I only rarely review raised flags as they are handled lightning-fast by the moderators. But as I have done so lately, I have seen this:

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which has aroused my curiosity. "Low answer quality score [81], /questions/how-to-answer shown and skipped" looks like an automated flag and I would like to know

  • how the quality score is calculated (would this somehow be connected to the "low-quality" review queue?)
  • what automated flags are raised by the system

Any insight appreciated.

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This is an automated flag. The scoring system is secret sauce, but time spent on the page, length, and jargon content affect the score (probably other things too).

I think that's the only system generated flag that you can see/review. There is only one other that I'm aware of, it's tripped when a user starts building a negative track record for themself.

  • 2
    I see, secret sauce again. I want stackexchangeleaks.org now!
    – the-wabbit
    Jul 24, 2013 at 14:48

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