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More attention needed to prevent non-constructive answers and comments [closed]

Lately, I have been getting a lot of critical responses to my questions, and absolutely no help whatsoever. Often users are responding with questions as to why I asked the question, and also links to ...
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Users who have downvoted more than they have upvoted?

Am I the only one who sees this as really odd? It's a typical pattern on stackoverflow: Someone posts a question which is regarded as not helpful because they made some mistakes in posting the ...
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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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Does the prohibition on "what have you tried" apply to all Stack Exchange sites, or just Stack Overflow?

In "What have you tried" epidemic, a rule was established that short comments such as "what have you tried" (and similar) are banned. Does this rule apply to all Stack Exchange sites, or ...
Nick Alger's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer

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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2 votes
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How should I handle malformed questions? (Specifically those which prompt "what have you tried?")

I have often found questions which honestly do prompt the response "What have you tried?" I tried posting a link to, only to find that it had been blocked. At this point, I ...
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Flagging variations on "what have you tried"

This is in relation to This Question, and I saw the comment What is the current regular expression used, and how does it not work as expected? Which might be a good comment in some cases, but the ...
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Regex pattern for automatic removal of "what have you tried"

According to "What have you tried" epidemic, this four-word question has been banned from comments, and "comments that consist of little more than "what have you tried" can be deleted with a single ...
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QuickComments as 'What have you tried?' and 'What is your question?'

Sometimes we encounter questions that don't have a 'Question' in them and other times we get question but no code or any idea if the user tried anything or not. For that reason, moderators and ...
Sorrel Vesper's user avatar
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1 answer

Are posts getting a significant number of unexplained downvotes which are later reversed?

Almost every time I ask a question, especially in C++ section, no matter how good it is, it immediately gets downvoted by a huge number of people with no explanation why. Later on, someone usually ...
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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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New comment flag - "Too sarcastic"

Can we have a new flag for comments - "Too sarcastic"? Look at this question, for example, and the first comment: Compare textbox text with sql server name?. PO is new, looks like a beginner ...
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The canned comments left by the Community user are less than helpful, in some cases [duplicate]

I've seen a few examples: A comment on a post about licensing on Software Engineering indicating that the post needs clarification. The post is clear enough to know that it is off-topic. Editing for ...
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Improving question quality by requiring "what have you tried?" [closed]

I am here today to ask for a monumental change. A section that asks the user what they have tried I feel that question quality could improve dramatically and members can help others faster, rather ...
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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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