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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

Downvotes, not close votes, for bad poorly researched questions I've been on a lot of sites, and this is what I've seen work the best. And even then, downvotes are reserved for the questions that ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

No, we shouldn't make research mandatory. Showing research effort is a good practice that we should promote among the community, but I think we shouldn't close questions that don’t show research. This ...
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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

Please don't do this Rubén. The goal of the website is this: we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about web applications. We want answers about every ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

As demonstrated by the community, including research in a question is not required for question asking on Web Apps. While it can certainly be helpful to include your research in a question, it's not ...
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According to the statistics, Facebook users have moved from desktop to mobile

I support the idea of giving better guidance to users who ask questions on this site, including those who ask about Facebook. The main problem, as I see it, is the lack of active users who can answer ...
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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

I’m sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with what you’re suggesting. I believe that consistently implementing that will result in the closure of most questions on this site, as already lamented ...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Why do I get a: This question doesn't meet our quality standards?

This is answered in Meta What can I do when getting “This question body does not meet our quality standards”? What can I do to get the system to accept my question? Make sure your question has a ...
Sathyajith Bhat's user avatar
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Would a question asking for making a website's text content distraction/clutter free be on-topic?

Questions about using a web application as medium are on-topic on this site, just be sure that your question follow the guidelines of How do I ask a good question? Answers that suggest the use a ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

To quote two of my favourite Franchises "All this has happened before, all this will happen again" and "Only a sith (or a developer) deals with absolutes" The healthiest situation ...
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According to the statistics, Facebook users have moved from desktop to mobile

statistics saying that less than 3% of Facebook users only use laptops or desktop computers. Hence, the number of Facebook users using the respective web app is less than 3%. The entire premise of ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

The answer and the current policy confirmed by Spencer G fails to address the actual close reason. Any question, no matter how detailed, maybe construed as "lacking details or clarity". It'...
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3 votes

The guidance in the "Step 1: Draft your question" box on the Ask Question page should be customized

After reviewing the suggested update, we can't accept this as is. This update would make the asking question modal about five times longer than any other updated modal I could locate. I appreciate ...
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"Require" askers to check the tag excerpt and wiki before posting a question

I believe that this text, without the tag and Tag Wiki provision, is the standard verbiage on all of the sites besides Stack Overflow proper and its sister sites in other languages, as you have ...
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2 votes

Troubleshooting guidance

For some such questions, an answer of “contact the webapp’s support: see question ‘How do I contact support for «webapp Y»?’” might be appropriate. For other such questions, especially if the ...
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Guides to ask a [google-sheets] question

Formulas Before asking a question about formulas in Google Sheets read Add formulas & functions Reference data from other sheets Include the formulas as text and sample data both for input and ...
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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

I have the intention take several actions some that could be done by using diamond moderator power. The community has already decided that there's no requirement to share what they "found and ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE?

Talk about red herrings! No. IMO, showing research in the question body is not a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE. You imply that your question on Webapps SE was closed because of a ...
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