It's well-known that we have a quality problem in the kali-linux tag. Some statistics corroborate this perception (though not to the extent that I'd expected):
- 16.4% of the kali-linux questions have a negative score, compared with 3% for the site as a whole.
- 39.6% of the kali-linux questions have a score ≤ 0, compared with 27% for the site as a whole.
- 21.9% have no answer, compared with 15.8% for the site as a whole.
- 21.9% of non-closed question have no answer, compared with 15.6% for the site as a whole.
- 7% are closed (excluding duplicates), compared with 3.5% for the site as a whole.
- 2.4% are closed as duplicates, compared with 4.2% for the site as a whole.
There isn't a flood of Kali questions, mind you. About 1.3% of the recently asked questions are kali-linux (that's the rate for 2017 as a whole as well as for August and for September, rounded to the nearest 0.1%), excluding deleted questions (can a mod please edit in figures that account for deleted questions?).
In chat, several regulars have said that they largely ignore Kali questions. (Personally, I don't ignore the tag, but I tend to skip the questions without reading them.) It seems that many Kali questions are a bad thing for answerers. And I suspect that they're also a bad thing for askers, because all too often, we aren't helping them.
What should we do about Kali questions?