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Given all the flagging of non-answers that is going on, does anyone have any stats on the effectivenesss of our efforts?

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I kill about 200 of these per day on SO. So yes, I think it's helping. – Robert Harvey Mar 21 '11 at 14:38
If the moderator review votes are retained in the next iterations of the data dump, you can find out using SEDE. – Jon Seigel Mar 21 '11 at 17:07
@Jon, how could I tell from these if it is a few posts being flag by lots of people or lots of posts being flagged by one person each. – Ian Ringrose Mar 22 '11 at 9:47
You can't -- voting source information is anonymous. – Jon Seigel Mar 22 '11 at 16:36

I am now finding that when I go to I now more often than not I see nothing that need flagging. I used to see 2 or 3 items to flag each time I looked.


  • Other people are flagging and the bad posts are being deleted quickly.
  • Or there are less bad posts to start with. (Unlikely)
  • Or the review page is no longer working to find bad posts
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There's still plenty of older ones though, if you change the period to Year or All instead of the default Day you'll probably see more. – ho1 Mar 24 '11 at 11:37
@ho1, yes but at least very few new ones are now living for now – Ian Ringrose Mar 24 '11 at 12:19

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