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Overzealous close votes on clear problems with code provided?

While reviewing the vote to close queue on Stackoverflow, I have seen a number of questions (in android and javascript, mainly) where: There is some code which the question asker thinks should work ...
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2answers
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Now that too localized is gone should we embrace the “typo questions”? [closed]

The old "too localized" closing reason included "questions that are unlikely to help future visitors". It was generally agreed, that if a question resulted from a typo in the OP code those questions ...
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How to flag a typo question

I came across this question today. In reading the answer and the comments it turns out that the issue was just a simple typo that the OP made. So that being the case I decided that this question ...
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4answers
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We should always be able to include explanation with moderator flags, even if they're not a custom situation

I would like to have the ability to tell flag reviewers a little something in addition to the flag type. I know that different flag categories get treated differently, with VLQ going into the low ...
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5answers
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Should a user be forced to add a comment when they vote to close?

I recently had a question which attracted 1 close vote. I don't know why this vote was cast. If I have not conformed to the site's protocol in any way I am left 'none the wiser'. Should it be made ...
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2answers
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Why is there an iOS 7 tag? [closed]

So I asked a question pertaining to iOS 7 and was massively downvoted. I assumed it would be ok as there is an ios7 tag, but people downvoted it because of the NDA, even though I didn't mention ...
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Strongly separate duplicates from “the rest” in close votes review queue

Update: I wish I could downvote decline justification twice. "You can already filter down by close reason." Oh really , Do you see many reviewers using filter? Do you see Steward badges awarded for ...
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2answers
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How do moderators update custom off-topic reasons for their site?

Now that the on-hold/close chane is live, how do site moderators update their off-topic reasons? Our list is rather sparse, and we are starting to get complaints questions about which to use.
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Add a custom close reason

A recent question highlighted a common issue with close reasons. In this case, the question was closed because the OP flagged that he was mistaken and his code worked. There aren't any choices that ...
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4answers
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How should I flag SO questions of the form “Please write this program for me”? [closed]

A question (which has since been removed) arrived recently that is well formed in the sense of providing a clear statement of output desired for a given set of input, but is basically asking for the ...
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1answer
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How to answer similar questions without getting my answers deleted?

I recently spent a lot time trying to find a way to send SMS messages with C#. I found some questions/answers on StackOverflow that were of some help, but none of them solved my problem completely. ...
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Close reason for “do my job/homework for me” questions [duplicate]

With the "minimal understanding" and "what have you tried" close reason removed now, what is the proper way to handle the do-my-homework-for-me type of question, where a person clearly didn't put any ...
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Can we avoid using the term “Closed” for marginal questions?

When a question is a bad one, possibly irredeemable, it will (hopefully) get closed. This prevents further answers from being added. The question can be edited and re-opened. However, when ...
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3answers
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How come people don't get reputation for moderation?

To become a trusted user in Stack Overflow, you need to achieve 20K points, however, if you spend a lot of time closing, editing, reviewing other peoples stuff, you hardly get to the goal of becoming ...
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1answer
501 views

On-hold questions should have on-hold music

Since a closed question is now listed as "on hold" for the first five days, I think the page should play hold music (autostart on load). This feature would supply the following advantages: It would ...

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