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Are we scaring off new users?

The last 10 questions asked have all been down-voted. I think maybe we are being a bit too aggressive is down-voting questions, particularly for new users. What can we do to improve the situation? (...
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Programmers.SE and the Summer of Love

Programmers.SE, we need to talk. We've had a rough couple of years, what with being originally a place to ask anything and everything and having to shape up. I get that it's annoying to still see off-...
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12answers
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What can we do to help users understand our site better?

As of right now, the close/migrated question rate for the past month or so is around 43% (see notes below) The majority of the closures are valid based on our site standards, however the fact users ...
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9answers
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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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5answers
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What can we do about extremely low quality questions from unregistered users?

The problem Tons of extremely low quality questions from unregistered accounts. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/162691/question-on-pl-sql-evaluate-the-...
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4answers
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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
487 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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4answers
375 views

Are we closing too many good questions now?

Something has changed ever since Programmers got out of beta. Too many good questions, which are fully in the spirit of the site, are getting closed prematurely. Mostly these questions seem to be ...
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3answers
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Is this site failing? And should it go away? [duplicate]

Fact 1 At the time I write this, 12 of the 15 questions on the questions front page have net downvotes. That is an extreme statistical outlier on stackexchange. Other sites tend to have between 1 and ...
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5answers
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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

Yes, this is a duplicate of Using Programmers as "learning and training area" for Stack Overflow kind questions intended to re-ask the question more clearly and without the tangents of ...
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3answers
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Is there any point in this site still existing?

Observing the flurry of downvotes on a recent question, I took a moment to click over to Newest Questions and tally up the negatives. Of the most recent 50 questions at the time I counted, 25 of them ...
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3answers
330 views

Why so many negative votes here?

I'm active in other Stack Exchange sites and just signed up for this one, and I'm amazed at how many questions here have negative ratings. Why don't some of you lighten up? People would not be ...
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2answers
577 views

How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

Recent efforts in SO close vote queue make me think that quite a lot of users started hitting the question ban there. There is long known "tradition" of attempts to circumvent such bans by posting at ...
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4answers
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Programmers Stack Exchange question downvoting, what to do?

I've taken a shine to the Programmers Stack Exchange lately, but one thing I've noticed is it seems to have what I think anybody looking at the questions list would classify as excessive down voting ...
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2answers
341 views

What to do about the proliferation of bad questions from generic accounts?

For instance, user252244 has asked twelve questions in the three days they have been a member and ten of them have been closed. That's an 83% close rate. These generic "userXXXXX" accounts seem mostly ...

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