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Open letter to students with homework problems

It is September once again (today is the 8755th day of September), and once again students are asking their homework problems on Stack Overflow and SoftwareEngineering.SE. We start seeing questions ...
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11answers
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Why was my question closed or down voted?

Help! My question was closed (or down voted). Why? And what can I do about it? Downvoted Duplicate Off topic What technology to take up next Recommend a software library, tool, book, research paper,...
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5answers
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On discussions and why they don't make good questions

I'll start off with the irony of this question being tagged with a discussion and point out that meta is different. Why don't discussion questions work in Stack Exchange? What is it about the ...
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9answers
876 views

So many bad questions

At the time I am writing this, 7 out of 15 questions in the first page have negative score. That's almost a half. Second page has 4 out of 15, and the third page has 6 out of 15. I never counted them ...
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4answers
978 views

Why are there so many closed, on hold, and down voted questions here?

Compared to Stack Overflow, the number of questions which are down-voted, put on hold, or closed is astounding. I think it's a sign that the criteria (and possibly usefulness) of this site is poorly ...
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4answers
489 views

Why can't we raise up questions quality?

I am a voracious StackExchange user, always I have a technical question I go to StackOverflow, also every morning I like to come here to programmer to read some more advanced questions and opinions ...
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3answers
499 views

Cutting down on off topic posts

We are getting pummeled with the same off topic questions over and over again. So we clearly need to be doing a better job up front of educating first time posters. In the 'How to Ask' box that's ...
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2answers
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions. Propose to help ...
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0answers
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Let's help askers who are trying to circumvent question block at Stack Overflow

If a first time asker has an SO account that was recently (say, within a week) question blocked over there, how about showing them a warning like this: Wait! You've recently been blocked at Stack ...
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1answer
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'Problem' and 'help' titles in off-topic questions of new users coming from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I recently learned that some off-topic questions seem to be posted at Programmers with sole purpose to circumvent 'problem' and 'help' title block at Stack Overflow. Can we do something to save these ...
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2answers
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Help Center tuning: “help/on-topic/and it is not about…” += references to meta guidance

Per recent discussion, I drafted some updates I'd like to have in Help Center -> What topics can I ask about here, section not about... Added text is in bold, deleted is crossed, and some links are ...
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0answers
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Could we please detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow data and offload them to Triage review for an hour or two?

Propose to detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow quality scoring data and put them to Triage queue for an hour or two. If the timeout expires before decision is made, let questions go to ...
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0answers
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A lot of front page down votes [duplicate]

Looking at the most recent questions when I click the questions link I notice (at the time of this writing) 7/15 are down voted and 8/15 aren't. I'm not here every day to see if this is a trend but ...