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Why are some questions with no code or effort shown gets down voted while others up voted [duplicate]

Why does some questions with no code/effort shown (of the type - "How do i..") gets many up votes, while other questions gets many down votes, for example: 2 up votes. Calculate how many hours until ...
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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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Improving “demonstrate a minimal understanding” close reason

Note: the eventual outcome of this discussion involved dropping this particular off-topic reason, along with other changes. See: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/216585/recent-changes-to-close-...
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Is there a rule of thumb for objective questions asked out of curiosity?

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 About ...
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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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1answer
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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4answers
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Overzealous close votes on clear problems with code provided?

While reviewing the vote to close queue on Stackoverflow, I have seen a number of questions (in android and javascript, mainly) where: There is some code which the question asker thinks should work ...
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1answer
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Does “Questions asking for code…” only apply to questions that are asking for code?

Several months ago, a new question-closing guideline was introduced to Stack Overflow: "Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include ...
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Remove “asking for code” from close reason

One of the off topic close reasons are: "Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the ...
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1answer
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Is “Lunatic Speculation” a reasonable reason to close a question with 18 upvotes, 5 answers, 5 stars?

The question: Travelling by bus The comment above the close reason: I voted to close not because the asker didn't know what he was asking, but because the question is a lightning rod for lunatic ...
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1answer
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Why was is this question marked as off topic? [closed]

This question was put on hold for being off topic, but all it is asking is how to do something. There are a lot of questions, especially by beginners, that ask simpler questions than that and are not ...