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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Should Very Low Quality flag be used on Answers that are link-only where link(s) lead to content that could answer question (i.e. are not SPAM)?

On 15 Aug 2020 I edited an answer by @TimPost to The limits to a Very Low Quality answer. That answer, after my edit, stated: If you use the 'Very Low Quality' flag, you're sending a signal to ...
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Should questions with answers but majority downvotes be deleted?

Recently, I asked this question on Physics SE. This was a case of myself not thinking things through before asking the question; in any case the question was not of high quality and subsequently (...
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When two users select to add the same comment from different reviews, automatically upvote the original instead of posting a new one

As you can see in the image below, the post has two comments that are exactly the same, but each came from different review queues (nobody commented from the VLQ review and Lou_is from Late Answers: ...
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Answers that were deleted from the low quality queue before April 2014 incorrectly show as "converted to a comment"

On answers deleted from the low quality posts/answers review queue, there is normally a history event recording when the answer was deleted. However, such history events only began to be recorded in ...
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Error message in LQP queue asking me to "Please try again" led to multiple comments posted

I checked the LQP queue and there was an answer with a score of 1. As it had a positive score, I was given the option to Recommend Deletion. I first downvoted the post to 0 from the review page, then ...
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How should I handle my low-quality questions?

I have asked some questions that have been voted down. Now I think it is not a good question and I want to delete it. But sometimes it tells me that a user answered this question which took the user's ...
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Could we talk about turd polishing better?

Aside from the fact that you can actually polish a turd, it's a bit of scatology that might potentially be best flushed away. It came up in an answer to another question and I feel like it's worth ...
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Why is there an inconsistency in the display order of delete voters? Can it be made consistent?

When an answer is deleted, not by the answer poster themselves or by the Community bot, the users who contributed to deleting the answer are shown in the following order: If the post was deleted by ...
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Is flagging too many posts to add the citation banner grounds for suspension? [closed]

This question arises from my personal experience - Suppose I have a per day flag limit of 90 flags, and I have been incessantly working hard on hunting out bad content across the main site to flag low ...
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Unable to downvote *and* vote to delete from the review page as it used to work

As you know, trusted users can vote Delete instead of Recommend Deletion for answers with score ≤ 0 (see here, and ≤ -1 if not from review). Very often, a non-answer gets an upvote (so it has a score ...
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Insufficient options in the low-quality review queue

I believe that Add downvote option to Low Quality Review Queue list of potential actions needs to be revisited. When using the low-quality post review queue, there are three options for answers: looks ...
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Can we have more options for low-quality reviews?

This post is motivated in part by a post I made on a site's meta, Why is this clearly wrong answer "Looks OK"? When an answer is wrong, and the consensus is not to delete because it is an ...
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I did not flag all these posts as Very Low Quality

And yet, the flag dialog claims I did: It's not every post, but it's a lot of them. For instance, this question and this now-deleted answer (though it stopped showing up on that answer once I ...
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Reviewing the Stack Exchange Policy on Low-quality Contribution [closed]

Need A Discussion discussion To clarify the subject, let me start this post with a real example. I, as a novice user, posted several posts which were deleted naturally or unnaturally. Since some ...
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Low-quality answer auto-comments sound a little hard to new users

When reviewing low quality posts, I came across this post and recommended its deletion. The system automatically left a comment saying, If you have a new question, please ask it by clicking the Ask ...
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Close questions with reputation > 5K

Edit 02 Mar 2021: in line with the suggestions in the comments below, I asked a new question on Quant SE Meta here, with a clearly defined and narrower scope than the previous one. With no down-votes ...
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Increase the file size limit for animated GIFs (currently 2 MiB)

Currently, the file size limit for animated GIFs is 2 MiB, the same for still pictures. As a result, users are often posting low-resolution animated GIFs, and waste quite some time trying to make them ...
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How do I have 32 reviews in the low quality posts queue?

I noticed I somehow have 32 reviews today in the LQP queue on Stack Overflow: Only after my 32nd review did I get the message that I'm only allowed 20 reviews. This is not a new problem, every day I ...
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While reviewing questions in the Low quality posts queue, the reviewed item should display the content of the post [duplicate]

Following How can a low quality post can get more than 15 or 20 reviewers?, I found out that currently you cannot view the content of the question you just reviewed in the Low quality post review ...
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How can a low quality post can get more than 15 or 20 reviewers?

I just went through an item in the Low quality posts review queue in Stack Overflow en español. It sounded strange to me to have it there, since its timestamp was from around September. In any case, I ...
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Challenge delete policy for a question with a low quality answer

On my first question on a specific Stack Exchange site, someone basically answered: "You can find the answer online". Since they're top 2%, and the answer has upvotes, it's not my place to ...
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No post content on review result page for Low Quality Posts queue if review resolution set to close [duplicate]

On the history tab of Low Quality Posts there is a column with review resolution: When you click on a link with "Close" resolution there is no post content on the result page, e.g.: Any ...
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Skip spam LQP review audits or click on Recommend deletion

From the reviewing guidelines FAQ for low quality posts: [QA] Spam or rude/abusive posts: click the "link" to the post, and cast its corresponding flag. Do not "close", "...
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Answer in Low Quality Posts review queue without flag

I encountered this Low Quality Posts review queue item on Chess Stack Exchange. I was curious who had flagged it, but to my surprise the mod timeline doesn't show a Very Low Quality / Not An Answer ...
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Add a warning when seemingly low quality posts by a new contributor are upvoted

Observations We often notice that postings by new contributors receive upvotes after being downvoted before, despite these posts are very low quality completely unclear obvious duplicates (no ...
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Don't say "Your question is ready to publish!" if "This post does not meet our quality standards"

Don't say "Your question is ready to publish!" if "This post does not meet our quality standards". Steps to reproduce this: Go to https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/ask (...
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Quality of search results in general

I didn't really know how to break this down or ask it in a way that would be focused and concretely provable and answerable. It may very well be "in my head", but I am reasonably confident it is not, ...
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Post not shown in completed low-quality reviews of questions [duplicate]

I reviewed a couple of low-quality posts, and when I want back to get the question, all I get is the review status, not the post itself: https://askubuntu.com/review/low-quality-posts/1029505: https:...
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Low Quality Post review is unreadable

I opened up a Low Quality Post review, and the visuals on it are horrendous. It's borderline impossible to read the content of the post, and the Stack Exchange logo along with the Home, Question, etc. ...
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Has the quality of questions decreased on all SE sites, or only on SO? How do we alter this dynamic in the short term? [closed]

Since the recent events, the quality of questions has decreased in Stack Overflow, featuring questions with no code or where the OP does not know how to ask a proper question (Can we re-advertise the ...
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Why do very old posts appear in the "Low Quality Posts" review queue?

According to the FAQ, the "Low Quality Posts" review queue is populated with posts that are either automatically suspected by the system to be low quality, or by posts that have been flagged as low ...
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What do I do with a very low quality Area 51 proposal?

Once every few weeks, I encounter a proposal on Area 51 that is obviously DOA. The proposal's scope is often nonsensical, overly broad, horrendously narrow, and/or covered well by existing sites on ...
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My last Delete vote of the day used in Low Quality Posts queue always triggers an error and invalidates the review

I've experienced this almost daily on Stack Overflow, and now I believe I've recently figured out the pattern of this bug. Requirements: over 10,000 reputation if the low quality post is a question (...
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Low-quality questions should be easier deletable by their OP

There is nothing better than someone, who wants to maintain a high-value account. In fact, many users do but there are are a few things that complicate that matter. I think that low-quality, low-...
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Was the questions quality, actually, decreased with a new Wizard or not?

In the last blog post, Sara mentioned: We also looked at question quality because we wanted to make sure we were helping all people write questions that were likely to get answered. We saw no ...
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I feel that lately the answers to my questions on Stack Exchange are low quality

I started using Stack Overflow1 a few years ago when I was learning c-sharp. I remember that when I was asking something, I was either getting a link to an existing question (duplicate or similar ...
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Evaluating an answer to an unsatisfactory question

I have for the first time tried to look at answers flagged as Low Quality; some of them are 'too short'. In many cases I have considered, the question itself has been too short - a single one-line ...
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Can we have comments shown when editing a post in the review queue

I recently came across an answer in the low quality posts review queue on Interpersonal Skills. Some comments had been left asking for clarification which were subsequently answered (also in comments) ...
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Change the phrasing "provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker" in the low-quality canned comment to something less confusing

When you review an answer in the low-quality post queue, one of the comment templates is: This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to ...
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Audit is too obvious because button offers to "Recommend..." a vote

I just encountered the following question in SuperUser's VLQ review queue, which made the audit pathetically obvious because I haven't Recommended close votes for a long time: As a reviewer who ...
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No content displayed for a low quality review item when the question has been deleted

For this low quality review item, there is not content displayed. Usually 10k+ user can able to see the deleted posts, but for this review there is no content displayed. Why the content is not ...
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Would a positive approach to question validation help with the friendliness/quality divide?

Friendliness/Quality Divide OK, that question probably does not make a lot of sense on its own, so let me at least explain the last part. With "friendliness/quality divide" I mean the ...
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Low Quality Post review doesn't show the content when completed with Edit [duplicate]

I recently reviewed this post over on SFF in the Low Quality Posts queue. It didn't warrant closure and could do with a small edit so naturally I clicked Edit, did what I needed to do and moved on. ...
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Only actions taken are displayed on question while checking the history of Low Quality Posts review

On Ask Ubuntu, when I try to view my Low Quality Posts review history and click on the action taken on questions, I can only see the actions taken and no preview of the question. Example 1: The ...
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How should I handle useless answers on bountied questions? [duplicate]

Most of the times, when I start a bounty on a question without any answer for a long time, I got several useless answers. Sometimes these are off-topic "spam" and contain a solution which is not ...
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Does accepting an answer invalidate a Low Quality Post review task?

I have encountered a post with a weird timeline: 13:19 - Answer was posted. 13:20 - Answer was flagged as Very Low Quality. 13:35 - A Low-Quality review task was created. 13:36 - Answer was ...
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Why do "Delete" reviews show up in user's profiles but not "Recommend Deletion" reviews?

You can view a user's review history by going to the Activity -> All Actions -> Reviews section of their profile. I've come across one strange behavior: Delete reviews in Low Quality Posts do show up ...
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Examples of questions on Meta.SE that would merit a Very Low Quality (VLQ) flag

In this answer responding to a user asking about why their Very Low Quality (VLQ) flag was declined on a blatantly off-topic question here on Meta.SE, Tinkeringbell ♦ mentions, The VLQ flag IS NOT ...
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Is the VLQ flag appropriate for blatantly off-topic questions here on MSE?

The endless stream of blatantly off-topic questions never ceases to flow into MSE, which is a topic that's been brought up many times. I've written a userscript that automatically casts a close vote, ...
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Highlight quotes with blockquote in Low Quality Posts popup

Is it possible to eliminate double quote symbols around comment text in Low Quality Posts popup and use block quote highlighting like in regular post instead? I think using some kind of universal ...
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