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For low quality posts (doing the reviews), I am coming across many sort of "half answers" that don't deserve to be answers, and that I should not have to write paragraphs just for the person answering.

But my options are

  • Looks good (not many)
  • Edit (I'm not spending 20 minutes on one answer for someone else)
  • Recommend Deletion (it does answer the question though...)
  • Not Sure.

None of these options are good for many answers.

Should I just say "Not Sure" for the ones, while leaving a comment for the poster to expand on it (as I have been doing)?

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    That is why I really want meta.superuser.com/questions/5191/… – soandos Jul 25 '12 at 0:03
  • That sounds like a sensible option to me. I wonder if we could have a 'Questions that need some love' room or thread for such things tho, would help people work towards their badges, and improve site quality as a whole. – Journeyman Geek Jul 25 '12 at 0:57
  • @JourneymanGeek Post as an answer – Canadian Luke Jul 25 '12 at 2:05
  • @JourneymanGeek How about this chat room I just made? Questions Need Love Too – Canadian Luke Jul 25 '12 at 2:06
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    If a decent answer already exist, I do tend to have less sympathy for posts that don't cut it – Ivo Flipse Jul 25 '12 at 7:27
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We could probably have a room for "Questions that need some love" or a SU Meta question for stuff like this, the same way we handle closed votes, and tags that need to be burninated.

I'm sure there're a few users willing to put in the time for quality edits, or at least comments. I've passed on a few questions i haven't had the energy to edit to others, but institutionalising this sounds like a good idea.

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