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Why are questions closed immediately? [duplicate]

Over the last few days I have been observing a feature of Stack Overflow, namely “CLOSE”, through which a question can be closed to answers. In my observation I have found that there are many ...
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Aren't questions being closed too quickly? [duplicate]

I'm talking about questions like https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3642654/asp-vs-c-comparison and https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3635054/simple-asp-net-website (full disclosure: I answered ...
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How much chance/warning should newbie first questions be given before closing as 'not a real question'? [duplicate]

This new user's first question got closed as 'not a real question', way too abruptly in my opinion. As a first question from a new user it was pretty ok, considering what else is out there. He did ...
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3answers
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Do you wait for edits before voting to close a question? [duplicate]

Let's say that there is a question asked in a bad manner, in a way that the question is missing. For example the user shows the code and doesn't explain very well which is the problem. Usually ...
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1answer
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Closings and deletions can happen too quickly [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to Stack Overflow and already have experience with getting both a question and an answer deleted. I understand why my question was closed, but the closing happened too fast. The ...
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2answers
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Should flawed questions be closed immediately? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How soon should I “vote to close”? Given a question that is not clear at first, which satisfies the criterion for being "not a real question": "It's difficult ...
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1answer
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Homework questions to be edited before flagged [duplicate]

I have come across many homework questions poorly made, with no efforts to solve and steps taken. Apparently the askers haven't gone through the homework policy yet. These questions are almost always ...
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1answer
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Wait for user to update question before voting [duplicate]

I was reviewing questions with close votes in StackOverflow and for some of the questions, the question was voted to be closed because the user had not updated the question with enough details on the ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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21answers
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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Improving Review Queues - Design overview I: Onboarding and updating workflows

This is one of three project announcements for Improving Review Queues. We’ve summarized the project objectives and goals here. As a reminder, this project is still in the early stages of discovery. ...
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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 long should one wait before flagging as NARQ? [closed]

Recently a question came up on SO which was very poor and IMO it was not a real question*. I considered some options, but ended up leaving a comment and a downvote on the question; hoping to prompt a ...
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5answers
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Dog-piling of close votes is a real problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “not a real question” close trigger happy? Aggressive closing of questions suggestion Consider this question: https://stackoverflow.com/posts/14262913/revisions As ...
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3answers
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Too quick with the Close button for "Unclear what you're asking" [duplicate]

All too often I see questions getting closed by direct moderator action for "Unclear what you're asking", when it's obvious that English is not the asker's native language. In many of those cases, ...

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