Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

The Vote-to-Close dialog contains a number of links to the #close section of the FAQ, but that part of the FAQ is really just the same text as in the dialog box, plus a statement of what closure is. It appears to be relevant to the Closee but not the Closer.

There is a link in the existing FAQ to the useful How to Ask page, but its in this context:

See How to Ask for guidance on editing your question to improve it.

In most cases the Closer will not be the OP.

The FAQ links in the Vote-to-Close dialog should be relevant to the Closer - informing their voting process.

So, my suggestion is to write (probably by collating some meta posts) a FAQ section specifically aimed at Closers. This should have expanded notes for each close reason, and ideally, a link to the (a?) FAQ section on editing-to-improve posts if they might be salvaged and reopened.

I'm happy to try to draft something, but would welcome suggestions in respect of this.

share|improve this question
Related: A guide to moderating crypto.stackexchange yourself - close voting - It's been posted on at least a dozen Metas, and I think it's very close to what you're looking for. – Yannis Oct 5 '12 at 17:50

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .