My question is about flags... Many times the users asks question with no code, without effort and their work behind his question. We have to ask/comment him "Show your effort" , "What are doing so far ...
I'm active on the android tag and from time to time I see questions like this: Transparent status bar - before 4.4 KitKat Although popular, imho this question should be closed because it fails to ...
What is the XY problem? When asking questions, how do I recognize when I'm falling into it? How do I avoid it? Return to FAQ index
As I'm sure you all know, downvotes "cost" 1 reputation. That is, every time you downvote: -2 to post owner -1 to you This is done to make sure downvotes are cast only when you feel strongly ...
"What have you tried?" comments are sometimes good. ChrisF's take on the matter The Establishment's take on the matter Statistics The usage of "what you tried" is growing (v2) In Q1 of 2012 - ...
Related to meta.su efforts: Old unanswered inactive questions with low views/votes and meta.sf efforts: Cleaning house, really old, unloved questions We already auto-remove negatively voted ...
What is Stack Overflow's long-term solution for the Help Vampire problem? Quote from article follows: Identifying Help Vampires can be tricky, because they look like any ordinary person (or ...
Note: the eventual outcome of this discussion involved dropping this particular off-topic reason, along with other changes. See: Recent changes to close reasons on Stack Overflow —Shog ...
Isaac Moses, the patriarch of Mi Yodeya, wrote something that caught my eye the other day: [...] the general Stack Exchange directive, expressed in the uneditable part of that section of the ...
...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical ...
After thinking about Should the weight of downvotes be increased? which I declined for the reasons specified in my answer, and Please charge rep for questions after threshold I have a proposal. ...
It seems like many questions by new users are downvoted immediately. Sometimes there is a comment to the tune of "lacks research", "we're not here to do your homework", or "show us some effort". Now ...
Background The close reasons have recently been changed, this includes the removal of the old close reason: Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell ...
So many interesting questions get asked on Stack Overflow and then immediately closed (or worse yet, closed and re-opened for days on end) because they're subjective, argumentative, and fundamentally ...
As described here (and elaborated on here), we're preparing to roll out some fairly major changes to how closing works that will allow for pre-defined, site-specific off-topic reasons. On a site ...