6

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask/post this but is there a way that the obviously spammy and ridiculous questions can be removed? In my opinion, they stop people from taking certain proposals seriously.

  • 1
    Perhaps a large number of spammy questions indicates the proposal is poorly scoped or ill-suited for StackExchange? – user88642 Jan 24 '16 at 20:50
  • 1
    @LegoStormtroopr If the proposal is ill-suited for SE, it will fail all on its own. The process seems pretty good at winnowing out the sites that won't be successful. These questions seem more like some folks are trying to undermine the proposal for whatever reason. – ColleenV Mar 10 '16 at 18:29
  • 1
    Well, some are almost asking for it chough @LegoStormtroopr paranormal proposal chough. – x-x Mar 13 '16 at 23:04
  • Also edit I would remove the "Internet or things" proposal, and add the area-51 meta tag. – x-x Mar 13 '16 at 23:05
  • I'd provide an answer for this question, but the StackExchange app on my fridge requires an update, and all the WiFi bandwidth is being taken by my lightbulbs trying to sync to the cloud. – user88642 Mar 13 '16 at 23:07
11

I would suggest you 'flag' any disruptive questions you feel are being posted in bad faith. I cannot promise every ill-fit question will be removed — sometimes a crappy question is just a crappy question — but if someone wants to brand themselves as a bad player, I can and do take action. Even if I don't, flagging is a good way to let us know what is going on. The coy routines stops working when someone is continually popping up in these shenanigans.

But I do get a lot of flags for things like "This would be off topic" or "This is unanswerable". I don't generally take action on these flags because a question that isn't a good fit for the subject or the site is generally recognized as such by the vetting of the proposal process.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .