I was just wondering: how about adding a new group of people, similar to moderators?

Main objectives:

  • Let all questions from new users enter a sandbox whenever they are posted.
  • This group of people, lets say volunteers(for now) can only view questions in sandbox.
  • These people do quality control:
    • Remove obvious bad questions without people having to downvote like mad.
    • Edit the question so rest of the people, can answer it without having to worry about the question.

Why would people volunteer?

  • Add reputation, badges for doing this.
  • For their self satisfaction.
  • ~ Put reason here as to why do people cv,delv,flag etc? ~

I hope the idea I am trying to convey is clear. Perhaps we could discuss upon whether this is required at all? and other related things like these:

new - people with reputation < 10, or 0 questions && reputation < 10 etc..

bad - spam, do not belong here etc.

sandbox - could be as simple as a tag. questions of which, are only visible to volunteers, and removing the tag would make it out of sandbox.

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    Why? What problem does this solve which the tools and systems already in place don't? What's wrong with current flags and downvotes?
    – Bart
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 17:46
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    Well, honestly, wouldn't people love answering questions with out having to worry about if it isn't properly formatted, asked etc.? I would love that because I have come across several (may be a few) questions that ask the same 'give me the codes' again, and again. Also, many comments are 'what have you tried?'
    – Prasanth
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 17:52
  • Related: Would a grace period or a sandbox mode help introduce new users?
    – yannis
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 17:55
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    See stackoverflow.com/review
    – yoozer8
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 17:56
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    @goldenparrot People should worry about asking good questions on their own. They shouldn't be allowed to post bad questions (in a sandbox) and get away with it because we volunteer even more of our time to filter out the bad ones. And given the often less than warm reception of our current filtering process, I don't see how that would be any different if a select few would disallow users from even posting a question on the "real" website.
    – Bart
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 18:01
  • I hadn't thought of that. I am differently opined now. Thank you.
    – Prasanth
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 18:03
  • Awesome. Didn't know it existed. @Jim
    – Prasanth
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 18:05
  • Related
    – user1228
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:28
  • Why volunteers for now? What will they be later?
    – juan
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:29
  • I already said, I am differently Opined now, I got the point. End of discussion(at-least for me). I shall not view this Question again. Ever.
    – Prasanth
    Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 19:43

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There exists the review queue for

  • first posts from new users
  • late answers from new users
  • Low Quality Posts
  • suggested edits

Most people looking at the review queue are volunteers who do pretty much what you ask for. Don't think there's a need for something different

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