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What can be done to bring up site quality?

Update: This suggestion is now live! You can see the discussion that led up to it here or experience it for yourself on the ask question page. I didn't have time yet to go through all the questions, ...
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Finding comments that are 'no longer needed' (e.g. 'thank you' and general junk comments)

Please do not flag old comments unless they are offensive and hurtful of others. This is not a good use of limited resources.
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

Even after reading the community manager guidance in When Should I Vote to Delete, this still doesn't strike me as a high-value activity. Some might consider these questions "broken windows", but if ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

UPDATE I go through swings (or is it moods?), some days I feel more optimistic about EL&U's future and permanence on the Internet, other days I feel the website is just doomed. The last week or ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

In my experience, you can't do much to change whether or not the first question someone asks is good quality; you can only change whether the second question they ask is better than the first. I have ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

I like EL&U and would like to see it survive. I think ColeenV has it right, that it's not the low-quality questions that are the problem, but attracting and developing new users (and keeping the ...
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

I am a compulsive tidy-upper and throw-it-awayer, so I jumped on the Delete Queue enthusiastically and voted to delete five questions I thought had no redeeming qualities. I was too hasty on one of ...
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

There's nothing wrong with encouraging folks to contribute to the site in new ways, but a lot of this question seems to be geared at highlighting that only a couple people are doing the bulk of the ...
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

The (possibly overlapping) reasons I can think of that might discourage people to edit less-than-optimally phrased questions are as follows: 1) The question is not interesting enough, or seems too ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

Just a few thoughts: Improving the site is both a question of quality and quantity. A few good questions among a plethora of off-topic LQQs is a quantity problem that affects the quality of the ...
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Finding comments that are 'no longer needed' (e.g. 'thank you' and general junk comments)

My understanding is that it's OK to flag even a non-offensive comment as "no longer needed" if you just happen to come across it in the course of using the site--for example, an old question gets ...
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Sorting out our tag wikis

I made a blueprint a while back. It can easily be used as copy paste boilerplate. Feel free to use it when tackling the tag wikis.
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How can we get more 10k and 20k users to help clean up the site?

Update SEDE 20-11-2016: There are now over 3.200 questions with a negative score. There are now ~600 closed questions with a negative score and pending delete votes.
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How can we encourage more folks to edit?

The fact that editing bumps a post probably stops 90% of my would-be edits. "Avoid trivial" is another 9%. -I would certainly love fix that spelt mestake for u, but they aksed me not too. On a site ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

I agree with @Mari-Lou A that there may be a tendency to close too many questions. Having only been here for just under four months and having only reviewed just under 2,000 questions, nevertheless ...
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What can be done to bring up site quality?

It may be helpful for all involved to be specific about what constitutes a high quality question. Certainly, duplicate questions, questions unrelated to any facet of the English language, or ...
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