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Should this site be less technically focused?

This site is currently set up to be a source of technical answers to technical questions. ie. We close out questions that are broad in nature, or contain many questions, or don't show any attempt by ...
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Appropriate Code Review Posts

This may be a stupid question with an obvious answer revolving around Code Review. I'm fully aware there's a Code Review SE Board but from what I've witnessed, the reviews on that board tend towards ...
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What makes a question 'community wiki'?

The following question was asked by 'Community Wiki'. What does it take to mark question as community wiki'? Tab Panel Error
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How to force new users to post their code?

Many new users post questions without code examples, although the question reffers to the code ("I have a method that does not work... Please help me!!!"). How to let him know that it is just ...
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What to do with code dump questions / do my home work questions?

When new users come to the site I often see questions that are just a raw code dump with a question along the lines of "Please help make this work" or "What am I doing wrong". Little effort is given ...
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What criteria should I use to vote up a *question*

I've started to delve into the meta site, and now am scratching my head. I'm being asked to vote up more questions. But what are the criteria I should be using to vote up? What does my vote up say?...
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Why am I being downvoted for this question?

I have asked a functionality and design level question on the site and rapidly got downvoted for the same. I am not able to understand the reason for it. Thus, trying to get an explaination here. ...
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