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In the first posts review queue, I saw a question saying "I'm too tired to solve this ...". If I see such question again, what is the best action?

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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps comment "I'm also too tired to solve this." :-) . $\endgroup$ – John Omielan May 27 at 18:52
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    $\begingroup$ Treat it as any other question. If it bothers you, consider not policing people's reasons for posting questions. $\endgroup$ – Matt Samuel May 27 at 19:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Matt:There are people on this site who try to main its reputation, as a site, and part of it is making sure it doesn't turn into a homework dump. While arguably that ship had sailed, it's not too late to at least try and have users try to write proper questions. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 27 at 21:18
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf I'd say that if it qualifies as a contribution of useful content to the site, who cares if someone posted it because they were too tired to do their own homework? If the content is not useful, by all means vote to close, but it shouldn't be because you don't like the reason it was posted. $\endgroup$ – Matt Samuel May 27 at 21:24
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf But of course this is the old argument, which I'm sure everyone is tired of. The people who are working contrary to the site's original intent appear to be winning, they have moderators on their side (I don't necessarily mean you, but I do have at least one specific moderator in mind. I won't elaborate since I've never had a suspension and I'm not sure what it takes to get one, but I also don't need to find out). $\endgroup$ – Matt Samuel May 27 at 21:27
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    $\begingroup$ @Matt: (1) You suggest that one should consider voting to close, sure, but that wasn't the tone of your original comment. (2) You claim to have knowledge about the original intent of the website, having joined in 2014, when the site was quite established, and ignoring the fact that even at its very core and start there was a lot of debate and issue about "the original intent". (3) Arguing with a moderator is not how you get a suspension, if nothing else I think that all the moderators on the team are open to criticism and to hear the community's opinion. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 27 at 21:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Matt: Databases that don't normally undergo maintenance die. They become bloated, useless, people stop searching and just add repeated information. Maintaining a repository means also pruning badly written content. It means closing, deleting, and editing. The philosophy is to somehow let the past be, and things from a sufficiently long time ago might be left untouched (until disturbed, anyway). But new content should be under more scrutiny. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 27 at 21:43
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    $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I have to agree with Matt. There’s an inherent expectation in this meta question that there is more to the fictitious question than the OP saying “I’m too tired to do this,” — we’re expecting the post to have no context and no attempt at a solution. Of course, given this, the question should be closed/deleted/etc. However, there’s no reason why a priori this should be true. The question should be treated as any other. If it’s still a good question, upvote it; if it needs editing, edit it; and so on. $\endgroup$ – Santana Afton May 28 at 5:07
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    $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel I disagree with your position. Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing, and what we do here is NOT that different (even though we are not really pushing the boundaries of human knowledge). Database maintenance here is essential here for much the same reasons that peer reviewing is. Bringing a semblance of order to the chaos that would otherwise result. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen May 28 at 5:38
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    $\begingroup$ I get the impression that you are a bit younger than I am, so you may not remember what happened in the age of usenet newsgroups, sci.math in particular. It was not pretty. In a blog Joel Spolsky (the CEO and co-founder of StackExchange) compared it (the same thing happened in the usenet groups dedicated to programming) to Lord of the flies. Simply because we have an unlimited amount of disk space does not mean that anything goes. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen May 28 at 5:38
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    $\begingroup$ @SantanaAfton I see your point. However, I am hard pressed to think of reasons other than a homework due in a few hours for posting a question including that phrase. I do concede that I use that excuse for posting a hint in a comment occasionally. My timezone is somewhat distant from that of the North American askers, and my addiction to the site does that to me every now and then. $\endgroup$ – Jyrki Lahtonen May 28 at 5:45
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    $\begingroup$ @SantanaAfton: Why do you think it is a fictitious question? (I took the time and effort to locate the question in question, it's just not a 100% accurate quote.) I think that the lack of concrete link makes this more of a Rorschach test as to what do you think a question saying "I'm too tired to solve this" would be like. Some people think it's a homework dump, others think it's in fact an excellently written question. Such is life. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 28 at 5:52
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    $\begingroup$ The problem is that "I'm so tired of trying to solve this" can fit into too many situations, some merit a closing vote and others merit an upvote instead. There's no "one size fits all" here. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 28 at 20:12
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    $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel "hundreds" over what period of time? In total? Per day? What else? Assuming total, given that there is more than a million questions on the site "hundreds" will be less than 1 in thousand. If that is your opinion I encourage you to be up-front about this and to frame your critique in that way. It would also mean that you seem to think that there is not even one question per day newly asked that should be deleted. Do you actually think this? $\endgroup$ – quid May 30 at 14:51
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    $\begingroup$ @MattSamuel define "old". I mean it ought to be possible for you to articulate a precise objection. And if you cannot then it would seem apt to present it as such, as some vague sentiment that you are unable to make precise. There is an actual risk in users believing all kinds of stuff just because other users repeat something all the time. Mass deletions of old questions happen. No one knows how many, no one knows what old means. But certainly it sounds scary. ;-) $\endgroup$ – quid May 30 at 16:36
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The best way to deal with this is to mentally remove this statement from the question. If the "modified" version merits a certain kind of vote, then cast it.

(By certain, I mean delete/close/up/down/left/right/left/right/jab, of course.)

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    $\begingroup$ up/up/down/down/left/right/left/right/A/B? $\endgroup$ – Xander Henderson May 31 at 12:28
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    $\begingroup$ HADOUKEN! (well, that would be left/right/left/right/punch) $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 31 at 12:34

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