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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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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Close reason message doesn't fit into balloon

In some cases close reason message doesn't fit into balloon: Especially while using iOS multiple apps mode: App Version: 1.6.5.2 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS Version: Version 10.3.1 (Build ...
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If a duplicating question has good quality, and the duplicated question is bad, should the relation be reversed?

For example, let's see this question from ELL: "I have no question"--> "Me, too" or "Me, either"? Let's call this A. Question A is on top of my Google search, currently has 4 upvotes and considerably ...
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Closure and holding posts off-topic [duplicate]

With questions like this one there is the facility to flag to close as off-topic but with this type of question (requests for information on suicide without pain) there is no question in this vein ...
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Find questions closed by a dupehammer

Is it possible to find questions have been closed by users with golden badge (i.e. dupehammer) via special request on the search page?
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Duplicate questions are helpful and shouldn't be closed as duplicates [closed]

Some questions are closed as duplicates but mostly when I search randomly, the duplicates that I find are helpful. So why are they closed as duplicates? Even when the question is edited, moderators ...
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What is the difference between exact duplicate and just duplicate?

The questions Why does Meta Stack Exchange have privileges that don't have any effect? and Meta Meta Privilege were both marked as duplicates. However, one of them has a different "marked as ...
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2016: a year in closing

A moderator asked me for data on the percentage of questions closed across all sites. This doesn't strike me as information that needs to be restricted to moderators, so for your idle enjoyment I ...
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Close voter shown, but not linked?

Flag for "not an answer" declined seems broken. The user Michael Gaskill voted to close it, and is listed as a close voter, but it doesn't link to their profile like it should. I know that ...
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Tooltip banner blinking for question closed by the user with the golden badge in small screens

Tooltip banner has blinking when mouse cover the golden badge for closed questions. For example, here: Windows 7, FF 50.0. (To reproduce, use a small screen or resize the window)
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Duplicate questions without answers [duplicate]

Yesterday i was trying to answer 2 questions on SO, but when i finished typing the questions was closed because they were duplicate. One of the question was answered by a really not that good of an ...
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Noticed a strange UI mix-up in deleted question [duplicate]

I went to see this question: can u guys help me with a java project? I was surprised to see that the UI is mixed up. Generally the closed should come first and the deleted would be in the next. In ...
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Why is the delete notice is above, instead of below the close notice?

On this question the delete notice is above, instead of below the close notice. Why is this happening? I understand this was made on purpose, but would like to know the reasoning.
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Answer posted after question was put on hold? [duplicate]

This question on politics.SE was put on hold as "Primarily opinion-based" by user-voting on 2016-11-13 12:02:08. Yet, an answer was posted 55 minutes later on 2016-11-13 12:57:34. How is that ...
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Questions that are migrated to a site and then closed as unclear, too broad, or primarily opinion-based should not be locked

When a question is posted on one site and then migrated to another, if it ends up closed for any reason, it ends up locked on the new site. That is, it can't be voted on or edited. A diamond moderator ...
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Five close-voters. One is moderator. So, he wasn't at the time?

There is a question that was closed by five people. The first to cast a close-vote is a diamond moderator. My understanding is that if he had been a diamond moderator at the time of casting that ...
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Should I vote on old questions that were closed a long time ago?

I browse the site looking at the Related Questions list and I often come across old, upvoted (and to me, useful) questions which were closed, perhaps because they were apparently abandoned by the ...
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What happens to questions closed as blatantly off-topic?

The following close reason appears on every single Stack Exchange site when you're voting/flagging to close a question as off-topic: Blatantly off-topic (this question has nothing to do with [...
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What is the difference between “marked as duplicate” and “closed as duplicate”?

Sometimes questions are just "marked" and sometimes they are "closed" as duplicates. Up until recently I thought it was "marked" when the question it's a duplicate of doesn't have an answer. But then ...
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Why is the close reason for this question from another stack?

This question was recently closed on Arts&Crafts.SE https://crafts.stackexchange.com/questions/2066/freelance-artist-needs-to-earn-extra-cash In case something changes this is the close text: ...
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What is the procedure to reopen a question that was closed years ago?

I asked this question 2 years ago and it was voted to close Today I have modified it and clicked on the reopen option. Now it says, You voted to reopen. 4 votes from other users are needed to ...
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What is going on with this deleted answer?

I'm a bit confused by this Q&A pair: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/253062/dimensional-analysis-problem (10k on Physics, or dev team.) The question looks like this: Of note: The ...
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iOS mobile app does not make sufficient closure checks [duplicate]

If the question is open on the iOS app and it is closed you can post an answer to it for a long time (over 30 minutes) after.
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Topics not getting a chance to reach users who could answer

I think it is very frustrating and hurts the sites "usefulness" that people are so prompt at closing topics they don't really understand. It would be nice solutions were found avoid theses cases: ...
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Will a question get closed if an answer is not chosen as the accepted answer?

On Stack Exchange or Stack Overflow, if an answer from the answers given to the question is not selected as the accepted answer, will the question get closed?
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How frequently does the 'Multiple Closed Question' flag get raised per person?

If a user posts several questions that get closed off it will trigger a 'Multiple closed question' flag that then gets reviewed by moderators. If the moderator chooses to let it slide and accept the ...
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Could we allow users to challenge moderators' decisions? [duplicate]

Currently, if a question gets put 'on hold' or is 'closed', the user is asked to edit the question so that it conforms to the website's guidelines. The problem with this system is that it assumes ...
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I want an explanation of why people voted to close my legitimate financial question [closed]

This question is a legitimate financial question and concern for people advising financially like me. I want an explanation of why people are voting to close this, outside of two personal vendettas ...
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What question has the most cycles of Close/Reopen?

Just out of curiosity, which question has been closed and reopened the most times? What caused the closing and reopening war in the first place?
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Why shouldn't we talk about sensitive topics? [closed]

In my expierence, the bad-rated questions I've posted are only those, what consider for someone maybe touchy topics. Here are some examples: https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/42201/what-...
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Is it acceptable to edit unsalvageable closed questions during tag cleanups?

At Super User, there is a huge ongoing campaign to destroy numerous bad tags. Boatloads of the questions with those tags are closed and not repairable. Sadly, they mostly have (mediocre) answers, and ...
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How do I search questions that are closed as off-topic?

According to "Advanced Search Tips", I can search questions that are closed with closed:yes. But I want to search questions that are closed as off-topic. (not primarily opinion based, too broad or ...
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Include question closure in heartbeat

The heartbeat now includes post deletion (it updates live when a post is deleted), which was added recently (I still cannot find a reference for the new addition). Can we please also have the closure ...
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what happens to a question that is voted to be closed [closed]

I was in the health S.E. There was a question the title was breathing vs energy. I think that it was closed. Now I don't even see it do they erease the question or put somewhere else? I personally may ...
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Incorrect user is shown at closed question [duplicate]

There was a duplicate question asked earlier today, so I thought of closing the question, but in the close popup already two other users voted to close as unclear. Still I went ahead and closed it as ...
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Getting out of a question ban [duplicate]

I have, unfortunately, been put in a question ban. The good part, is that I know exactly why, and that this ban has pretty much forced me to read through many wiki posts, rules, FAQ's, and Jon Skeet's ...
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Should Leave Open votes get converted to reopen votes upon question closure?

I think doing this would be good because the people who have reviewed it and voted to leave it open obviously think that it should stay open. So if at a later time the question gets 5 close votes and ...
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Discouraging repwhoring - Reverse rep from answers posted shortly before the question gets closed

TL;DR I'm proposing the following: When someone posts an answer and the corresponding question is closed within a certain amount of time after that, then, for certain close reasons, all rep gained ...

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