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Answers quality in hot questions

For few recent months, I've got a habit of downvoting answers which quality doesn't look OK to me. These probably can be generally described as low effort and/or these lacking relevance to ...
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Trial run of modified "hotness formula" for Programmers questions

Could we please make a trial run of modified "hotness formula" for Programmers questions? Modification details are described in this MSO post as follows: As far as I can tell, substantial part of ...
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Is it time to tighten up the quality filter at Programmers?

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 ...
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Can we please cleanup this popular question?

This question appears to be quite popular: Why are shortcuts like x += y considered good practice? Currently it has over 34K views, making it in top 250 all time (top 150 if we discard closed ...
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Do significant claims require evidence?

I refer to this answer from Too much version control and bug tracking overhead per change? for which the question itself was actually the subject of a previous meta question. Quoted here in the ...
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One line answers

IMHO a one line answer that is not backed up by references and doesn't show significant research efforts doesn't fit to P.SE. An example (no offense to Thorbjørn who is actually one of the best ...
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Should I post a comment answering a question when I don't have time for a detailed answer?

From time to time, there are questions which I can be answered per se with one short sentence. A detailed answer would be more valuable for both the community and the person asking the question, but a ...
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Is this really the sort of answer we as a community want on our site?

I don't believe that this answer is of any use on the site: No There are no good reasons, That's it. No further explanation or justification of this view. It doesn't add anything to the debate. Yet ...
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Avoid using ChatGPT or other AI-powered solutions to generate answers to questions on Software Engineering

Although the problem is not yet as big as it is on Stack Overflow, there have been some confirmed attempts of accounts using AI-powered solutions, like ChatGPT, to generate and post several answers to ...
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Downvoting "marginal" posts can trigger their inclusion into Low Quality queue?

Recently I reviewed some posts using SEDE query called "Marginal short answers with links". For the record, I have been using query parameters as suggested here, with the only difference ...
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