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Why are questions closed immediately? [duplicate]

Over the last few days I have been observing a feature of Stack Overflow, namely “CLOSE”, through which a question can be closed to answers. In my observation I have found that there are many ...
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Delaying closes depending on reputation to solve the “Citizen Patrol” negative effect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let questions stay open for a minimum amount of time before being closed I'm a stackoverflow user for a little more than one year now, and I have the feeling that the site ...
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Prevent questions put on hold in the first 24-48 hours [duplicate]

I'm new here but so far I've seen many times (inc myself) how questions are put on hold way too quick! Without offending those who put them on hold, I think people are doing it too quickly and ...
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Questions getting closed too fast (within hours). Give it some time to live [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let questions stay open for a minimum amount of time before being closed? This is has happened to me a few times, and it's getting annoying. I post a question, sometimes for ...
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How soon should I “vote to close”?

Since it's currently impossible to delete a "vote to close",* when I see a poorly asked question, should I immediately vote to close, or should I comment, and give the OP a chance to improve his ...
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6answers
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Question closed without the opportunity to rephrase it

Here is my user experience I recently had a question closed on me without given the time to improve it. Like all developers, we will get stuck on an impediment that we can't solve, sometimes late ...
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6answers
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Aren't questions being closed too quickly? [duplicate]

I'm talking about questions like https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3642654/asp-vs-c-comparison and https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3635054/simple-asp-net-website (full disclosure: I answered ...
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4answers
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Shouldn't there be some sort of grace period before questions can be closed? [duplicate]

So I had my question closed within eight minutes of asking. Is this a little fast? Not only do I object to the reason it was closed (not a real question, come on I'm asking for decent books!), but it ...
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3answers
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What grace period do you allow someone to reformat his question if it is less-than-perfect? [duplicate]

I've seen it over and over again: A poor guy asks a question, makes a mistake in the formulation, another small typo and the result is less-than-perfect (not to say: stupid). What usually happens next ...
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9answers
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If you voted to close a question and it gets re-opened, you lose 100 rep

There seem to be some ongoing trends in stack-overflow for some people to just vote willy-nilly to close any and all questions they disapprove of because they can. Since it hurts SO to close questions ...
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1answer
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Guidance on “honeypot” questions and how best to deal with them an the SO way?

This Question was deleted a short while ago. The Mod commented that this was OT and a spam magnet, and also commented on some of the answers that they shouldn't answer honeypot questions. I'm not so ...
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On closing new users' questions

I've seen several cases of new SO users getting their 1st question closed, and it really irritates me. In all cases, closing the question was totally justified (unclear, too general, etc.). I often ...
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3answers
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Can closed questions be edited by their owners? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question? When a question has been marked "Closed," is the user who asked it (the OP) allowed to edit it? Editing and rewording might make the ...
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1answer
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Fixing the Culture of Downvoting on Meta

I should preface this post with the fact that from my recent experience here I feel a little burned by meta and I have to imagine that other meta newbies have had equally bad experiences. I am a SO ...
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3answers
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Does the close process need revamping?

Does the close process need revamping given the growing number of community members with the close privilege? I am inspired to ask this question because I saw a legitimate question close within 3 ...

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