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Well, this is simply my opinion, and while I'm not exactly a high-scorer within SE in general, I am a user. I used to be a big user of gamedev.net, but left due to the new layout and I got sick of questions that were so localised that they might as well have had an address where to send the answer! In short it was pointless even viewing them; so, I gave up ...


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Stack Overflow is not a democracy. Stack Overflow, and the Stack Exchange network, was built on a series of guiding principles set down by its founders. Among those principles is a zero tolerance policy for crap. First among that is the belief that a question must justify itself. Yes, a crap question can yield good answers, but that is not sufficient reason ...


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Lots of votes on a question usually means that a lot of people can understand the problem set. Easy/"noob" questions generally fall into this realm, mainly because more people can comprehend and possibly want to see an answer to a question like "how can I make a quick game" rather than "how do I set up springs in cocos2d" (for example). If you look at ...


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There have been so many of these sorts of questions already. The more that mods shy away from doing their duty -- which I think is clearly defined -- the more acceptable bad questions become. It's a bit like when you see one parent who wants the kids to have a good degree of discipline, while the other parent is letting them do exactly as the please. It just ...


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StackExchange isn't a community; See the About page. We have a duty to close questions which do not meet the guidelines laid out in our FAQ. It's important. StackExchange is a system specifically designed to collect and archive expert knowledge forever, and to make that expert knowledge easily and freely accessible via internet search engines. By ...


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We can, but we risk being jerks. Moderation is very harsh here IMO and not always on topic with what the actual community wants. Let a question sit for a day and see how the community at large reacts to it. THEN moderate it as you think this is reflected. This may be a noob question to a mod, but maybe to others it's a very valid one. Communities ...


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