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210 votes
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What is a "closed" or "duplicate" question?

Questions can be closed or marked as duplicates. What does it mean for a question to be "closed"? What does it mean for a question to be marked as a "duplicate"? Who can close a ...
92 votes
4 answers

The auto-comment “Does this answer your question?” generated when voting to close as a duplicate is sometimes confusing

I noticed an old question similar to another existing question and voted to close as duplicate. After this, the system added a comment: Does this answer your question? Dotnet Windows service ...
Michael Freidgeim's user avatar
47 votes
5 answers

Perception - "Does this answer your question?" reads as sarcastic or 'snarky', not 'friendly'

I'm not saying that "Possible duplicate of..." was the most friendly way to advise of a potential duplicate, but it was at least accurate. The first time I saw "Does this answer your question?" on ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
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42 votes
4 answers

Remove or make "Highly active question" post notice less visible / annoying

Here's what I've seen today when checked out the question. I suggest to remove this post notice (and just show a message after someone who had not enough reputation tried to answer) or at least to ...
shabunc's user avatar
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45 votes
3 answers

Don't mark migrations as "rejected" if they were closed long after migration

A question was asked on Site A, where it collected answers before being migrated to Site B. On Site B it collected more answers and lived happily for a time. More than two years later, it was closed....
Monica Cellio's user avatar
11 votes
4 answers

How do I close my own question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question in Stack Overflow? How do they work? Motives aside, I want to close some of my questions. Many of which have answers. Could someone ...
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41 votes
1 answer

What should you do if you're serial downvoted & it isn't automatically reversed within 24 hours? [duplicate]

Example: Three days ago I was serial downvoted[?] After these weren't automatically reversed, 24 hours later, I flagged one of the posts. It was eventually marked as helpful, but the downvotes ...
Danny Beckett's user avatar
24 votes
3 answers

Winter Bash hats delay

Is there a delay before getting your Winter Bash hats once you meet the requirements to get them? I accepted by clicking I Love Hats and logged in. Meanwhile, I meet the requirements for some hats, ...
ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd's user avatar
58 votes
1 answer

Please allow users without the close/reopen votes privilege to see the full details of close reasons

Let me first establish what I'm not asking about: I know that there are posts that don't show a specific close reason to anyone when three different reasons were chosen. I know that users who don't ...
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11 votes
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How to access 'Private feedback for you'?

I got this on a question I asked (no big deal - I don't care if somebody closes it). Is this a feature? How would I access "private feedback"?
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10 votes
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Why is the auto generated duplicate comment disappearance not consistent?

I have flagged the following two questions as duplicates: Split list based on element value in Scala [duplicate] The POST method is not supported for this route. Supported methods: GET, HEAD. - ...
Tomer Shetah's user avatar
13 votes
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Why was the period for closed questions to enter the reopen queue extended from 5 days to 70 days?

It appears that on December 20, 2019, the team increased the period of time for questions to enter the reopen queue from 5 days to 70 days. There was no announcement made of this change at the time (...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
45 votes
1 answer

New duplicate automatic comment makes literally zero sense when voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question

A few days ago, the automatic comment when voting to close a question as a duplicate was changed from: Possible duplicate of [x] to: Does this answer your question? [x] While some people may ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
17 votes
1 answer

Can we have a permanent bye to "on-hold"?

Whenever I click on "Close" button to cast a close vote on an already loaded page of a closed question when it wasn't closed, this dialog appears: But since the redesign of post notices, "on-hold" ...
Kulfy's user avatar
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16 votes
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Questions migrated more than 60 days ago no longer link to their revision history on the origin site (possible license violation)

In January 2014, the migration banner on questions migrated from other sites was changed to link to the revision history of the question on the origin site (the migration stub), and said revision ...
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