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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 ...
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Flagging low quality answers: an experiment

Abstract: We are experimenting with expanding the scope of the very low quality (VLQ) flag. For two weeks, August 8-21, moderators will not decline any VLQ flags. We will allow these flags will sit in ...
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How much are 3k+ users moderating through the review queue?

This question is an offshoot of Ben Crowell's question Have we lost the necessary critical mass of professional physicists?, and I'm asking it separately to help avoid multi-threaded comment ...
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The change to the taskbar is massively annoying

I mean this change: Specifically the number in the orange square, which is related in some vague to the number of posts that have needed review in the last day or so. When it shows "20" this implies ...
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Is Vote to Close as Off-Topic an appropriate remedy for questions that are deemed too “populist”?

Background: There are users who have been using the privilege to vote to close a question as off-topic as a way of dealing with "populist" questions (see the discussion here) believing them to be "...
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What to do regarding suggested edits that cure self-vandalism by post owners?

The context is the following post: Hooke's Law and Bungee Jumping and the revision history can be viewed here. As one can see from the revision history, the post owner himself/herself vandalized ...
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Why directly voting to close a question does not add to your number of reviews in the queue?

If you go into the "close votes" review queue and either selecting "Leave Open" or "Close" adds a count to the number of reviews you have done in the "close votes" queue. However, if you are viewing a ...
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Is it possible to change review decisions?

Today was my first time reviewing low-quality posts, and I accidentally pressed the "Looks OK" button a few times for posts that should clearly be deleted, as I was used to reviewing edits and "Looks ...
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Reasons for Closing

First: I realize there has been a lot of discussion of the reasons for closing, and I haven't followed most of it, so I apologize for any redundancy here. That having been said: Here is an example ...
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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 ...