Linked Questions

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Update the Don't Ask page to prevent barely researched questions (NARQing the turtle)

The Help Center > Asking > What types of questions should I avoid asking? should (but as far as I can see does not) provide guidance that barely researched (A.K.A. simple) questions are no longer ...
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Can we be notified about official posts?

From time to time we see official posts from our community managers and other SE employees here on meta like Closing changes to on-hold Introducing a brand new help-center A new quick-start-guide ...
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Minimum length of free-text off-topic reason is too long

When I use the new vote-to-close dialog on meta and want to add my own free-text off-topic reason then I have to enter at least 30 characters to the existing sentence. I think this is too much. I ...
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Is this question on-topic?

I'm certainly not an expert regarding exactly what fits into the scope of an on-topic or off-topic question, and I'm sure there's a chance I'm entirely off-base in thinking that it doesn't fit. Here ...
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What to do when reviewing clueless/lame questions?

After several years on the site, I've recently start to review questions and answers when I have a few moments here and there. I have to say I am stunned at how many stupid questions are asked on ...
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How do I flag a question as being “Too Localized”?

When I flag a question I see options but I can't find the option that would close it as being too localized. Where is that option?
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Why does a custom off-topic close vote trigger a comment when other reasons don't?

I just voted to close a Stack Overflow question with a custom "off topic" reason. I was surprised to see an auto-posted comment appear beneath the question. Why is a custom close reason treated ...
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Are “fix my program” questions off-topic? [duplicate]

In this question, the OP had a bunch of syntax errors in his program. I simply went through and fixed them all, and judging from the fact that he accepted my answer, there was nothing else (in his ...
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Should there be a delay for close votes?

This question was closed only five minutes after it was asked. Sure this was not a good quality question. But there was not a real chance to put comments on it, the asker had not even a chance to ...
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Button to automatically add the reason for closing, when voting to close a question

EDIT As it seems that anonymity of votes is a primary concern for many people, and my original request was going in the opposite direction, I am amending it to ask for freedom of choice. Also, a ...
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So…as what do we close too localized questions now? [duplicate]

So we got all new and shiny close reasons and a little bit reworked dialog which works very well and is very nice and handy. But there is one question left, as what do we close too localized questions ...
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Off-topic on hold box says “closed”

This is a screenshot of an on-hold box on Electrical Engineering, but my question applies to all the sites. The box says: "The users who voted to close". Is it by-design that this box says "close"? I'...
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Change “Vote to close” to “Nominate to close”

I realized a confusion in the word "voting". Currently, you can either "vote to close", "vote to re-open", "vote to delete", or "upvote/downvote". Refer to a comment of mine on this question. I am ...
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Since “Too localized” is gone, what reason should be used when closing debug-my-code questions?

In Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized the staffs says this: Today, TL is used helpfully on code dump questions on SO, but the ...
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Is it possible to speed up migration?

The new close system puts questions [on hold] for a period of time (maybe a week?). I think this is generally a good thing. However, there are times when it would be nicer if there were no waiting ...

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