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Unattended first posts

Unfortunately, they don't get removed unless there's a very good reason (i.e. obvious spam, sock puppet used for voting irregularities, etc). We appreciate content, and with the CC-WIKI license of all ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?

There is evidence that this was posted as a seed for someone to spam their product at us. The format of the question is suspicious and follows a pattern that moderators are familiar with: a leading ...
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Why was this question deleted instead of closed?

It looks a lot like a spam seed to me. By deleting it quickly, it is taken out of circulation so the prospective spammer hopefully realises it's a waste of time. It's fine to assume people have good ...
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Is my answer so improbable or too low quality?

While the whole story and your own solutions to the whole of the problem is (now) answered, the original question had left out the whole of the problem and concentrated on if your product is a clone ...
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What should we do with answers that are low quality but otherwise legitimate attempts to answer the question?

One criterion that may be a useful distinction is whether it actually, directly answers the question/solves the problem, or just provides a starting point for the OP to research their own answer. ...
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Is my answer so improbable or too low quality?

I think the cause of this is that you asked a question about a presumed solution, instead of the actual problem. You asked "how to tell if it's cloned?", instead of concentrating on the actual ...
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Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

I think you might be missing the point of Stack Exchange for a little bit there, so let me refresh your memory. The goal of Stack Exchange is to create a high quality repository of knowledge and ...
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How is one sentence of unsubstantiated opinion the best answer?

Depends on the question, but upvotes to an extent is a popularity contest. Unlikely No, pick what you consider to be the best answer. That said, that's a pretty odd question, and I'm waffling on ...
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What should we do with answers that are low quality but otherwise legitimate attempts to answer the question?

You could always downvote. In general that's what I do when I see a answer that's not trying hard enough, but not quite passed the threshold of "KILL IT KEEEEEL IT". I also consider such questions a ...
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How long should we wait to flag Low-Quality on barely acceptable answer?

Immediately. Waiting makes no sense, especially when the quality of the answer isn't that great as is Mods can always comment, delete, and undelete once the post is edited to completion.
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Why was I banned for using one of the site features to close my own question?

I suggest that we encourage users to delete their own low quality questions or downvote, if doing so is the best thing for the community. No, what we really should do is getting users to improve ...
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Comments on Low Quality Posts

Yes, when someone else has already posted an applicable comment (either a canned one, or manually written), selecting the "no comment needed" option is totally appropriate. In fact, the review system ...
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Review Low Quality Posts - how to manage wrong answers?

According to the Low Quality Posts reviewing guide: If the above doesn't apply, choose Looks OK. This is the correct choice for answers that are just wrong. ("The above" refers to non-answers and ...
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Why did I fail this review audit?

It could be improved quite a bit. The formatting could be changed to a list. Proper punctuation could be added. Proper capitalization could be added. That's an example of a low-quality answer.
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Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

So, per your screenshots, you've asked 7 questions. None have been upvoted. Two have been downvoted. One has been deleted. Do you even need a warning to tell you that you are kinda leaning in the ...
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Review Low Quality Posts - how to manage wrong answers?

I've run into a few similar challenges these last few days where the review system disagreed with the technically correct choice. However just as in real life it is not about being right, but about ...
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Is this spam or only a low(er) quality answer?

There's a few issues to look at here firstly, whether the question was posted there to be spambait. In this case it seems to be a regular user with questions that don't relate to the product in ...
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Is this spam or only a low(er) quality answer?

Spam has the characteristic that the poster does not disclose their connection to the product. This was a question about PureVPN and a representative of the company posted an answer and disclosed the ...
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all of my low quality review posts comes blank

As Oded mentioned, the poster vandalized the post to just ". ." on both of his answers. They have been rolled back
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