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Why is there so much focus on low-quality questions at-large?

Stack Overflow is so large that it is not possible for any single person to read even the titles of every question posted there on a given day, let alone all of the questions. However, Server Fault, ...
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Why is there so much focus on low-quality questions at-large?

In very short words: SF is a site for professional system administrators exclusively and we don't want non-professional questions. Low quality questions are by definition non-professional. This is a ...
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Why is there so much focus on low-quality questions at-large?

where we came in? There is always a focus on quality not just at election time, SE is supposed to be a repository of high quality Q&A. Perhaps I am missing some relevant history. Yes, lots, ...
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How should I vote on a question which I consider too low quality to migrate?

You should still vote to close. Other people's votes are not your responsibility. All you can do is vote correctly. Certainly, disagreeing with a close vote isn't a valid reason to flag, for example.
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Delete reasons in the Low Quality Posts review queue are alternating

It depends on the reputation level of the person whose answer you're reviewing. If they have too low a reputation to be able to post comments, the first option will be used. If they have enough ...
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Why does this count as a valid answer?

I hadn't had a coffee yet ... In such cases, you can help by making the situation more obvious. Leave a comment below the answer or use the "other" flag reason and explain there.
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How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

I disagree. The bar should be exactly as high as it is for everyone else. We're meant to be curating a corpus of high quality Q&A. If you let one class of user get away with low quality Q&A ...
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"bumped to the homepage by Community" generate mostly noise

Remember that voting in all of it's forms is community oversight. It's not about giving away a PhD, you don't need to solve the halting problem information just needs to be clear and correct/helpful. ...
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Does upvotes prevent flagging as very low quality?

Yes, the very low quality flag is available only for posts scored 0 or below. In any case, you can't flag that answer because I already deleted it.
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How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

Honestly, um. Sometimes self-answers can be mock-worthy. I once parodied one to a friend as, "Q: How do I put on my underwear?" "A: Slit the crotch open with a razor blade and pull them over ...
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How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

The approach I generally use is as follows: Will this question be useful to someone who I perceive as having the minimum amount of training for their job? (mistakes by those people pass this test) Is ...
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