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Why are SoloLearn posts/questions so bad?

Edit: I'm not blaming everyone in SoloLearn. I know there are people who ask good questions. I'm not trying to be agressive just to clarify. I've seen horrible questions in this discuss forum. Most questions are bad and answers are also terrible for the most part. The forum is almost not monitored. People ask pointless questions or don't explain well what they want and don't even care about checking the title for ortographic errors. There are millions of repeated questions, even though there is a search bar. What is wrong with the discuss forum? I can't compare this to Reddit where everything is full of moderators. It seems like the threads are filled with spam and plzbros (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=plzbro).

7/9/2020 10:09:24 AM

NutellaMan

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You can't blame anything on Sololearn. It is just because users are careless they don't use search bar before asking questions. And if you think people ask terrible questions then it doesn't mean that all questions are terrible. People ask good questions too. It depends upon the users what they ask it is not the fault of platform. And we have a great team of moderators who helps in removing such questions and answers. If you find any of such questions you can report them in the safe thread and can also contact moderators they are always here to help you. Here is the link where you can report such things: https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/524028/?ref=app

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This is your suggestion. Pls send your suggestions via email to sololearn at [email protected] Hope they would listen your query.

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NutellaMan if you find something inappropriate you can report them. Moderators will help you and they will remove that content. :)

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NutellaMan you can help and report from unofficial discord server if you want https://discord.gg/MEjFNcC

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𝕽𝖎𝖒𝖏𝖍𝖎𝖒🌧 Thanks for answering me. Honestly SoloLearn could have a bit more of moderation. And of course not all questikns are terrible, you are right. But if you look at the "most recent", what do you get? Exactly what I said... terrible questions for the most part. But I think I'll have to live with that.

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𝕽𝖎𝖒𝖏𝖍𝖎𝖒🌧 Well I guess you're right. If I see that I'll do that

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Yea, that's kind of true, I usually take no answers at all when I ask about hard concepts and stuff that are hard to be answered, I only get answers when I ask simple questions, I do understand its easier for someone to answer an easy question than a hard question, but because of that hard questions end up being ignored.

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As much as I'm inclined to agree with you, this is a platform for beginners. With exception to any of the totally off topic Q&A, inexperienced coders are going to ask inexperienced coder questions. I'm personally trying to work on my attitude when responding to some of these questions since my first instinct is to shut down something I view as unintelligent. But the thing with this platform is that almost everyone is new to coding. Some questions might sound dumb, but early in my career I remember asking some pretty dumb questions myself. I still feel stupid for asking them lol ... but the main thing is to try not to ridicule someone for their lack of knowledge on a topic and try to educate instead.

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Hey I saw that most of the questions people ask are beginners and they don't know anything about sololearn It's same for me I am new to sololearn Despite joining 2 months ago I am not using it too much so I don't know much about it So now I came to know everything about sololearn after using it alot Firstly I also ask such questions because I didnt knew anything about sololearn and also sololearn is different from computer I use pc for coding but I am not adapted to sololearn console so it creates problem

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Nilesh I wanted an answer from the community. But thanks anyway.

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Hello NutellaMan , many people join sololearn every day. This is learning place. Sometimes beginners are not aware of search bar facilities. It is our task to guide them correctly. We always try to answer and explain. Sololearn community is for helping people.

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I've always seen SoloLearn's Q&A section as the opposite of Stackoverflow. On Stackoverflow, it takes nothing for a question to be closed or marked as duplicate without further discussion, while on SoloLearn you can just smash your keyboard and what you will get in response is a nice message telling you to read the rules.

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ReimarPB Exactly! All the moderators do is replying with some message and that's it! And more than 60% of the posts that don't follow the guidelines don't even get a moderator message. I really don't know why SoloLearn isn't improving moderation. They say "read the guidelines", please... how many people here do you think that read the guidelines? 5% or less...

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so SL have Moderator tier, you can see them by the color white, yellow/gold, blue/platinum(?). as far as i can remember (i dont have a good memory) moderator record the post/code that violate the rules, to be process later by the moderator in higher rank when they're available. so not only they send a nice message telling what's wrong with the post, they also took notes so moderation do happen, we just didnt see it. everything is recorded somewhere else, we know it happen only when the post will get deleted by looking at "mfd" tag put by the mods. on the front side its kinda less aggressive than SO, no huge yellow box or anything but less aggressive doesnt mean its less strict. also, mods regulating quite a lot of posts and codes in a day, and not every mods are actively reply the post

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Taste Thanks for replying. I didn't know that. But still, there are a lot of posts in SoloLearn that don't follow the guidelines and still persist, even if some are really deleted. Edit: or maybe they're deleted later?

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probably the mods with higher rank is not yet available, there's also rare change where no mods are online. and that's when user report in discord come in handy

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Godsmercy just look at communities other than SoloLearn. Oher platforms make clear that there are rules and guidelines to follow and there are moderators that remove your posts without hesitating. Let me show you some examples of bad posts here. https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/2381599/?ref=app https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/2380802/?ref=app https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/2381305/?ref=app https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/2381275/?ref=app Yeah I'm sure these people "just don't know".

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Godsmercy Maybe the third one is something, but why is the person asking a question about ethical hacking in a programming forum? At least there are normal and good questions too. I think SoloLearn has a bit of fault too, they should make it clear that there are guidelines, in my opinion of course.

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NutellaMan here is sololearn guidelines https://www.sololearn.com/Discuss/1316935/?ref=app

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NutellaMan this place where you can report https://www.sololearn.com/Discuss/524028/?ref=app