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How to handle debug-my-code-for-me questions [duplicate]

I see questions like this occasionally, where it amounts to little more than a bunch of code. Usually there are some end-user details, like, when I click this button, it doesn't do what it's supposed ...
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So “how do I do this” with no effort shown is on topic now? [duplicate]

Saw this question. The new close reasons do not include "no research effort shown or attempt at solution made", so I just downvoted and left. Is this by design?
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Closure for questions asking for code [duplicate]

It seems I've fallen out of touch with closure options for "give me the codez" style questions; however, from the close dialog under off-topic because... I recall there being options such as: ...
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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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Exit strategies for “chameleon questions”

I'm not sure if there's already an existing term for this, so I'm inventing my own. (tl;dr: I call them "chameleon questions" because they change every time you submit or edit an answer. If you're ...
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12answers
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“What have you tried” epidemic

Statistics The usage of "what you tried" is growing (v2) In Q1 of 2012 - 0.0134 such comments per question (~1.33%) In Q2 of 2012 - 0.0167 such comments per question (~1.66%) In Q3 of 2012 - 0.0169 ...
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12answers
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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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Responding to your “too localized” concerns

As part of our closing overhaul, we've moved, reorganized, and renamed a number of close reasons, including too localized. While that change was informed both by widespread misuse of the reason and ...
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Are code questions without an attempt now on topic [closed]

Background The close reasons have recently been changed, this includes the removal of the old close reason: Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell ...
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Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous?

The "Very Low Quality" (VLQ) flag reason is really annoying me. It is the analog to the mommy mommy flag (which my 1.5-year-old child raises quite frequently). It provides no real clue as to what ...
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6answers
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Why do high rep users answer bad questions?

Look at this question (10K only) that was just asked a little while ago. Two people with >8000 and one with >63k answered the question. With that much rep, they must know that what-should-I-learn-next ...
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4answers
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What is a better name for Unclear What You're Asking?

Especially with "minimal understanding" and "show what you've tried" and such taken away, people are floundering looking for a close reason for questions they believe to be awful, lazy, and of no ...
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Are you doing yourself out of a job by answering some of the questions on Stack Overflow?

The quality of questions on Stack Overflow seem to have gone down hill dramatically in the last six months. There seem to be far more general questions along the lines of why doesn't my code work. A ...
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2answers
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What is the best way to deal with “rep-whoring”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do high rep users answer bad questions? Most (all) of us were so-called "rep-whores" in our early days. And that's fine IMHO, because as a new user: You aren't familiar ...
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Reopen “minimal understanding” questions?

What should we do with questions which were closed for "minimal understanding" reason? Most of them are just questions which show lack of effort (and/or understanding) and are perfectly answerable. ...

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