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Discussion on: I feel like the quality of posts in Dev is deteriorating

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Syed Faraaz Ahmad

I feel so too. I'd also like to point out that this is now the 3rd platform I've seen it in.

I've been a pretty early user of Quora and the quality of questions early on was very good. It seemed like everyone was curious about interesting things and a lot of useful knowledge was being shared. Everything was good. Then it got popular and more and more users started signing up, and the quality got worse. Quora's founder recognised this problem and at the time stated that this is the side effect of increasing traffic and is a very common problem. Now I don't know what they did to get around this issue, since I had already quit it.

I saw this with DevRant too and I quit it.

Now I'm seeing it in Dev. One solution I propose is take ideas from Wikipedia and require a user to give references in the posts so they are forced to do research and keep up the quality.

I really like Dev and don't want it to go "stale"