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To my understanding canonical questions are a ServerFault convention, of which the review-question selection algorithm is completely unaware. Which is to say, it had to happen some time. Treat it like any other question.


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I pretty much gave up closing and close-vote reviewing during the recent Monica fiasco. Although I totally agree that closing bad questions is the right thing to do, and although I think I can safely say I've done my share of closing and reviewing, I gave up reviewing for two main reasons: It shouldn't be the moderators job to do the bulk of the closing ...


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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 reputation, the second will be used.


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In a case like this, you should bring the tags to meta so that we can do this: regexp has been merged into regex and synonymized. Enjoy!


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It's probably a lost cause to try to get people to vote more: Most mature SE sites suffer from a lack of voting - I've seen comments about it on almost every one I'm somewhat active on. You seem to be talking mostly about voting to close but lack of voting applies across the board: up- and down-voting posts, voting to close, and reviewing close and re-open ...


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I'm not against this change, but I don't know whether it'll do very much. I keep on top of the close votes review queue, to keep it under control, and it's pretty rare that I hit a question that has 3 or 4 close votes already; typically I'm diamond-smashing things that only have one, or maybe two, close votes (or often even just a flag). I obviously can't ...


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Some of you may have noticed the Meta Stack Exchange post - Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites (it's linked in the featured on meta sidebar) - we've finally got this project under way and Server Fault is one of the sites we'll be running the test on. Starting tomorrow, I'll be changing the site setting and closing and reopening will ...


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Read the yellow box. OP doesn't tell us anything about his environment. It can be reopened when it is improved.


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The question's tags are only shown once. If changes to the tags were suggested, they appear highlighted in green (added tags) or red (removed tags).


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This must have been an audit as I deleted the Answer a month ago. Unfortunately moderator actions are used as the basis for some of the audits; even when the whole question get filed in the circular bin.


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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 then you have to let other classes do the same (Broken Windows just like here). The OPs self answer was basically I fixed the problem by reinstalling the ...


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There are currently 38 questions in the close queue. If you have already voted on or skipped them, they do not show for you.


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Thanks everyone for the feedback ! As the feedback is nuanced in the answers provided; not a No, but more like a shy Yes, but the suggestion is kinda up-voted much. I asked a CM and it's a change that can be reverted easily if it's not positive, to quote Catija on my question; We start every site with a test for 30 days. After that, we assess the ...


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This answer at Meta SE posits that this is OK: This is, while unusual, an expected result of the system. The way the late answers queue works is by checking two things. Was the answer posted at least 30 days after the question was asked? Was the answer posted by a user who has 10 or less reputation (disregarding suspension) If both of these are true, it ...


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The audits do take a little longer to load. If I remember correctly the bad "suggested edit" audits are generated on the fly by inserting junk phrases into otherwise-good posts, and that requires some CPU time to make it happen (in addition to all the other "audit" bookkeeping the system needs to do). (Good suggested edit audits are pulled from a list of ...


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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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However the close reason is clear and just, it seems a bit odd to put this under "off topic". The question is just lacking details, but that would be more of an "unclear what you're asking" type of close reason IMHO. From the little details that are in the question, it seems to be about networking/firewalls on a Windows Server 2016 machine, so that would ...


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I agree with Ward, the community should be doing more of this but the fundamental problem has always been there aren't enough people voting to close. I could be wrong about this but there seems to be more off-topic questions lately. For example this person: https://serverfault.com/users/469795/bliako Asked three off-topic questions for essentially ...


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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 your head, then bend over and stitch the crotch back together." (No link, because it's mean. But the user in question was last seen over a year ago, so if you're ...


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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 the answer too specific to the environment in which it occurred? These are signs that the entire Q&A needs to be junked. If these conditions are cleared, ...


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