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Is it good idea to prevent down vote on New Contributor status?

I was wondering if it is a good idea that people we protect people who has started using SO recently, New Contributors, from getting down voted on their first posts.

I personally think someone with New Contributor status is someone who is recently started using SO and even probably recently started coding. I want to keep SO friendly for this type of people.

I noticed if a question is not good, people quickly down vote it while it maybe a mistake that all of us has done when started programming. This happens regardless of a newbie programmer or someone with a lot of experience. It may take a few questions till they learn how to ask questions correctly, format well, and other common problems. I think we need to be friendly with people who has started coding or it will ruin their experience as a newbie in his field.

I want to make a difference between someone with some coding experience and someone new. So, I suggest that as far as someone has New Contributor status, we prevent down vote his/her questions.

I'm open for discussion on this topic.

always getting suspicious request on Pluralsight assessment [duplicate]

This question is an exact duplicate of:

Previously I was successfully able to add Plurasight ID Assessment skill IQ. But now when trying to add new skill always getting error:

Sorry, your request could not be completed because it looked suspicious. If you meant to perform an action on Stack Overflow, please return to the previous page and try again.

Even I trying by re-login to both Stackoverflow $ Pluralsight, restart Mac, clear cookies.

Please stop redirecting performance problems to Code Review [duplicate]

According to this answer, performance questions are valid on both sites. Nonetheless, I see again and again questions closed here for no reason other than that they contain some possibly working code.

For example, this question is clearly placed much better here. There's nothing to review (a few simple lines), the OP didn't ask for a review, there's hardly anything to improve besides performance. The code is possibly buggy, and if so, then it definitely does not belong on CR.

What should the CR guys do with this question? Close it as it belongs to SO?

Please do something with this hot potato game. The OP needs to wait longer and there's one more useless question for no gain at all.

Maybe add a warning when casting a close vote for questions tagged "performance"?

So this is an answer in the shape of a rhetorical question?

As background:
I agree that bad answers are still answers.
I agree that answers in the shape of a rehtorical question are still answers.
I agree that a bad answer in the shape of an unexplained rethorical question is still an answer.
I agree that a bad answer should not be flagged as "not an answer".
I have several times in the past helped authors of answers in rethorical question shape to rephrase, in order to avoid exactly the misunderstanding I seem to have had here.

So, just to put my mind at rest, this

did you use enctype="multipart/form-data" for the form?

Source

is such an answer and it is just that nobody, not even users with deep insights into the technicality here, has found this to be a useful answer in now more than a day, while three users (not counting me) found this not to be answer.

That would mean that the
"declined - a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it" is an appropriate note on my declined flag.

Yes, I admit that I ask because I feel a little miffed about getting a flag declined with such a "tactful" message, when the flagged answer requires such an amount of insight to be spotted as an answer.
Even if the single-keyword answer IS actually an ingenious solution provided by a low rep new user, I find rejecting the flag questionable. It is quite reasonable to judge that this is much more likely a clarification question by somebody yet lacking the privilege to ask in a comment. I am not expecting the answer to be deleted, but just my flag to be tolerated as honestly and seriously considered (i.e. helpful), even if lacking a little insight.

Somebody with more php/laravel/etc. knowledge than me, please confirm and explain that/how it is an answer and so far from a question comment that a flag is not helpful.
Then I will accept it and sleep easy...

Support Dart/Flutter as code snippets

This is a feature request to extend the "code snippet" feature, to support Dart/Flutter.

These two techs support running on the web (example), but are not in JS/HTML and therefore are incompatible with the current "code snippet".

Many of the Flutter questions are about layout/animations, so it would be very valuable to see the output of a code snippet.

It could be something like:

<!-- begin snippet: <dart> -->void main() {
  var list = ['apples', 'bananas', 'oranges'];
  list.forEach((item) {
    print('${list.indexOf(item)}: $item');
  });
}

<!-- end snippet -->


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