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So many bad questions

The best thing to clarify things for new users would be to rename this site. I am relatively new here and I understand the distinction between Programmers.SE and StackOverflow, but I think many new ...
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12 votes

Regarding the "one return only" question

I see no reason to do anything about it.
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9 votes

So many bad questions

I've only been an active SE user for a couple of weeks, and since PSE is my favorite one I've been mulling this question over pretty much the entire time (not to mention reading far too many meta ...
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8 votes
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Historical locked trash, please delete

I don't see a purpose in deleting this question. I removed the low quality tag of junior-programmers and deleted all of the negatively scored answers. I've also removed the mod notice about long ...
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6 votes
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Recent Trouble With Popularity

It was quite interesting to observe impact of this meta post on the listed questions ("meta effect"). Or, more precisely, lack thereof. First thing I noticed is there were no attempts to improve / ...
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5 votes

Should the comment detection bot be moved to a separate chat room?

The chat bot messages should go to The Whiteboard Most chat users are in the Whiteboard. This gives the chat bot more exposure to where bad advice is being handed out on Stack Overflow about ...
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4 votes

So many bad questions

This has already come up several times before. Here are the related questions that I found quickly: Are we closing too many good questions now? (December 2010) Why are so many questions closed? (...
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4 votes

So many bad questions

What do you think? As a new user your perspective is much more interesting and potentially helpful than mine (and any other veteran user's). Do you find our help articles clear? Do you feel confident ...
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4 votes

Should the comment detection bot be moved to a separate chat room?

As of a few minutes ago, an additional filter is applied to the comments to reduce false positives in The Whiteboard. This filter checks for for/on/to/at/try + programmers. If you want to see all ...
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If the scope is wrong, which of these questions belong here?

It's not the scope that is wrong, it's the name. I took your exercise again to demonstrate, and came up with these results: Programmers.SE : 37/37 SoftwareDesign.SE : 13/33, with 4 being a Maybe ...
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2 votes

So many bad questions

Suggested change 1 When a question has negative total votes (-2 or below) and is also being nominated for closing (by 2 or more), any user who is about to begin writing an answer will be given the ...
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2 votes

So many bad questions

I think this would help significantly: This could be shown, let say, for the first 3 posts by a user. This is also very similar to Michel's idea.
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2 votes

So many bad questions

Stack Overflow has got an interesting feature that may be related. I can't tell that it helps to lower amount of bad questions asked (I honestly don't know if this is possible at all) - but it at ...
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2 votes

So many bad questions

Maybe, when a user posts his 1st, 2nd or 3rd post, after hitting 'post' redirect to a page where the user is prompted with the question "Are you sure this is the right place for your question, we are ...
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2 votes

If the scope is wrong, which of these questions belong here?

The following questions should not be closed or deleted: What's the equation to use for finding availability in software architecture? - Although it appears to be a homework question, but the ...
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1 vote

Regarding the "one return only" question

Sort of a later follow-up: question was further cleaned up and 14 answers that didn't attempt to address the question and/or were repeating prior ones were removed by moderator (one or two answers ...
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1 vote

The system supports questions with multiple answers poorly (and is becoming worse at it)

As an example, here are some ideas of what can be considered: When there are many answers already, let users compare draft of their post against prior answers. This would make it naturally harder to ...
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1 vote

Should the comment detection bot be moved to a separate chat room?

A special chat room should be created Although it may make a little extra effort, we routinely direct people who are asking discussion questions into The Whiteboard. I don't think that these people ...
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1 vote

So many bad questions

I find that there are two types of questions. The questions I know the answers too. The questions I do not know the answers too. Neither type is inherently bad. With that in my mind, and when I'm ...
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