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What questions should be closed with reason "too localized"? [duplicate]

What is the definition of "too localized" for closing a question? I see several suggestions, but nothing definitive or specific.
Dana the Sane's user avatar
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How to put question on hold? [duplicate]

I have seen that many questions are now marked [on hold]. I have already enough reputation to cast close votes on questions but I don't see how can I put questions on hold. How can I do it? Is it done ...
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Possible new close reason: "Overt request for code" [duplicate]

This seems to be related to other meta questions, but I think there is a qualitative difference. While this is obviously a site where specific questions are asked and specific answers are given (...
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the concept of too broad, primarily opinion violation [duplicate]

tl; dr: I was offended by 2 questions that got closed and reopened multiple times here and here. Both of these questions got lots of downvotes, then got closed, then reopened, then upvoted, and so on. ...
Zalaboza's user avatar
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To improve first poster experience, can questions have a suspend state before they can be voted for close? [duplicate]

Possible names for this feature: "Suspended" "Under review" I am sure newbies find it quite confronting to ask a question and then have it "closed". A suspend state ...
Kind Contributor's user avatar
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When is the new closing system going to be turned loose? [duplicate]

I'm 3k on SO, and I'm anxious for the new closing/on-holding system to break out of its meta prison. What is the ETA for the new system to come to other sites?
Undo's user avatar
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What does the new on hold mean? [duplicate]

I came across a question today that instead of having [closed], it had [on hold]. What is this new change, and what does it affect?
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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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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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 ...
Jaydles's user avatar
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Send authors an inbox message if their question is closed

I think it would really help if you get notified that a question of yours was closed. Especially for the multi-site power user, usually (at least for me) a question is asked and then left alone for ...
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342 votes
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Distinguish close votes by reason

Even though a question may be closed by receiving 5 close votes, the votes do not necessarily need to agree. I think this is a good behavior, but recently I voted to close a question for being an ...
Mark Elliot's user avatar
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191 votes
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Every "close" has its thorn: replace "close" with "on hold" for the first five days

That's right, I'm starting this out with a pun. Featuring a Poison song. I'm good with it. TL;DR We're looking at replacing [closed] with [on hold]. This sort of thing was proposed in a popular post ...
Jaydles's user avatar
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Introducing a brand new, consolidated, Help Center

UPDATE: This is now live on all Stack Exchange sites. You can access it at /help or by clicking the "help" link in the top nav or footer of any page. We can all agree that Stack Exchange is a ...
Laura's user avatar
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83 votes
14 answers

We need to be a little less hostile

I've noticed a distressing tendency for questions that seem basic or overly short to be immediately closed and downvoted into oblivion. Case in point: How can I tell if a DOM object is out of the ...
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