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Could we make the amount of close reasons not a fixed quantity for the SE sites? [duplicate]

I noticed there are many sites where I saw a question being closed by Off Topic instead of, say, Unclear what you are asking. Others which would benefited from This question was closed due to a ...
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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A proposed philosophy of question migration

We spend a fair amount of time talking about question migrations between sites. These conversations happen internally, publicly and semi-publicly in the network-wide moderator chat room. In the ...
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How could we improve our planned post notice improvements?

Megan has written a post on the Stack Overflow blog about changes that are planned/upcoming on the Stack Exchange platform. I've seen a bunch of discussion about it on chat - but it feels like having ...
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Shouldn't "off-topic" be only about... off-topic?

A related question/discussion point to this one posted just now, but with a completely different rationale. Whenever a question is closed because it doesn't contain SSCCE, or specific code, it also ...
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What is the purpose of an answer to a feature request question, and how does that differ from the purpose of a comment on a feature request?

I am learning about how feature-request questions (on meta sites) differ from "normal" questions. Part of my understanding is that: For normal questions, votes reflect (primarily) the quality of the ...
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Why Stack Exchange is no longer a fun place for learning and sharing knowledge, and how we can change this [closed]

I have been a longtime lurker on Stack Exchange, and enjoyed using it as a reference and learning tool. I am happy to see it grow, but I am increasingly worried about where it's going. Prompted by ...
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More reasons to put a question on hold [closed]

There are certain types of questions which are being asked on a regular basis, should be put on hold and don't fit properly within any of the existing reasons for putting a question on hold. All the ...
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What is the role of meta threads?

This question is precipitated by my question on CS.SE here. I cross-posted it on the mathematics exchange, and it was put on hold by D.W. for this reason, with him/her citing this meta thread. My ...
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The canned comments left by the Community user are less than helpful, in some cases [duplicate]

I've seen a few examples: A comment on a post about licensing on Software Engineering indicating that the post needs clarification. The post is clear enough to know that it is off-topic. Editing for ...
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Are custom close reasons necessarily off topic?

I've seen some proposals like "Allow custom close reasons that are off-topic" floating around on meta. My question is, until those proposals are implemented, can I use custom close reasons for ...
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Break "off topic" close reasons into specific reasons in Tools rather than grouping them in one bucket

The 10K user tools are really great! Recently I was attempting to get an idea of which close reasons are used more than others... Currently only applies to off topic, most sites have between 3-6 off ...