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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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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 ...
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What did Stack Exchange/Overflow change in May 2016 that cut low-quality questions so dramatically on the flagship sites?

So, I'll confess, I'm addicted to SEDE. To date, I've spent most of my time crafting queries to help with Spring Cleaning over on Chem.SE. However, alongside the site cleanup efforts, it appears that ...
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Answer deleted by low quality review queue, for how long I can see other's deleted answer [duplicate]

I was recommended to delete an answer from the low quality review queue on Feb 1. If I visit to my low quality review queue history tab still I can see the deleted answer. As I aware 10K+ users can ...
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Answered poor quality question (probable duplicate) in a comment. What to do?

I found this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42932596/how-do-i-add-a-number-to-pandas-dataframe-index?noredirect=1#comment72966754_42932596 that I find low quality, as it is not clear ...
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“Our system has identified this post as possible spam” message shown twice

Another non-critical bug, but I've long since noticed that when you are reviewing a low-quality answer (I'm pretty sure I've noticed it on multiple stacks) which the system has identified as possible ...
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Review Low Quality Posts for very old posts

If this is a duplicate please point me to a good answer for an existing question as I was not able to find one (and I've looked through a few including the most linked to What are the guidelines for ...
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How should the “very low quality” flag be used?

On more than one occasion, across different sites of the network, I have raised the "very low quality" flag. Apparently, a few mods (it came out while discussing after the fact) are unaware that this ...
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The “From Review” link in comments from Low Quality Posts review is broken on the network profile

When reviewing a Low Quality Post as Recommend Deletion and leaving an automatic comment, a From Review link appears to the review item. These comments are like any comments visible in the Activity ...
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This item is not reviewable in Low Quality Posts after skipping the item

When reviewing Low Quality Posts, I accidentally pressed Skip instead of Recommend Deletion. So when I noticed my mistake, I went back by pressing the browser's "go back" button. The problem is that ...
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Flagging a non-answer that has obviously already been flagged [duplicate]

When browsing the homepage, I often come across new answers that don't qualify as answers (e.g. they are actually other questions, or just a comment). I then, of course, flag them. But in the case ...
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Why do posts exit the Low Quality Posts review queue when edited?

When someone clicks on the Edit button in the Low Quality Posts review, the review automatically gets completed. Why is this? Just because the post is edited doesn't mean that after the edit it's OK. ...
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Is it necessary to flag negative questions for non-critical reasons?

Negatively scored questions are automatically deleted after 30 days. If a negative question is simply a bad question (not spam, not abusive and not a duplicate) should I even bother flagging it for ...
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How to flag link-only answers / what happened to the very low quality flag?

I ran across an answer on Stack Overflow that is a link only answer. The link in the answer is dead. Normally I would have flagged this as very low quality (VLQ), but the flag doesn't exist anymore. ...
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Is it OK to remove my own low quality question with decent/good answers?

Some time ago, I have put this low quality question. It received a two decent answers, one providing a link to a query that retrieves relevant information related to the subject. Question: Is it OK ...
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Improve the auto message for “This should be an edit to your question” From Review

Not a shower thought, but nearly : If you review a self-answer in the low-quality queue and select Recommend Deletion, you can find this option: This answer should be an edit to the question ...
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Low quality hit and run

How can I address getting a low quality downvote? Clearly a flame war is not the best option, but I have often felt downvotes (not just mine) are unfair and often gratuitously snarky (be nice). Is ...