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Why are there so many poor questions?

I also have noticed a trend towards poor-quality questions becoming abundant. I think there are several reasons for the overall quality being relatively poor at this stage: The number of active ...
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What's wrong with this question that was edited to include research?

What's wrong with the question is that smoothies can contain any proportion of water. All the research added (in edits) somehow failed to look up "smoothie" on Wikipedia: A smoothie is a ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Short answer: Yes, committing both actions is not only OK but preferable when appropriate. Voting of any kind should be made in the interest of maintaining a high-quality site of accurate and on-topic ...
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Closing questions too quickly

Short answer Vote Early, Vote Often Background The fast closure is a hotly debated topic over the years. There are a few, yet strong arguments that speak in favor of it - Questions are not ...
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Why are there so many poor questions?

Just addressing the title of this question (Why?), I would add: The large number of students from certain countries with large populations, intense competitive pressure and low levels of support in ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

I don't see any reason why you can't do both. In general I reserve such a dual penalty only for the worst cases. When there is still hope, downvote and comment. If there is no hope for rescue, close ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Downvoting ensures that the question is eventually deleted automatically as abandoned/low intererest by the system if it is not edited in the meantime. Otherwise these closed and not answered ...
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What happens to the bounty when a question gets closed?

If a question is put on hold, or it is closed, it cannot be answered any longer. It has to be re-opened first to allow answering. If you put the bounty on it, you loose the reputation the moment you ...
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