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How is the quality of a post calculated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Heuristics for detecting a bad answer? If I was to go into the review, and look at the lo-quality posts, I'd often see posts that have 9 upvotes and are accepted. So, what ...
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/review: “Post Quality Score” metrics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Heuristics for detecting a bad answer? I just noticed this on /review of any site, where they have for "Low Quality posts" a score. Generally, how is that score calculated, ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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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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Propose a new 20k reputation privilege [closed]

Right now, the maximum privilege "unlock" is at 10k reputation: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/privileges We're considering adding a new 20k reputation privilege, but having a hard time figuring out ...
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Should we require minimum reputation to continue asking questions?

We are reevaluating this based on community feedback. The new heuristic to prevent questions being asked will probably be based on a combination of question closes, question deletes, question flags, ...
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Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to bypass the review queue?

I would like to raise the bar for late answers to enter the Late Answers Review Queue to 50 rep, which is the threshold after which users gain the ability to comment. Here are some answers that were ...
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Thanks a lot for this post … and other first time user curiosities

I have been looking at the endless stream of first answers users post on the Stack Overflow. As it stands over 500 answers are posted a day on Stack Overflow, that are the first answer by users. ...
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How does Stack Exchange attempt to prevent low-quality questions and answers?

Due to its massive (and growing) size, there are a lot of low-quality questions and answers appearing on Stack Overflow. I'm concerned that an influx of low-quality questions and answers create a lot ...
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Plz get rid of plz!

4,599 search results for posts containing 'plz' I'm not big on adding heuristics for every little thing, but this is getting out of hand. This is not a feature request, it's just a discussion on ...
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What are some Question Smells for detecting good/bad questions?

As programmers we talk about code smells, little cues that indicate we should be worried about a section of code. What are some Question Smells? Are there flags in questions that make you less ...
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Put an end to rollback wars

If a question receives n (say, 5) rollbacks within a hour, raise a moderator flag and lock the post. Alternatively, if an edit by a new user (say, no edit approving privs) drops the post quality ...
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Correct action for non-answers by new users

Often new users post one-liners with unrelated questions/comments as answers to existing questions where I'd like to vote "close as not a real answer". They come in several flavors: Things that ...
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Find low quality posts by me?

I'm in process of reviewing my past answers and I think that it could be a nice feature to see posts I should review/low quality posts posted by myself. Could we have this feature?
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Help us choose a sort order for the Stack Overflow homepage

A overwhelming amount of feedback for Help us redesign the Stack Overflow homepage was: "Keep the way the front page looks, just tweak the question order" Interesting algorithms were suggested by Kip ...

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