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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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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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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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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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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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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Empty but already deleted answers don't appear “deleted”

When going through new answers to old question it's normally pretty easy to tell if an answer has been deleted already or not. A couple of times now I've seen totally blank answers that have already ...
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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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Filter titles that only contain tags and/or “filler” words

Inspired by this rant (which listed a couple-dozen question titles with "PHP preg_replace" and nothing else useful in them)1, I figured that there may be a practical way to improve the poor title ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Block “problems” as well as just “problem” in question titles

The quality filter is already blocking "problem" in question title on Stack Overflow. All good and running well for long time. However it does allow the word "problems" and honestly, can't see 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 ...