Of all posts this one? Seriously?

Was it because it had no Latin characters and even the numerals were fullwidth?


If that was indeed the case is there anything we can do to improve the low quality detection system?

Or was it a "gotcha"?

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    The low quality low quality detection system. May 2, 2021 at 12:28
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    More often than not I find it's an issue of how long the post is (in characters) that trips the system. It's easier to say more with fewer characters in Japanese.
    – ajsmart
    May 2, 2021 at 13:14
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    @ajsmart Also I noticed comments in Japanese on this site appear longer and bulkier than what I was used to but only because of Japanese characters being fullwidth. Doing a rough character count, I still think that answer is longer than what the system usually feeds to the low quality review queue on an English language site. I could be wrong.
    – Eddie Kal
    May 2, 2021 at 16:16
  • @EddieKal Have the Stack Exchange developers made the criteria for the 'low quality post' flagging algorithm public? I was unaware of any capabilities by the moderators/high rep users to adjust the algorithm.
    – ajsmart
    May 2, 2021 at 18:02
  • @ajsmart I did a bit of research today and found this, well, dunno what to say.
    – Eddie Kal
    May 3, 2021 at 18:25

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I have been told this is not a review audit

audits (the thing you mentioned here) are probably not applicable in this situation. First off, looking at the linked review it doesn't say it is a "Review Audit" (see here). Secondly, Japanese doesn't have review audits enabled, since it's not big enough to warrant them. (@bobble)

Therefore, please disregard this information below.

There is another possibility

We throw a few known cases into the queue* as "gotchas" to keep people from just nailing "Looks Good" or "Close" or whatever without reading the questions.

If you see one of these just handle it normally, we're probably going to make them a little more... subtle over time. For now we're pulling from really obvious sources: spam, and uncontested high quality posts.

Hmm... back then that trick wasn't in place on sites outside of SO, not sure about now.

@Martin This is currently only enabled on SO, it will eventually be on everywhere. – Kevin Montrose♦ Aug 18 '12 at 17:53

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