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Require a comment regarding the close reason [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a user have to add a comment when they vote to close I'm very surprised that this has not been asked in this manner before. (Did I miss it? Search didn't display what I ...
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Track how passive aggressive users are who vote to close [duplicate]

Too many users are passive aggressive (or they just have a superiority complex). I can almost read their minds: "Oh brother, another newbie asking a stupid question." Stack Exchange should track ...
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Users should be required to leave custom comments when closing a question [duplicate]

It does not make sense that you can put a question on hold without an explanation. StackOverflow is a great resource but the way in which users wield their power leads to a lot of frustration and ...
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Why was my question closed as off-topic without any comment feedback? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a user have to add a comment when they vote to close So, I had a question, and it was closed by five people as "off-topic". Now, I still think it's on-topic, but some ...
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What to do when your questions are closed [duplicate]

My 2 questions were closed. Just closed. I disagree with simply closing because I'm ready to edit my question until it is accepted. If I would not do this I would agree with closure. Just closing ...
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Make closing question users post a conscious explanation [duplicate]

I have question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14698983/can-a-thread-be-hijacked-otherwise-than-gc-and-some-rare-task-scheduling I am sure this is valid question - I am not new on SO. It was ...
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Closed without a comment? Encourage comments when closing a question of a user with over x rep [duplicate]

I feel that if you wish to close a question, you should at least comment and explain why. Allowing the asker to explain why the questions is relevant to the site. I wish commenting on questions you ...
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Users should not be able to vote to close questions without adding an explanatory comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a user have to add a comment when they vote to close The close question feature is clearly broken in my opinion. I see obviously off-topic questions hanging around all ...
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Require comments along with question closure votes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a user have to add a comment when they vote to close Require a comment regarding the close reason While the FAQ is helpful for basic rules like "ask questions; don't ...
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Closing a question should force leaving a note [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should a user have to add a comment when they vote to close I've asked questions before, and someone has come along and marked it for close, despite others attempting to ...
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Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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Every "close" has its thorn: replace "close" with "on hold" for the first five days

That's right, I'm starting this out with a pun. Featuring a Poison song. I'm good with it. TL;DR We're looking at replacing [closed] with [on hold]. This sort of thing was proposed in a popular post ...
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What is a meta for?

A guest at my house over the weekend stood puzzled next to my driveway. "What is that for?" she asked, pointing to a framework of 2x4s and hardware cloth perched on an old tire amid piles of ...
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Should moderators, who directly close a question, be forced to leave a comment?

Moderators can directly close a question. This is OK, but I think it would be useful if they would be forced to leave a comment, if they do so. I understand, that users who vote to close should not ...
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Not requiring a closing comment is good. But what about experienced askers?

It has often been proposed for closing a question to require giving a specific reason (1, 2, 3, 4). As often, the idea was rejected, mainly because it would discourage reviewers from quickly closing ...

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