Linked Questions

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Bring back the “Very Low Quality” flag option for closed, off-topic questions

There are many questions that are closed which will never get edited and improved, simply because the thing that the user was asking about is not something that person can change. What's more, leaving ...
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2answers
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More SO users are not reading the post before replying or voting

This is definitely a tenuous question without any hard data, but I want an answer: Is the quality of the average SO user going down? A few years ago SO seemed to be both a source of good answers ...
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3answers
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Why are questions with a negative score and no answers in the review queue?

As everyone knows, the size of the review queue for close votes is an issue, even now that its displayed length is fuzzy. While reviewing I often encounter questions with a negative score that have ...
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1answer
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Can (and should) duplicate questions be automatically deleted? [duplicate]

Yesterday a question of mine on EL&U, Is “shipping” today's equivalent of “matchmaking”? [duplicate], which had been closed as a duplicate, was deleted automatically by the system. deleted by ...
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1answer
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Is there any reason we shouldn't let posters self-delete closed questions immediately? [duplicate]

It's been brought to my attention that since the new deletion changes rolled out, there's a seeming inconsistency when you want to delete your own (non-negative-scored) question You can always delete ...
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1answer
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What is wrong with Stackoverflow? [closed]

I posted a question a while back asking for Derby tutorials or screencasts, or any helpful material regarding the topic. The question was promptly closed as "not constructive". Unlike other questions ...
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3answers
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What role should the “market” or “community” have in deciding if questions are constructive vs. moderation?

I think we have a real issue with Moderators closing/removing issues as "Not Constructive", etc., even if they are clearly valued by the market or community. This has been bothering me for a while, ...
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1answer
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Many posts removed at a time

I edit posts quite often and usually some of them are then removed and I lose the reputation gained by the edit. This is normal, and usually it happens to me with maybe 10% of edited posts in a day... ...
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4answers
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Is this a pattern of “Lazy Moderation”? [duplicate]

If even there is anything like "Lazy Moderation" this sure is not rightly worded by myself. But why are so many of these flags I do on obvious VLQ QA accepted as helpful? I also need to ask ...
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1answer
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In exactly what circumstances can a question be deleted by Community?

Questions can be deleted for a variety of reasons, and by a variety of agents, notably including moderators, 10k+ users, and automatic processes in the server. In most cases, the deletion notice makes ...
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1answer
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Reconsider community deletions on closed, downvoted questions when closed because duplicate

Currently, Community deletes closed questions with downvotes as part of a self-cleaning measure. The problem is that we generally don't want to delete duplicates, as they improve searching, increase ...
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1answer
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Reopen meta question?

I don't think I actually ever wanted to vote to reopen a question posted on meta until today. I have had a -2 in my reputation history and wondered where it came from. Went to meta and found this ...
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1answer
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Does a script exist to reverse serial downvotes that aren't targeted at a specific user? [duplicate]

The serial downvoting prevention mechanism reverts downvotes by users who appear to be targeting a specific user. Are there also protections against users who suddenly mass-downvote questions or ...
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1answer
142 views

Change to operation of Roomba when deleting duplicates

Earlier I noticed the question 12 v xbox connection on Electrical Engineering that is now a “Duplicate of…[deleted post]”. The question followed a pattern I've seen repeated many times: User posts a ...
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1answer
117 views

Auto-fix duplicates of questions deleted by the Roomba

While normal users can no longer vote to delete questions that have other questions closed as duplicates of them, the automatic deletion script (a.k.a. the Roomba) still can, and does, delete such ...

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