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Close Vote options no longer include option for “must include code” and “must show minimal understanding” [duplicate]

What happened to the close vote option for posts that describe an error or unexpected result but don't include the relevant code or any code!? This is on of the two most popular I use.. What am I ...
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Include SSCCE.ORG contents in an instruction page somewhere [duplicate]

It's not a question, just a suggestion: moderators, can you put the contents of http://sscce.org/ into stackoverflow and introduce them as law such as how to ask questions?
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Please update minimal understanding close reason verbiage [duplicate]

Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, and why they didn't work. "why they didn't work". That's a stupid phrase. ...
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Close reason changed: Comparing old with the new [duplicate]

Recently, the options on the closed vote reasons on StackOverflow have changed. I was curious about the differences, and would like a bit of clarification on the new one. This question was caused ...
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Closure for questions asking for code [duplicate]

It seems I've fallen out of touch with closure options for "give me the codez" style questions; however, from the close dialog under off-topic because... I recall there being options such as: ...
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Off topic close reasons no longer include “provide code”? [duplicate]

Until recently, when you selected "close" on a question, the menu of options that was presented looked a lot like the one being described here (if my memory serves me right). Today I wanted to vote ...
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Generally horrible questions [duplicate]

I think we need a close reason for generally bad questions that are hard to find a close reason for. Ones that are usually getting shoehorned into "Too Broad" or "Unclear What You're Asking". ...
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Should Stack Exchange in general be awarding “A”s for Effort?

This just came up again: homework is not acceptable if the asker has made no effort whatsoever I'm developing a bit of an involuntary twitch that manifests itself when I encounter the word "effort"...
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Exit strategies for “chameleon questions”

I'm not sure if there's already an existing term for this, so I'm inventing my own. (tl;dr: I call them "chameleon questions" because they change every time you submit or edit an answer. If you're ...
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How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?

What circumstances can cause a question or answer to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? How can a post be deleted? When can't I delete my own post? Can I still see my post even after it's ...
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Responding to your “too localized” concerns

As part of our closing overhaul, we've moved, reorganized, and renamed a number of close reasons, including too localized. While that change was informed both by widespread misuse of the reason and ...
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What happened to the “You're Just Lazy” close vote reason? [closed]

...not literally, of course. But what happened to the previous menu of close-vote options? I find the current set unsatisfactory. Take this question that boils down to a typical java.lang....
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Are code questions without an attempt now on topic [closed]

Background The close reasons have recently been changed, this includes the removal of the old close reason: Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell ...
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Are code troubleshooting questions really what we want to encourage? [closed]

In an effort to more fully understand the gestalt of Stack Overflow, I offer this question for perusal: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7513258/i-want-a-dialog-box-in-case-of-error#question ...
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How should I respond to criticism from moderating users on Stack Overflow?

I would like to find out whether there is any recourse when a someone with the power to delete or change questions behaves in a way that seems unreasonable. I asked this question: Why doesn't my ...

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