Questions tagged [closed-questions]

General questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.

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Does question being closed prevent bounty being started on exemplary answer to it? [duplicate]

I wanted to award a bounty to this answer to Selecting the answer - I'm sure this must have been asked The answer was posted three days ago and the question was closed two days ago, and yet the ...
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Appeal of workplace question closure [migrated]

This question was recently closed on the grounds that it asked for legal advice and was about a specific company: Appeals process when employer fails to enroll an employee's dependent in health ...
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Flagging comments should be localized

It seems like comments generated by flagging are not localized. 1) go on Русский язык stack exchange https://rus.stackexchange.com/ 2) flag a question as a duplicate of some other question 3) see ...
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2019: a year in closing

Closing and reopening questions is a very small part of what goes on around this network... But it gets a lot of attention, and always has. Particularly over the past year, as we've tested some pretty ...
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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" ...
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Can we kill off abandoned questions in some circumstances? [duplicate]

The SE sites tend to fill up with questions asked (usually by new folk) which get a number of requests for clarification in the comments, but the OP never returns to the crime scene. I would like to ...
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How can I see whether a question has been previously closed?

How can I see whether a question has been previously closed? It used to be visible in the question edit history, before the New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow took place. I don't see any '...
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How do I know if a moderator has checked an on-hold question after an edit? [duplicate]

If my question got put on hold and I edited my question, how do I know if the moderator checked the edited question and leaves it on hold, since it's still not amended to the extent it can fit into ...
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Can we bring ancient duplicates up to date?

In the past, before we had the current closure notes the community user edited in the possible duplicates inside the text of the question, once the question got closed. See for example here. Today ...
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New Post Notices rollout on Stack Overflow

New Post Notices have been launched network-wide. Please post all new feedback, bugs and feature requests to the new announcement post. As has been previously announced, we have been working for some ...
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Question can't be duplicate of unclear question [duplicate]

If a question A is closed as unclear, it means that it is unknown what the asker meant. (Otherwise the question would have been edited rather than closed.) If some question B is unclear (also if it's ...
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How could we improve our planned post notice improvements?

Megan has written a post on the Stack Overflow blog about changes that are planned/upcoming on the Stack Exchange platform. I've seen a bunch of discussion about it on chat - but it feels like having ...
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Query for no. of many questions I have answered which are closed later

Is there a query to know how many questions received answers before they are put on hold and I am one of the users who wrote an answer before the question is closed? If it looks confusing, let me ...
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Do deleted or closed posts interfere with an account merge?

A new, unregistered user showed up a few days ago on another Stack Exchange site. That user posted a question, and then, about an hour later, a separate, registered account posted a non-answer "answer"...
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Can we switch a closed question's “flag” link and relabel it as “appeal” instead?

I'd like to suggest StackExchange sites relabel the "flag" link and call it "appeal" once a question is closed. NOTE: This is not meant to change the functionality behind the link. What the "flag" ...
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What should I do about unjustly closed questions? [closed]

When I browse through Stack Overflow, I sometimes see closed questions which shouldn't be closed in my opinion. For example, this question is closed. I flagged it as "in need of moderator intervention"...
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Accepted answers should not categorically block auto-deletion of closed questions

tl;dr Allow Roomba to auto-delete a closed question regardless of an accepted answer when the other criteria for auto-deletion are met Roomba should count an answer acceptance as a single upvote to ...
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(Add an option to) include closed questions in SE Filtered Questions

Stack Exchange's Filtered Questions is a tool where users can see a list of 100 questions based on certain rules from multiple sites on the same page. However, closed questions are currently excluded ...
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

When I am in the editor writing an answer to a question, the system will notify me (in real time!) when another answer has been posted. This is presumably so I can see if the new answer may have ...
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What about the possibility of answering and closing a question just afterward?

I have just seen someone who answered a question, closed it just afterward and got +10/+15 of rep (at the moment). What is the problem? No problem with the fact of being in the position of judge ...
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2018: a year in closing

Continuing my sometimes-annual practice of posting these numbers, here is the information on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in 2018: Site ...
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Under profile on all actions, closed status isn't indicated on questions

On your profile, when you go to your 'all actions', I'm trying to find certain questions which may be reopened - that is, no longer closed (cough hats cough). Example on my profile Several of these ...
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Hide Closed/Duplicated/On-Hold Questions

My question mainly regards Stack Overflow, since that's where I spend most of my SE time, but I'm posting this here since this may apply to other Stack Exchange sites as well. The Problem Lots of ...
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If questions are closed as being too broad or unclear, should they not be deleted too quick?

I understand the reason to delete unclear or too broad questions. In short, it bases on the broken window theory, which states that minor forms of bad behavior encourage worse ones. A neighborhood ...
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Enhance the closed question notice

I'm new to Stack Exchange and I felt very annoyed when a question was put on hold and I think the reason is that the closed question notice could be more sympathetic. Here is the closed notice I ...
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Are there any questions closed by 5 moderators?

Inspired by this question on Worldbuilding Meta, where a user noted that a question was closed by two ♦ moderators: For some people it might be obvious what happened here: one of the moderators ...
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Add a separate tab for “on hold” questions

Normally I wait in the Newest tab and watch new questions stream in for me to potentially answer. However, especially in Code Review SE, the first page can be filled with questions that are [on hold] ...
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How can I alleviate downvotes on a closed, but answered question? [duplicate]

OK, so let me explain this question with an example. I ask a really stupid question that's either duplicate or too broad or something else. Someone answers my question, and the first line of the ...
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My question gets marked as off-topic, then after people answer, it gets put “on hold”

So long story short I had a thought about a question pertinent to the outlets and meter of my house. I searched Stack Exchange and figured that Electrical Engineering is probably my best bet. So I ...
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Closure notices appear wrong on Area 51 Discussions [closed]

There is a formatting problem on the closure notices on closed questions on Area 51 Discussions. On most sites, it's supposed to be justified to fill in the entire area. However, on Area 51 ...
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Statistics about closures/deletions with a binding vote by a ♦ moderator

I would like to know if it is possible to see a count of question closures and answer deletions that occurred by the normal queue vote process (where some number of community members all voted until ...
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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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Should grammar edits of closed questions be approved? [duplicate]

If a question is closed or put on hold, usually nobody bothers to fix spelling mistakes in it. But if a new user does it, should the edit be approved? It does technically edit the post, although not ...
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Post banners missing

Previously - posts that were a mix of closed, deleted or locked use to show at least two of those banners - however, now it only seems to show one. If a post is closed and deleted (doing a search for ...
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Can a reopened question be closed?

Let's say you have a question that was marked too broad and it was voted closed. When it is reopened, can it then again be voted closed?
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Edits on closed posts

Should questions or answers on questions that are closed be edited, even if the question is closed and the edit does not change anything about the reason it's closed? Example: This answer was just ...
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Closing question causes a bump?

Recently I closed a question on the Stack Overflow PT as duplicate, and this question was bumped to the home page, as can be seen in the images: Close banner with timestamp: Homepage with ...
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Inconsistent usage of deleted user name on closed questions [duplicate]

This question is closed: Mod links disappear on profiles with long display names One of the close voters has been deleted, but his name still exists in the list of voters in the notice message of the ...
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Reposting a closed or held question

In theory, when a question is voted closed, then the OP edits the question to be site-appropriate, the question will be added to a review queue. However, in practice, the question, now made good, ...
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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....
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Able to answer closed question if I was offline when the question was closed [duplicate]

On the RPG stack exchange, this question specifically: What is the fineness (purity) of gold coins in D&D? I was able to answer the question 10 minutes after it had been closed. I had begun ...
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Closing a question no longer refreshes the page to show it closed

I think this started yesterday, when I close a question the page does not refresh to show the newly closed question. The closing works properly, and manually refreshing the page shows the page as it ...
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Can I ask a question which is an amalgam of several different questions? [closed]

When I asked a question on Stack Overflow I received multiple downvotes. In the comments one user specified that: This is not an appropriate "question" for stack overflow as its actually an ...
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Should I flag my closed question after editing to receive attention?

I worry that my question after edited won't be seen. Should I flag it? And in case it's still not qualified to be reopened, can I ask on the flag to tell me which one are still unclear?
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Who can see closed questions? [duplicate]

I think I had this clear, but it seems I don't. I had the idea that closed questions can not be searched on Google, and can only be seen by the users of a given site with more than 250 reputation. ...
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Allow questions to be closed as duplicates without having them reopened first

TL;DR: I want to have my question closed as a duplicate. But first I need to have the question reopened so it can be closed as a duplicate. On The Workplace, I posted the question How early should I ...
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Somebody Is Reporting Me as Hacking Stack Exchange [duplicate]

At one of my last answers over an "on-hold" question, some users are reporting my current account as being hacking the site, claiming that "I answered a question already closed". Why the app let me ...
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Add “open” or “closed” to “question-summary” class attribute in question list HTML source

In a list of questions (such as on the home page) the HTML block for each question has a containing div like: <div class="question-summary narrow" id="question-summary-123456"> I am requesting ...
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Do duplicate and migrated question count as closed for some criteria?

I've read the FAQ but still not sure. Criteria for certain mechanics, like a question ban, involve "badly received" posts, one of which is "closed questions". Also "Curious" badge requires "a ...
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Finding a closed question [closed]

I saw a question on a site. I wrote an answer but before I could submit my answer the question was closed, then I moved on and closed the tab. There was no comment indicating the question was a ...

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