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343 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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179 votes
11 answers
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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 ...
mikołak's user avatar
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15 votes
3 answers
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Why was this question closed as off-topic without being migrated?

The question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6006916/unable-to-install-imagemagick-unmet-dependencies was closed as "Off topic" without being migrated. As the closer in question was Jeff Atwood, ...
Andrew Grimm's user avatar
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90 votes
3 answers
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Can we rename the off-topic close reason label on the primary screen?

When you click on the button to cast a close vote, you get a list of options: duplicate, off-topic, unclear, too broad, and primarily opinion based. These appear to be consistent across every site. ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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23 votes
9 answers
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Make migration paths just another Off Topic reason

The system in place for migrating questions on Stack Exchange is confusing and overly-complicated. But don't just take my word for it: go use it for a few years, try getting a bunch of decent ...
Shog9's user avatar
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29 votes
3 answers
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Let's do something about "I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it belongs on…"

By Stack Exchange policy, "better fit elsewhere" is not a sufficient justification for closing or migrating a question; there actually needs to be a bona fide reason, stated in the Help Center, for ...
200_success's user avatar
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42 votes
3 answers
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Can we try to dissuade some bad migrations by adding the "first rule" to the dialog?

tl;dr Can we get what Jeff has referred to as the "first rule" or "golden rule" of migrations on quite a few occasions - namely "Don't. Migrate. Crap." - added to the ...
DMA57361's user avatar
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7 votes
2 answers
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How can a (new) user tell if/when a question will be migrated?

A few days ago, I posted a question which is currently flagged as on hold, due to being off-topic. According to this meta question, a migration will/can/might happen if five users vote to close and at ...
Joel's user avatar
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4 votes
2 answers
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Is it okay to suggest posting to a different Stack Exchange community/tag in a Tag Wiki Excerpt?

I have seen a few cases where the tag excerpts suggest not using the tag, or trying a more specific tag, but I have not come across the case where a tag suggests using a different Stack Exchange ...
DanSut's user avatar
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0 votes
0 answers
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Could we make the migration search function for moderators be made available to regular users? [duplicate]

This question was originally asked on Writing Meta but I decided to make it a feature request and ask it here after some advice from a Writers mod. I was wondering if we could make the migration ...
user11111111111's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
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Rephrase site migration close reason header

There seems to be a fair amount of perpetual confusion over just what migration entails and what questions qualify. It seems to me that a bit of rephrasing would reduce that confusion considerably ...
Nathan Tuggy's user avatar
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