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How are newbie questions tolerated here?

The quality of a question, and therefore the votes it receives, has little to do with the technical level. It may appear that newbies get picked on, but that is only because they tend to barge in ...
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What is expected of members of EE.SE?

Newcomers to the field can, for example, ask good questions. Or at least questions that fit the rules in the help centre. It will help "seasoned" members get motivated to answer those and others, and ...
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How are newbie questions tolerated here?

You've gotten some great answers, but I'll add one more subtlety. It's very possible to seesaw in the wrong direction from not doing enough research, which is to do too much research in the wrong ...
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What is expected of members of EE.SE?

I am a newcomer (registered like 3-4 days ago). I just started answering questions when I could and it worked fine. One of my (few) answers was deleted because it was too simplistic, but otherwise I ...
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What is expected of members of EE.SE?

I don't think that new members are "dissuaded" from asking and answering, nor is voting to close or delete contrary to the goals of the site. When posting a question, post a "good" question. Search ...
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How are newbie questions tolerated here?

I have modest scores on SO and RPi, and have been posting and reading on SE sites for a few years. I asked my first question on EE this morning, and I'd have to say it was a fairly aggressive and ...
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How are newbie questions tolerated here?

Sometimes I am wondering myself how I can tolerate so much noob questions... No, seriously.. Certainly not because they are "too easy" those questions are downvoted, but because they are not well ...
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Important user activity information has been removed

There isn't much you can do if SE makes a change like this. They have probably had issues with people misusing the stats or complaints about lack of privacy, but who knows. I don't like the UI, I ...
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Homework from Chegg posted in EE.SE...bots?

I think those are real users with genuine questions. I didn't find any other examples than the ones you gave, and that user even took time to create a circuit in our specific circuit lab. It is highly ...
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Newbie asks question, gets answer, deletes question immediately afterwards

Yes, you were right to flag this. Note that the system prevents users from deleting their questions if there are any upvoted answers. The reasoning for this is that it is removing another user's (...
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What is expected of members of EE.SE?

Don't answer a question that is clearly homework with only the answer. If the question is just a cut-n-paste of the homework assignment, close the question for 'lack of effort'. If the question ...
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What is expected of members of EE.SE?

Ask a question: Keep it simple (no intro or thanking) but don't leave out important information State all the important Factors, Variables, Influences (if applicable), etc. Include what you want to ...
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Does EE.SE have a problem with the treatment of newbies?

This is not just a problem with EE.SE but with this whole system, and others, in general. The real issue for new users is, they discover this site and ask what they think is their question without ...
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Can we have a little generosity before closing as "shopping"?

The problem with your concept of "generosity" is that it favors a single person who hasn't written a good question at the expense of all the volunteers here who look for good questions to answer and ...
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Can we have a little generosity before closing as "shopping"?

IF the question is improved (edited), it can be reopened. If the OP shows no interest in doing that, then closing it early is best.
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Handling users who persistently try to use EESE as a blog or discussion forum

Blogging or many multiple edits is behavior that is not condoned, the users should be educated and given a period of time to correct their behavior. SE is currently focusing on retaining new users and ...
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Homework from Chegg posted in EE.SE...bots?

If someone did copy an answer or question from SE that's fine, but (I would think) they need to also provide a source link to the question and provide attribution of the CC license (all material is ...
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Newbie asks question, gets answer, deletes question immediately afterwards

Raising the flag is fine; there's nothing wrong with doing that. In this case, the user asked two questions (essentially the same topic), both of which were self-deleted, and now he wants to delete ...
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