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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Yes. This statement implies that if you've tried and failed, then you can post your non-working attempt on CR. We should remove that instruction.
Toby Speight's user avatar
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12 votes
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Help a new user avoid being off-topic

The problem in your question is that your code looks simplified just for posting it here. Although you state that it is real code, the name ProcessCommand() is a ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
10 votes

Caesar Cipher in C++

As I see it, being nice to new contributors means that we give them more friendly guidance on how to make their questions and answers acceptable for Code Review. It doesn't mean that we lower our ...
200_success's user avatar
10 votes

Caesar Cipher in C++

I can see why the question has been closed. It clearly does not work as intended, the author states: So essentially I can encrypt a single word, but not a sentence. The program crashes on me if I ...
rolfl's user avatar
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Help a new user avoid being off-topic

In a comment, you wrote: this relatively simplified-looking code is actually a full real function in my program. If you look around the site, you will notice that very few of the questions are ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

A lot of things would be helpful to new users to explicitly mention in the tour... the whole entire Help Center would be helpful! The thing about answer-invalidating edits isn't specific to Code ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
6 votes

Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Rather than just "Summarize the problem", how about "Summarize the problem the code solves"?
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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Yes - and also. Remove the third bullet, and add a sentence elsewhere in the modal encouraging askers to summarise the "paths not taken".
Toby Speight's user avatar
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First Post Review Queue — what is it? Why is it a bad idea to click "No Action Needed"?

In 2021 the First posts queue was split into two queues: First Questions and First Answers. The options are slightly different - now there are four radio buttons, the last of which is disabled until ...

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