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Questions tagged [quality-filter]

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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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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What can I do when getting “This question body does not meet our quality standards”?

While trying to ask a question, I got the error message This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you have ...
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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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Why does it keep saying my post is mostly code?

I'm trying to post a sample of code that looks like this: Look at all of those comments, and it still won't allow me post! What am I doing wrong?
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Why can't I post a simple HTML on Stack Overflow?

This is the third time I am trying to post an issue I got with bootstrap and HTML and I everytime I come here, it doesn't allow me to post. It either says "Your post is mostly code, try writing ...
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This post does not meet our quality standards [duplicate]

Title: read multiple wav files in matlab Body: I want read multiple wav files one by one in one folder. I have 50 wav files.Write 50 wavread function should not be the solution. I want also ...
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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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Why does my question supposedly not meet the quality standards? [duplicate]

I'm trying to post the following question and get: This post does not meet our quality standards. Why? This is the question: I'm writing an iphone application that sends email, sms and make ...
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What happened to the quality filter? [closed]

Look at my reputation graph. Look at the very beginning where I got more than 1500 reputation in less than a month of being here. I have just barely passed the 3000 mark after 3 months of trying. Why? ...
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1st post rejected: “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”

Trying to post answer to this question: WinDbg x64: Cannot debug a crash dump - failed to load data access DLL Get this message: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted ...
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Forced to edit the title in a migrated question

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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Incomprehensible “Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code” error

I just tried to post a question containing the following text: I'm building a music app, which has an ongoing notification. I meet the text color problem of notifications: 1. On Galaxy S with ...
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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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The Efficacy Of Stack Overflow's Question Title Filter

I'm getting pretty sick of this meme that the title check being run on Stack Overflow (and Super User and Server Fault) is somehow ineffective, obviously broken, etc. etc. So, I'm going to drop the ...
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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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The title word filter is one of the worst ideas ever implemented on SO

There are numerous (1, 2, 3) questions concerning this problem. I realize this is a borderline duplicate, but I'll re-iterate the futility of this particular filter and why it should be outright ...
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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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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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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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What is wrong with single-paragraph questions?

Twice now I have asked a question in a single paragraph and have been told that it doesn't meet some mysterious standards. All I seem to need to do is split the sentence up (unnecessarily) into two ...
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Improve the usability experience of posts that “appear to contain code that is not properly formatted as code”

I recently got this message when trying to post a question: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. ...
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Error Message: It looks like your post is mostly code; please add some more details

How do you solve the following error when creating a simple post? It looks like your post is mostly code; please add some more details
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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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Houston, we have a porblem [closed]

Since it's forbidden to use the word "problem" in titles, and there's not even a way for experienced users to add it (or mods) we all know users just get around that filter by typing various ...
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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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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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“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 ...
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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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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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BLOCK QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS

RECENTLY ON THE ANDROID SITE WE GOT THIS QUESTION WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. THIS WAS SURPRISING TO ME, SINCE I ASSUMED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE QUALITY FILTER — BESIDES BEING INDICATIVE OF ...
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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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Exclamation(!) turned in to question mark(?) in title field [duplicate]

I just submitted a question (Untrusted connection!) with an exclamation (!) at the end of the title (with one space between the word and the exclamation) but it turned in to question mark (?). I ...
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Adding “all capitals in the question title” to the quality filter

So, the guys over in Charcoal HQ have been working on a Smoke Detector that detects potential spam so it can be flagged quicker. One thing that has been noticed is the number of posts that get ...
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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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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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“Problem” word filter can be circumvented in a search engine compatible way

This is not about the merits of the filter. But it exists, and its implementation is so limited it is ineffective, with good, easy workarounds. I consider this to be a bug. You might feel ...
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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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Why can't we use the word “problem” in titles?

Recently this Mathematica question was posted, Mathematica can't DSolve two-body pro-ble​m? The reason for the odd split in the word pro-blem is there is a filter preventing its use in titles. For the ...
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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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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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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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Don't consider inline code spans as code for the purposes of the quality filter

From my earlier question, Detect attempts at disguising meaningless text as code blocks: Currently, the quality filter only asks that you have a code block before it will accept your submission of ...