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Important user activity information has been removed

I apologize if this has been already answered. I did a search for this a few minutes ago but found nothing. It appears that there have been recent changes to the user activity page and now, I am no ...
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Homework from Chegg posted in EE.SE...bots?

I've noticed recently that some really poor questions are being asked by users with usernames that consist of two lowercase characters followed by four digits. For example, here's one from user gc7283:...
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Handling users who persistently try to use EESE as a blog or discussion forum

Stack Exchange sites are founded on the principle of being distinct from the rest of the Internet by trying to do one thing, and do it well. That one thing is to provide specific answers to specific ...
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Newbie asks question, gets answer, deletes question immediately afterwards

A new user just asked this some minutes ago: As of now most of the negative feedback systems I have encountered have a feedback factor that is less than 1 but positive. However in some ...
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Can we have a question entry wizard like Stack Overflow?

If I had to guess, I'd say we're a SE site that gets comparatively many questions that get marked as off-topic, mainly in the category of "shopping questions" and "usage questions". From a comment of ...
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Can we have a little generosity before closing as "shopping"?

https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/272895/looking-for-ic-schematic-that-can-output-modulated-signal-of-8-bits-repeatedly If neither a part recommendation nor a schematic would be a valid ...
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How are newbie questions tolerated here?

How are newbie questions handled here? I have very basic experience making LED flashlights 5 years ago, but other than that, I've never taken an electronics class. I need to make an LED light that is ...
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What is expected of members of EE.SE?

I am a newcomer to EE.SE and have asked and answered a few questions here over the past few months. I read nearly daily via my phone. I would like to contribute as much as possible since I gain so ...
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New users and upvoting

New users can't vote until they have 15 rep. Wouldn't it make sense that they can at least vote on the answers to their own questions, even if they don't have the 15 rep yet? For instance in this ...
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Users with little reputation supplying poor answers [duplicate]

Maybe it's just me, but over the last few days, I've been noticing a lot of users with anywhere from 1-10 reputation answering questions with terrible answers. Some of them almost seem like a poorly ...
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Proposed change: automatic suspension/review of users who spam

Last night, while the mods were getting some much-needed rest, a new user started posting advertizements for a blog. The community moderation worked, with many of the posts were marked as SPAM. ...
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Proposed Changes: Downvote comments; cap downvotes on questions; auto suggestions on new posters; preapprove questions from new users

We've been having a bunch of back-and-forth about treatment of newbies (enough that I won't bother to post links). I suggest that unless there are some real rules changes, nothing is going to simply ...
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Chat for new (under 20 rep) users

This issue has been discussed before on meta.SO, however, I think it needs revisiting. Originally, the idea of disallowing new users to chat was in order to prevent SPAM and also to make sure that the ...
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Many new user accounts+answers+suspensions and protected questions

I apologize if thise has been discussed before, but I didn't see anything. There has been a rash of new user acounts answering questions, and an equal (rush) to protect them 2.1 sound system noise ...
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Does EE.SE have a problem with the treatment of newbies?

In some chat discussions1, it has come up that EE.SE does not have an environment that is receptive of newbies/new users. Here, I'm talking about both people who want to learn EE and those who want to ...
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What's the policy on "abandoned" questions?

There are a lot of questions (especially if you look in the "unanswered" catetgory) that were asked by someone who logged in only once, and then never came back. Usually, there are a few comments on ...
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Canonical "Software developer wanting to learn electronics" question

Stack Overflow has almost 1 million users. We've only got a few thousand. Stack Overflow has almost 3 million questions, we only have about 7,500. As a result of this disparity, a large number of ...
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How to deal with "useless" answers

It's a while that I'm seeing old posts with a lot of good answers being resumed by new users (no previous activity, 1 rep) to add their answer, which adds nothing to the existing content, and ...
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New users can't edit posts and leave images edited in by privileged users

This bug report was brought on by this question: Help identifying a motor and how to control it with an Arduino. Here is its timeline. The summary is that a new user attempted to post a question ...
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