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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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New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta

Please post new bug reports, feature requests or discussions as individual questions tagged with at least review in addition to the requisite And thanks for all the great feedback so far! We are ...
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What happened to the “You're Just Lazy” close vote reason? [closed]

...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical java.lang....
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Please take care when flagging answers as “low quality.”

When flagging an answer as "low quality" you see some explanatory text that reads: This answer has serious formatting or content issues and might not be salvageable. An effort should be made to ...
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Let's Remove The Auto Downvote On Validated VLQ Flags (On Questions)

Currently, flagging a post as very low quality causes two things to happen: The post is flagged for moderator review The community user casts a downvote on the post if the flag is validated ...
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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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Still having issues with link-only answer flags

Yes, I have seen this question (and all of its derivatives): Can we get some consensus on what flag to use for link only answers? I'm having a hard time reconciling consistency. Earlier today, a ...
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The limits to a Very Low Quality answer

I was re-reading Jeff's answer to the recent question: Is the Very Low Quality flag too ambiguous? mainly because today I wanted to use that flag for the first time. Quoting him, this flag means that: ...
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Should posts flagged low quality get an automatic downvote from the flagger?

Much has been written about the very low quality flag. Joel dislikes it. Popular wants it gone. I find it confusing, even after our modifications. Last week I attempted a change. I set it up so only ...
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Is the “very low quality” flag necessary?

I'm having a hard time finding a use case for the "very low quality" flag that isn't already covered by some other flag. The descriptive text for VLQ basically says that it's for cases where no amount ...
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Let's justify the usefulness of the “very low quality” flag on answers

I am evaluating the usefulness of the "very low quality" post flag. from here I am assuming that It's not a flag to use to indicate the technical correctness of the answer. It's not a flag to use ...
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A flag was declined

A couple of hours ago, a comment I flagged as "too chatty" was declined. The whole post is deleted and only 10K+ users can see it now. So here's the screen shot of the post and the comment I flagged. ...
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What does the “very low quality” flag mean in regard to answers?

What does it mean when an answer is flagged as "very low quality", and what are the common actions a moderator may take when handling this flag? Return to FAQ Index
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Apathetic Answers

Lately I've been seeing a lot of explanation-less answers, which in my eyes deserves a downvote. Answers should benefit not only the OP, but anybody googling the issue, no? In this specific case, I ...
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Do closed questions automatically get downvoted or not?

In April 2011, closing a question for some reasons (then off-topic and not a real question) caused the Community user to downvote the question. Officially, this feature was removed in August 2013. ...

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