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I don't know if it's in, but it's a simple check that might bring out some bad apples:

if (Post.Title.Length > Post.Body.Length)
   Post.Quality--;

Just saying.

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If you were doing something like that you could just look for posts with bodies under a certain length. –  jzd Mar 4 '11 at 18:20
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I created a quick query on SEDE so we can look at the kinds of questions this would be decrementing. Questions shorter than their title –  Bill the Lizard Mar 9 '11 at 13:54

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if (Matches(Post.Title.Words, Post.Body.Words) == Post.Title.Words || 
      SpellingErrors(Post.Title) > 1) {
    Post.Quality -= Math.Pi;
}

if (SecondsForUserToPickNextPost(Post) <= 10) {
    Post.FrontpageRanking -= 10;
}

if (UnimplementedNumberOfStarsSelectedByViewers(Post) <= 1) {
    Post.RemoveFromFrontpage();
}
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I meant Question instead of Post but wanted to follow the lead. –  Uphill Luge Mar 4 '11 at 20:41
    
I think Math.Pi is a little harsh. Maybe Math.E? –  MPelletier Mar 4 '11 at 20:49
    
Seriously, Matches(Post.Title.Words, Post.Body.Words) == Post.Title.Words would not hit often, but when it would, it's a surefire disqualifier. –  MPelletier Mar 4 '11 at 20:50
    
Concerning question instead of post, I figured title length on an answer must me always 0, so that's one less check. Final performance will be affected though :( –  MPelletier Mar 4 '11 at 20:52
    
There's no parity between Question and Answer. There are so many ways to improve a poor answer. Just post another, everybody can. Improving a poor question is hard. There's only one. Editing only goes so far, there are lots that are so vague that you can't do more than turd polish. 95+ percent of the edit suggestions btw. –  Uphill Luge Mar 4 '11 at 21:08

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