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Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

Absolutely it can be downvoted. Even the tooltip on the downvote button mentions a lack of evidence of research as a reason to downvote. Stack Exchange has never looked kindly on gimmethecodez ...
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Moderators' policy on bullying

Putting a question on hold is not bullying. It is a request from the closers to the question asker to improve the question. If you feel you are being bullied then this is a very important matter. You ...
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Moderators' policy on bullying

Closing a question is not bullying. Where did you get that idea from? I have often voted to close questions, which deserved to be closed. What am I then? A bully? I find your glib accusations highly ...
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15 votes

Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

Did you search the help section before asking this question? If you did, can you show us what you found, and what you're having a problem with? No? Hmmm... that means I have to do it for you, even ...
12 votes

Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

Einstein once said, if I had 60 minutes to solve a problem I would spend 55 minutes thinking about the right question to ask, and 5 minutes on the solution. Thinking of the right question to ask ...
12 votes

Why do some people have negative opinions against questions on Shakespeare's works?

The central problem here is that most of your so-called “questions”: show no research present no theories and expend no effort. That situation alone merits a downvote according to the tooltip ...
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Moderators’ policy on hectoring

Hectoring is A Bad Thing. Individual users should avoid responding to hectoring at all. Hectoring requires moderatorial (what a great word) intervention when it damages the site. Now that's out of ...
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Moderators’ policy on hectoring

All three of the linked examples are from the same user, so as with the recent kerfuffle over mods reopening their own questions, it's almost impossible to address the issue without referring to the ...
10 votes
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Finding comments that are 'no longer needed' (e.g. 'thank you' and general junk comments)

Please do not flag old comments unless they are offensive and hurtful of others. This is not a good use of limited resources.
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Why do some people have negative opinions against questions on Shakespeare's works?

You have a right to be here, and you have a right (it is not off topic) to post questions about Shakespeare's writing. You've gotten upvotes (including mine on occasion) and answers (including mine ...
9 votes

Why do people think this question(Like Niobe, all tears) is proofreading?

The reason given in the closure message can be fairly arbitrary. It's the majority reason. That doesn't necessarily mean that three out of five voted for it, though. There could be 2+1+1 votes for ...
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8 votes

Why do some people have negative opinions against questions on Shakespeare's works?

People are downvoting your questions, not Shakespeare's plays. The reasons are known only to the downvoters (though they presumably include "does not show any research effort; is unclear or not useful"...
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Why do people think this question(Like Niobe, all tears) is proofreading?

If an answer was given, and it doesn't say "We're closing this because of bullying" I'm likely to take it on face value and move on. I might even think those people might be jerks and they don't know ...
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Should I flag a poor answer as not an answer?

This has been touched on before, but a brief walk through the low-quality review queue history this morning has shown me that we need to revisit it. The remedy for a wrong answer is downvoting, not ...
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5 votes

Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

This is a generality: The more effort you put into a question – which includes sharing at least a summary of the research you did prior to asking the question – the better your question will be ...
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Finding comments that are 'no longer needed' (e.g. 'thank you' and general junk comments)

My understanding is that it's OK to flag even a non-offensive comment as "no longer needed" if you just happen to come across it in the course of using the site--for example, an old question gets ...
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