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Does Stack Exchange need do-not-close votes? [duplicate]

I've come across different questions at different networks that get closed, the reopened, then closed again... It's often about questions that represent an edge-case for what's on/off-topic on the ...
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Vote to keep open? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why can’t I keep nominating a question for opening? Close/Reopen Votes - Sliding Scale For Threshold How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the &...
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Why do close votes have priority? [duplicate]

At present, any votes that are to close have priority. Normally thing would be that if someone wants the thread closed that a single vote should be registered. Then if someone wants to keep the thread ...
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You should be able to vote to reopen a question before it is actually closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Canceling a “Vote to Close” How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? Granted, you can't reopen something ...
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vote against a running close-vote [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: You should be able to vote to reopen a question before it is actually closed. How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? ...
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Counter vote the closure of a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? Let's say that there is a question that 40 people consider a real question. But 5 people consider it ...
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1answer
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Why is there no way to vote that a question should not be closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: You should be able to vote to reopen a question before it is actually closed. How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? ...
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1answer
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Add option to vote for a question to stay open [duplicate]

Sometimes when going through questions, I can see that someone has previously voted to close it. However quite often I disagree with the close vote and I would like to vote for the question to stay ...
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0answers
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Vote to un-close [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? A "vote to close" on an otherwise good question is like a black mark on its face....
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0answers
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Add a “Leave open” button to questions that have close votes [duplicate]

New questions often fall victim to posted-too-early issues, consequently they quickly attract close votes. This is as it should be, but when the problem is remedied it would be convenient if it were ...
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0answers
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We should be able to add reopen votes while the question is still not closed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? Can we have the ability to rescind a close vote before it closes? You should ...
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0answers
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Possibility to object to closing? [duplicate]

After a question get closed, it can be reopened after it was substantially enhanced. But it may be substantially enhanced while it has one or more close votes, but not closed yet. I think it should ...
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Negative vote to close, prevent question from being closed, instead of only voting to reopen [duplicate]

I am looking at a valid question with 4 votes to close on a site. I think the collective conscious has edited the question to make it appropriate, and there are answers for that question now. With ...
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0answers
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Ability to vote to prevent closure of topics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”? Currently there are no other ways of showing that you don't agree that a topic ...
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21answers
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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58answers
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New Feature: Community Review Tasks - Now in Beta

Please post new bug reports, feature requests or discussions as individual questions tagged with at least review in addition to the requisite And thanks for all the great feedback so far! We are ...
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25answers
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A new search engine for Stack Exchange

After the performance problems we have run into with Lucene.NET we've decided to make a change, we're moving the network on to elasticsearch. Here's where to get started: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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8answers
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Notify us when the question has been edited after posting an answer

Consider this situation. I post a legitimate and correct answer to a question and receive a few upvotes. Then the OP realizes that's not what they wanted to ask, and significantly rewrites the ...
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10answers
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Why should I upvote a question? [duplicate]

I've been wondering about this ever since I signed up on SO. With answers, it's easy to determine what to upvote. Is it helpful, is it informative, is it correct? None of that really applies to a ...
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4answers
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How do users of Stack Overflow make money? [closed]

I would like to know simply, if anyone is making money on Stack Overflow, how are they doing it? I'm not asking if people should be making money on the site or whether or not it's okay—that has been ...
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9answers
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What purpose does downvoting questions serve?

I understand the purpose of up/downvoting answers -- some answers are better than others, some answers may be wrong, .etc. With regard to questions, though, there are other mechanisms to deal with "...
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8answers
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26,000 questions have close votes, now what? [duplicate]

In Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags Jeff exclaimed: Brock, this is GENIUS! I am hereby using my super-upvote on this feature-request: Close votes (and probably reopen votes) ...
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2answers
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What exactly happens with the button “Leave Open” (previously “Do Not Close”)?

I've noticed and used the new (at least for me) button Leave Open, but I can't find any explanation as to the implication of clicking it. I've found a highly voted status-declined question: How ...
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2answers
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Add a “Review posts with reopen votes” review task?

When a question is closed because it is considered to be "not constructive" or "not a real question", the text explicitly includes a hint that the question might be reopened after it has been improved/...
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2answers
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Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags

On low-traffic tags, a bad question may pick up one or two close votes, but simply hasn't been viewed by very many people with the close-vote privilege. So, after 4 days, the close votes expire, and ...
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Update Migration Path List for Non-Moderators [closed]

Currently the migration path options from SO are: Meta.SO Serverfault SuperUser Webmasters Programmers If we are going to be limited to 5 options, shouldn't we periodically re-evaluate which sites ...
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Please think twice about closing SO questions

StackOverflow in particular is intended as a source of information for beginners as well as experts. As such, we can expect there will be naive or "simple" questions. There are also a substantial ...
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7answers
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Give Diamond Moderators the Ability to Partially Lock a Post

This question is about Strangest language feature Since it is apparent that a consensus will never be reached on whether this question is an appropriate one for the site or not, I suggest giving ...
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5answers
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The Closing Problem: This needs to be reconsidered [duplicate]

TLDR version: Too many people can vote to close. People are overzealous when it comes to voting to close. Questions that get closed will very likely remain so because they attract little attention. ...
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8answers
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Why do some questions get closed for no reason?

Recently there was a question asking about generating all subsets of a set using a stack and a queue, which was closed (and now deleted it seems) as not a real question for no good reason, since it ...

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