Some recent posts make me feel like these could be automatically rejected by quality filter, thus saving community efforts for better quality questions and answers.
- "I want To develope My Own linux Distro for Linux Beginners."
- "I want To Know How To prepare An understanding Doc To Track what I am Doing On daily Basis So that I can Be update To my Work."
- "I am A New Joinee In a major MNC And Currently I am Working In Vitria Team I dont Know Much about Vitria From Career Persepective.Plz Guide"
Above are full literal quotes of the posts, I did not change anything.
Recently it has been announced that quality filter is tightened at Trilogy sites (for your convenience, announcement is quoted below).
- As far as I understand, SE team is open to consider similar change for Programmers:
the sad truth is that on Programmers, even questions with a maximum quality score fare worse on average than the ones passing the threshold I just put in place on SO. We can try tweaking the threshold there too, but it's probably worth a separate discussion on meta.programmers.
Could we please somehow adjust quality filter at Programmers to prevent posting low quality stuff like in above examples?
For the reference, announcement of filter adjustment at Trilogy sites is as follows:
I've bumped up the threshold below which questions will be blocked. The majority of recently-asked questions that fall below the new threshold do not fare well on Stack Overflow (i.e. they are closed, deleted, and/or down-voted).
The down-side is that short questions will be harder to post (this is more than just a length check, but short + poor spelling / caps / punctuation / formatting will damn a post more readily). At this point, I think that's a fair trade-off on Stack Overflow.
I've also increased the threshold on Super User and Server Fault; although the volume is lower there, they field even fewer reasonable questions in this range. A quick check of other high-traffic sites does not appear to justify raising this anywhere else at this time.
FWIW: Stack Overflow already rejects something like twelve hundred questions a day based on this check - that'd amount to about 13% of questions if a lot of them weren't just the same folks retrying more or less the same text over and over.
Update for the reference, at the "quality score" list provided in this answer: first of above examples scores 70, second - 83, third - 81.