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There are various levels of increasingly broad problems of increasing severity you actually adress here and I'll try to look into them step by step. I warn you right away that I can't really back all the things said herein by proper statistics. Much of it is an admittedly subjective assessment of the community's condition that might as well be entirely wrong....


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Now first of all, I think you are mixing things up a little here. You are adressing too largely different issues in your question. On the one hand you link to a meta question that concerns the usage of idle chatter in questions and answers, like introducing yourself with "Hi"/"Hello", ending your question with "Thanks in advance" or your answer with "Hope ...


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I'm the one who posted the trailer question. I understand the SE system and I appreciate that Pale Blue Dot was trying to improve the post to follow the rules as they perceived them, for the benefit of the site. I'm not angry; however, I rejected the edits because I did not feel they improved my post. I get that SE hates fun. I'm not going to start ...


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Before starting; I didn't downvote this question. However, my answer to the question "Are we too strict with such questions?" is NO. In fact, I don't think we're being strict enough. Here's why: When you hover over the downvote button you get the following tooltip: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful ...


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Video Embedding Enabled After reviewing your content and the moderation efforts to keep photos and such from causing problems with your content, we decided to activate video embedding on this site. I'm not anticipating any problems, but please keep the concerns (listed below) in mind. Video should be used for clarification or supplemental information; the ...


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The guidelines for questions, I reckon, are pretty straightforward. You'll close if a question deserves closure, vote looks OK if the flag isn't justified and skip if you're unsure. You have four options for answers: Looks OK, Edit, Recommend deletion, Skip. Let's see what answers you have to recommend to be deleted first; as its the most straightforward. ...


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This is being trialled on Stack Overflow for the SQL Tag, and was requested for this as well. This is how it appears when the tag is added to a new question: Given this links to the tag wiki, the best we can do here is to keep the Tag Wiki up to date and refer new people asking identification questions there.


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The whole idea behind this, is that you ask for help with something your vaguely remember. That oftenly means that the person with the question can recall only few details. That said, the effort like Napoleon Wilson mentioned, is important. The effort in searching beforehand and describing the memories as well as possible. From my experience on this site ...


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I made a request a while back (possibly one of my first posts here) to have at least Country be a required field. It can always be filled in with "Not Sure", but at the very least that information is pretty much paramount to answering a question. If the user chooses "Not Sure", a pop-up can be used to remind the user that even narrowing it down to a region ...


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One of the best fixes I have seen for people who ask questions that could be answered with a simple Google Search is to locate their answer through a Google Search, then send them a link to their answer via Let Me Google That For You. While there is no comparable Let Me Tin Eye That For You, the best thing you can do is to post an answer which is prefaced ...


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