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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

This questions did strike me as especially hard over on SO, where new and/or low rep users regulary get downvoted and closed very fast. Over here on Sec.SE, because there is way less traffic, the ...
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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

I agree. I think this is mostly a problem with close votes on questions, but I just noticed this deleted answer: The author is the lead of the OWASP Zap Project - one of the more significant open ...
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11 votes

Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

This is a huge topic, and a legitimate one. The question at the heart of "topic-ness" is the quality of posts. Too much noise in the questions means that the high contributing people we could be ...
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6 votes

Can we put together a canonical set of Getting Started resources

I strongly agree - in principle. That said I'm not sure how well suited those solutions are.... The getting-started tag is what is commonly known as a "meta tag", which are universally abhorred ...
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6 votes

Review Lock on Review Tasks

Down votes are, in fact, one indication that reviewers are doing their jobs. One of the review actions that you can take on a first or late post is indeed to up or down vote the post. It stands to ...
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5 votes

Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

This one bugged me recently, it was not "off-topic" but "Duplicate" How could online encryption ever work? The poster seems new, mentioned https once in their question, then got hit with "why not ...
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3 votes

Review Lock on Review Tasks

There is a proposed reform of first posts review, which includes the idea of locking posts at some stage of the review to avoid precipitation. This being said, you seem to be confused as to the ...

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