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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE? [duplicate]

I wonder the following: Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE? Requirement means that if the OP doesn't show research, then the question must be closed. Note: I ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

October 30th, 2023 As we are not seeing anything that needs to be debated at this point in time. I am going to accept the answer I proposed to the community. Of course, this policy doesn't need to be ...
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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

Please see As of today, April 2023, what do we understad that it's our intended audience and what is the first that we tell them about how to participate? Overview Please bear with me. This post ...
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Do the moderators plan to close most questions on this site?

A mod has decided that showing research in a question is now a requirement. The requirement is retroactive. However most questions on this site do not show research. Do the moderators plan to close ...
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As of today, May 2023, who do we understand that is our intended audience and what is the first that we tell them about how to participate?

Preface Please forget about what I said in Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help, and let's start from scratch. In this post, I'm trying to ...
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How are we supposed to show one's research when posting a question?

A mod has decided, against the community, that showing research in a question is now a requirement. How are we supposed to show one's research when posting a question? Example: How can I view the ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Is “needs details or clarity” connected to the help center article on questions that are automatically blocked for not meeting quality standards?

Recently, dozens (!) of old questions have been unilaterally closed in Web Apps SE as “needs details or clarity”, or closed as duplicates of questions also closed as “needs details or clarity”. (Some ...
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Why do the moderators refuse to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE?

I don't understand why the moderators refuse to clearly state whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps.SE. What I have tried so far: I posted Is showing research ...
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Why was the question “Show email next to name in Gmail?” closed by 1 mod as “details or clarity”?

1 mod closed Show email next to name in Gmail? as "details or clarity". The only comment left by the mod is: Please show what you tried and add a brief description of your search efforts ...
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