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Stack Exchange is too harsh to new users—please help them improve low-quality posts and avoid being uncivil [duplicate]

Note Please see my answer below. I am deeply sorry for having strayed so far from the principles of Stack Exchange. I have edited the post to remove the "wait before voting" text. I've asked a ...
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8answers
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How do we prevent piling-on of passive-aggressive comments on low-quality questions? [duplicate]

I have noticed a trend that bothers me. It is not uncommon that questions, especially of new or non-regular users, are of poor quality. This leads to the inevitable "What have you tried?". There have ...
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5answers
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Why can the senior Stack Overflow community be hostile toward newbie questions? [duplicate]

What I can't understand is why the Stack Overflow senior community is hostile to newbies. As much as I try to research my questions before asking and editing them well I always seem to get ...
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Why are SO participants so unfriendly? [duplicate]

Why is insulting other users and giving sarcastic comments such a huge part of the culture on SO? It's the complete opposite of projects like Wikipedia where everybody is exceedingly friendly and ...
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7answers
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Haterade being poured on questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs? I don't know if people had read the FAQ over at StackOverflow but, it really seems that people that are answering questions are ...
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1answer
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Is Stack Overflow just for elite programmers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs? I'm a student, and I asked a question about one of my assignments which I had been working on for about two days. The code I ...
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3answers
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How should this 15 year old poster be helped? [duplicate]

I am concerned about how the poster of this question has been treated. The guy is 15, and has been treated appallingly. Is this how our SO community wants to be seen? His questions as stated don't ...
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5answers
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How can we be friendlier to new users? [duplicate]

What are some nice ways that we can welcome new users to our site?
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3answers
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The voting system does not help new users [duplicate]

I am fairly new to programming, and I quite often require help. Being only 15 and inexperienced, I often cannot phrase questions accurately or adequately, as with my age and experience comes naivete. ...
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2answers
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Why are questions with poor grammar and/or asked by new users down voted so hard? [duplicate]

This might not be the regular trend but every now or then I see a new user asking a question (that does not fit the Stack Exchange question format) and is downvoted heavily. I'm just trying to ...
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5answers
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Going easy on new users [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs? Should we go a bit easy on new users to SOFU? Regularly I've come across an answer posted by someone with only 1 rep, and it ...
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2answers
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Make community less hostile for beginners [duplicate]

Honestly, How many times do I see the true value of coming to stackoverflow only to ask a beginner question or something I am new at and literally get run off the site by rude and hostile users. ...
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3answers
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n00b killings - How to avoid the carnage? [duplicate]

So, in the past few minutes I saw the following questions: PLEASE! help me someone (ajax form submit and validate within container div) Is Dewalt Worth The Money? Now, I'm just thankful they had ...
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2answers
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Mean ol' question answerers! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we please be a bit nicer to the noobs? I'm not at all meaning to seem rude or arrogant or something like that to everyone here, but why must we all be so mean when ...
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1answer
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Misery Business and the Yousuck effect [duplicate]

Well, it's been 4 months. And I am impressed. I am also a bit disappointed. Before you read this, take it with a pinch of salt. I'm kinda new, still. I'm still learning the ropes. But I've done a ...

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