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When I'm reviewing answers that show up as low quality, and I've read the low-quality answer and agree that it's delete-worthy - e.g. there's no IPS solution in it or the answer is 2 or 3 sentences long - I've been using the "recommend deletion" option. Then the queue gets cleared when I'm done reviewing.

What actually happens to the answers that I recommend deleting? Do they go to a diamond moderator for another round of reviews, or is it automatically deleted, after another reviewer recommends deleting the answer, too?

To be clear, I don't have enough rep to cast delete votes -- I am referring only to working on the review queues.

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What actually happens to the answers that I recommend deleting?

When it gets six Recommend Deletion clicks, this answer will be deleted and will be shown as

Deleted from review by [users' names who voted to Recommend Deletion] [date of deletion] at [time of deletion]

See this item for above scenario,

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Remember, this button text is changed for users with expanded delete vote privileges (>4k on this site currently). In this case, if 3 users with those privileges (or a moderator) vote to delete that post, it will be deleted and will be shown as

Deleted by [users] [date of deletion] at [time of deletion]

See this item,

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Number of hours or minutes will be shown instead of date and time, depending how much time is gone after deletion of that post.

Another point to note, the numbers I mentioned above will work for the posts with zero or less score. The higher the score a post has, more votes will be required to delete it.

Do they go to a diamond moderator for another round of reviews, or is it automatically deleted, after another reviewer recommends deleting the answer, too?

They don't go in the queue for diamond moderators. And they do get deleted by the process I mentioned above.

  • Six recommend deletion clicks? That sounds a bit high, especially during a time when we're trying to moderate the answers more heavily, e.g. discourage NAA / VLQ posts. This would be one aspect of site policy that I'd like to see change immediately - I wonder whether most of the community would agree, too. – D.Hutchinson Mar 16 '18 at 7:18
  • There is no need of it. Six Recommend Clicks is only required when a post doesn't get reviews from enough users with expanded deletion privileges. I haven't seen that on this site in a while though. – A J Mar 16 '18 at 7:20
  • Recommend Deletion reviews prioritize the review task for users who do have delete-voting privileges. Also, if a post with a positive score gets six reviews, it won't be deleted, but forwarded to moderators for review. – gparyani Mar 18 '18 at 16:13

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