We now have more than 200 questions. Here on meta, we have a very good guide on what it takes to write a good rock ID question. It doesn't take a geologist to recognise that many rock ID question are very far from meeting those guidelines. Those questions need to be either improved or closed.

I propose that the community undertakes an effort to make sure that we don't have any old and open rock ID questions that fall far short from meeting the guidelines. As a diamond pro-tem mod, I could close some of them myself, but to grow as a site we need a vigilant community of high-rep users to take care of this, in particular because ultimately it takes domain experts to really determine the quality of questions and answers, in particular on a site covering an interdisciplinary field like ours.

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    $\begingroup$ So we should flag rock identification questions that we believe should be deleted? $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2018 at 2:29
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    $\begingroup$ @CamiloRada Yes, please do. $\endgroup$
    – gerrit Mod
    Mar 21, 2018 at 10:21
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    $\begingroup$ OK, I've raised a bunch of flags for you guys. I looked for unanswered questions, with deficient information and apparently abandoned by the OP after posting. Let't me know if you feel the criteria was OK. $\endgroup$ Mar 21, 2018 at 23:26
  • $\begingroup$ Some of my flags were: "declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention". Please let me know if I have abused or misused the flags. And if I have: Why? $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2018 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ @CamiloRada Apologies, we did not communicate well enough between the moderators. $\endgroup$
    – gerrit Mod
    Mar 27, 2018 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ No problem. Good to know that was all. $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2018 at 18:17


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