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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

I am only barely a programmer, by the definitions summarized on this site. I possess a lot of experience in linear programming and process management but object-oriented programming is not yet within ...
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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

I think the problem is ill-defined. A single misconception underlies most of the issues raised. The overarching question is not Why can they not understand who we are? but How? After having been ...
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Stats regarding new users

I'm going to work up a more complex query, but here's some basic data about retention that I'd like to look at more in order to scope said query. We get a lot of users unlikely to stick around, in ...
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Looking for guidance on using "No Action Needed" in the first posts review queue

"No action needed" means that you feel that way, AND you feel strongly enough about your opinion that you are willing to make it BINDING on the site. "Skip," means that you don't feel strongly one ...
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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? I believe that most of the questioners asking debugging questions here are indeed expecting to get an answer here, i.e. they think ...
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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? The date the question was posted (towards the end of September) and a serious uptick in 'homework' questions does correlate well ...
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Show a banner to new users linking them to the help center

How about when a users posts a question and gets a list of Questions that may already have your answer and a high percentage of those are closed, post a notice with the common reason(s). I entered ...
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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

Here's the approach I am currently using when I stumble upon this kind of questions. (Those interested in what else I tried before coming at it, can find details below.) Add comment referring to MSE ...
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