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Canonical post in first post review, how to react?

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 ...
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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

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 ...
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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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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

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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If you don't vote, the site will die

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 ...
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Why is this question off topic here?

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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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

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 ...
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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

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 ...
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Reviewing answer with no question

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 ...
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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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The "closed" review queue is zero

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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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

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 ...
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Veeery old review answer

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 ...
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Why are review audits so slow?

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 ...
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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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Why is this question off topic here?

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 ...
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Close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3

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 ...
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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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