The intent of this post is not to defame or otherwise shame anyone who asks these questions. It is intended to be a place for discussion as to why these questions are how they are.
So every 20 centuries there will be a question that just explodes. It gets tons of upvotes out of nowhere. Take this question, this other one, and some other question, a fourth question, and a last fifth question for example. 8-15 upvotes. Pretty overrated,
i say that as im the one who commented "This is a good question. Upvote this, people" on the second question, tho i never expected so many upvotes but what could it be with these questions that get them tons of upvotes? Could it be how they are formatted? Is it because they are giving context? The site is kinda in a drought right now. Not lack of rain, but lacking good quality questions.
Far too often very little information is given.
Sometimes there is only description and no code, kinda like this question. Like how do you mess up this bad.
The opposite occurs aswell. No description, only code. A generic "it doesn't work" doesn't help at all. Take this question for example.
So, why could all of this be? Is it just young kids or do only i see a problem? Are they not capable of pasting output messages if applicable? I often see runtime errors in the code. Like they will
attempt to index a nil value, and they couldn't even tell us that.
I'm very active on the site, i love most of the people, i somehow feel connected to everyone, so I want better for the site, and I want to know your thoughts on this topic.