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Review-beta: Obviously good answer in low-quality

I like the new reviewing system (in beta). But today a "low quality post" puzzled me:

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Why is this deemed "low quality"? It's got 7 upvotes, it's well-written and it's not evidently short (ugh). The heuristics don't seem to give any reason for it to stand out.

In general I think that the algorithm does a very good job, but this time it made me scratch my head.

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marked as duplicate by Rory, Al E., jonsca, Nicol Bolas, Yannis Aug 20 '12 at 8:21

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Wait a min... there is a post regarding this... Here:… – nhahtdh Aug 19 '12 at 13:35
Ah good one! Duplicate then. – Gert Arnold Aug 19 '12 at 13:38
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Most likely, this doesn't perfectly answer your question sentence triggered false alert.

This should be a flip side of the script being capable to recognize garbage answers like

I know this doesn't answer the question but I am curious about how you did <something irrelevant>

This doesn't perfectly answer your question but I believe the best course of action in cases like this is to click Looks Good and move on.

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The description says that it is flagged because of its length and content - which is not the case here, since the post is very long. It is more likely a test to see whether the reviewer is doing the job properly. – nhahtdh Aug 19 '12 at 13:41
Well, content could be a reason if the algorithm is triggered by the sentence gnat points out. But I'm not sure if it is. I think the worst answers are those given by people who are not aware of it not being an answer. Anyway, I voted "looks good" and probably passed the test :). – Gert Arnold Aug 19 '12 at 13:44
@nhahtdh "and" in description wording is likely misleading; I wouldn't be surprised if it means to say "and/or" - resolving in our case to "content" part. Thing is, the only reasonable underlying heuristics that could be there should react to "content" part I mentioned – gnat Aug 19 '12 at 13:45
@gnat: I just check the LQ queue to make sure. You are probably right. I think it doesn't bother whether it is just length, just content or both and slap the same message there. – nhahtdh Aug 19 '12 at 13:57

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