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I am new to X, ... <actual problem with X>, ... please help, thank you. Edit, flag or what?

I've seen handful of questions beginning with "I am new to X" which is sometimes followed with an actual problem with typos and lack of formatting, then a plea for help and a "thank you". While ...
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Should we be more exclusive?

I mean this kind of thing is all over but here's an example from today: I mean there can't be a more stereotypical noob entry "I just wanna make a game" type question. It's a bad question because it'...
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How do we encourage people to NOT put tags in their titles?

I do rather a lot of editing (I'm not sure how much, but I don't have my copy editor badge yet). By and large the main thing I notice and edit is people putting tags in their titles. On Stack Exchange,...
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When the title doesn't agree with the content

Once again today I've seen an instance of a question that isn't what it seems. FYI in case the title gets changed, the original one was "How to implement server side caching with PHP". There are a ...
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