Questions tagged [easy-questions]

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Do simpler questions seem to attract more upvotes? [duplicate]

I have been noticing over the last month (on Stack Overflow), that simpler (perhaps somewhat duplicate) questions seem to get a lot of attention, as compared to the more challenging long-ish questions....
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Why do people downvote 'easy' questions? [closed]

Why is it that people downvote 'easy' questions? I realize that SO is not for something that can easily be found with google, but people are taking it too far. I recently saw and answered a question ...
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A proposed solution to qualitative filtering

The set of problems: the culture around "homework" questions creates a negative user experience, yet people legitimately want them filtered experienced users can get bored with seeing too many simple ...
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Please add a 'far too easy for this site' flag, or something similar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Introduce a “general reference” close reason Related: Closing 'easy' questions - yes or no? Stack Overflow gets flooded with questions of extremely basic ...
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Is Stack Overflow being watered down?

It seems like Stack Overflow is being watered down by the same old questions and answers. I am constantly seeing questions that can easily be googled in less than 2 minutes. Does this bother anyone ...
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Should we create a section for less experienced programmers to ask “easy” questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Propose Newbie-Overflow site or section Stack Overflow might consider setting up a section for less experienced programmers who ask what appear to be foolish questions to ...
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How to avoid the problem of quick closing of questions that are not trivial to answer?

I've got the impression that there are many non-trivial questions (and therefore, IMO, interesting questions) that unfortunately get quickly dismissed as "not a real question". See for example this ...
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Clarify SE's policy on easy questions

When I first joined, I asked a very easy question: What's a Regex? which was instantly downvoted and referred to Wikipedia. As a new user, I took this to mean "Easy questions are not welcome here" ...
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Show “Have you tried Google yet?” when question is tagged “syntax” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with Google questions I find that most syntax questions I see could easily be answered by a tutorial or Google. Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Exhibit D IMHO, ...
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Stack Overflow for the lazy (newbie) developer? [closed]

Would it be reasonable if I intend to learn a new language, to ask programming questions that are just "TOO SIMPLE" for anyone who has 6 months or so with the language but are not so obvious at the ...
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Should easy questions be left for beginners? That is, beginners like answering questions too?

It may already have been established (and I agree) that easy questions are welcome and valid ( Closing 'easy' questions - yes or no? ) but... Is there an argument for encouraging beginners to ...
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There are no stupid questions - or are there?

I just saw a first post from a user asking about a C# stack trace. It was a valid programming question for someone with little experience, yet it was marked down twice. I've always believed that ...