Could we have a "to-review" page? Posts that might not be of top quality could be submitted for review automatically by the little green unicorns (aka "servers") running StackOverflow.

Possible "to-review" questions/answers can be automatically be detected if they contain:

  • Errors in punctuation (Under/Excessive/Incorrect Capitalization Like This, no periods, etc).
  • Extremely long run on sentences.
  • A large number of spelling errors.
  • Multiple !?!?!?!?s
  • Non-english. (i.e. Unformatted code.)
  • Incorrect formatting.
  • 1337 & 07H3r vv13rd txt, lol!
  • Etc
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    – Tim Stone
    Jul 26, 2011 at 22:26
  • I bet a lot of the "bad-post-indicators" you mention are already in the bad-post-detection code already in place for the questions. Of course the details on how it works are not mentioned so people don't have a systematic way to circumvent the system. Jul 26, 2011 at 22:28
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    @Tim Of course, 90% of those low-quality posts are just code samples without much explanation, rather than posts with grammatical/spelling errors, incorrect formatting, and poor exposition in general. Jul 26, 2011 at 22:51
  • @Chris Yeah, it would be nice if those received more weight against being considered "low quality"
    – Tim Stone
    Jul 26, 2011 at 22:53

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I've been maintaining a small editing guide for Ask Ubuntu, maybe some of those can apply here.

It would be nice if there was a collection of SEDE queries that people could try for a while, then see if they are useful, and then have that feedback sent to the SE team so they could incorporate it into /review. For example, I've been searching for "problem" in question titles and usually that seems to be indicative of a too-generic title. Low hanging fruit I guess!

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