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Discussing “What have you tried” [duplicate]

Asking "what have you tried" is based on the assumption that the author did not make any effort. People don't want to make an effort if they assume someone else didn't. No matter how much they love ...
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Comments can't contain that content [duplicate]

I tried leaving a comment on Replacing "[aA09.b]." to "[aA09.b]\n" in in JavaScript that says 'What have you tried?', but was unable to post my comment. I've seen this comment ...
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Can no longer ask, “What have you tried?” in comments? [duplicate]

I don't understand why we're not allowed to ask, "What have you tried?" in the comments section of a question. Can anyone explain this decision? Proof
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Comment can't contain that content [duplicate]

I posted a comment to a low effort question here: I want to grab href address which has class link I typed too fast and it came out like "What you tried?" I tried to edit it to "What have you ...
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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word "effort"...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What happened to the “You're Just Lazy” close vote reason? [closed]

...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 java.lang....
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Is it OK to leave “What have you tried?” comments?

Some questions boil down to "how can/do I do X?" Here's an example. Sometimes, people leave comments under such questions that ask "what have you tried?" Is it OK to leave comments like that? Should ...
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Negative comments drive new users away, how can we fix this?

We've talked about how we should act towards new users a lot in the past. I'd like to discuss some of these questions again. But more important than that, I hope this question will help us learn more ...
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Since when is http://whathaveyoutried.com/ banned?

Since when is http://whathaveyoutried.com/ banned? And, who took the decision? Edit: to be clear, this is was banned whether on its own, or with other content. It's an incredibly popular summary of ...
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Ban “What have you tried?” links in comments

Recently on SO, I've been noticing a lot of link-only comments on (admittedly bad) questions. The typical comment looks like this: What have you tried? Now, my first instinct is to flag the ...
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Question closed because yes/no answer

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I opened a question SO and it was almost immediately closed by a moderator with the reason Closed this as the only two possible answers are "...
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Is there a new “What have you tried?”

I found this question, which I downvoted because it does not show any research effort. I want to be a good citizen and I don't want to downvote without leaving a comment, but I don't want my comment ...
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“What have you tried” evasions

So apparently "What have you tried" comments are now disallowed: Comments can't contain that content. But this comment: And what have you tried? is accepted by the system – and has two ...
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Are educational comments good?

Often, users leave educational comments on questions and answers. What I mean are comments like: "This answer should be a comment. Please consider reading this post about the difference." "Hi, ...

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