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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

Note: If you're looking for a simple explanation as to why comments aren't required on downvotes, see Why isn't providing feedback mandatory on downvotes, and why are ideas suggesting such ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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Keyboard shortcuts, phase one

Please visit Announcement: Keyboard shortcuts are now integrated into the site for an updated status on this. Blast from the past: Add keyboard shortcuts to Stack Overflow was posted in September ...
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4answers
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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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4answers
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Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous?

The "Very Low Quality" (VLQ) flag reason is really annoying me. It is the analog to the mommy mommy flag (which my 1.5-year-old child raises quite frequently). It provides no real clue as to what ...
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7answers
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Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits?

Personally I think not. If the concern is spurious bumping then simply stop bumping the post after some arbitrary edit. This site might be part-Wiki, part-Q&A but I think its clear that people ...
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5answers
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How to save the world… One question title at a time

If you got here because you googled "How to save the world," I apologize. This post really has nothing to do with saving the world. I picked the title specifically to illustrate my point. This ...
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3answers
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Why is voting removed from new review system?

In the old review system we could vote for posts while reviewing. We were able to upvote great posts and downvote bad quality posts: But in the new review system we are not able to vote on posts: ...
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3answers
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New Community Review badges

The Community Review Dashboard is finally nearing something we can call "release quality". All of the major categories from the old system are in place, and the time has come to address those stinkin' ...
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2answers
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What exactly happens with the button “Leave Open” (previously “Do Not Close”)?

I've noticed and used the new (at least for me) button Leave Open, but I can't find any explanation as to the implication of clicking it. I've found a highly voted status-declined question: How ...
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1answer
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Improve UI flow for “close as duplicate”

At the moment, to agree with a "possible duplicate" suggestion, one has to See the "possible duplicate" comment in the first place - sometimes difficult if there's a lot of other comments Click "...
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2answers
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Treat comments on deleted posts from moderating users like comments from diamond moderators

Comments on deleted posts don't reliably notify the owner of the deleted post about their existence, depending on the exact timing the post owner might never be informed about that comment. There is ...
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New Review Queue: First Posts

We're grinding through the old /review queues, moving them into the new Community Review Dashboard format. Recently, Emmett's been slaving over a hot compiler to bring you: the First Posts queue: ...
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5answers
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Steward Badge gaming visible in the Review Close Queue

There's some attempted gaming of the Steward badge visible in the Review / Close Votes history on SO. If you look at the top reviewers for the day you can see the gaming clearly: there's a small ...
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3answers
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New Review System suggestion: allow reviewing users to select by tag [duplicate]

The new reviewing system is nice. But, do you think it would be helpful if a reviewing user could select items to review by topic tag? That way folks can review stuff they're interested in.
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1answer
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Has the new /review system changed closing behavior?

With the new /review route, the community is presented with a queue of posts they have to work through. One of these is Close Votes: It enforces a very strict pattern – you basically choose to either ...
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1answer
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Where can I find badge progress for Copy Editor and Electorate on the new review page?

On the previous review page, it was possible to see the badge progress for the Copy Editor and Electorate badges in the right-hand column. On the new review page, that information is gone. Is it ...
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1answer
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Why review low quality answers to locked questions?

This comes up in the review pane for Review Low Quality Posts: https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/71833 This is really a "piss poor" answer (quote from the answer) to a not very good ...
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1answer
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Useless “add comment” link on answer to locked question [closed]

This question, titled "New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta", has been locked "for historical relevance". It's also "community wiki". I wanted to edit my answer, but I can't because the ...
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1answer
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More aggressive tag match between reviewed question and reviewer activity

When reviewing, I was very pleasantly surprised to receive questions that match my most active tags. I suppose it's "by design" and it's a great thing. But I also receive a lot of questions that ...
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3answers
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Is the close system working as expected? [duplicate]

The review system is pretty nice, but I've noticed that there are a huge number of questions pending closing and it's rising over time. Right now, there are 59.5k questions awaiting close votes in ...
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3answers
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Difference between “Not Sure” and “Do Not Close” in Review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta What is the functional difference between "Not Sure" and "Do Not Close" when casting votes in /review? I understand that ...
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1answer
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What to do with old questions that are off-topic?

I often see old questions (from the time before superuser.com and serverfault.com) that are offtopic. But they are not closed. It doesn't make sense to vote-close on them, since no one else will see ...
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1answer
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In the new review beta, what does the “Looks Good” button actually do?

In the new(ish) review (for example, for low-quality posts), what happens behind the scenes when I click the "Looks Good" button? Is it just equivalent to following a link to the post in the old ...
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1answer
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Can flags send a post into the Low Quality Posts review queue?

I'm trying to clear the last few TODOs in What are the guidelines for reviewing?, so it can eventually go into the FAQ. The section on the Low Quality Posts queue currently says: Questions appear ...
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1answer
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Where is badge progress indicator in review section? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find badge progress for Copy Editor and Electorate on the new review page? Now its not displaying Badge progress indicator in my review section. where can I find ...
11
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1answer
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Flag declined, link-only answer subsequently deleted [duplicate]

I flagged Runtime Error 3061 Help (ms access) as very low quality on the grounds that it was an answer consisting only of links, and was notified: very low quality – 18 hours ago declined - a ...
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1answer
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Where did my improvement go?

I improved this suggested edit while working from the new beta review queue. I'm not sure of the exact timing, but I suspect that the edit was approved (at 21:53:02) by the second reviewer while I was ...
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0answers
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Suggested edits on posts with 100+ votes overflows the icon box

This probably falls along the lines of being as minor as a pluralization bug... I noticed that the vote count in the upper-left corner isn't being rendered properly. It overflows the icon box: Link:...

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