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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

Glarnak is not almighty - banning the StackExchange App won't stop crap from being posted There will still be user##### that don't give a damn and come in from the ...
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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

I kinda think you're putting too much thought and effort into it. Those answers are annoying, but also really simple to deal with. I see there being two options: Read the questions one line, roll ...
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Can Glarnak save us from the Stack Exchange app?

Nope Glarnak will immediately be subsumed into the movement to make Stack Exchange more welcoming. You see, the problem isn't low quality posts. The problem is that we aren't sufficiently ...
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Is there anything wrong with low reputation users doing reviews?

I have to some extend the same feeling as you. If not here, then on other site. IMO, everyone should enjoy the rights they are given. So do vote and flag, and edit. The main idea is to dedicate some ...
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Where are guidelines about text formatting and its improvement via (suggested) edits?

No such specific guidelines exist on this site, though the community here tends to reject 'cosmetic' edits unless they are substantive and/or drastically increase the quality of the question/answer. ...
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I would like to see this action as valid but have issues with it

I checked the moderator timeline for your answer, and pieced together a sequence of events, including what happened with the reviews: A user flagged your answer as Low Quality. Due to the flag, the ...
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Why is the edit count always wrong now that I crossed 10k rep?

This is because once you cross 10k rep -- the review counter in the statusbar changes to show the amount of reviews in-flight on the site as a whole. (I know, this seems to be one of the most ...
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what is the number next to the 'review' link?

You are far from the first person to ask this. There are lots of questions about this on Meta.SE, some of which lead to this question. The bottom line is that the counter in the header is the total ...
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What should I do with drastic edits to low-quality answers?

This is just personal opinion, but . . . I would have rejected that edit. The edit absolutely changed the author's meaning. Heck, the anonymous user who suggested the edit began the third paragraph ...
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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

Incorrect answers should not be deleted. They should be downvoted and/or commented on. Note that downvotes are reversible if the post is edited. New users should already have gotten feedback from ...
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Closing Low Quality Posts: More Options

While I agree that the choices for standard comments to leave on posts in the review queues are... shall I say not always the most helpful, especially for someone who doesn't already know how Stack ...
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Review queue alerts?

You might want to read Experiment: Review-needed indicator logic for sites that sometimes have empty queues, especially this answer: Several people have noticed that sometimes the indicator doesn't ...
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How is "low quality" flagged?

Yes, this was flagged manually as Not an Answer, and entered the moderator flag queue and the Low Quality Posts queue. The community dealt with it before a diamond moderator did, and, for the record, ...
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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

What Monica mentioned is my method as well. I will generally add a note explaining what is wrong with the answer and then say it looks ok...even if it doesn't necessarily. I don't want a user's ...
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What should I do with drastic edits to low-quality answers?

Generally speaking, keep in mind this phrasing from the proposed edit rejection dialog: This edit deviates from the original intent of the post. Even edits that must make drastic changes should ...
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Are incorrect answers deleted too fast?

The users might tend to vote without thinking about the consequences too much, because they are not the only one sharing the decision of deletion (I know, I did in the past). Because there are other ...
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Rules of Peer Moderation

Overall I'd have to say I agree with your rules. They make sense to me, and I think pretty well cover how to judge questions. Below is what I think of all of the rules. 0) There is a reason this is ...
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Rules of Peer Moderation

On rules 3, 4, 5: Since scope is a moving target, I think we shouldn't be too afraid of putting a question on hold. Especially if we follow the other seven rules, this doesn't have to be a painful ...
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Suggested edit completely changed during review

I think I found the reason: The five minute grace period seems to be applied to suggested edits as well, meaning that a second edit suggestion within five minutes after the first would be merged into ...
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Is there anything wrong with low reputation users doing reviews?

It's great that you're so involved with Worldbuilding! I go through the same thing on the sites which I have just joined. It's tough going from 10K+ rep to 100 (because we trust you on other sites). ...
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Rules of Peer Moderation

I used to violate Rule 8, answering a question while voting to close. I thought I was being helpful... trying to guess what the question was about while signaling that I wasn't sure. That got ...
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Review history and my reviews are identical only on worldbuilding

After some research, and checking what other people get on other stack exchange sites, I think I have managed to track this one down myself. Yes, it turns out this one is not a bug, just a feature, ...
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Where are guidelines about text formatting and its improvement via (suggested) edits?

There are no specific guidelines, but I'll give my opinion on cosmetic edits. People use the close reason unclear what you're asking for certain reasons but to me a question can be unclear because of ...
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Review indicator miscounting?

There are many answers to this already, on every meta on S.E. In a nutshell, the indicator doesn't count how many are available for you specifically; just how many are in the queue, period. They say ...
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Is it possible to review the same answer twice?

The post (10k link) first went through the First Posts queue and then, after flags, went through the Low Quality queue from which it was deleted. These review queues serve different purposes, and ...
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What's the policy on accepting minor edits (spelling/grammar) in questions that are `on hold`?

It still improves the question so they should be accepted. Reviewers in the Reopen queue should keep an eye on these edits and skip the review for the moment if it's only such a minor fix.
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Additional review tools?

I would propose the opposite. A question should stand by its own merits. Lots of upvotes don't mean a question is fit for the site, it just means a lot of people like it even if it is not fit. For ...
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"Stuff" not appearing in review queues. Invisible red blobs

Works as designed. First for your example: you can have a look at the timeline here to see that the review is already over. The review says "Leave Closed", which is why it's still closed. But the ...
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Additional review tools?

it'd be nice to know how many close-votes a question has from the very beginning. I strongly disagree. You should vote on question, not on votes it already has. If it is off topic or unclear, then it ...
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I would like to see this action as valid but have issues with it

As one of the persons voting to delete it, I feel like I would want to explain why I chose that option so that you may write excellent answers in the future. The question was of quite low quality, it ...
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