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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What percentage of closed questions that get submitted for review are eventually re-opened?

Just curious, what percentage of questions that get submitted (and re-submitted) for review get eventually reopened after the "significant edit" option was added to stackexchange sites? I've ...
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Can answers to closed questions in search results get a 'closed' label as well?

Going through search results, answers have the same title as their questions, but lack the '[closed]' status indicator if the thread has been closed. This is an example from a search here on Meta. ...
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What makes people upvote a question? [duplicate]

Whenever I ask a question on any site (especially meta sites), its answers get more upvotes than itself (especially the accepted answer), even if the question is very poorly received, and sometimes ...
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Can I replace a closed question which has no answers or comments?

If I have a closed question with no answers or comments, can I edit the question enough that I make it an entirely different and better question?
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No feedback after submitting a closed question for review [closed]

My question was closed 3 days ago for being off-topic Programming Exercises UX I made the necessary changes in order to comply with the guidelines, following the feedback I was given. I haven't heard ...
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"What should I do next?" instructions in email (regarding question closure) are irrelevant to the OP when OP was one of those who cast the close vote

On Apr 20, 2022, 3:40 AM Indian Standard Time, I received this email from Stack Exchange (do-not-reply@stackoverflow.email): This question is off-topic. It is closed and not accepting answers. ...
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When a question is closed, the new Stacks editor is disabled instead of the Post Answer button

When a question is closed while you're writing an answer, you'll see an orange banner This question has been closed - no more answers will be accepted. which disables the 'Post Your Answer' button. ...
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Can a question be immediately closed without any close votes?

One of my recent question was closed immediately (within 1 min) without any votes to close. I wonder if this is normal if the question is not blatantly off-topic, spam, etc. We should assume that ...
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Must a meta SE question prove site generality?

My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. Although no one explained why in principle any site couldn't have a "noisy" question, there were ...
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How to clarify a question closed as site specific

My question How to handle an unnecessarily complex question was closed as site specific. I didn't intend it as such, as any Stack Exchange site can have the kind of overly complex question the meta ...
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What determines the "reason" for leaving closed in review that's shown in the close notice?

Today, when reviewing to leave a question closed in the reopen queue, there's an option to select which close reason still applies to the question, or that the original close reason was not resolved. ...
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No confirmation after submitting edited closed question for reopen review

After I edited a closed question of mine, I checked the checkbox, "This edit resolves the original close reason and the question should be considered for reopening." After clicking "...
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Don't hide the "closed", "duplicate", or "migrated" state of questions on user question lists

The redesign of the activity page of the user profile broke a lot of workflows for moderators. One important purpose of that page was to gain a quick overview about what kind of posts a particular ...
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What are the actual guidelines for deleting popular off-topic closed questions?

I recently noticed a relatively popular question (34 upvotes on the question, 42 on the top answer) get deleted on Stack Overflow (https://stackoverflow.com/q/29876518/1108305). This question was ...
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How do I ask a good question without getting struck by the hammer of downvotes? [duplicate]

I've been asking questions here for 8 months and every time I try to ask a question it either gets downvoted within 10 minutes and people say that "you're just looking to gain reputation" ...
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Inconsistent styling and formatting in the notices for closed questions

While using my Android v.11 Galaxy XCover Pro, with Google Chrome app version 12.41.19.23.arm64 in "full site" view at Law SE (the only site where I have the necessary privileges)... Both ...
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Posting Q & A, then closing the Q as duplicate?

I posted a question and answered it myself. I then self-closed this question as a dupe. Is this an accepted practice? I wanted the next person who steps on this rake to be able to quickly find the ...
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2021: a year in closing

I am thrilled to share that this year we are continuing Shog9’s tradition of sharing numbers on closed posts across the network. Please welcome stats that highlight how many questions were closed on ...
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Wrong instructions in email about duplicate question

I just got another email because one of my questions was closed as a duplicate. The mail (screenshot) suggests me to Select the suggestions that answer your question. Your question will be associated ...
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How do I answer a comment that was made to a deleted question? [duplicate]

A question I posted a while ago was closed because it "needs details or clarity", and it is now deleted. While I think the question is clear, a user posted the comment "Could you be a ...
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Opinion-based questions and answers should be allowed [duplicate]

The policy/rule/guideline of the Stack Exchange network of restricting opinion-based questions and answers may have good motivations, but I think it restricts too much the free flow of information and ...
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My question was closed, how far can my edits go to get it reopened? [duplicate]

The help center states: Stack Exchange is collaboratively built, maintained, and moderated by the community. If you see a question and you disagree with the stated reason of its closure, you should ...
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Don't put "Delete question" under the close banner [duplicate]

When a question has been marked a candidate duplicate and I accept it as a duplicate, the resulting banner includes an option to "Delete question". (Moreover, this is marked in red, further ...
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What can I do if I disagree on the reason a question was closed, and believe it should have instead been closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

What can I do if a question was closed for reason A but I believe that it should have been closed for reason B? Is the only option to vote to reopen it and then vote to close it again with reason B? ...
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Closing a question that's being used as a known good audit should immediately remove it from the audit pool

We've identified a problem on SO with "known good" audits: Question is asked and quickly upvoted Question is selected as a "known good" audit candidate Question is closed (often ...
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Could we get closing a question to cost 1 rep? I suspect people are rep farming by closures [closed]

I've been noticing a weird trend on Stack Overflow lately. Questions getting closed for rules that aren't broken in the question in question, questions getting closed but the closer making zero ...
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Inconsistent date in close description [duplicate]

This post is related but since I wasn't able to communicate with staff through comments, I am posting a new post. Please do not close it as duplicate. My post is also not a duplicate of Inconsistent ...
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All post history events are now incorrectly showing as edits in post histories and timelines

When checking the timeline of a post I noticed that "Post Closed" events are now attributed to Community, and the close voters were moved to the "comment" column. Before, all close ...
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Can the recommendation to ask a new question when it's closed be removed everywhere? It never works [duplicate]

Since my previous question was closed as a duplicate but the issue wasn't resolved, I'm asking a new one as the close reason recommends me to. It either demonstrates the issue or should stand based ...
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How can I self-answer my closed question? [duplicate]

I posted a question, however it was closed with a reason I don't understand. I've found the answer myself and I would like to share the answer with the community, is there any way I can leave the ...
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Do non-duplicate closed questions contribute to a post ban?

We know from the FAQ on duplicate questions that: [T]here's no automatic penalty if your question gets marked as a duplicate of another. via an edit from Tim Post with the summary: Other ...
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Where are the names of the user(s) that closed a question displayed?

My SO question has been closed. Now, there is an official SO help page for people who disagree with the closure reasons. One of its paragraphs says: If a moderator (user with a ♦ symbol after their ...
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Can good closed off-topic questions be moved to a suitable site?

I have found a lot of related questions to this topic including, What is migration and how does it work?, and a similar one: Why are some questions getting closed as off-topic instead of migrated? ...
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Is a question closed with the message "Your post has been associated with a similar question", detrimental to your account/reputation? [duplicate]

I created a question on Stack Overflow. The Internet is flooded with answers to a very similar question; and in the writing process I found an answer to what I was writing. The wording was different, ...
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Why is there no statute of limitations for the Explainer badge family for closed questions? Can it please be added?

The Explainer, Refiner, and Illuminator badges (collectively, the edit and answer badge family) are awarded for answering and editing a question within 12 hours of each other, with the answer being ...
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What actually happens when you edit a closed question? [duplicate]

If you post a question which is closed very quickly, perhaps by a moderator rather than community votes, what actually happens when you edit it or comment on it in attempt to get it re-opened? Do the ...
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Have there been analyses to see if views of well-received answers are reduced by closure as duplicate which try to control for other factors?

This is a narrowly-scoped question; I'm just curious if this has been investigated quantitatively. Background only: I spent some substantial time and effort and love and coffee writing this answer to ...
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Is the text of a closed question indexed by Google's spider? [duplicate]

Some time ago, we had a problem with identify-my-rock-type questions on Earth Science Stack Exchange. After some users complained about receiving too many of this kind of question, we closed and ...
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Could we have guidance on the closure question update notifications?

I recently had a question closed, then reopened and I was pleasantly surprised that I was given a notification of its closure and reopening. As an experienced user, particularly on meta, I probably ...
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The "working on it" proposal [duplicate]

It bothers me a lot when I'm spending some time and effort trying to answer a question only to learn it got closed for any reason. It's just a lot of time wasted. So I have come up with a solution for ...
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Editing my answer on a question that gets closed in the meantime

Let's say I have submitted an answer to a question. Then I spot something that could benefit from an edit. Then I spot a typo. Then I spot something else with it, yet again. You get the picture. What ...
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Why could I answer a closed question? [duplicate]

I've started writing an answer for this question: How to wrap elements populated by array of objects in pairs and when I submitted it, I noticed it had been closed 30 minutes ago. Usually, when this ...
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Requesting deletion of a question [duplicate]

I would like to delete one of my questions because (1) it is closed and (2) it has been downvoted, but I am unable to do so since it had received an answer. It is found on the Linguistics SE and I ...
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Extreme caching issue allowing answers to closed questions [duplicate]

4 hours ago (at 15:53:08UTC today), I closed this question over on CodeGolf.SE. We've discovered before that it's possible to answer a few minutes "under the line" due to caching before, ...
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Can moderators be given a way to change the close reason on a question without clearing reopen votes?

Assume some users voted to reopen a question. Then, a mod came by, noticed that the close reason on the question was wrong, so they reopened and closed the question again to correct the close reason. ...
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When closing a question as a duplicate of a duplicate, automatically link to the non-duplicate question

I've just stumbled across this question and was surprised to see it closed as a duplicate of an already closed question. First of all, declaring a question as a duplicate of a closed question seems ...
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Display user reputation on mouseover for the list of the users who closed the question

Reputation should be displayed on mouseover for each of the users listed in the blue "Closed question" box. This box appears at the top of the closed question. This change will make the look ...
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Question with answer deleted by author - the difference of an upvote

I recently answered this question on Stack Overflow, and following my answer and some communication in the comments, the author deleted the question. If I understand correctly, an author may not ...
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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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Help Center documentation should be updated to reflect new procedures for closed questions

The Help Center page "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" contains the following: If a moderator (user with a ♦ symbol after their name) closed the ...
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