browsing through the SO review section for "first questions," and came across this one:
Problem is, it's definitely not his first question, as one can see:
The only other Meta question I could find that matched this problem is:
But it remains woefully unanswered. The lone commenter suggests it might be because none of the other questions received an upvote, so I pose my question(s) now:
- Is it true that if none of your questions get upvotes, each new one you ask is classified by the system as your "first" question?
- Is that a bug or intentional?
If that is indeed intentional, isn't that kind of silly? Even without upvotes, users are bound to get experience from answers and comments within their previous questions, and will probably improve in the future. I know we don't always see this, which is why I said probably... "frequent questioners" are often rather myopic about the effort that should go into a question. It just seems a little odd in this case to flag new questions as "first." Would it make more sense to create a new category for this? It would already sort of fit under "low quality posts," except that it doesn't quite hit that criteria either.
I didn't include feature-request here because I'm not sure that it's intentional, and if it is, I'm not sold that it's worth having a new feature to deal with it. It's really not a huge problem or anything, but it's there.