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How do you flag questions which show no effort whatsoever? [duplicate]

I have been on bio stackexchange for little over a year now, and have encountered many great questions, but also many badly researched and trivial queries. Usually when I see something that goes ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Proposal for rephrasing the “homework” off-topic explanation

There are various problems with ‘homework’ questions, several of which have been discussed before. I am addressing just one problem, focussing on this because I have what I think is a practical ...
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Problematic criteria related to "homework questions"

As I've been thinking about the challenge of interdisciplinary research on this site and beginning to review the closure queue, I've noticed two key areas of problematic definition, both of which are ...
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What is the usefulness of closing poorly researched questions?

I had an interesting debate elsewhere on SE about closing poorly researched questions. Basically the consensus came down to the following meta posts: Embrace the non-Googlers How should we deal ...
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What should be done with questions of low or poor quality?

I have only really been active here for about 3 months, so I’m not very familiar with this site’s policies and ambitions. My main site is EL&U. I often come across questions that exhibit no ...
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Further Thoughts on Homework

I am new to Biology and am very interested to know how things work around here. The question here seems perfectly valid to me. Yet it has been put on hold as homework question. I checked the OP. I ...
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What to write in my attempt section?

In the guidelines of asking questions it is said that the op should show some previous research. I would like to want should be written in questions whose googling or Wikipedia doesn't show any ...
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Why are homework questions considered off-topic?

Currently homework questions are classified as off-topic, meaning this close option is in the close question as off topic reason for closing question. I think the ...
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Closing personal questions

Often there are these very personal questions. They may be closed as home-work or as self-help, but often I have to write a personal message to OP. For example, these recent questions are 1) about the ...
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"What are the good and bad cholesterol?" Why was this question closed?

I refer to this question by a new user to Biology-SE site. It was closed as being "unclear what you're asking". It seems to me, whatever else, it is very clear what is being asked: What do ...