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 we update the TOS post with a banner to point clueless users at SO for their programming questions?

Ever since the TOS update, Meta Stack Exchange keeps getting flooded by ridiculous questions (mostly about general programming and code, but occasionally for other sites than SO) whenever the ...
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Can I have some closed question data? What should I point Parsey McParseface at?

I'm doing some experimentation with SyntaxNet (aka Parsey McParseface). You can follow my musings and results in Charcoal HQ if you so desire. Based on some early results using very rudimentary ways ...
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Can we implement the low quality flags to delete posts after a certain number of flags?

Can we implement the low quality flag to be like the abuse or spam flags. So if a certain number of low quality flags are made (say 6) on a post (whether it be a questions or an answer) the post is ...
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If a post is deleted and undeleted by a mod, then later deleted from review, the deletion is misattributed to the moderator instead of reviewers

This is a pretty small edge case, but hey, it's a bug. The post I'm looking at is this one. It was deleted by me, then undeleted by me (a few hours before the review) after I decided it would be ...
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“show 1 more comment” link on LQP review audit, clicking gives “An error occurred while fetching comments”

On this LQP review audit, I see a "show 1 more comment" link. When I click it, I get an error message: "An error occurred while fetching comments". Possibly related: Zombie comments (aka wrong ...
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Explain missing VLQ flag in the UI

As explained in Meta.SE question Where is very low quality Flag, the VLQ flag can be missing from available flags if the question is already undergoing triage, and this is by design. While it makes ...
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Don't invalidate NAA flags on answers simply deleted and then undeleted by OP [duplicate]

Quite often I've flagged answers as NAA and my flag has been marked as helpful but the answer has remained days later. Most of the time it's because the answer has been edited, and I can see some ...
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Can we retire the Reversal badge on main sites and keep it only for meta sites?

The Reversal badge: Provide an answer of +20 score to a question of -5 score. This badge can be awarded multiple times. There are multiple issues about discouraging Fast Gun In The West (FGITW) ...
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In the low-quality queue, make it more clear that the canned comments are just that

I often see that reviewers (including experienced ones) do one of the following when choosing the delete option for answers in the low-quality queue: They choose a canned comment, even though an ...
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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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Prevent new users from including links to explanatory images

Stack Overflow is overflowed with questions from new users that ask "How can I do this?" with a link to some random image that "explain" it more clearly. Examples: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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If an answer is unrelated to the question, should I recommend deletion?

I was recently reviewing in the Low Quality Posts queue on Stack Overflow, and I encountered an answer that really had nothing to do with the question, but could answer a different question. The ...
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Two feature proposals about flags vs. review votes

This feature request has first been part of my question here. Currently I can either flag a post as Not An Answer or Very Low Quality from the main site, or I can review it Looks Ok or Recommend ...
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Flag post that is already in low quality review queue - any effect?

Let's say I see an answer that should not have been one and I flag it as Not An Answer (NAA). On this site I have plenty of reputation and am able to use the Low Quality (LQ) review queue and cast ...
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Rename “Very low quality” in “unintelligible”

This flag reason is rarely used properly. I remember explaining to basically every single highly active user in our chat what it is about. When relying on the UI, all of them had gotten it wrong. ...
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Low Quality Posts review task can be completed as “Edit” without actually editing the post

When reviewing Low Quality Posts, if you click Edit, and then click Save Edits without making any changes to the post, the review task will be completed, and your review will be marked as "Edit". ...
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Canned review comments should factor in answers owned by asker

The canned review comments already change based on the reputation of the post owner. A couple of the comments could be improved if they also factored in the case where the comment is being left on an ...
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Can we have a new On Hold category for questions that are only slightly unclear?

Some questions get put on hold as being unclear, when in fact the question is perfectly clear, it's just lacking a few details that are preventing it from getting answers. This is more common on the ...
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Make VLQ and NAA flags equivalent to a negative review in the LQ queue (if the flagger can access that queue)

Reason It is my understanding that casting a very low quality or not an answer flag on an answer that already has received such flag only affects the flag statistics and the number of positive ...
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What's the point of the “From Review” link in LQ canned comments?

When reviewers in the Low Quality Posts review queue recommend the deletion of a post, they have the option to leave a canned comment, and many reviewers do indeed leave such comments. The system adds ...
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Does it make sense to flag an answer as VLQ without also downvoting?

Does it make sense to flag an answer as very low quality (VLQ), without also downvoting it? If an answer is bad enough for me to flag as VLQ, is it recommended that I also downvote it? I'm hoping ...
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Frivolous/“super-downvote” flagging of Meta Stack Exchange answers as VLQ/NAA

Recently, on this same site, I reviewed https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/42346. That was a two-day-old discussion answer on a discussion question and required two Looks OK to ...
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What is the best action after OP rolls back the post to the low quality original?

I edited an answer (improved its format) several times and after that OP pasted back to original post (low quality post) or added one space (he didn't add any value to his answer). What is the best ...
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How to see if an answer is flagged?

I came across this answer which is of very poor quality and is not actually correct but because it's one year old I think it might have already been flagged. How can I find out if that answer has ...
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Deleting comments in VLQ UI doesn't work

add a (regular) comment to the post being reviewed delete it => the "are you sure" window does not appear, the comment disappears open the question by the corresponding link, scroll to the post => the ...
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Add link to the “50 rep to comment” FAQ to the VLQ auto-response

I'm seeing quite a lot of low-rep people posting comments as answers and, upon receiving the corresponding VLQ reply: This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request ...
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Constructive peer review?

I ask many questions. Some of them get upvoted. Some of them get downvoted. I am not always sure of the difference in the questions that make people vote differently. What I do know, however, is that ...
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How to handle answers that are duplicates of existing answers [duplicate]

The following answer hit the low quality post queue: https://stackoverflow.com/a/33472146/2312877 Now the answer is extremely similar to many of the already upvoted answers on the question, most of ...
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What is the severity of your question being locked?

I know that when you post a lot of questions marked with duplicate, closed, and put on hold etc. you will be banned from asking. So I guess there is a "bad question counter" to track your bad ...
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The pro forma comments come across as quite blunt - could they be changed? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if there could be some changes to the pro-forma comments from the "Recommend Deletion" button in the Low Quality Posts review queue. This question is asking for suggestions for what ...
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Let me vote to close questions from the Low Quality Posts queue

When I review low quality posts, I usually filter for answers. This means I see a lot of terrible answers. Often, those terrible answers stem from a terrible question. Usually, I force click the link ...
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Improve search by omitting “closed as duplicate”, “closed as low quality”, etc., by default

I apologize if this idea has been brought up before, but if so I couldn't find it because the search feature is a little hard to use.... :P I just did a search on the Unix & Linux stackexchange ...
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A review that completes with an unanimous deletion recommendation does not delete the answer

I recently flagged some positively-scored answers that weren't answers by our local policy for that kind of question. All reviews are completed by now, but regardless of the reviewers' votes, nothing ...
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Allow users to review NAA / low quality answers they have flagged themselves

I have a feeling that outside Stack Overflow and a few of the other largest sites at many times of day the number of 2k+ users that actively flag and process review queues is quite limited. I have an ...
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Why was that deleted? Provide better information for deletions from review

When questions are deleted by the Community user, they say "deleted by Community" and now also have a reason: When any post is deleted as spam or offensive it also attributes the deletion (but doesn'...
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Set Minimum required plain text in a question?

These days I keep coming over questions containing only code like this one - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32844182/suggestions-for-e-commerce - which will clearly be closed soon after posting ...
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Cannot review a low quality post that I've flagged earlier [duplicate]

I'd like to mention that this is not the first time that I've encountered this. The issue is that if I attempt to review a low quality post that I've flagged earlier, I will not be available to ...
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Reorganise the LQ, FP and LA queues to have one queue about improving and guiding and one about deciding deletion

TL;DR: Split the low-quality queue in two, separating posts with possible quality issues (autoflagged posts) and posts that may need to be deleted (NAA, gibberish), as having both of them together ...
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Should we encourage deleting answers that are earnest attempts at an explanation but that are technically incorrect (in the low quality queue)?

tl;dr: I don't want to delete such answers (I want to downvote them) but I also can't press the "nothing is wrong" button with a clear conscience if I know the answer is literally wrong. From Review ...
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Don't hide very low-scored questions from the frontpage if they have a bounty

I recently edited an old and very negatively voted question (-11) in order to improve it and turn it into a not so bad or maybe even good question. However, a big problem that I see is, that while ...
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Within Low Quality Posts review, indicate when answer author is also question author [closed]

EDIT 7th Aug 15 NathanTuggy brought to my attention that the small area surrounding the username; Timestamp; Gravatar; Rep; Badge count is actually already highlighted when the answer author in the ...
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Automatically Flag Question when only answer is put into LQP review

While reviewing Low Quality Posts in the review queue, I am noticing a pattern that when the answer is the first (and only) answer to a question that is more than a few days old, it is usually a sign ...
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How to handle a very bad quality question without the “Very low quality” flag?

Today, I read a post of a very frustated man which tried to resolve a problem during a lot of hours without finding the solution. All I had was this: Eight hours of trying TO GET first and last ...
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Moderator actions while reviewing the Low Quality queue [duplicate]

I have read the What are the guidelines for reviewing? and Reviewing low quality posts: when to delete and I understand when each action should be taken. Yet those do not address moderator only ...
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Don't give me known good audits on questions I've down voted

I came across a 'known good' audit in the Low Quality Posts review. When I saw it, I was "I'm sure I've seen this before..." Yep. Sure enough, I had. And I had down voted it. I haven'...
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What to do with review of an answer in the formatting sandbox?

What should we do when reviewing an answer in the Formatting Sandbox question, like this one? I understand the purpose of the formatting sandbox and I think we shouldn't be too harsh when coming to ...
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Why is the option very low quality sometimes hidden in the flag menu?

Why is the option very low quality sometimes hidden in the flag menu? About a moment ago, I saw a post of very low quality on Stack Overflow, and I wanted to flag it as very low quality but this ...
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Can we have a high-speed low-drag close vote review queue?

I almost never use the review queue. I mean, look at this big dumb thing It lumbers along, slowly plodding through the list of questions with close votes, one by one, until I die from boredom. ...
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Search questions by relative time of creation

I'd like filter out recently created questions, e.g., those created within the last 2 hours. (My reason is below.) The related date search parameter does something like that: created:..1d restricts ...
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Pending VLQ flag (in flag history) not reflected on actual question's page

My flag history on Android Enthusiasts shows that I flagged (during review) this question: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/109213/on-my-yureka-devive-on-kitkat-version-the-playstore-is-not-...

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