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Calin Baenen

Honestly, we, instead of trying to make 100% of the posts quality, could try and break it
into 50/50, in a non-toxic way.

I could see this being done in one simple way, promote people with low follower numbers, AND high quality posts. And handle (in any general way) posts with low to no quality.

What defines quality could be user-dependent, or, could simply be controlled by the staff, but, whatever determines "quality" should be (and this is almost a given), fair.
Maybe typos don't set off some kind of "Bad Quality Detector", but, maybe certain wordings that may be incorrect, or lazily put together will (though, this would probably work against who's native language isn't English, though, writing in native language would be preferred, then).

Or, maybe posts would be manually reviewed if it gets reported enough for low quality.

However "quality" may be implemented, or interpreted is up to anyone who makes any changes regarding this topic.

But, my personal opinion is, "Quality doesn't matter, community does".
If an other feels like their work isn't represented as much as it should, or, in the example you gave, they feel like their rating doesn't properly reflect what people think, then, they can voice that in a post, and ask for people's honest thoughts and feedback.

As a community, if we voice, and work together, we can build "quality" from what we already have. Like making a class in C from structs.

Cheers! <3

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shadowtime2000

What defines quality could be user-dependent, or, could simply be controlled by the staff, but, whatever determines "quality" should be (and this is almost a given), fair.

@ben already created a post talking about how their are set of users called trusted users who have the ability to mark articles as low quality and high quality.

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Calin Baenen

Well, thank you for the information.

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Yo

Yes, we are working hard to fight spam by flagging the bad post as spam to admins and marking the quality (high/low) of the posts.