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The subject says it all. I am light user of this particular Stack Exchnage site, but rolled over in the past few hours to see lots of “Clash of Clans” posts new and old on the main page. Including tons of “me too” like answers. What’s up?

FWIW, this is a pretty amazing thread. Ditto with this one. This many “me too” responses? Really?

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This kind of thing is very common on Ask Different when a change occurs with something within the scope of the site. It begins with a reasonable question on the subject, and thanks to SE's very high SERP rank, is the #1 result for many search queries.

People then post 'me too' answers, either because they want to participate in the question so that they believe they can be updated when the question is updated (like some forums do, unaware of the 'favourite' feature), or simply because they want to express that they are experiencing the same problem.

Especially with the topic of Clash of Clans, where the stereotypical demographic of the general user base usually results with low quality posts, the situation is extenuated, but the same thing happens with other topics as well.

Downvote, comment and flag the posts. If you have >10k, protect the question to prevent further answers, and vote to delete the posts if you have >20k.

  • Makes sense. But it is so amazing for me to see that many people pop up seemingly out of nowhere. It helps explains why the official Apple support forums are just maddening to deal with! – JakeGould Nov 16 '14 at 8:42
  • I would have through that all ridiculous "games" such as Clash of Clans would be totally off topic for SE. You have to draw a line somewhere - this is not Yahoo Answers. – Benjamin R Nov 28 '14 at 4:01
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I've cleaned up most of them now. If you run into more, just flag them as usual.

As for the reason, I can only guess. Maybe there was a change of rules on CoC server side which triggered some changes in the app.

  • Fingers crossed that SuperCell finally disabled "log out log in" to switch villages on the same device, since that seems to be a large percentage of the questions we get about it normally. – tubedogg Nov 16 '14 at 8:49
  • All this question are from 1 score users. IS it a recent change user without achieved scores can ask or I was just oblivious? – iskra Dec 25 '14 at 18:36
  • @iskra anybody can ask questions, see apple.stackexchange.com/help/privileges – nohillside Dec 25 '14 at 19:35
  • Then I wonder why I haven't seen such a flood of low quality answers and questions before. – iskra Dec 25 '14 at 19:41
  • @iskra Different user group probably (the typical CoC gamer is much younger than the average on the site) – nohillside Dec 25 '14 at 19:43
  • It is not only about CoC. It is all over the site now. Answers that are questions, answers that are rants. Maybe I have a bit grim view but still I don't remember it was that much of them like when I was active last time i.e. about half a year ago. – iskra Dec 25 '14 at 19:47
  • The great fun about self-moderating sites is that you can go ahead and edit/downvote/flag all these things which bother you :-) – nohillside Dec 25 '14 at 19:48
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    Oh just drop using the site when it will become total mess.( – iskra Dec 25 '14 at 20:23
  • Feel free to create a new question/topic here on the Meta site to discuss this in a broader audience. There may be other ways on how to handle an inflow of new, not so experienced users. – nohillside Dec 25 '14 at 20:24
  • Thanks @patrix I will look into it. – iskra Dec 25 '14 at 20:38

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