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Is the block against unregistered users asking questions still necessary?

My initial gut reaction would be that it is still necessary. I'd have to dig and look at the hard data, but we do get a good number of off-topic posts from people who went through the hurdles of ...
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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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6 votes

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?

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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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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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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