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How to tackle the gray area in reviewing low-quality answers?

It is not infrequent to see controversial reviews of specific kinds of answers in the Low Quality Posts review queue. Those answers are often short, made at most of a few commands or links with few to ...
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Where should this go, assuming it is right format for stackexchange sites

I ran into this question: Can the empty spaces/background in a terminal be replaced with a random(but pretty) pattern of ASCII characters? And while I thought it a very interesting question, I ...
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Reviewing edits

I've noticed a some edits in the review queue that I'm not sure on the best action, so I'm asking for guidance. In general these edits are on answers and they typically add information... but it's ...
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bumped to the homepage

In the close review queue I sometimes see questions marked with: bumped to the homepage by Community♦︎ 8 hours ago and This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked ...
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Red notification when review queue is too long

I've see a small bug, I've reviewed 20 vote close today, and though I can't consult the vote close queue, I still have the red notification icon in review queue while I can't consult it, I think it ...
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Inconsistent buttons in review queue

Seeing we are looking at changes to the review queue, I thought I'd ask about an issue that has bugged me for years. In some of the queues (and don't ask which, because despite using the site for ...
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Experiment: More aggressive review queue indicator

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I announced an experiment that would: Turn on the review queue indicator whenever there's a task available in any queue. All queues with at least one task will be marked ...
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What do I do when a user edits their question with another account

For E.G in this question, the user is trying to edit his/her question with another account that has the same name. Should this edit be Approved or Rejected?
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Should I refrain from correcting syntax/coding errors in answers? It seems like they aren't encouraged

I provided a comment to a question/answer about the scp command. Someone noticed a single character error in a command over there, and he was upset because it had cost him and his team time. I ...
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Learning the art of the close-vote review queue

(Forked from Learning the art of the review queue) For those who often "Skip" in reviewing close-vote items because of lack of confidence / experience / training, is there: A more detailed guide to ...
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Learning the art of the review queue

For those (like me) who often "Skip" in reviewing many items because of lack of confidence / experience / training, is there: A more detailed guide to how to be a good reviewer (than the brief text ...
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What to do with mediocre edits with “blah blah” edit message?

In review I came across a suggested edit for this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/331202/135943 The proposed edit ain't bad, just a tiny bit of grammar and wording cleanup. It's not a ...
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Reviewing Low Quality Posts that are Code Only

Following up on this question (and its answers), I was recently confronted with one of Stephane's answers in the LQPRQ. I commented that he should know better, he responded that awk code is self-...
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How to review a first post correctly when getting “Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully”?

When I am trying to review a first post, I get: Our system has identified this post as possible spam; please review carefully NB : The post does not contain any codes or urls. How to review it ...
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'recommend deletion' instead of 'delete'

In a single row of 3 reviews in the Low Quality review queue today the third review would not let me select Delete, although the others would. I didn't go below the Trusted User between those reviews,...
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Broken buttons colors [contrast]?

Today I noticed another strange colors on Unix.SE buttons here and on Meta. There is not enough contrast in any of them, examples: Previous colors/gradient were fine. Similar issue appeared week ago ...
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Can a user be notified when his post hits low quality queue?

From time to time I review Low-Quality-Posts which are in fact very high quality from technical point of view, but lack the explanation. These kind of answers usually come from higher reputation users....
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copied content when rejecting suggested edits on tags and tag wikis

I have the habit of cut-and-pasting the content of suggested edits on tags, and tag wikis, into Google, especially if they are completely new content. This proposed edit for /u-boot: Das U-Boot is ...
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improving closed questions without reopening

I edited this post, which had been put on hold as primary opinion based. Although I did not get to review it in the Close Review queue, I would have voted to close it myself as well. I did not want ...
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strange question closing (after “leave open”)

I just had a look at the close review queue history and noticed something strange: The question Unable to connect to RHEL client release 5.6 (Tikanga) is on hold but cuonglm was the last one voting ...
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What kind of extra feedback would be useful for moderation/reviewing?

I would like to gather some feedback on availability and ease of access to information (statistics) about my moderation and reviewing. Similar info as available for flags, where you go to the profile ...
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review queue notification not getting refreshed

My review notification screen currently tells me that there are 4 total items awaiting reviews as seen in this below screenshot. However, after I go to the review queue, I could see that there are ...
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How to handle reviewing answers that are only comments?

When reviewing low quality posts, I often find answers of new users, that are just one line and should be converted into a Comment to the question instead (example: https://unix.stackexchange.com/...
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Editing items that should be closed even after editing

Today the following item was in the Close Votes Review Queue: Its bothering me On iftop i can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal Connected to my ubuntu ec2 server for long long time ?? This address doesn'...
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Low quality posts from high rep users

Why do posts from people with >50k reputation show up in the Low Quality queue? Would it not make sense to have a filter where answers from users with more than $arbitrary_high_number reputation do ...
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How to determine which question belongs where?

There are few questions which are asked in the main site for which other users ask the poster of the question to post it in stackoverflow, or other stackexchange sites. Some of these questions are ...
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Edits: How trivial is trivial?

I've had a scan and can't find a specific meta question for this. I'm at the stage where I'm being offered edits for review. There are quite a few edits where the change is to modify maybe two lines ...
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How was my suggested edit not useful?

I just suggested an edit to the question Extracting text using sed does not work as expected. After a few minutes I checked back and found that an edit had been committed to the question. It was my ...
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Why can't I approve edits?

I'm a little surprised to find today that suggested edits I approve don't automatically go through. I used the suggested edits queue to approve an edit to this post, only to find that it still doesn't ...
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Is there a shortcut for reviewing suggested edits?

I was just about to edit a post full of errors when I saw that there was already an edit waiting for approval that covered about 95% of what I was going to do. Is there any shortcut where I can ...