I ran afoul of the SO closing process here: my question. The whole process has been incredibly unpleasant and it has been so because of the close process. The process only works in one direction and ...
In the recent off-topic discussion, Pekka 웃 suggested that other close reasons could be further broken out as well . We've got some more specific ideas along those lines, and we want your input and ...
Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized
After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
The problem One of the recurring questions on Meta is "why was this question closed?" In nearly every case, the question is posed by a newcomer to Stack Exchange who doesn't understand what closing ...
A couple weeks ago, I asked for help: How can we stop premature deletion? And I got some fantastic responses. A big thanks to everyone who participated in that discussion - you're the reason I don't ...
Goals for "Off-Topic" We'll be asking for your help on a number of closing issues, but this post is focused on how we can improve "Off-Topic" closures. Don't worry, we plan to keep on closing, but ...
Questions can be put on hold or closed. What does it mean for a question to be closed or “on hold”? Who can put a question on hold? What are the reasons for putting a question on hold? What if ...
I recently stumbled upon an on hold question. The verbiage is a bit... awkward: on hold as off-topic by Al Everett, Mysticial, Doorknob, Sha Wiz Dow Ard, Josh Caswell 18 mins ago This ...
I feel like we got off on the wrong foot. Due to me being an idiot miscommunication, a partial change snuck out early, and even though we announced it we didn't really explain why we made the change. ...
Stack Overflow's rules have grown very complex and often counter-intuitive over the years. That doesn't mean they don't exist for a reason, but grokking SO's culture can be really tough even for ...
(psst the religious analogy is for fun; I don't actually think we should baptize Stack Overflow) In the interests of improving questions and question askers, I propose giving moderators the ability ...
Should moderators (or other role) assist users change bad subjective questions into good subjective questions? [closed]
Here's the guidelines on Good/Bad Subjective questions http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/ Here's a follow up: ...
I'm curious as to why questions get closed at all. I understand that certain sects of SO adhere very strictly to the (frankly, esoteric) FAQ, but I'm at a loss as to why this functionality exists at ...
I recently had a question which attracted 1 close vote. I don't know why this vote was cast. If I have not conformed to the site's protocol in any way I am left 'none the wiser'. Should it be made ...