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Questions tagged [low-quality-posts]

Anything related to posts of low quality, such as flagging posts for "very low quality", or the low quality posts review task.

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Has a rating scale been considered for new answers in the review queue?

I am a relatively low-reputation user on stack exchange since I typically do not write a lot of answers but I enjoy helping out in the review queues. For the most part, questions are either obviously ...
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It's (sometimes) possible to cast another flag on a question you have a pending VLQ flag on

I flagged this now-deleted Cross Validated question as Very Low Quality. When I looked at it an hour later, I noticed that the VLQ flagging option was gone (presumably because it was in a review queue ...
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Are too many comments irrelevant?

SE has a pretty well-defined concept of low vs high quality questions and also answers. See, e.g. this discussion and also this blog entry and also the low-quality-posts tag. The general layout, ...
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Posting comments on LQP reviews

I have just encountered a review item on which I was unsure. https://superuser.com/review/low-quality-posts/838262 It is from SuperUser's Low Quality Posts queue, a self-answer: To answer my own ...
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Enable up/down-voting during reviews

This is a follow-up post of Answer not deleted after six "Recommend Deletion". In the linked question, an LQ review has ended with six "Recommend Deletion". However, the post has not been ...
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What are the exact criteria for a question to have VLQ as a flag option?

I am very confused. The VLQ flag is automatically deemed helpful when the question is closed. However, it doesn't always appear on a question, and its appearance is very inconsistent (IMO). Known ...
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

When I am in the editor writing an answer to a question, the system will notify me (in real time!) when another answer has been posted. This is presumably so I can see if the new answer may have ...
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What happens when “recommend deletion” and “delete” are mixed in LQP review? [duplicate]

In Low Quality Posts review, what happens when <20k users chose "recommend deletion", and 20k users chose "delete" for the same review? For example, if a post had 3 "recommend deletion" reviews and ...
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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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Could (should?) we exclude the Formatting Sandbox from the Low Quality review queue?

Every so now and again I see an "answer" from the Formatting Sandbox on the Low Quality review queue, presumably automatically added there due to the number of downvotes it received. However, the ...
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How to proceed with a post that was incorrectly removed from the low quality review queue?

Consider the following situation: A post was in the low quality review queue, because it was rather a comment to the question and not an answer. The first reviewer made some minor edit which did not ...
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How should I flag blatantly off-topic questions on Meta.SE: Close or VLQ?

Historically, when encountering blatantly off-topic questions (usually programming questions) here on Meta.SE, I would raise a Close flag (usually off-topic: This question does not appear to be about ...
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Allow Multiple flags for a single post

When there is a very low quality post, it is flagged as very low quality. If there is an unclear post, it gets flagged as unclear what you're asking. I have seen posts that are both unclear AND low ...
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Add warning message for answers being edited from the LQP queue

Recently came across a NAA post, and flagged it as such: While it was in the queue, it was edited out of the queue, and still remained a question, and thus needed to be manually flagged to the ♦ mods ...
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Allow posts older than 7 days to be flagged as VLQ

I find it strange that we cannot flag posts older than 7 Days as Very Low Quality. I have read this answer from Shog9 and understand the reasonings for why the time limit was implemented in that ...
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Rephrase low-quality-posts comment about “reputation required to comment”

https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts has an option to select a comment This is commentary on another post, not an answer. “This does not provide an answer to the question. Once ...
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Don't invalidate spam or abuse flags upon review deletion

This post was a blatant spam post, initially seeming like a bare link to a Google Drive file, but that was actually a misleading link that went to a spam site (the actual link URL was different from ...
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Marking questions which are posted as answers as “Looks OK”

Sometimes, while reviewing the Low Quality Posts queue, I get 4-5 consecutive answers which are actually a question. And by mistake I think is as a question that needs editing and do the same, marking ...
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Should the Teacher badge be encouraged so soon?

I've seen that the Teacher badge (first answer) is the second recommended badge after Student (first question). It's encouraged by the "Go get it" button. Why are we encouraging newbies to answer ...
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Can't retract Very Low Quality flag on question [duplicate]

Earlier today, I cast a Very Low Quality flag on this now deleted question. While it was still pending I couldn't retract the flag; instead of a Retract Flag button, a disabled Flag Question button ...
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Can we have more explanatory auto-comments when voting to close from review?

Right now, the delete-reasons and accompanying auto-comments on the VLQ-queue are as follows. No comment needed This is commentary on another post, not an answer "This does not provide an ...
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How to avoid serial voting/flagging when you discover a “very low quality” user

I came across a low quality answer today on a certain exchange, so I downvoted and flagged it as VLQ, then moved on. The next question I saw on the same site also had a low quality answer by the same ...
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Is it possible to find out whether a post got into the LQP review queue by an automated process or by manual flagging?

When a post appears in the review queue, it is possible to find out whether it was picked by software or whether it has been flagged manually? I recall seeing this message on some posts in the Low ...
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Can VLQ flags on answers raised by >2k rep users count as recommend-deletion votes instead of behaving like regular flags? [duplicate]

I've crossed 2k rep on a site and I frequently use the VLQ review queues there. However, I've noticed that there's no change in the system's behavior when I raise VLQ flags: my flags are simply sent ...
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Why was my answer deleted as 'not an answer' when it answered the question? [closed]

One of my answers was deleted as low quality. A reviewer said "This does not provide an answer to the question." https://stackoverflow.com/review/low-quality-posts/20245109 My answer was one line of ...
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Low quality question page not having same style as rest of site

On Stack Overflow, when the "questions you ask per week is limited" page is shown, the style does not match the rest of the site. It doesn't have the same heading and sidebar. The entire webpage is ...
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Give moderator power to convert comment/answer into pending question

Problem: I have on occasion run into "answers" and comments that are better suited as questions, and seen other SO folks pile on the response with bluntness about asking a question instead, adding ...
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It still “Looks Good” in Network Profile

Review option in Very Low Quality review queue has been changed to "Looks OK" from "Looks Good" a few years ago. If we select "Looks OK" in the review queue, it still shows "Looks Good" in network ...
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For better quality: Block early answers

This is a feature request that addresses the problem (at least on Math.SE) that low-quality questions are often quick-shot answered while the closing votes are still piling up. This often makes ...
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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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Audit questions in Low Quality Posts have a Close button instead of a Delete button

I have sufficient reputation to delete questions, so for me, Low Quality Posts reviews on Stack Overflow display with a Delete button instead of a Close button. However, I just saw an audit question ...
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Why aren't old, abandoned, negatively-voted answers auto-deleted, like the questions are?

The Roomba process eliminates closed, negatively voted, etc. types of questions after weekly, monthly, yearly checks. However, I do not understand why the similar checks are not applied to answers. ...
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How to handle low quality answers in LQP queue?

This comes up often in the queue. People write bad short answers. My mouse wanders towards the downvote button, except that it's hidden in the LQP review queue. The post certainly doesn't "Looks OK". ...
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When confronted with spam in the LQP queue, should I press 'delete' or 'looks okay'?

Since there's no spam option in the LQP queue, you have to go outside of the queue to flag as spam. This leaves you with the review, though... What do you press? Pressing 'delete/recommend deletion' ...
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Why do “Recommend Close” reviews show up as “Close” reviews in the Low Quality Posts review queue? [duplicate]

This low quality review item has two reviews: one (from S.L. Barth) to close and another to recommend close (because Mureinik doesn’t have enough reputation to vote to close). But for both reviews, ...
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Reviewing “Low Quality” Answers when they refer to questions that are themselves Low Quality

While reviewing the "Low Quality" from my "Review Queues", I often come up to answers to questions that are themselves low quality (and most times that is obvious from their score / has been raised ). ...
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Recommend deletion of old answer

I encountered something like this with this review item. I would now like to recommend deletion, because it might be speculation, but it's more likely a "me too" comment. However, I only get the ...
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Recommending Deletion not showing up in user's reviews

When reviewing Low Quality posts and recommending deletion: They don't show up in the user's reviews actions: Nor are they showing up under any other actions: They're not showing up in votes cast ...
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Answers which are considered too short to be a good answer shouldn't be used for review audits [duplicate]

I have had review audits several times in the review queues which are mostly fine. They usually included a short (non comprehensive) description of the solution and a link to a howto with the full ...
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Can we have a “plea for attention” LQP comment?

These are the auto-comments that I can post for a self-answer: I recently saw a non-answer by the question author that was something like this: plz, i can haz ancorz?plz (Okay, it had a bit more ...
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Should the same user be able to review the same answer as First Post and also as Late Answer?

Here are 2 reviews that were completed today (on Unix.SE): A First Post review. A Late Answer review. Things to notice about these reviews: both reviews are related to the very same answer, and ...
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Low-quality duplicates of answers

It would be pretty ironic to answer a duplicate question about duplicate answers, but: There are some meta questions about duplicate answers, but they sort of assume that the answers are of similar ...
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My bad questions are holding me to perpetual question bans. Revised

Everything I tried is in vain. If I ever want to ask a question I will have to open another account and never visit my old account again. This time I'll not make the same mistakes not to ever get ...
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Misalignment with radio buttons in add comment dialog in LQP queue

As you can see, the text is not on the same line as its radio button: This makes the entire dialog too big vertically and doesn't make sense from a UX perspective. It was not like this before. (...
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Introduce answer-deletion reasons [duplicate]

Proposal When flagging an answer for deletion or voting to delete an answer, users are opted to select a reason for deletion from a list or enter a custom reason (much like when flagging/voting to ...
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Adapt the selection of canned comments in the low-quality queue if the answer is long

Proposal If an answer exceeds a certain length (say 600 characters), remove the following options from the selection of canned comments in the low-quality queue: This is commentary on another post, ...
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Can't recommend close questions in LQP if previously flagged [duplicate]

My personal habit of browsing SE is: View the first page, and flag some questions Irrelevant: Answer questions that I can Clear the review queue Now notice the 1st and 3rd things. I flag OT ...
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How to be a good reviewer?

TLDR: My thoughts about dealing with low quality content in scope of limited resources, like edits and flags. Introduction (this is long and perhaps little boring, so you may skip directly to The ...
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A [different, simpler, more efficient] proposal to enable new [and other low-rep] users to answer and comment

"The Problem" is how to enable users who have a low reputation to post good/valuable/worthy comments. {I realize that this is not a new topic, but I believe it is a new proposal, and the previous ...
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Low tolerance to newbies? [duplicate]

I understand this has been asked before, as per search, but none of the other questions tried to engage [in my opinion] and provide an actual solution. The Problem: Lately, I've been feeling ...