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Questions tagged [low-quality-posts]

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Becoming more welcoming to new users, how?

TL;DR: how to address low-quality posts by new-users without being a jerk or otherwise scaring them away? Introduction I'm writing this question after reading this Stack Overflow blog on the need to ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

We are now at the point that most questions on ELU get closed. Our 90-day closure rate (10k only) is sitting at around two in every three. Some days it’s worse than that, some days it’s better, but in ...
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Could/Should we create a collection of exemplary questions to encourage high-quality asking?

I haven't been on this site long enough to know from personal experience, but perusing old (and recent) Meta posts like these below makes me wonder if members have not always been under the impression ...
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Would you support systematic testing of proposed quality improvement methods?

TL;DR: Shall we support systematic A/B (and similar) testing of QI (Quality Improvement) proposals, or would advocating for such research simply lead to frustration, i.e., would it be an exercise in ...
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Advanced users of English should be more welcome here

I have been speaking English as a first language for 23 years, I use a dictionary to expand my vocabulary every week, I read a lot, every day, and I actively criticize grammar when I hear it. Because ...
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How to prevent automatic downvotes on an answer after editing it?

I frequently flesh out answers from new users; adding relevant dictionary definitions, links and usage examples. Almost every time I do that, the answer immediately gets a -1 score. Some new users ...
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Should I double up on an LQP review comment?

When reviewing Low-Quality Posts on EL&U I often find that someone has previously reviewed it and posted the relevant comment 'from Review'. When I come to recommending deletion, should I re-post ...
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What defines a low-quality question on EL&U?

TL;DR: I'm running a project to detect low-quality posts on EL&U, but with a distinct lack of experience here I don't know what counts as a low-quality post. Help? In the few days since Tim Post ...
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“What’s wrong with single word requests?”

In the proposal to merge ELU and ELL, the asker in passing mentioned: On the other hand, many native speakers actually ask questions such as single word requests which should not be the focus of ...
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Why isn't there a deletion comment for 'needs citations'?

At the moment, when on the low-quality posts review queue, the Recommend Deletion options produces the following menu: So often, questions on the LQP queue are acceptable answers but just lack any ...
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Questions about Very Low Quality flags

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 ...
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Extraordinary spike in low-quality questions by 1 rep users

I can't keep up with them, the brand new users who have 1 rep. There's too many, they're swarming the site and often their questions consist of one or two lines with no context. All the following ...
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Does ELU Have Worse Questions Than Other Sites?

This is a follow-up to a couple comments on What can we do to make this site more “intimidating”? @Jason-C asserted that ELU's problems with question quality are no different than what other sites ...
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Proposal to protect old questions from LQA by low-rep users

I have a few questions. I flagged an answer which looked like a spam under this question. The answer (by fadumu shafic) was later deleted (I am not sure whether it was deleted by the poster or ...
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Really really really hard to take ELU serious or even read a question and answer

So I used to be a regular reader, than I answered a bunch of questions and was part of the community. Heck I answered questions for a few months. I really like the concept of the site because I like ...
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Why do people think this question(Like Niobe, all tears) is proofreading?

This question(Is "Like Niobe, all tears" an apposition?) was put on hold as proofreading. Why do people think it is proofreading? The question is not about an English composition.
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Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote? If the answer is yes, I would like to know the reason behind it.
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Why do some people have negative opinions against questions on Shakespeare's works?

Here are some questions I asked on Shakespeare's Hamlet. As you can see, they received some negative comments, downvotes, and close votes. I wonder why. Do they dislike Shakepeare's works? It's okay ...
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A simple proposal towards improving question quality

Encouraging Better Questions I would like to encourage the asking of better, more substantial questions. Every day we receive many brief, low-quality questions that are unlikely to elicit anything ...
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How do you handle a poster who consistently asks the same type of off-topic question?

I know this is likely a duplicate of How should we handle users who generate consistently low-quality and off-topic questions? But, that seems like a discussion of a more egregious offender than the ...
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What about a “it’s just a typo” off-topic close option?

On StackOverflow proper, one of the possibilities offered for an off-topic close reason is that it’s a simple typographical error. Although the no-repro part doesn’t apply to ELU, we do have quite a ...
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What distinguishes a good from a bad question (i.c. “Can I use “US-American” to disambiguate “American”? If not, what can I use?”)

The question Is ‘USAers’ just an ordinary English word today? has, at the time of writing, a net vote of +4. On the other hand, my question Can I use "US-American" to disambiguate "...
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Was my suspension for posting low-quality posts a Great Injustice?

Hello, I'm writing in reference to your English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange account: https://english.stackexchange.com/users/24531/xavier-vidal-hernandez Due to many moderator ...
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can you please explain “It does not meet our quality standards”?

my friend tried to ask a question in english.stackexchange site but it seems that there is a problem with his question, the message was : It does not meet our quality standards BTW the question title ...