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Would a positive approach to question validation help with the friendliness/quality divide? I think the assumption you are making about a dichotomy between "friendliness" and "quality" is a false one. I think what we have already is a "positive" approach, in a sense. "Your question sucks because you didn't do the research", "Your question sucks because ...


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How is your proposed solution different from what we have right now? A question that is off-topic or missing vital information can be put on hold. This comes with a message describing what is wrong with it. It is put on hold so that OP (or others) can edit it into shape, and in the best case, it will be reopened when it becomes a "complete" question. Isn't ...


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This system exists more or less (on Stack Overflow at least); it's called the Triage review queue. It gets fed by questions deemed low quality by the system and/or the users; those questions are hidden from the homepage (though not from the other question lists or search). Together with the Help & Improvement queue, its aim is to improve question quality ...


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So as my recently closed question has been brought along as an example to this issue, I tried to give this some thought over the last few days. To me, on the "asker side" of the process, the general impression was that someone who clearly spends more time on the site than I do (gold badge, high rep etc.) for some reason decided that my quesion should be ...


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Edit the post so that the closure reason no longer applies. If it's too broad, narrow its scope If it's unclear, clarify it If it's a duplicate but the duplicate doesn't solve your problem, explain why that is so. If it's primarity opinion based, make it more concrete and factual. Editing will push the post into the reopen queue as long as it's the first ...


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The wording does not clearly state that I can edit a post, but editing has nothing to do with reopening. That's not an entirely true premise (emphasis mine). Editing is the very first step you need to get a question reopened: Editing bumps the question up to be seen at the active home page and sends it to the reopen queue. If others think that the ...


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You seem to think you know better what the post should look like then the user that wrote it. You don't. Whatever a user's post looks like, people vote on it. Upvote. Downvote. Comment. Close. As a new (or old) user it feels bad enough to be judged by random people on the internet. Now imagine they judge you on something you did not even write or agree ...


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Authors of posts should always be able to edit their own posts. Otherwise, there would be no possibility of them fixing mistakes they realize they've made, adding new information they've thought of, or responding to comments and answers. If I'm a new author and there's already an edit that's pending, what should happen? As I see it, there are three ...


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For new users there is more possibility that they will simply reject edits as they are not trusted users No, you can't throw such assumption without proof. First please come with extensive research, e.g. latest 100 reviews made by post authors. Then we'll see, but I'm pretty sure you'll see post authors can make good decision like any other user.


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This question stems from the problem that Reopen Review status isn't communicated. It's just one of many ways that people are impacted by that. It was the impetus for developing a new userscript. SERopenReviewWarning, provides this information. When a question has been through the review queue, the userscript produces a message under the Close ...


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Ok, this is fixed - all comment flags will be henceforth ignored for the purpose of this check, along with any "in need of moderator intervention" flags raised on the post itself (that exception already existed). Thanks for pointing this out; by my estimation this was probably responsible for around 700 invalidated reopen reviews on Stack Overflow alone, ...


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Notifications probably aren't going to fly (it's ok to not accept an answer), but there's a workaround for the problem you described. For busy people, it's inconvenient to go through your activity history and find the question with the upvoted answer that still was never accepted. The inconvenience factor is enough of a deterrent that busy people don't ...


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I agree that this is unfortunate and that you're a victim of the system. The 5 minutes delay is there to make sure posts can get a speedy review, even if you decide to leave the review item in a pending state to fetch coffee, write another post or walk the dog. That's why another user browsing the queues gets to the review item, too. The problem with your ...


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You probably made your review more than 15 minutes after the other user finished making their review. The system generally allows users to submit reviews after a task is already completed in order to give credit to all users who are reviewing a given post at the same time. However, if it's been more than 15 minutes since the review task was completed, your ...


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