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What's the point in closing questions if they are not deleted?

I see a lot of questions that are closed due to often not being constructive/ too localized etc. But what does this achieve? A lot of these questions become really popular and are not deleted or ...
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3answers
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Should I vote to close as duplicate if another question has good advice?

Suppose there is a Stack Overflow question like the following: What is wrong with my program? I have a program like this, to ask the user to quit or continue: public class QuitOrContinue { ...
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1answer
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Couple of issues with Roomba Turbocharging

Recently, a major change was announced: Deleted questions will be visible to their authors, regardless of those authors' reputation. They won't be linked to anywhere that they're not already ...
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New reason to close a question: “Abandoned question”

The issue has been addressed ealier. I'm mainly active on tex.stackexchange. There are some thousands of unanswered questions. I suggested to introduce a new reason for closing questions: an abandoned ...
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1answer
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Sudden influx of automatically deleted questions

I've noticed two things this morning that appear to be related: There have been more than the usual number of "why did I lose reputation" questions here on Meta Stack Overflow, all apparently related ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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Migration stats not consistent between sites

Apparently, as a result of a discussion on migration options it appears that Yannis and myself see different statistics when going to the programmers.SE.com migration stats tool and the stackoverflow....
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2answers
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How should we steer lost users?

Here is a thing I see fairly often here on Meta.SE: The question isn't remotely on-topic and was rightly, and quickly, put on hold. Somebody left a comment (not shown) pointing out what Meta.SE is ...
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1answer
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10k users cannot see independently-deleted answers on their own deleted questions

The recent (fantastic) changes to deleted questions have introduced a bug. 10k users can no longer see answers to their deleted questions which were deleted before the question was deleted. That is to ...
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2answers
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When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the “deleted recent questions” list?

When Roomba deletes a question, does it always end up in the "deleted recent questions" list? If not, in which cases will the question not end up in the "deleted recent questions" ...
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0answers
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Don't award the Tumbleweed badge if I delete my question [closed]

Steps to reproduce: Ask a question Delete your question One week later Un-delete your question ??? Get Tumbleweed badge! Personally, I think that the system shouldn't award the badge in cases like ...
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1answer
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Is Community♦ more eagerly auto-deleting than it should?

Today, Community♦ deleted this question. (10K only, obviously) That's good, if you wonder. The question didn't add any value to the site. But, as far as I could determine (my search-fu is weak, so I ...
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1answer
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Disallow VLQ flags on “on hold” questions

If a question is "on hold" - basically telling the user to improve it - there is little to no reason to flag it as VLQ. So I suggest to disallow this flag type on closed questions. If a question ...
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1answer
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Why can't I vote to delete this question? [duplicate]

This question: Does PDO implements mysqli or mysql [duplicate] According to the FAQ on deletion votes, I should get 25 delete vote for the day (30k rep, 20 extra votes for rep and 5 votes by default)....
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3answers
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Old unanswered upvoted questions remaining that way potentially forever?

For questions which are old and unanswered and with a score less than zero, the Roomba may provide automated deletion. For questions which are sometimes many years old and unanswered and sometimes ...

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