Questions tagged [se-quality-project]

Help the Stack Exchange team improve the overall quality of the sites. See also the tag 'se-quality-project' at Meta Stack Overflow.

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Is there such a thing as an SE angst-o-meter? Some attempt to quantify on a site-by-site basis?

The (currently unanswered) meta question Were plans made for metrics associated with the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project? ends: Is there a way to try to identify the greatest ...
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Feature request: Vote to clear the score (reset upvotes + downvotes to 0)

I would like to propose a new mechanism to help demote and occasionally remove stale content from the site. There are two important cases where this is currently a problem: Poor questions by new ...
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Rolling question rate limits are now network-wide

When you think of Q&A sites, you think of a place where you come to get answers to your questions. But, where do those answers come from? What doesn't immediately stand out for many folks is that ...
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Quality Project - Post characteristics as images?

In the CoGro Musings chat room, Tim Post mentioned In the quality project, we started examining the 'shape' of a question by turning it into a picture that its characteristics painted. Vowels become ...
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New users don't value reputation

For a long while the issue of addressing how to prevent off topic or low quality questions has been looked at from multiple angles. I have tried many times to take part in these conversations. At ...
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Can we see the results of Project Reduplication of Deduplication?

Back in October 2016, there was an announcement that Stack Exchange would be collaborating with the University of Melbourne on duplicate question detection. It looks like the portion of work where we ...
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Encourage active users to edit Hot Questions, especially titles

Questions on the "Hot Network" list are like travel billboards: they advertise sites to users elsewhere, to maybe get those users interested in participating. But I have noticed that those questions ...
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Were plans made for metrics associated with the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project?

I'm excited to hear about the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project, and surprised by the pages of answers there! Were plans made for metrics or success criteria? Projects without ...
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Could we have better notifications for questions in which we participated?

I have been using Stack Overflow every day for the past 8 years (I mean, actually every single day), and I still feel I know very little about what happened to the questions I contributed to. The ...
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New three-tiered badge idea: Explainer →Refiner → Illuminator

The difference between a poor or meh question and a stellar question can often simply be someone understanding it and providing it a great answer. I can't begin to count the number of times I've ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication Has Begun!

While announcing the second iteration of the Stack Exchange quality project, I not-so-briefly alluded to a collaboration we're kicking off with the University Of Melbourne. The project presents some ...
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Making Stack Exchange a more inviting place for new users

Stack Exchange is a wonderful and invaluable community... once you're part of it. New users who aren't familiar with how SE works may have a different impression of our community though. For instance, ...
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A follow feed feature?

Recently I got addicted to MathSE and since then coming across rainbow fountains of interesting question and splendid answers I've discovered many interesting user who contribute a heaven's gold ...
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First Post Review Queue should have the bar raised for questions

I think that the first post review queue for answers is probably fine, and am only addressing questions. Many unfit questions make it past the first post review queue all the time. This can be ...
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Let's have an explicit triage system for questions from new users

This is a follow-up feature-request based on: How can we make First Posts review actually useful? - big thanks to everyone who participated there, I've tried to incorporate the feedback into the ...
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Breaking down question blocks - let's talk about rate limits

I've been quite vocal about the fact that we're overhauling post blocks, and dropped some hints as to how we're contemplating improving them. The last few weeks of my professional existence has gone ...