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The Closing Problem: This needs to be reconsidered [duplicate]

TLDR version: Too many people can vote to close. People are overzealous when it comes to voting to close. Questions that get closed will very likely remain so because they attract little attention. ...
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6answers
3k views

Please let me know when I'm running low on close votes!

Could have sworn there used to be a heads-up when you got down to one vote, but it sure doesn't work that way now. Very frustrating, to sit there considering a question, finally decide to vote, only ...
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10answers
773 views

Can (and should) more be done to encourage users to search first and ask only if they don't find an existing answer?

Or, to put it another way: is it a problem that people keep asking question that have multiple, obvious duplicates? I do not intend to address the problem of hard to search for questions, nor of ...
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4answers
354 views

Badge for Closing Question

I think we should have a badge ( or a set of badges) for the users who close a sufficient number of questions. Closing question is a form of community service and therefore deserves rewards. Note: ...
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4answers
265 views

Shouldn't we encourage people to try to “edit” questions before closing them?

Please understand that "encourage" is not a hard and fast rule, it's simply a matter of having some text suggestions or visual clue that get people to at least attempt to edit questions before closing ...
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5answers
353 views

Are there better alternatives to closing questions?

Joel Spolsky has clearly stated that he wants these sites to be welcoming and inclusive where anyone can ask any relevant question even if that question has appeared elsewhere. With questions being ...
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3answers
246 views

Can we have a longer list of close nominated questions in the tools:close page?

The moderator tools pages currently lists as many as 15 questions that have pending close votes and sorts them by the number of votes. The very high activity on Stack Overflow means that there are ...
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3answers
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Too many questions are being closed as “not programming related”

I've noticed a number of questions that are being closed as "not programming related", when in reality they belong on either SuperUser or ServerFault. For example this question has 3 votes to close ...
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3answers
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Finding a system to handle duplicates

I thought about the current ways to handle duplicates and how the system could be improved. First thing, duplicates today are hard to close, not enough people vote, you get a lot more reputation/...
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5answers
131 views

Better example from front-page SO users?

Just to show that I'm not only getting upset by newbie users, I've noticed that a lot of "front-page" users don't seem to be particularly bothered about posting answers to duplicate posts. Now, ...
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6answers
345 views

“Vote to Close” system is broken - remove the close votes

I asked a question and got 5 valuable answers and 6 "up" votes. Then someone commented saying that my question was argumentative. A second commenter disagreed. The next day, the first commenter ...
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1answer
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Big number of not programming related question on SO

I see some problems on Stack Overflow. There are many new questions which are not related with programming. I spent all my close votes within half an hour ;-/ As the popularity of Stack Overflow grows,...
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0answers
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Is it possible to edit a question without leaving revision history? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an editing ‘grace period’ on answers after they have been posted? I could've sworn an answer just changed after I refreshed the page, but I can't see any ...