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The question DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE (10k link) had the content of:

DESIGNING A SIMPLE DETERMINISTIC FINITE STATE MACHINE TO RECOGNISE A VALID DUT PASSWORD NUMBER. IT ,MUST FIRST INCLUDE LOWERCASE LETTER,NUMBER AND SUBSEQUENT SYMBOLS @!%$&

What was the quality score for this? How did it get through the quality filter? And does someone need to change the settings on the threshold for the quality filter for P.SE? or add more rules to the quality filter (e.g. '80% non symbol characters in the character set [A-Z] should get automatically rejected)?

This is tagged as both bug and feature request - its either bug that it got through or a feature request to improve it if this was working as designed.

  • 73 – gnat Aug 28 '14 at 19:25
  • quality filter is probably case insensitive – ratchet freak Aug 28 '14 at 19:26
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    @ratchetfreak I would consider that a bug if that is the case. – user40980 Aug 28 '14 at 19:26
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    probably worth noting that quality wise letter case matters - I for one perceive all caps much more frustrating compared to all lowercase – gnat Aug 28 '14 at 19:33
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    Related reading: Capslock on VS capslock off – user22815 Aug 29 '14 at 3:12
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    And yet DBAs are still allowed to live, @gnat. There's no justice in this world, I tells ya. – Shog9 Aug 29 '14 at 17:40
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    @Shog9 one has to excuse those who can only count "0, 1, many" at times. That said, it would help if the quality filter could be mad aware of such loud postings. – user40980 Aug 29 '14 at 17:46
  • I think we've got an accepted answer – gnat Oct 15 '14 at 9:43
  • possible duplicate of Is the ALL CAPS question filter broken? – gnat Jul 9 '15 at 19:38
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The quality score on that post is 75 out of a possible 100. The threshold for sending it straight into review is 70. Yeah, that's pretty useless.

We're working on a better one, based on some analysis of the available data. It ain't perfect either, but it would've flagged that one right out of the gate.

The new system isn't quite ready to go live yet though, so for now, I threw this in:

DON'T SHOUT


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