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The undisclosed algorithm through which all new questions are passed to determine if they can be posted on a Stack Exchange site.

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Scroll summary page to bottom, if there are no issues with the question [duplicate]

When I am done with a longer question, I have to scroll down "Ask question" page to the bottom, to hit "Review your question" button. When this is done, and my question is reviewed,...
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Bug which mistakenly accuses the writer for shouting and issues a warning

Today, while typing an answer on Math.SE, I needed to use the factorial expression. While typing in my answer, I received the following warning: DON'T SHOUT! All-caps posts are considered rude and ...
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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: goto https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/ask (...
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No minimum question limit on SE sites? [closed]

I was browsing the Stack Overflow site (specifically the machine-learning tag (ML)) and I was surprised by how short the questions are becoming in that place. ML is fast growing, but there isn't any ...
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Don't allow questions that have the same title but different punctuation such as a question mark or hyphen [duplicate]

I was on Music, and I saw this question title: I found a question it is apparently a duplicate of with this title: If I were to ask a question called "What is concert pitch?" the system would stop ...
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Why can't I post this question on Stack Overflow?

I'm trying to post a question on Stack Overflow, but I got the following error message: Please add some context to explain the code sections (or check that you have not incorrectly formatted all of ...
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Forbid words “help”, “confusion” (, etc?) in titles

Suggestion: ban "help", "confusion", maybe "question" in titles. When a user uses these words, show the message (better ideas are appreciated): Please avoid using word "help" in title. Instead, ...
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Automatic quality control and their effects on participation and contribution

I am interested in studying how automatic quality control can affect participation and contribution in online discussion communities. Many content generation platforms are struggling with balancing ...
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I can't ask a question on Stack Overflow

I feel very stressful when I enter Stack Overflow because it is not useful for me. When I submit my question, it gives me this: If you need to do something that Markdown can't handle, use HTML. Note ...
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How does this question not meet your quality standards? [closed]

given an array of objects that have an attribute count and an index n, how can objects after n be removed if their count is 0? Please explain what is lacking in this question?
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Question titles cannot be similar to those of a closed question

I wish to ask a question (on any Stack Exchange board) with a similar (or identical) title to a question that is closed. But I'm not able to do this. It seems to me that this is a mistake. If the ...
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Forced to edit the title in a migrated question [closed]

I recently edited a Stack Overflow question that was migrated from stats.stackexchange.com. My intention was to add new tags; however, I could not submit the edit with the original question title ...
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Avoiding “enter image description here”

While reviewing first posts and low quality posts, I come across images liked the following way too often: enter image description here And this should come as no surprise, as this is the default ...
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Should we notify users when the system automatically changes their post?

I posted an answer earlier and in a fit of flagrant spontaneous salutation I started it with "Hello from 2018" which was automatically removed when I posted. I came on meta to find out more about ...
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Block “{{tag}} question” and similar as a question title

Proposal At least once a day, I see a question titled with something along the lines of: dynamical systems question Photoshop issue publication problem where the first part of the title is ...
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Let's make the automatic removal of salutations language specific!

Saludos. ^^^ as you see, I just said hello in Spanish and nothing happened, despite "Saludos" means "greetings" in Spanish. In Spanish Stack Exchange we noticed that a post cannot start with ...
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I can't write Chinese characters in edited posts, but OP could when posting

Note this question is related, but not exactly the same, as this posts asks why OP could post (but I couldn't), whereas the other one states that OP shouldn't be able to. Following question: All I ...
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“Writing Good Titles” forbids the phrase 'question-mark' in titles

I understand why the standalone word 'question' is forbidden in titles; however SE doesn't make an exception for 'question-mark', as in this case, where I was trying to improve the title from: How to ...
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Why doesn't this question “meet our quality standards”? [duplicate]

I've tried to ask this question both on Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange. Is it possible to prove idempotence? Is it possible to use static or dependent types to prove a function is ...
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Is the spam filter for new users preventing people from showing their “homework”?

I recently posted a detailed question on superuser about an issue I was trying to help someone with. However, before posting it, while I was helping the person, I attempted to help her to ask the ...
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All-lowercase questions are 50 times more common than all-caps questions, and are often low-quality questions. Let's block them.​ [duplicate]

First, someone proposed blocking all-caps questions. This was declined. The decliner seemed to feel that the problem was too rare to bother with. Well, all-lowercase questions are 50 times more ...
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How is the subjective warning popup determined for a question? [duplicate]

Today I have noticed a subjective popup warning while asking a question on Movies & TV I tried with a different wording for the same question but the result was the same It's not site specific ...
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Link reference produces error “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”

I recently posted a question to Code Review and I was getting the error “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code” even though all my code was in code blocks. By ...
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Please STOP trying to convert ! to ? on all sites and not just the orginal trilogy?

Some days ago, I wrote this feature request removal. But as peoples are pointing it out, employers will still be encouraged to post non‑developers jobs on the new system. So I wanted to addin ...
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If a question is in all-uppercase or all-lowercase, our quality filters should automatically reject it [duplicate]

Proposal If a question on an English-language Stack Exchange site does not contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter, our quality filter should reject it. (We can make exceptions for ...
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The question body does not meet our quality standards

I've got the following error in Stack Overflow. Saying that my body wasn't ok. The only thing I changed was the Title by going from generated ... visual studio to Generated Visual Studio So the body ...
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Why does Code Review not accept the 'improve' keyword in question titles? [closed]

I can understand the problem with asking questions on Stack Overflow that start with '...how to improve...' but Code Review does not let me add the word "improve", which I think is a bit hmm... ...
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Unable to post Chinese characters due to validation filter

This issue occurs when I attempt to post the Chinese characters for the novel "Water Margin" 《水浒传》 as a quote on Mythology SE. The error occurs even if a single character 水 is posted. The question ...
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Did the title quality checker fail in this circumstance? Can it be improved? [duplicate]

This proposed duplicate is not the same as this question because that is explicitly about SO and the "problem". This question takes a broader approach to the title filter. This question was inspired ...
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Your title “quality standard” checking is nefariously asinine!

What is the title standard check based on? Length is the only criteria apparently. I made the title "evangelism vs evangelicalism?", it would not allow me to post, saying it does not meet your "...
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How did this new user bypass code mandatory rule?

With reference to this question: From Code Editor to Wordpress I was editing the post for formatting issue and when I was saving it, it prompted me for How did the new user on the website manage to ...
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Please block questions with “help!” and variants

I've seen a number of questions (1,2,3,4,5) with "help!" in the title - especially on Ask Ubuntu. I don't know if it is a network wide occurrence. Please could all questions with "help" and variants -...
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Can you add “it doesn't work” and “it's not working” as banned phrases?

I know you can't comment +1 any more on stack overflow but a common phase is to complain "it's not working" in the question's body, when this doesn't say anything. The OP always has to be asked; What'...
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Passively prevent “Thank you in advance” in questions/comments

I've edited and flagged a lot of questions and comments. Most often to remove "Thank you", "Thanks in advance", etc. One is actively encouraged to remove this fluff (Should 'Hi', 'thanks&#...
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Trying to submit a question without any code… and getting a code-formatting error

Below is a screenshot of what I'm trying to post, it includes literally no code... and it's giving me a code-format error and will not let me post. I tried making the file names code, as you can see, ...
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Change the question title filter to also exclude “doubt about”

The question title filter prevents you from writing "Question about ..." which is a good feature in my opinion, though a controversial one. How about forbidding "doubt about" as well, which is used ...
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Why can't I post links on separate lines without it bugging me about bad code formatting?

From my post here, this code just on its own does not work: See also: [NTFS Junction Point][1]<br/> [NTFS Symbolic Link][2]<br/> [Symbolic Link][3]<br/> [1]: http://en.wikipedia....
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Blocking posts with URL-only titles [duplicate]

In The Tavern we report and flag spam on the network, and it seems that some of the spam that still passes through the quality filter, has only a URL as title, nothing else. I believe posts like this ...
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Shouldn't the SE quality check block posts that are only a link?

I'm part of the MSE TAVERN ANTI-SPAM CLUB and this question *now deleted was just a link: Just a link. The entire body of the post was within the outbound link. Can/should the SE quality check block ...
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When salutations are automatically removed, should a new revision be made to show this?

When I edit a question, site scripts can automatically apply edits which are deemed as required in addition to my edit. The script's edits are stored in the edit history under my name inline with my ...
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Can we please block questions that contain nothing but a URL in the title?

On Drupal Answers we just had a spam question (now deleted). The question's title was, in its entirety: http://premiumpureforskolinrev.com/metabo-garcinia/ I can't think of a good reason that any ...
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Why Stack Overflow gives me “this question body does not meet our quality standard” [closed]

I'm trying to ask the following question, but I'm told it does not meet your quality standards: Hey i am willing to build a spectacles for blind people. So i am willing to using a ...
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Your tags couldn't be submitted. Please see the error above

I am trying to edit a post to improve it, but cannot: Get the count of numbers doubling using SQL? I am editing posts a lot and I know the message well. But this time it is a. wrong b. ...
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I couldn't post this question as it said add more details your post is mostly code. How to fix it? [duplicate]

connection to database file contains: $server="localhost"; $login="root"; $pass=""; $database="floweritem"; $con=mysqli_connect($server,$login,$pass,$database); if(...
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Quality standards are not met [duplicate]

I have written a question that did not meet the standards (see below). I noticed that just by adding uppercase correctly, it meets the standards. Is this okay?
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Editing title of question

When creating a question I can't put the word problem in the title. I actually can when editing the title of a question. Is this a bug?
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Can we have the filter automagically denies “question about” in a question title?

This is one of my pet peeves: question titles that start with "question about [topic]." The OP could at least summarize it like this: "Difference between [topic A] and [topic B]." Maybe not deny any ...
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Title being rejected on StackOverflow [duplicate]

I'm trying to post a question/answer on StackOverflow and it won't accept any title I give it, saying "This title doesn't meet our quality standards". I've tried every possible wording that makes any ...
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“Post contains improperly formatted code” - Cannot find any misformatted code [duplicate]

I tried to post this exact answer on Stack Overflow, however it refuses to let me do so. I tried searching around a bit, and found some people suggesting adding extra line breaks before code blocks. ...
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Stack Exchange is not working properly [closed]

When I try to post a question, the site says to edit it and to add "what you have tried" and "it's not up to quality standards" and stuff. But this message keeps coming up when I'm trying to post ...