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Add a way for moderators to cast a normal, non binding close/open vote

I think moderators should have the ability to cast a normal, non binding close and open vote like they were a normal user (while of course retaining their ability to cast a binding vote where ...
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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 ...
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How Do I Opt Out of Privileges?

According to multiple mods, gold badge holders can now unilaterally close questions as duplicates. I hold seven gold badges for tags on SO, which means I can, on my own, close questions as duplicates ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

For context on how this process came to be, please see our initial commitment to responding to Meta and Mods, our guidelines for the testing period, and the results of the initial test and next steps. ...
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Community team Q4/2021 Roadmap

This is just an FYI: I've just published the Q4 2021 Community team roadmap on the blog (and it's early, even!). I'm taking questions or comments here, or over there. :-)
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2020: a year in closing

I am thrilled to share that this year we are continuing a tradition started by Shog9 five years ago. Please welcome stats that highlight how many questions were closed on different Stack Exchange ...
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What is the status of three-vote closure testing on non-SO sites?

In the Community Roadmap for Q4 of 2020, one of the goals for November 2020 is Three-vote Close and Reopen Tests Three-vote closure has been requested by many many sites, including the one I ...
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Restrict the delete/undelete vote privilege to once per post

I am aware of the reasons delete has not been restricted before, but the reasoning has begun to unravel on Stack Overflow, where a fairly large pool of users now have access to that privilege. I give ...
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Is there a limit to how many questions can be added to the duplicate list?

A question can be a duplicate of more than one question. Moderators and users with gold tag badges can add questions to the list of questions that a given question is a duplicate of. I was recently ...
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Three-vote close/reopen test - results

Three-vote close and reopen has been something I've been thinking about for ... a really long time. I'm really happy to finally be able to present the results of this test to you all. This post is ...
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Why did the SE team unfeature the recent announcement about font changes?

I noticed that this post about the change of fonts was once featured in Meta, but now, it seems that it is no longer featured. How long do Meta posts stay featured? I'm not asking about the technical ...
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Notify new users of close votes, explain what that means, and recommend next steps

tl;dr: New users aren't notified of close votes, and probably wouldn't know how to check for them When a question is closed: New users don't know what this means (it's valuable feedback!) Limited ...
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Can we please warn people if they start answering a question that has close votes?

Answers being posted before closing invalidates the closing mechanism Quite often, I see the issue of a stackizen posting their an answer while a question is being discussed/closevoted. This isn't ...