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Dealing with “I need code” people [duplicate]

Sometimes, people like these come up in StackOverflow (Not me, but the OP and how he replies to the comments). I have placed MDN links and support tables, as well as a demo of how to get the length of ...
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Disgorging Clipboard Developers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Help Vampire problem Is there some slightly more Machiavellian way (other than the community-based approach already implemented) to discourage the deluge of questions ...
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Feeders, not help vampires, are the problem [duplicate]

It's all too easy to blame Help Vampires for problems in Stack Overflow. But it's not them, it's us. The people who feed them. If the question is an exact duplicate, let them know it's an exact ...
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What *is* the vampire problem? [duplicate]

We have a vampire tag, which has no description. What types of questions is this tag meant to be used for?
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Answer to question reveals 'new' bug => New question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Help Vampire problem Exit strategies for “chameleon questions” I just answered a question, and I got a response from the OP along these lines: "I forgot, ...
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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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Why “What Stack Overflow is Not” was deleted

I just deleted What Stack Overflow is Not, a collection of various explanations for things that Stack Overflow doesn't do, wasn't meant to do, or shouldn't be used to do. Several people put a fair bit ...
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Why is Stack Overflow - and Stack Exchange in general - so scary?

I have been an SO user for quite some time and not an entire dimwit when it comes to my languages of choice. SO is a very useful resource and has helped me out of a pinch many a time. However, when it ...
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Introducing a brand new, consolidated, Help Center

UPDATE: This is now live on all Stack Exchange sites. You can access it at /help or by clicking the "help" link in the top nav or footer of any page. We can all agree that Stack Exchange is a ...
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12answers
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Why do we let hostile users dictate the perception of Stack Overflow? [closed]

This question is a great example of why Stack Overflow is getting a reputation for being a hostile environment these days Possible to convert C# get,set code to C++ This is clearly a developer ...
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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Should parasite behaviour be punished somehow?

A recent question got me thinking: Should a user who has asked 270 questions, answered 0 (zero, NULL, zilch) questions and has upvoted two times be allowed to ask even more questions? Should he be ...
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Is it OK to just downvote & flag help vampires?

This is no longer my point of view; so I changed title, removed comments and accepted Jeff's answer. The comments on this answer made it clear to me and changed my mind... May this question serve as ...
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6answers
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General Reference questions create low-quality dead ends for Googlers

Introducing a "general reference" close reason was rejected by Jeff and Joel for fears of abuse. Jeff said in a comment: Joel is very concerned it will be abused. I have concerns as well, since ...
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Should we add more badges for asking questions?

This proposal was superseded asking days badges, which improves on the core concept. Early on, there was a question about whether Stack Overflow should add badges for asking lots of questions. At the ...

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