Looking at the current flags on an answer, I see the following line:

Low answer quality score [66], /questions/how-to-answer shown and skipped

I have seen other numbers in the otherwise same text on other answers. What is the significance of the number in brackets?

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It's a rough measure of the probable quality of a post. Every post starts at a score of 100, and there are various metrics applied to the post that can reduce the score. A post hits the queue and gets an auto-flag if it scores below 80.

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    Thanks, that was very informative.
    – phantom42
    Mar 21, 2014 at 18:38

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