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Should opinion-seeking questions with many answers be reworded or left as-is? [duplicate]

I have an opinion-seeking question that is several years old and just recently was marked as on-hold. The on-hold status requests I re-word my question, but since there are already so many answers ...
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Help us make “Not Constructive” and “Not a Real Question” closures more effective [closed]

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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Building an archive of deleted questions

Back when the first discussion about deleted questions came up, I promised to look into building an official unofficial read-only archive for good deleted SE content. I had a plan to build something ...
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Another take on canonical answers: Add a “canonical” vote

When closing a question as a duplicate, it is becoming harder and harder to search for a good original as the pool of questions and answers grows and grows. While the new dupe closing dialog is a ...
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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Where in the (Stack Exchange) world can I initiate a programming-related discussion? [duplicate]

I fired up Stack Overflow just now and entered in the search "best jquery tooltip plugin", and was met with a fine collection of perfectly clickable candidates ... many of which have been closed as ...
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Don't index closed questions (non-duplicate) for search engines

Currently, closed questions are still indexed by search engines. This makes sense for duplicates, but I think this is counterproductive for other closed questions. Encountering a closed question when ...
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Undelete http://stackoverflow.com/q/866499/41661, is programming a younger person's job?

I would like to propose that https://stackoverflow.com/q/866499/41661 be undeleted. I have two arguments for undeleting this question: I believe that the high voted answers contain information that ...
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Do you wait for edits before voting to close a question? [duplicate]

Let's say that there is a question asked in a bad manner, in a way that the question is missing. For example the user shows the code and doesn't explain very well which is the problem. Usually ...
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How to ask a broad question on SO? [closed]

How do I ask questions on Stack Overflow when the premise of the question requires a lot of background? This question is a good example. I've read the guidelines on how to ask a question several ...
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Is there an un-do loophole in the question ban algorithm?

When I see questions that are obviously going to be closed due to explicit off-topicness that are honest mistakes on the part of the no-rep new user, I try to inform them about the question ban, and ...
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Have all the answerers misunderstood the question?

Here's a related topic which partially helps me figure out my next step, but on the other hand it doesn't fully answer my question so it is not quite a duplicate: Exit strategies for "chameleon ...
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What close reason should be used if the questions in the title and in the body are different?

When I am deciding if to vote for closing a question, and I see that the title doesn't fit the question formulated in the body, what reason should I name? In the list of reasons the closest, as I ...
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1answer
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I flag a poor answer to a question, I answer it and in the meantime it's closed despite numerous upvotes

I found a question on profanity filters a while ago. I've viewed it many times. Today, I flagged one answer as being effectively spam, yet in the time it took me to write an additionally useful answer,...
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“please ask another question” in duplicate banner [duplicate]

Shouldn't the "please ask a new question" be "edit your question to make the differences clear"? That's what the established process has been for a while now -- "don't repost closed questions; edit ...

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