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New “no effort” closing reason? [duplicate]

Note: I am aware of this question. I want to ask a different question, even though the wording is the same. The lack of "effort" I am talking about does not lie in the formulation of the OP's question....
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A Stack Overflow question is copied directly from textbook, does it matter? [duplicate]

I just stumbled across a simple one-sentence computer security question on Stack Overflow that is copied directly from the textbook. No further explanation, nothing done to show any understanding or ...
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How should we deal with Google questions?

There have been a lot of questions that can be answered with a simple Google search. For these questions, an answer can be found by just copying and pasting the question directly into the Google ...
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6answers
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How can Meta be made more conducive to discussions?

Disclaimer: This post is quite lenghty. To prevent out of context interpretations I kindly request either reading it in its entirety or not reading it at all. Thank you. Why am I writing this? I've ...
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Allow flagging own comments

This might sound strange, but at a few occasions I've felt the need to be able to flag my own comments. I give you the following example: Do you mention anything I didn't mention in my answer? ...
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New reason for closing: Insufficient Effort

Can a reason for closing be added which is "Insufficient Effort", for when the asker has just not made any effort at all to formulate a 1/2 way decent question? My case in point would be https://...
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How can we remove the “Not a real question” close reason from SO? [duplicate]

Somebody has to stop this, now. I've been seeing questions getting closed for this nonsense reason. They aren't my questions but it bothers me a lot. I searched MSO on the matter. The explanation ...
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What is the current way to handle no-effort questions on SO? [duplicate]

Since the old insufficient effort close reason has been removed, are questions showing no effort at all no longer meant to be closed? Just downvoted? If they're meant to be closed, what's the current ...
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Penalty for too localized questions?

I have to confess to a crime. Yesterday I asked a question without preparing a proper testcase, pretty much hoping somebody would point me out something messed up in my sources that led to an error. I ...
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Should one close (and with which reason) a super easy question?

For example: Query to select Items with one-to-many associations It is obvious that the OP has no idea of how SQL works. I've answered but I think this question can't be of any help to others. I ...