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Has answer quality improved since the early days of this site?

This site's Spring launch was marred with a lot of poor, short, not very helpful answers. Forum level, discussion type answers where an upvote more often meant "I agree" as opposed to "This is useful."...
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Do comments that say “this doesn't add value”, add value?

I've been on Stack Exchange sites for years, and just in the last week or so I've gotten four comments on answers I've posted that basically say "this answer doesn't add any value" or "this doesn't ...
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Reasoning for answer deletion?

My answer to a question was deleted here. The reasoning for deletion is: Help Center > Answering Why and how are some answers deleted? Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be ...
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Shame on us! We must treat new users better!

https://workplace.stackexchange.com/users/40274/jack-d-ripper This user was not attempting to ask bad questions or question on how to exploit or get around the system. He was asking questions about ...
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How finnicky do we want/have to be with answers that don't fit the question but the overall topic?

This answer just popped up in my review queue and the author even states that it is not really answering the question. So I'm wondering, do we flag it anyway? Do we leave it in place? I do think this ...
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Is a question opinion-based if all answers are of the same opinion?

I noticed this question has been put on hold. I normally wouldn't look twice and trust the 'hive mind' SE operates on but this time it struck me as a bit odd. To quote the relevant parts: My ...
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Should I be proactive in supporting my older answers?

The current effort to be stricter with unsupported answers has made me realize that some of my older answers come across that way too, and probably the only reason they haven't been targeted (yet) is ...
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Is it worth creating a meta.SO proposal for custom flags?

We use flags here in a way which is good given the nature of our site. However, these are different than what other less "subjective" sites use. I would love to see a flag for the following: Does ...
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Are answers to closed questions appropriate to downvote?

I'm curious why my answer to this question was downvoted. I followed the "back it up" principle, along with the other guidelines. Is it possibly because it is a closed question? Does a question ...

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