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Should flagged low quality posts that are “wrong” be recommended for deletion?

I've been fairly active in the new review queue this week and have found a particular breed of low quality posts that I'm not sure of how to handle. For example, this answer in Most useful features ...
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Why am I barred posting questions from my account despite there is nothing wrong with my Q&A?

I have checked and rechecked my Q&A postings. Can the moderators explain me please? Thanks
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Can we please merge [definition] tag into [terminology]?

Can we please merge the definition tag into terminology?
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get rid of tag “licence”

Let's get rid of licence tag. Currently, there are 15 questions there. Tag name is misspelled, and the right tag for these questions is already there means the same as another tag - license, which in ...
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Undo unintended edit (not yet peer reviewed)

I intended to edit my own answer to a question to append some extra info I forgot to mention but accidentally edited someone else's. The warning that my edit would require a peer review should have ...
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Can the SE chat bot post our blog posts in the Whiteboard?

The SE chat bot posts new Stack Exchange blog posts in The Whiteboard, can it also do the same for our Community Blog? Please?
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Querying Badges Table in data.stackexchange

I can get names of all badges using following query in http://data.stackexchange.com/. SELECT DISTINCT Name FROM Badges I need to apply a filter on the query to list only the gold badges. How can I ...
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What does “User was removed” mean?

In my activity summary on programmers I have an entry - 5 User was removed What does this mean? Which user was removed and how is my user account related to this?
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Tag merge / synonym request: [degrees] -> [degree]

Please merge degrees (4 questions) into degree (20 questions).
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When does the day start?

I generally sign in at least once a day, sometimes late in the evening or night. Sometimes it shows I missed a day. Perhaps this question would more appropriately ask, where does the day start? Is ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [maintainability] -> [maintenance]

Suggest to merge maintainability (35 questions, no tag wiki) into maintenance (80 questions, tag wiki quoted below), and make them synonyms. Tag wiki for maintenance: The activities that occur ...
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What can we do about extremely low quality questions from unregistered users?

The problem Tons of extremely low quality questions from unregistered accounts. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/162691/question-on-pl-sql-evaluate-the-...
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Is there any site maintenance going on currently?

Is there some sort of cleanup / maintenance going on with the site? Today (8-28) and yesterday, I noticed a few drops in my reputation. The first was 18-20 points, the second was about 45. I ...
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Tag merge / synonym requests: [prototype] -> [prototyping], [type-system] -> [type-systems]

Please merge the following tags and make them synonyms: prototype (14 questions) into prototyping (25) type-system (18 questions) into type-systems (6)
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Changing an Ad that has been approved by Voters

Last week I posted an AD for our Blog and it received the 6 votes needed to run. This was a generic AD, now I am thinking that it would be a good idea to change the AD every time we have a new Blog ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [internationalisation] → [internationalization]

Please merge internationalisation (3 questions) into internationalization (25), and make them synonyms.
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Is it possible to request an appeal to a rejected edit?

I suggest this edit yesterday: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/suggested-edits/5895 I think that it is a very substantial edit. In first reading the title, there is a substantial ...
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enter/return/line break

Is there something I'm doing wrong? For the life of me everytime I post a question or answer, I can not figure out how to line break / return without the <p> tag. That's the only way to go to ...
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Thinly veiled attempt at spam advertising!

The following question is just a thinly veiled attempt at advertising! https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/159087/where-lies-the-future-of-angularjs
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Is there a way to flag “bad” tags?

I know I can remove flags from individual posts (given enough rep) but I mean to flag the tag itself. For example, there is a tag called evil for which I can't imagine any useful cohesion between ...
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Question closed and locked but can't down vote to get off front page after a year?

Why is the question Pros and cons of PHP vs C,C++ as language in a programming interview? [closed] locked? I mean it is one thing to close it, I agree with that, it meets at least 3 criteria for ...
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Are questions about mercurial working practises on topic for Programmers?

I want to ask a question regarding best practises for working with Mercurial within a small team. This is more about strategy for managing repositories rather than commands for using Mercurial. Is ...
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Is this Q on topic at P.SE: Suggestions on which frameworks to port to

I wonder if a question like this one is on topic, at programmers.stackexchange.com. (If not, do you know some other StackExchange site where I could ask?) The question is something like this: "To ...
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Questions removed months later

I just noticed that two questions I asked at the beginning of last year were then removed 6-7 months later. Is there any chance I can get a heads-up as to why? This one may have been too subjective, ...
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Not able to comment on my own question without reputation

I am not able to comment on my own question. So the flow goes like 1) Posted a question 2) Someone posted a comment to my question asking for some more details or some suggestions. 3) I am not able ...
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accomodations for visually impaired

I am (marginally) color-blind and have great difficulty distinguishing between hyperlinks and normal text on the SE-Programmers site. I can barely tell when the text is actually a link. To my eyes, ...
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Can we ask questions about book and tool recommendations on programmers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are book recommendations on-topic? Asking for book and tool recommendations on Stack Overflow is now prohibited. And they are off-topic and not constructive on SO. So can we ...
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How do I get closed questions out of my RSS feed?

I'd rather not have to deal with closed questions.
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Meta Programmers not listed under my Stack Exchange accounts

When I go to my user page at stackexchange.com, it says I have 16 accounts, but does not list Meta Programmers. I know all Meta sites share the reputation with their main site, except SO, but ...
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Is it possible to retrieve an answer to a deleted question?

A couple years ago, I wrote an answer to a question that appears to have been deleted. I was just thinking that I wanted to write a blog post based on that answer, and I'd rather not have to rewrite ...
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Are site analytics publicly available?

After doing the contest, I was wondering if there was any kind of spike in traffic over the past few weeks. I could've asked a mod (I did) to see if they could tell me, but then I wondered: are these ...
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Tag merge / Synonym request: [programming-languages] --> [languages]

programming-languages - 774 questions languages - 52 questions They're the same thing people! At least in the sense that we use it (seeing that we have a spoken-languages tag), they are used the same ...
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Why is changing profile picture so fastidious?

I wanted to upload a nice picture to my profile, but apparently I cannot. What is the purpose of that "gravatar". Why wouldn't I be able to have a picture displayed on all my accounts, just like my ...
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Should Why is Global State so Evil? be closed?

So since we've been round about today on Constructive Questions, should Why is Global State so Evil? be closed? It is essentially a subjective matter, likely to result in a list, and seems to be ...
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If we cannot ask about The Programmers Bill of Responsibilities on this site why is it called Programmers?

Where should the The Programmers Bill of Responsibilities question be asked? To the internet in general? If that is the case a blog dealing with such questions would certainly be considered to be ...
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Kill the [help] tag

Most, if not all, people that use the site need help. So why do we have help? Let's kill it!
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Why does demoting an answer of another person demote my score by 1?

When I did not like someone answer and I demoted that answer, my score was reduced by 1 - What is the idea behind this?
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remove CW status for this answer? (hashing algorithms testing by Ian Boyd)

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed? Particular answer to above question has been made CW per automatic rule (quote source): The post has been edited ten (10) times by the ...
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is this question OK? (“how to be… without a CS degree”)

Is this question OK for Programmers? How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree To me "the essence of question" somehow does not feel quite right. This in essence, is my question: ...
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Were these downvotes automatic?

I just glanced at my profile a moment ago and noticed a significant stream of 20 downvotes on answers all within the same 1 minute. Could these be automatic, or simply a malicious user with a grudge?
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Question tagged training was closed as off topic

Why was this question closed as off-topic? It was tagged training and when you look at the definition of the tag training: You may use this tag when your question revolves around for example: ...
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few loose ends tags that seem to be synonyms - vcs, vm and maybe foss

I think it would be nice to merge tags: vcs (14 questions) -> version-control (307 questions) vm (7 questions) -> virtual-machine (24 questions) foss (11 questions) -> open-source (462 questions) ...
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Is it possible to find a list of all questions in which I have written a comment?

I have written a comment to a question a few months ago and I remember one user had an interesting answer (also as a comment) but I cannot find that question any more. Is there a way to have a list of ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [interface] -> [interfaces]

Could we merge interface questions (41 total) into interfaces (10 total), and make them synonyms? Side note given the number of questions, I'd bet 4:1 that "interface" makes better master tag. But ...
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How did this user amass more than 2k worth of reputation?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/26782/goma Two Questions: How did this user amass more than 2k worth of reputation? Does their history of asking non-constructive questions put ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [off-shore] → [offshore]

Could we merge off-shore questions (10 total) into offshore (3 total), and make them synonyms? Side note. distributed-development looks also worth considering as merge / synonym candidate for above.
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My question was closed. Is there a way to ask something similar that does fit Q&A?

I asked this question about Observer pattern, so I could get some help with my talk that I have to hold. I understand the problematic part that its teasing a debate, but I tried really hard to phrase ...
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Should questions whether “it's ok to use the latest version of X yet” be closed?

This question Using PHP version 5.2 or 5.3 for commercial products? seems to me to be the sort of thing that should be discouraged, because it will have no value in a year (when everyone will be ...
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I'm under attack. I ask help

It's purely management question to the moderators team. In topic "Can we set up svn server on a local computer without any network access?" (and probably some other places) I'm under downvoting attack ...
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In what order do answers appear?

When I answer a question, it appears near the bottom among the 0 votes answers (because it is new). However, it does not appear at the very bottom, nor are the 0 vote answers ordered by reputation. ...