Linked Questions

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Close reason / procedure for “LMGTFY” questions [duplicate]

Some questions on Stack Overflow could be answered with a minimal amount of leg-work and research by the poster. The questions are either trivial, such as "How do I print a number as hex instead of ...
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23answers
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Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
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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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11answers
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Awarding upvotes (giver/taker ratio)

I like the reputation model, humans are easy creatures and getting upvoted feels awesome. However I have noticed people on both Stackoverflow and Serverfault doing the following for points: Answer a ...
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5answers
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How to respond to people just asking for code without any own effort?

I'm very active in the android tag on stackoverflow. It seems that the tag is hit by a wave of people trying to write apps for android without any programming knowledge. Many of this questions look ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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2answers
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Bounty used to encourage people to write code for you - is this ok?

Having read through this topic about spoon feeding answers it seems to be ok to not just hand people code that solves their problem and instead try and point them in the right direction and give them ...
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1answer
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“Do my work for me” type of questions - how to react? [duplicate]

Lately, I came a cross a series of questions: Detecting object person in an image Seperating Background and Foreground Detecting face points in an image All from the same user. While each of these ...
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5answers
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Close option for “Too Lazy to Search the Web”

Can we get this as a close option?
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0answers
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What is the disincentive for failure to RTFM / embrace GIYF?

Building on Embrace the Non-Googlers and How should you respond to “Give me a fish” / RTFM questions? I'm curious as to what acts as a disincentive for those who choose to ignore the manual and can't ...
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0answers
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...