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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Not programming related? [closed]

Is a question regarding security and best practices for a user interface not programming related? I refer to this question. I think it is a perfectly fine question. Maybe some people don't like ...
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What questions should be closed with reason “too localized”? [duplicate]

What is the definition of "too localized" for closing a question? I see several suggestions, but nothing definitive or specific.
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Answers to the closed questions

I think it's a bug when a closed question gets an answer. You can see here what I mean. An answer is posted a minute after the question is closed. I understand the idea, that user probably had ...
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How can I ask a Moderator to review a closed question?

I've seen a couple of questions that I believe accurately fit the description for what makes a good question on Stack Overflow. However, these questions were closed by users who must have only scanned ...
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Why would a closed question be hot?

Just went to the hot tab on stackoverflow.com and saw a question that was closed there. Why? I would figure that something that's closed really isn't all that hot and should be ignored.
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Dis-incentive to ask questions that will get closed?

Recently, a question was asked on SO and the user who posted it also posted two answers. Both the question and answers gained both up and down votes. In total, he gained (according to his profile) 120 ...
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Please notify us when a question we ask or answer is closed or reopened [duplicate]

This would go in the recent activity page.
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Should there be an appeal process for Closed or Locked questions?

This may seem like an attempt at trolling for reputation, but I recently posted a fun, offtopic question (that I tagged as such), It was similar to an existing question, but I thought it was different ...
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Is it fair to ask that a question be moved to the community wiki after it is closed?

Hi! For a reason I disagree with, one of my questions on StackOverflow was closed very quickly (I'm a little biased since I asked the question, but still, I think it should have remained open). Is ...
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Please supply some helpful links to a user when their question is closed

There are quite a few users that are learning the system the hard way. And many others that do not know why a question he asked was closed as "Not Programming Related" or "Not a Real Question" What I ...
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Do closed questions ever get deleted? [duplicate]

Do closed questions ever get deleted and, if so, is reputation recalculated (subtracted) for that question and all its answers? What happens here in meta, given that feature request "questions" are ...
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Why do I have to wait before nominating a question for deletion?

For one thing, the whole deletion thing for questions and answers needs to be totally revamped, since it's beyond broken, but one thing at a time, IMO. I should be able to mark any closed question as ...
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Are there better alternatives to closing questions?

Joel Spolsky has clearly stated that he wants these sites to be welcoming and inclusive where anyone can ask any relevant question even if that question has appeared elsewhere. With questions being ...
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What does 'Closed' mean for a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question? How do they work? A recent question of mine was 'Closed' as 'not-programming-related'. I can't seem to find out what this means, and ...
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How do you challenge the closing of one of your questions? [duplicate]

As a newcomer to StackOverflow, I recently asked my first question. I wanted to start with a fairly safe general question, to get the feel for how the site worked. My question was intended to be ...
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There are no stupid questions - or are there?

I just saw a first post from a user asking about a C# stack trace. It was a valid programming question for someone with little experience, yet it was marked down twice. I've always believed that ...
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How do I close my own question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “closed” question in Stack Overflow? How do they work? Motives aside, I want to close some of my questions. Many of which have answers. Could someone ...
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Why are non-programming related questions being voted down? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why the bias against subjective questions? I think it's kind of silly to vote down a non-programming question when it is still highly technical in nature. This seems like a ...
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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 ...