Is there such a thing as an autoflag for Very Low Quality (VLQ) questions or answers? If so, how does it work?
What is the difference between flagging an answer as VLQ, downvoting it, and writing a comment to let the author know about the problem? In other words, I'm trying to find out the recommended best practice procedure.
Similar, but for flagging a low quality question, and in this case another option would be vote to close.
How is a participant supposed to find out that his or her post has been flagged as VLQ? And in the case that multiple posts s/he has written have been flagged as VLQ?
Let's take me, as a guinea pig. On November 14 an exasperated reviewer informed me of a problematic pattern in my answers: Word or phrase used to describe a person concerned with self preservation. I didn't understand at the time, but something started to get through my hard skull. I took a good look at what I thought was a model answer and started making a point of following that format. By the time I got another exasperated comment from someone else, on November 24th (https://english.stackexchange.com/a/359975/112436), I had already started working on improving my documentation of single-word, phrase, and idiom request contributions. But it still hadn't sunk in about my answers having landed in the VLQ list until I was called out quite publicly by the first exasperated user (https://english.meta.stackexchange.com/a/9770/112436, see first version of answer in edit history).
And that leads me to...
- How can contributors learn from their mistakes, if they are not informed in a timely way that they have written posts which have been flagged as VLQ?