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Automatically detecting potential low-quality questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Stack Overflow attempt to prevent low-quality questions and answers? We could probably save StackOverflow users a lot of grief by running heuristics to determine ...
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Can we prevent some of the low-quality questions from entering our system?

Stack Overflow has been wildly successful. And maybe in some ways too successful. I am concerned that Stack Overflow is being inundated by a stream of low-quality questions from users who are ...
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Heuristics for detecting a bad answer?

A lot of bad answers are slipping through the cracks on Stack Overflow. You can see some examples at Thanks a lot for this post ... and other first time user curiosities I've been paging through ...
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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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Should 'hidden features of X' be removed/closed/locked?

I find myself wondering if us janitors should really be on a campaign to eradicate CW questions entitled 'hidden features of X.' The subject matter is on topic. Some people seem to learn from them. ...
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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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What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?

Do not repost the question you were about to ask until you have READ EVERYTHING WE ARE ABOUT TO TELL YOU. While trying to ask a question, one could get: We are no longer accepting questions from ...
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Experimental Stack Exchange /faq Improvement Project

TL;DR The updated /faq is now deployed network-wide, and can be experienced as the main /faq on all sites. Answer this question with any proposed updates or changes. The Stack Exchange network /faq ...
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What has happened to the quality of answers on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Apologies of this has come up recently / been done to death, I've only just discovered Meta Stack Overflow. I signed up for Stack Overflow just after its launch nearly a year ago, and ...
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I'm a moderator dealing with a user asking a question in an answer, what do I do?

In the moderator queue I see a lot of not an answer flags. Mostly, these are users (mostly new ones) writing questions as answers. How can I best handle this when it's a good question? I want to ...
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How might we *naturally* lead newbs to the tag wiki?

We have a tag wiki, it's actually really good. Here's the one we have in JavaScript. The javascript wiki is beautiful for newbs, it really is. It covers off: The basics What JS is How to ask a JS ...
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Just fix the Stack Overflow “Quality Question” text

There has been an obvious problem with newbies getting the dialog when they have been question banned, and they don't understand the basics of clicking on the link to get the answer to why it happened....
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New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers [duplicate]

In some situations, a question can have more than one meaning, and a new user with less than 50 rep points would like to ask for a clarification that would make sense. In this case, they have to ask ...
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Is it time to tighten up the question quality filter?

As everyone here well knows, we get a lot of questions on Stack Overflow. And, as some of us here probably already know, there is a quality filter in place for new users: Also, there are certain ...
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What can we do for new users who want to ask a question that's already been asked, but hasn't yet got an acceptable answer? [duplicate]

I've mentioned this several times, but only in answers to other questions or comments. What can we do to help new users who come to the site with a problem but find a question already exists, but it ...

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