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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project!

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Let's get rid of the 10K flag queue

The 10K tools are pretty cool... You get a birds-eye view of activity on the site, a "dashboard" view of what's happening. Some of the individual tools haven't scaled particularly well with Stack ...
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What guidance should be given when edits are rejected?

I'm hoping to get rid of the "too minor" edit rejection reason, in favor of a more direct way of indicating edits that fail to significantly improve a post. We're also fixing to warn editors when ...
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Hide “not an answer” and “very low quality” flags in the moderator flag queue

At present, when something is flagged as "not an answer" or "very low quality", that flagged post appears alongside all other flags that moderators have to handle. However, a little while ago these ...
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Remove VLQ as a flag option

The Very Low Quality flag option sucks. prepares for controversy I'd like to see it removed totally as a flag option. Its original purpose was as a response to contentless or meaningless posts; ...
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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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What difference does it make when selecting the reason to flag an answer?

What difference does it make when selecting the reason to flag an answer? For example the description for "not an answer" and "very low quality" are so similar what's the point of having both? Does ...
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Proposal for making the meaning of “Not an Answer” flags clearer

SE has specific flagging reasons, not to make it possible to flag (we already have that with custom flags), but to give guidance on valid reasons to flag. The "Not an Answer" flag comes with a ...
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How should the “very low quality” flag be used?

On more than one occasion, across different sites of the network, I have raised the "very low quality" flag. Apparently, a few mods (it came out while discussing after the fact) are unaware that this ...
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What happens when I flag a posted answer as “not an answer”?

What happens when I flag a posted answer as not an answer? Is the answer put into a review queue? Or will it be deleted?
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Rename “Very low quality” in “unintelligible”

This flag reason is rarely used properly. I remember explaining to basically every single highly active user in our chat what it is about. When relying on the UI, all of them had gotten it wrong. ...
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Do not recommend the “not an answer” flag for conversion to a comment

The official guidance for the “not an answer” flag reads: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should possibly be an edit, a comment, another question, ...
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How to flag link-only answers / what happened to the very low quality flag?

I ran across an answer on Stack Overflow that is a link only answer. The link in the answer is dead. Normally I would have flagged this as very low quality (VLQ), but the flag doesn't exist anymore. ...
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Turn VLQ flags on questions into red flags on selected sites [duplicate]

The very low quality flag is intended to mark posts that are unsalvageable and need to be removed as fast as possible. In the past these flags also had an automatic downvote from the Community user. (...
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Separate moderator flags from flags the community can act on

The path a flag can take has become significantly more complicated now that we have review queues that can handle certain flags. It is not obvious from the dialog what exactly happens when you use a ...

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