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I have contributed NO answers that I know of and the 6 questions I have asked over the past year have ZERO answers. In reality, you've posted a total of three answers since your account was on Ask Ubuntu. All three are deleted, as a direct result of review queue votes and flags against your posts about them "not being answers". (Deleted answers still ...


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The answer was indeed not helpful since the ~ are absolutely fine, as you pointed out. I have now deleted it. Next time, if a post requires attention and none of the standard flags fit (or are available to you), just raise a custom mod flag letting us know what the issue is. That way the mods can take care of it. Thanks!


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I agree with you that deletion should not be used lightly, that should be reserved for the really really bad/dangerous answers or those that don't try to answer the question. However, in my opinion, you should not have clicked on "Looks Good" either in these cases. Specifically: Try doubleklicking speaker in sound settings. Had the same error as you do ...


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Moderators only get "Helpful" or "Declined" for flag states. In this case, I marked it as "declined" because at the time of the flag being reviewed, it was not valid, and I didn't find the flag to be "helpful" There is no such thing as "clearing" a flag so it doesn't exist unless you retract it yourself (though the flag becomes "Retracted" in your flag ...


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Here were my thoughts on loading the link. Bloody hell, that's short. Maybe Hugo's onto someth... Hang on, that's an interesting problem. This is certainly reflective of my personal interests but scripting and programming is my $DAYJOB and silly little problems like this are the sort of nonsense that hold things up. Having it asked, and answered makes the ...


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Supposedly, the low quality review queue allows you to vote to delete (a 20k privilege) 0 scored answers from the review, in hopes this speed up the deletion process. If 3 20ker users vote to delete an answer, it will be deleted (even if the score isn't -1 or less), otherwise your delete vote will count as a "recommend deletion" vote, in which case 6 are ...


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We already have an unofficial spam detection system. There's a bot called SmokeDetector which is maintained by some users that checks every new post on all sites using a great load of filters and if it spots a spammy, offensive or gibberish post, it notifies the community through some chat rooms. Our users can then check that post and flag it as spam if ...


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Questions that are not clear enough to plausibly be answered should be closed. And there is no reason to wait to close them. After all, closed questions that are edited are automatically added to the reopen queue, and these days the system even allows us to take back our close votes. So the core thesis behind this proposal is a good one. It is simply that ...


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I have a moral problem with the votes and bounty reward on the following question Speaking of the votes: those are fair. Why? Because important details should be edited into the question and not added as a comment. Answerers and voters shouldn't really have to look into the comments section before voting, and the question as it stood highly suggested ...


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I am not good at reviewing but if we look at this special case the other way round we have to admit that this question: is resolved, i.e. has an accepted answer has many upvotes not only to the question but also to answers is well recognized with 647 views as today has a potential to help others because of the nice answer it has So, irrespect of what the ...


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You should remove them if, and only if they can not be improved. Deleting answers potentially deprives people of a solution. We (obviously) don't want to do that. If a post can, at all, be salvaged and brought up to quality standards, this should be done instead. However, if there's absolutely no way to recover the answer, then a delete is most likely the ...


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TL;DR: You can't undo your review but, if appropriate, you can still flag the post. In General If your review had removed the post from the queue, but you had manually cast an NAA or VLQ flag on the post, I believe that would have put it back in the queue. However, you should only do that if the flag you are casting is really correct for the post. Often ...


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Just to clarify here, I think there's a difference between AU purposely asking for people to use it as a bug tracker vs. being a useful resource when a high traffic bug/issue is found. Obviously we don't want people to just file bugs here, but in the past when a high traffic issue has been found we've marked one question as a canonical one, summarizing the ...


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Not all of them, no. There does need to be a merge/dupe-fest but the thing you're painting as harmful, pulling in a quote isn't off-topic. We've been through that at least a dozen times or more. It doesn't "drive away experts". That's ridiculous and I don't think taking it that way (without the context of the big ranty question) represents Jorge very fairly....


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Great, but there's a corner case that needs to be addressed: many times it happens that two completely different questions have the same answer. In that case questions can't be closed as duplicates, but at the same time it's useful to have a link to possible answers. I'm against deleting those kind of answers, as even if indeed OP didn't bother giving too ...


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This meta question is actually mostly answered in PSA: When reviewing, don't post duplicate (and near-duplicate) comments! But since this question is narrower and has a different focus, and it may not be immediately obvious to some how that one applies here, I've written this answer to address the specifics. Just like any answer that contains ...


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Yes, they're enabled. Roughly 35 blocked in the past day. They're not perfect; the quality score is generated from a number of different heuristics, with the end result being questions that do very well by some measures and very poorly by others getting through. We might want to bump up the threshold at which a question is held back. A good indication of ...


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I disagree. Flagging as "very low quality" implies recommending the deletion of the post. For an answer to go into the Very Low Quality queue, not only is needed a "very low quality" flag be casted on the answer, but also a "not an answer" flag be casted on an answer. This gives an insight on how (rightfully I'd say) the system cares about not deleting ...


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All >20K users have access to moderation tools and can vote to delete questions (or if really bad I think -3 or -5 we can immediately delete them) In this case, read all the comments as it's being handled without needing a feature request. Sometimes just contacting the OP is good enough... :P


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My opinion, if you REALLY wanted to flag that as low quality, you could just use a custom reason and put "Link only answer". I'd drop a comment first though, saying something like "Link only answers are discouraged. Can you please post some of the content here?" and link to the post on MSO about link-rot.


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Yes we do - and should - delete answers that are a mirror of existing ones. In this case, the answer is actually an answer. Its a step-by-step guide. Important for a new person to understand. Agreed, it may seemingly be superfluous to someone more confident with what the top answer has said in an abbreviated form. The top answer - yes it conveys similar ...


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Like Seth mentioned, If you ever posted a question, you will have "experienced the suggestion", to use an euphemism, to search the database. Adding more, or more aggresive signs would simply not work. Another thing is that you use "low-quality-posts" as a tag, which is not a synonym to duplicate questions in my opinion. I am definitely not promoting ...


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After lots of reviews, I found out why: https://askubuntu.com/review/low-quality-posts/152094 Immediately someone through "Looks Good" the review process ends. I couldn't find a metapost to support this.


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