On Web Applications SE we have a lot of short questions that get lots of views and "a lot" of "me too" or alike answers, comments and upvotes.
Regarding me too upvotes, from Resistance is Futile's answer to Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?
Questions often get upvotes because of "me, too" problems. Someone has a problem, finds the answer on existing question and upvotes both even though question might be less than stellar or even rather poor.
Here is one example:
This question has been viewed 65k times, has 3 upvotes, has 5 deleted answers (in this case they aren't many, later I might use SEDE to find something more interesting). The protection was applied automacticaly few moments ago due to the deletion of "me too" answers.
Sooner or later these questions become protected so new users and network bonus users aren't allowed to posts answers.
Unfortunately the participation in the local meta is low / slow, so I coming to you, the power users of Stack Exchange, to ask for ideas about might do to around this situation.
I'm thinking in posting a local
faq specifically pointed to "me too'ers", including brief details about question protection, anonymous votes statistics.
Is there a site that already have done something beyond using the built-in SE system features to tackle a situation like this?
- Have any site created a chatroom for "me too'ers" or alike?
- Have any site implemented a practice of manually adding a "banner" (image) to popular questions to point "me too'ers" to some place internal or external?
- What is a “protected” or "highly active" question?
- Kind reminder, voting is Important!
- Do we need to have FAQ questions on Meta Web Applications about how Stack Exchange works (not specific to Web Applications)?
- Making most viewed questions friendlier for non tech savvy users
This is not a duplicate of Making a constructive workflow for new users who post "me too" [non-]answers as this other question is feature-request specific about "bumping" questions by posting answers. This question besides that also includes the case of people posting "me too" in comments and upvoting as a way to say "me too" is asking for practices implemented in SE sites that go beyond using the built-in features.
While I wrote the original version of this question the Follow feature slipped from my mind. That is another thing that might be included in the
faq that I mentioned.
This doesn't include edge cases like:
- People posting "me too" answers / comments that also are providing valuable information not included by the OP.
- People posting follow up questions providing valuable information not included by the OP of the referred question.
- People posting self answered questions becuase were not allowed to post an answer to the protected question that might or might not completely answering the referred question