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Questions tagged [low-quality-posts]

For questions relating to posts of low quality, generally or possibly with regards to specific users.

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Reason of closing a question with good answers

Let us look at the question Evaluate $\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^2\log^2{(\sin{x})}}{\sin^2x}dx$ I understand, that the formulation is rather short, but we have at least two precise, large answers. I ...
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Is CRUDE healthy?

The chatroom CRUDE stands for Close, Reopen, Undelete, Delete, Edit. Is the way this room is currently used healthy for Maths Stack Exchange? There is a core of users which can be counted on one ...
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Declined VLQ flag for an answer with CAS generated output

Several hours ago, I flagged an answer consisting entirely of SymPy code (at its second version) for "Very Low Quality" according to the procedures in the accepted answer of a meta question: How to ...
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Five close votes is not enough to close a question?

I voted to close a question in a Low Quality Post review. There are more than five users who voted to close in the review, but why is it open?
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What clears a Low Quality flag, and what removes a review from the LQ queue?

On several occasions, I have noticed that when I raise Low Quality or Not an Answer flag, the flags get cleared up without the post deleted, or without the review going through the general process of ...
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Is it acceptable to post a “better” version of an existing question?

Situation: Lets say there was an interesting question, but: It was poorly written (e.g. language, formatting, missing assumptions). It was posted many day ago but got only a few views. It received ...
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What does this mean?

Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful question, see: How do I ask a good ...
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Answer review - is it really answered question?

I have seen many times these type of explanation were people addressed only page number of a book. What should I do during a review? Should I flag answers as low quality or not an answer or skip?
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What to do about these set theory questions

There have recently been a number of set theory questions of very low quality - many of these (most?) appear likely to have been asked by the same person under different accounts (the username is ...
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What to do about two erroneous answers to a post?

[Edit: to explain some things that were not so clear in the original post] I believe in being straightforward. Without linking to the specific question, people will just treat this as another vague ...
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Can't self-delete unanswered question or answer from mobile device?

Recently, I've seen a few answers in the Low Quality Posts queue which said something like "I want to delete, but I can't from mobile"*. I didn't try, but on my phone's app there is a button for ...
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Why can't I flag old posts as “very low quality”

I am currently contemplating an answer from March 2015 that has an impressive score of -19 + 9. I tried to flag it as "Very low quality", but that this option is not available. (I also downvoted the ...
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Guidelines for making images visible

Fairly often in the review queues one encounters posts from new (or not-so-new) users who lack the reputation needed to include images visibly. Sometimes I have the time to replace images of ...
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What to do with questions formatted exclusively with a piece of paper, a pen and a camera? [duplicate]

Writing a well-formatted question struggles new users. Some decide instead of typing the actual text of the question, typesetting formulae with $\LaTeX$ and using plotting software, it would be ...
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Offered to review a low quality question after flagging it for closure

I saw this post just when it was asked, and instantly flagged this as off-topic. But, before sometime, someone flagged this as low-quality post, and it was sent to me for review. And then when I ...
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Declined flags on answers

I recently passed the threshold of $2000$ points and hence have access to more review queues (Low Quality Posts and others). Some of those posts are answers, which I am asked to "judge". Sometimes I ...
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How to handle answers which are only CAS output?

I'm quite uncomfortable with the fact that there are many answers by specific users (especially in the "integration"-tag where I spent most of my time here) which are clearly pure CAS output. On top ...
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When exactly is the comment “This does not provide an answer to the question…” added by SE software?

In some situations SE software adds a comment which looks like this:1 This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below ...
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Suspicious behaviour in low quality queue

I was reviewing the Low Quality queue and there were about 27 queued items to review (unusually high in my opinion; I don't think I've ever seen more than about 5 at a time). It seems that nearly all ...
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Can I try to tell experienced users not to answer bad questions?

I have recently started using the website and I am trying to do my best with moderation. I flag questions very often, I edit posts when they can be improved, I have written a few of those "What have ...
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Users providing only answers in Maple [duplicate]

This question is about users who stubbornly only provide Maple code and their output as answers, even if the question does not ask for it. Yesterday I decided to review some low-quality posts (there ...
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User consistently posting low-quality questions

I have just found a user who has posted about 70 questions on this site, all very short with missing punctuation and so on, and with very poor titles. Several times questions have been closed, and ...
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Follow up to 'Users who consistently post low-quality answers'

In this thread, there is a discussion on how to handle users who consistently post low-quality answers. In the comments, a moderator mentions that one such user is "under a magnifying glass", yet ...
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Problem : You have reached your question limit

When I try to ask a question, my Mathematics Stack Exchange account says that I have reached my question limit and should fix my previous posts. But I don't have clue how should I fix my previous ...
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What to do with old low-quality post? [duplicate]

Today this question appeared in my Low Quality Posts queue. The description said that someone flagged it as low-quality. In case it gets deleted, here's the content: Find the equation of the line ...
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Why are there so many “low quality posts” from people with a lot of reputation/badges/experience?

I just had this low quality post review https://math.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/433324 and I've been noticing a theme. This answer is a great hint, the user has a long history of great ...
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Editing out inappropriate remarks to an otherwise reasonable answer

I was reviewing the "Low Quality Post" queue and came across an answer from a new user that (a) criticized a comment on the post and (b) gave a link to a reasonably good explanation of the answer. ...
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Old(?) low quality questions

Recently I stumbled on some 3-month-old low quality questions (just unclear what the OP is asking for, not enough details) without any answers (impossible to answer) and no votes on the question. I ...
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Increase the point where reviews are disputed

I noticed two answers that arguably should have been deleted from the review queue (Exhibits A and B; see also Exhibit C given by dustin in the comments, and there are probably many others as well). ...
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How to deal with users consistently posting low quality answers

There are a few users on this site (which I will refrain from mentioning here) who constantly posts low quality answers. Even after several comments on their answers they do nothing. The answers can ...
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Specific user “spamming” questions of the same type

I noticed a user has posed many questions, none of them answered and all of them of the same type. They have not responded comments nor improved the questions in any way. How am I as a community ...
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What to do when other users answer low-quality questions?

This question is related to many I've seen on here about "low-quality posts," so I apologize in advance if it's an exact duplicate of one I haven't found, or simply too close to others. My question is ...
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Deleting Wrong Answers in “Low Quality” Queue

It is decided[1] that deleting answers just because they're wrong/incorrect is not condoned in StackExchange-land. However, I feel it is a different situation when the answer is a borderline low-...
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What is “very low quality”?

TL;DR: What does it mean when a post is "very low quality"? The site allows us to flag a post as "very low quality", in which case that flag is reviewed by several users which can either dismiss it ...
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How to insert a post into the “Low Quality” review queue?

Once in every while, I come upon an answer which is determinedly wrong (highly upvoted critical comments, knowledgeable users can easily determine the erroneous nature). Such gibberish should have no ...
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Review audit suggests “voting to close” an answer

Just passed a review audit. It suggested I "vote to close" an answer. Please fix this -- making the message dependent on the Q/A bit of a reviewed post should work.
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How do the experts here deal with low-level questions?

I'm seeking input from this community with regard to a developing discussion over at Physics Stackexchange. Background Yesterday one of our more notable users on Physics asked Have we lost the ...
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How to handle a new user posting low-quality answers

How should a new user posting a lot of low-quality answers be handled? I think that the quality of most of the answers is not low enough to call for a flag on its own. In most cases they are an ...
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When is a post “very low quality”?

At the question When you randomly shuffle a deck of cards, what is the probability that it is a unique permutation never before configured?, I had flagged the answer The chances of a particular ...
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Quality blocks enabled for questions

Questions are the lifeblood of any Stack Exchange site. But asking good questions can be difficult, for some people entirely too difficult to bother with. When the Trilogy sites reached traffic levels ...