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How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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8answers
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Close all the typo questions [closed]

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
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What is a “closed”, “on hold”, or “duplicate” question?

Questions can be put on hold, closed, or marked as duplicate. What does it mean for a question to be closed or “on hold”? What does it mean for a question to be "marked as duplicate"? Who can put a ...
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26,000 questions have close votes, now what? [duplicate]

In Close Votes expire too soon for low-traffic tags Jeff exclaimed: Brock, this is GENIUS! I am hereby using my super-upvote on this feature-request: Close votes (and probably reopen votes) ...
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What exactly happens with the button “Leave Open” (previously “Do Not Close”)?

I've noticed and used the new (at least for me) button Leave Open, but I can't find any explanation as to the implication of clicking it. I've found a highly voted status-declined question: How ...
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4answers
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Age close votes after 14 days, regardless of views, allowing recasting

I've been putting this off for a long time... Close vote aging - the deactivation of votes that haven't resulted in a question being closed - is a critical part of the vote-to-close system, but has ...
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8answers
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Reduce close vote expiration restrictions

The close vote queue currently holds 62k+ posts and has been rising for months now. The dropping numbers at the beginning are long history. What can we do to reduce the queue? One possibility would ...
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4answers
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Let SEDE users get hold of data on unsuccessful close votes for stats

I have the feeling that with the growing influx of questions, an increasing number of questions that are clear closing candidates (i.e. it is totally obvious and undisputed that they belong closed ...
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What Happened Here? Voted to Close 4 Days Ago, but No Close Votes Today? [duplicate]

Today I saw "Test to see if User/Pass entered for a WebService are correct or not", realized it was a duplicate and voted to close it. I then saw in the comments that I had voted to close it four ...
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2answers
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Why do close votes expire?

I nominated this question to be closed as a dup. I see that two other people upvoted my comment, so they might have voted to close it as well. Now, we didn't gather enough votes, and all close votes ...
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2answers
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Make close votes live for a given number of views rather than given time

At present a close vote is “time out” after so many days, therefore a question that gets a few views per day is unlikely to get enough close votes. I think it would be better if a close vote was time ...
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What the heck?! Blatant *Admitted* duplicate gets declined with bizarre statement?

I don't flag overly much these days, but I just had a flag declined with "We should learn to love duplicates."(!?!) The reason seems like a bizarre non sequitur to me. Personally, I already "love" ...
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profile page shows 6 reopen votes total while I have at least 25 successful ones

My Programmers profile page shows 6 reopen votes total in votes->reopen sub tab (dev team only link) while per my recollection I have substantially more than that. Review stats say I have 67 ...
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2answers
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Remake the way close votes fundamentally work

Throughout the network, one of the biggest complaints is that questions that should stay open are getting closed and once they are closed they are too difficult to reopen. Personally I don't agree ...
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1answer
214 views

100 view requirement for vote expiry should not be based on total views

Currently vote (e.g. to close/reopen) can expire n days after the last vote, provided the question has 100 total views. The 100 total views requirement is intended to avoid votes failing and an issue ...

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