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Help us make “Not Constructive” and “Not a Real Question” closures more effective

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 ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a Community Wiki user. Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts work? How does a post become a Community Wiki ...
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Can a question be closed as not-constructive because no-one has answered it yet?

I had come up with what I thought was an interesting Python question ( Which line is chosen to be reported in exception ). Several people commented on the question (but it hadn't yet been answered), ...
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Can we have a better canonical reference for our policy against recommendation questions? [duplicate]

Currently, when I need to explain the issues with recommendation questions, I link to Q&A is hard, let's go shopping!. ... except that that's more or less just about shopping recommendations on ...
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Why is it possible to vote for deletion/undeletion more than once?

If you vote to close a question and it later gets reopened, you are not allowed to vote to close it again. If you vote to reopen a question and it later gets closed again, you are not allowed to vote ...
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How many comments are required to qualify a post as “debated”?

Is there a guidance about that? In particular can 3 comments discussing a single answer already qualify a debate? This is useful to know, because some questions are closed as not-constructive when ...
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Does automatic community wiki answers discourage more responses?

Personal Interest I'll be quick to say that I'm only asking this question because I recently answered an old question with what I thought was a unique insight into the original question and didn't ...
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Is this question constructive?

I'd like to ask for a second opinion here. A couple people, including a diamond mod, closed this question as non-constructive. (Note: this is the original revision referred to) I disagree, as it ...
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What does qualify a not-constructive question?

How does a moderator identify a non-constructive question? The FAQs state: not constructive As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to ...
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Why are users allowed to vote to delete/undelete multiple times? [duplicate]

Someone came to meta to try and get help reopening their question, and it got deleted as a result. I voted to undelete it and flagged it as well since I don't think we should be deleting posts that ...
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Mitigate community wiki on closed question

A recent question of mine has been closed and reopened a lot of times. As the FAQs suggest, I've edited it a lot of times, to improve it as much as possible. This however has raised the ...