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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False positives with automatic duplicate detection and question differentiation

I recently asked and answered a question and the site has auto-tagged it as a duplicate of another question. The error mentioned in both questions is the same, (1, -2147483648), but the solutions ...
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Posting with all lower case letters didn't allow me to submit my question

I posted this question earlier Typing the ZIP code doesn't yield the company page while using my google tv. As soon as I hit submit, to submit my question, I got an error with something to the ...
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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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Does removing salutations from questions and answers still work properly?

I seem to have found a case in which it didn't: Reference Interestingly enough, going through the comments of the answer that claims that this is the case, it seems that this script has been broken ...
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People using URL shortcuts like http://goo.gl/ to bypass jsfiddle filter

See this answer for example: The link leads to http://jsfiddle.net/PcANy/6/ and it's quite obvious the user first tried to post with original link, got blocked due to not posting code so decided ...
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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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Can't post question, error message not showing

I selected answer my own quesiton, and then after filing out subject, question, and answer, tried to post got an error about missing tag. I added a tag and then tried to post again, and the page ...
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Code-formatting error occurs when composing post on Stack Overflow

Code formatting error occurs when I tried to post a question on Stack Overflow. Error message Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. Please indent all code by 4 ...
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What exactly is wrong with this title?

I am trying to ask a question with the following title: using 'stdin' with fread I actually tried a variety of variations on the above and it just refused to accept any title I have come up with ...
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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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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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Why does my question not meet your quality standards? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question on Stack Overflow, but when I post the question I get this error in a red box: This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely ...
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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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Why is Stack Overflow refusing to post my question? [duplicate]

This is my question: it is complaining about tags This post does not meet our quality standards. I tried sequelize.js and node.js... no success... this is really annoying here is my question: ...
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Add attempts to game the “quality standards” filter to the Low Quality queue for review

People who are not capable of writing high quality questions are nonetheless capable of figuring out how to get past the quality filter. By and large they add a sentence whining about the quality ...
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Can we add a hint that the title is important on the “quality standards” error message?

Ever since the quality filter was turned up a notch, there has been a steady flow of quality filter support questions on MSO. A few of those were a bit puzzling, as at first read they looked like ...
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Why does my post “not meet our quality standards”?

I'm trying to post the following question, but get the This post does not meet our quality standards error, with no explanation of what the problem is Title Grails query cache being ignored ...
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“Post does not meet quality standards” [closed]

I have a post written as below, which is rejected with "This post does not meet our quality standards". It was originally submitted with the title "handling errors in ex scripts without waiting for ...
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Increase the question quality filter's strictness as users move closer to a ban

Unlike many here, I have some degree of confidence that users who are close to a ban can actually learn what they're doing wrong and improve. I also have confidence that problematic users are not just ...
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Can we please relax the unhelpful “quality standards” test? [duplicate]

I just spent ten minutes adjusting this question trying to discover why it was triggering "This question does not meet our quality standards." It turned out to be the title, which I had to make ...
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Should question length have a greater impact on the low quality filter to help stop this?

This question was, when posted: Please justify your answer. As the description on the title, you will know the question. That's it. If it isn't currently, shouldn't question length be more of a ...
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How did this user pass the quality filter by using the same title twice?

Just see these two questions: First: How to retrieve yahoo contact in Android? and Second: https://stackoverflow.com/q/16373262/1369235 A same user asked two questions with the same title. Title of ...
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Lower the weight of grammar and punctuation in the low-quality filter?

I've recently been seeing a lot more questions on meta regarding how to fix a question so it passes the Low Quality Filter, which was tweaked on 4/17 to be more strict, and the majority of the posts ...
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What is the goal of the low quality question filter?

For a while now we have had a filter for new questions that doesn't allow them to be posted until they pass a filter that checks for certain mistakes indicative of very low quality questions. ...
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How is the quality of a question automatically evaluated? [duplicate]

When I try to post a question without any code only using plain text on Stack Overflow, it gives me a validation error: This post does not meet our quality standards. OK I got it. Without any ...
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Should the phrases “Any Idea” and “Is it Possible” be edited out of questions?

We already prohibit signatures and taglines from posts. Should we do the same with these phrases, under the theory that they are noise? Note: There seems to be some confusion about this question, so ...
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Quality filter fails to block questions linking to jsfiddle without any code [duplicate]

Judging from this question posted just now on Stack Overflow, the fix by Kevin that was introduced a while ago is nuked and removed from the code, I'll take a guess that as result of tightening the ...
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How did this make it past the new quality filter?

Here's a particularly low-quality question I've just spotted: I've flagged it, but it might be worth using this as an example to train the quality filter with.
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How did this “Plz Help me its urgent” question make it through the filter? [duplicate]

This is the question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/16178552/can-resolve-chat-in-jsf-primeface-plz-help-me-its-urgent Is the filter malfunctioning? Surely "plz help" and "urgent" are excellent ...
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My post does not meet your quality standards. Can you tell me why? [duplicate]

This is my post which I tried to post at Stack Overflow. But when I tried to submit it, I got the message This post does not meet our quality standards. I have checked it for 10 minutes, but I ...
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This post does not meet our quality standards, with no reason why [duplicate]

I'm getting the above error, but this makes absolutely no sense to me. Considering my large site experience, I'm pretty sure that I can at least grasp the basics. You could mention what is wrong with ...
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I tried to post a question [duplicate]

But I got a red box that says that something like that this is not a quality question, why? This is what I got: This post does not meet our quality standards.
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“This post does not meet our quality standards” idea: linking to essays [duplicate]

http://pastebin.com/DLhNDNSN I'm unable to post that on stackoverflow without getting a "This post does not meet our quality standards" and I don't know why. I understand the exact algorithm details ...
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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 ...
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Should the lack of a question mark affect the question's quality score?

See this post, which I think is a low quality one but wasn't prevented from being posted. Given that it's a question shouldn't it have at least one question mark? So, should the quality filter ...
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It does not meet our quality standards

For the first time on Stack Overflow, I have encountered the It does not meet our quality standards. problem when posting. The only thing I have to change is to add an "is" in my post title from "...
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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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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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Is it time to tighten up the question quality filter?

As everyone here well knows, we get a lot of questions on Stack Overflow. And, as some of us here probably already know, there is a quality filter in place for new users: Also, there are certain ...
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Formatting synonym requests to “meet the quality standards”

When suggesting a tag synonym (which doesn't need much explanation because they are obviously synonyms) how to format the question? Note: I've asked a tag synonym request once, and I have problems to ...
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'Hi' appears in question body but not in edit box or preview. Has it been auto-trimmed? [duplicate]

Changing the interval of an NSTimer over on Stack Overflow starts with the word "Hi" (at the moment, anyways): After I click the edit link, there is no evidence of "Hi" in either the edit field or ...
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Should “situation” be considered a weasel word in question titles?

It strikes me that situation is a word often used in a question title in which the poster has not put enough thought into titling his question; a title like "How to query this situation?" or "C++ ...
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“Don't just link to jsfiddle.net” when editing a post but not when asking the question?

I was trying to edit a post which had a jsfiddle link. The whole content was not just the link, but I believe there are other posts (like this, for example) that address this. Anyway, when I hit the ...
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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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Some words missing when editing a post in Stack Overflow

I try to edit a question how to find the commit message by author? In the question a word "hello" is there. But in the edit the word is not appearing. An extra word [git] is also appearing ...
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Should questions with code-related tags be forced to include code? [closed]

To help reduce the number of questions that consist of "write this program for me" or asking for help without any code samples, should Stack Overflow force any question that has a tag that's code ...
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Forbidding some words can make impossible to set a correct question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can’t we use the word “problem” in titles? Editing the question "_Problem Loading Widget" message I have met a problem. I couldn't save the edition after adding ...
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I keep getting “It does not meet our quality standards” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do when getting “It does not meet our quality standards”? What is wrong with my question? This is my question: currently i am using testng 6.8 with maven but ...
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Tricking the jsfiddle-Link-Only-Filter with parentheses [closed]

This question asked a rather vague question with just a link to jsfiddle - but crucially the link was placed inside parenthesis Sample code here (http://jsfiddle.net/CPtp4/4/) I tried to edit this ...