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Is non-mainstream physics appropriate for this site?

Is non-mainstream physics allowed here? What defines non-mainstream physics? What sort of questions and answers are disallowed by this policy? What should I do if I see a question or answer containing ...
21 votes
3 answers
461 views

Why was this Very Low Quality flag declined?

I have always felt that the criteria for the use of the Very Low Quality flag are fuzzy, confusing, and ultimately wrong, and I recently had a VLQ flag declined that I would like some clarifications ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
9 votes
2 answers
398 views

What to do with Low Quality posts that you just can't delete

Every so often, an answer like this shows up in the low-quality review queue (that one showed up today for me). When it does, we are presented with the familiar choices: "Looks OK", "Edit", "Recommend ...
Jim's user avatar
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2 answers
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Why do we have the "very low quality" flag?

I can't see the difference bewteen very low quality and not an answer. The flag descriptions are: it is not an answer This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It ...
jinawee's user avatar
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4 votes
4 answers
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Are we clear on what the "not an answer" flag is for?

I've noticed a bunch of disputed not-an-answer flags in the queue recently. While it's great that people are actively flagging things, this trend does suggest some disagreement on or misunderstanding ...
David Z's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers
242 views

Should we still be flagging answers?

As discussed What exactly should 10k users be doing to help the site? the flag review queue has disappeared, but it isn't clear to me whether flagging answers is still useful. With questions, the ...
John Rennie's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
240 views

Is it appropriate to use the low quality review system to get rid of 'bad' answers?

It seems that posts often come up for deletion in the low quality posts review queue which are clearly 'bad' answers but answers nonetheless. The answers are often 'bad' because they are short but ...
Chris Mueller's user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
274 views

Which flag do I use for an inappropriate post?

Other than off topic flags, there are several different types of flags that one can cast on a question, answer, or comment. What are each of these flags for? Question and answer flags: spam ...
David Z's user avatar
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11 votes
2 answers
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LQP review & voting

I often come across answers flagged for LQ in the corresponding review queue which don't really fit into the categories of a LQ post - not spam, not better as a comment, not better as a question, etc. ...
Kyle Oman's user avatar
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1 vote
2 answers
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Why was my flag on a 'link-only' answer disputed?

Recently I flagged an answer to this question citing not an answer as it was providing only a link. Now, link-only answers are not encouraged here as they may ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
206 views

Adding "Non-mainstream physics" to the answer deletion/flag reasons

Okay, so we have the question VTC reason of "we deal with mainstream physics..." yadda yadda yadda. And everyone is grateful for it. But what about answers? Surely everyone would agree that we don't ...
Jim's user avatar
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1 vote
2 answers
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Should we keep a list of wrong top/accepted answers?

Sometimes a wrong answer is the accepted answer, sometimes a wrong answer is the most voted answer, sometimes a wrong answer is both at once. Should we make a list of those? The purpose would be that ...
untreated_paramediensis_karnik's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
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Flag to post (finally deleted) deemed disputed

Recently I flagged 2 posts by an user named Harsh Raj (a new user, could not find his profile) as one was a spam and the other was of poor quality (includes poor grammar and bad spelling and ...
SchrodingersCat's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
115 views

What's with the low quality posts in perpetual limbo?

Having just crossed the 2k rep milestone, I decided to help out by using the new reviewing powers someone thought to grant noobs like me. "Perhaps," I said to myself, "I can help relieve that enormous ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
106 views

Low-quality answers

A bunch of answers just came into the low quality review queue (coincidentally, many by the same user...) and they all share one characteristic: they are incorrect, but they do attempt to answer the ...
auden's user avatar
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