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Questions tagged [quality]

quality of the site content

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Is this really how things are supposed to work?

This question is posted by a new contributor describing an extremely rare situation and although the answers are useful for the OP, hardly anyone else is helped by the questions/answers (I guess - ...
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Sending an answer to the Low Quality review queue

What is the right way to mark that an answer should be sent to the Low Quality review queue? I ask this because twice recently I have flagged an answer as Low Quality or Not an Answer and had the ...
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Posting answers to bad questions

This is something that I think is a bad practice. When people answer bad questions(especially those with 50k+ rep), they are making the questions themselves more legitimate and giving them more views....
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Writing quality answers related to legal advice or seeking legal advice

This is a recurring topic here but I've not seen a meta post that calls out "seek legal advice" as low quality much of the time. I would suggest the community consider this type of advice more ...
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The Workplace is a worldwide site

Please remember: The Workplace is a worldwide site, and this means there are going to be some differences in context that we all need to be careful about. Language: The language of the site is ...
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Should we flag comments containing errors or counterfactual opinions?

After participating in Workplace for a while, I've found myself able to answer quite a few questions about US workplaces based on my experience both as an employee and as an employer. Occasionally, ...
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Copying questions that had a misfortune of being widely exposed in the hot list

This question had a misfortune to be widely exposed in the hot list: Some of the employees don't check if everything has been flushed properly and that the bowl is clean Newer question is a ...
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Are “Don't do…” Answers Appropriate?

In Rhys's post on deleting low-value answers, there were many people who stated that downvoted answers have value themselves (for instance this answer by Jim): Not all downvoted answers should be ...
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Is this a constructive question by strict definition?

I am referring to this question: Networking for breadth, not depth The way faq mentions - avoid asking subjective questions where … ... * your answer is provided along with the question ......
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How can we enforce quality standards without adding to the FAQ?

It's apparently agreed that we need a "back it up" style expectation of quality but support for actually placing it in the FAQ was very meh. The general suggestion so far has been to gauge expertise ...
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Are we running out of questions?

All of our stats are heading in the right direction, except questions per day, which seems to be dropping. Is this a normal lull after new sites launch as traffic builds, or is there something else? ...
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I think we now have that quality issue that Robert warned us about

In Do We have a quality control issue Robert warned us *you don't stand a chance at making the Internet a better place by asking generalized, generic questions that have been asked 100's of times on ...
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What can we do about me-too answers?

On Workplace more than any other Stack Exchange site, I see Me Too answers duplicating most or all of the content of earlier, better/more elaborate answers. We've got some question quality problems ...
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Are “it depends” answers a sign of a bad question?

(My title is a bit facetious, since the answer is probably "it depends".) I'm seeing a lot of questions like this: How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and ...
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What can we do about one line answers?

We have a lot of very brief, one/two line answers. I think this is a problem, and this has recently come up on Programmers' Meta. We have a lot of answers per question and sometimes single-line ...
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Do we have a Quality control issue?

We have a few questions that while not off topic I do not think are high quality questions as asked but have been upvoted: Workplace gossip makes me uncomfortable - how do I deal with it? How can I ...
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Does this site need a “back it up” rule?

There's all kinds of career advice out there on the Internet, much of it conflicting or wrong. The conflicting or wrong advice is especially prevalent (but not limited to) that found on open-access Q&...