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What are the guidelines for reviewing?

About reviewing The review queues contain posts that possibly need further action from the community, like improvement, closure or deletion. By presenting those posts for peer-review, the system aims ...
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link-only answers [duplicate]

So I did some reviews and then got this comment on a post of mine: just so you know, link-only answers are frowned upon by SO. This answer and this answer should both have been deleted, and not ...
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Low quality, but looks salvageable - trying to pick between 'Looks Good' and 'Recommend Deletion' [duplicate]

Doing reviews in low quality queue I often stumble upon weak attempts at answers that nevertheless look like salvageable. As a rule, these are brief opinions / recommendations that could possibly ...
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Low quality answer guideline [duplicate]

I was going through some of the posts in the low quality posts list and was shown this answer: it is not incorrect, but it does not bring any value for future users (whether the whole question/...
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How should helpful answers that are just links be handled? [duplicate]

There has been a "movement" of sorts on Stack Overflow. Users are flagging questions that are just a link or little more than a link, like: https://stackoverflow.com/a/4737028/396458 https://...
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What an audit!? Would you fail?

Came across this answer in the review queue (the answer has since been edited by Gilles, here's the version I reviewed). Scanning through comments quickly I see that people are saying: I do not ...
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4answers
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Rename “Looks Good” or add a “Looks OK, just Incorrect” in Low Quality Question Review

When reviewing possibly low quality posts you sometimes see OK answers, except that they're wrong. From the review interface you can't downvote so you can only comment or edit, and editing isn't ...
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Improve help text for the low-quality-posts queue

I was recently very surprised about the expected workflow for low-quality posts when stumbling across the Meta Post Am I reviewing correctly?. It would be nice if the guidelines, as discussed in ...
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What should I do when a user complains about a canned review comment and refuses to improve their post?

I reviewed this question and marked the post as a comment, not an answer. That left this comment automatically: This is really a comment, not an answer to the question. Please use "add comment" to ...
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Are bad answers necessarily low quality posts?

When reviewing answers in the "low quality post" section, I sometimes come across posts that are actually answers, but that are -- in my opinion -- bad or wrong answers. Stack Overflow deals with bad ...
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1answer
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Why can questions be flagged but not closed for very low quality?

One of the possible flags for a question is: it is very low quality This question has severe formatting or content problems. This question is unlikely to be salvageable through editing, and ...
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“Looks Good” for answers in low quality posts review queue is confusing [duplicate]

From the guidelines on reviewing low quality posts I've taken this advice: You should accept a post (Looks good) ... • [ANS] Note that answers that are clear and address the question at least a ...
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Add link to Recommend deletion guidelines directly in the Low Quality Queue

All the guidance the Low Quality queue offers is this, for deleting answers: Recommend Deletion to recommend that this answer be deleted That's not guidance at all! After much searching, I finally ...
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Unclear on responses to certain reviews

I recently got to 2K on SO. So, I can access the review queue of low quality posts. I did quite some research & went through several meta questions to handle low quality posts as well as ...
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Moderator actions while reviewing the Low Quality queue [duplicate]

I have read the What are the guidelines for reviewing? and Reviewing low quality posts: when to delete and I understand when each action should be taken. Yet those do not address moderator only ...

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