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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

The theory is that bad questions get closed and eventually deleted. The problem is that that does not happen: Here are over 2,000 closed questions with negative vote totals that are just sitting ...
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UNDELETED: Deleting a highly upvoted but questionably correct answer (the one with the subjunctive)

In one of the first questions on this site, "If I was" vs "If I were", there are a slew of answers. The question had a somewhat more recent (Feb 2018) spate of activity with a very authoritative, ...
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Why was my VLQ flag rejected?

I flagged an answer as very low quality. The flag was rejected, with the notice: A moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it. The reason I flagged this as VLQ is because. ...
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How should reviewers (and other users) handle SLAs to SWRs?

On deleting low quality single-word-request answers established the consensus that single line answers (SLAs) to single word requests (SWRs) shall be deleted, however the highest-voted answer argues ...
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Are answers that only cite personal experience acceptable for questions about dialects?

In general, answers on this site are supposed to have references. This was established early on by the top answers to the following Meta post: Since it isn't in the FAQ, are we as answerers ...
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Question deleted with multiple up-voted answers, why?

Recently there was a question that attracted a lot of answers: Is there a word for a person who can't do things right? Or can't handle things, and ends up messing up? It was nicely coming along. ...
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