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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 normal website for example. It's not the Apps fault that people don't like reading rules. And sometimes people who start posting crap evolve to become valuable contributors in the long run. Try a ...


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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 your eyes, hit delete, move on. If it looks like they at least put a little thought in, maybe put a standard welcome text into a notepad document to be copied and ...


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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 welcoming of low quality posts. Since Stack Exchange is dominated by white males and some of those who post "low quality posts" may be female or non-white, our lack ...


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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 of your time to improve the site, by hosting great questions, and making sure those get the best answers. If you're willing to contribute to that, then great. ...


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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. In the odd case where edits have been disagreed over and one or both parties are unsatisfied with the result they have brought the question here to ask the ...


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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 answer was sent to the review queues, specifically, the Low Quality Posts queue. Five people reviewed the answer. Three users selected Recommend Deletion. Two ...


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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 confusing things that happens at 10k rep.)


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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 number of things awaiting review; it's not personalized for you. It includes things you can't review -- because you already did, because you skipped them, or ...


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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 with I guess my theory Emphasis on the "my". The user who suggested the edit was modifying it with their own ideas. Now, Mourdos added a note about the ...


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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 the First Posts queue. They shouldn't be getting feedback from the Low Quality queue. Perhaps the problem here is that people aren't handling their First ...


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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 Exchange works, In the case of the two specific ones you propose: This is a comment, not an answer This case seems to be covered by the existing "This does ...


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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 light up even when there are tasks in one or more queue. After you click on the review queue icon, you get an hour-long grace period from being notified about ...


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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, it was automatically marked as "disputed" after going through the review queue.


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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 first post to be deleted 20 minutes later because it popped up in queue...I feel like it chases new people away. The number of these is pretty limited, maybe 2 ...


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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 strive to preserve the goals of the post's owner. If, as a reviewer, you are unable to confirm that the edit does preserve the goals of the post's owner, you ...


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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 people required for the deletion, they might think that the others will write something. The problem comes when the others are thinking the same resulting in a ...


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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 rule zero. If you don't read the question, how are you supposed to know anything about it? You can only fit so many words into a title, and they may not reflect ...


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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 experience for the querent. A nice "hi, I'm not quite sure what problem you're trying to solve here. What are you trying to do with this world..." comment along ...


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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 the original suggestion. It seems like there is no notification for reviewers.


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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). That feeling of starting over is daunting, for sure. However, it serves its purpose. Unlike you, a lot of people do not bother reading the scope ...


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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 confusing to the OPs, so I stopped. Now, if the question is unclear, I vote to close as "unclear". Fewer questions get answers, but those that do are clear to all ...


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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, related to what level of privileges you have reached. (The list of privileges is here). Viewing all reviews in /review/<category>/history, and not just ...


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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 how badly formatted the question is. Zero line breaks, superfluous whitespace, unnecessary phrases such as salutations or apologies (such as for perceived sub-...


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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 they can't make it smarter, even though it knows obviously when you go to that page.


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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 going through one of them doesn't bar a post from the others. A post could even appear in all three of First Posts, Late Answers, and Low Quality, though any ...


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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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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 example, this recent question has a score of 69, has 35 answers, but is not even close to being fit: Eternal space battle around a planet. But why? Considering ...


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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 votes are still there. They will slowly fade away with time, but if enough people see the question and decide to manually cast a reopen vote it will get reopened. ...


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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 is. If it isn't, then it isn't. Vote count cannot help you decide that, it can only distract you, promote conformity over honesty in you review etc. things we ...


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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 open up for any kind of answer and should have been closed earlier than it was. That is, as HDE pointed out, not your fault in any way. However, I did find your ...


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