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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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Is it acceptable to bend the question guidelines for a popular question?

I am trying to get this question re-opened: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/141039/what-are-the-biggest-unsolved-problems-in-reinforcement-learning?noredirect=1#comment269588_141039 The ...
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Cannot comment on closed/on hold questions

As the title says, once a question is closed or put in hold, the comment button in iOS app is gone. Comments for some questions that are closed as duplicate and spam may not be useful, but they ...
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Closing questions two years after they were opened, 10k views and answers with 10 or more upvotes [closed]

My question I asked two years ago has just been closed: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13751971/which-wysiwyg-javascript-html-text-editor-should-i-use-with-angularjs 2 years after it was asked, ...
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Should the questions put on hold be marked on questions list with a color? [duplicate]

When browsing on questions that I would like to answer or flag, I now ended up to a question that was put on hold. I had to open the question to realize it was not an eligible one and it was already ...
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Why does closed questions not appear on the highest voted page [duplicate]

One of my favorite past times include browsing through questions with the highest votes. They often give me valuable information and insights which I normally wouldn't come across. Take this question ...
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Can “or leave a comment” be removed from the on hold instructions?

Here's the current language at the bottom closed/on hold questions: If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question or leave a comment. I've noticed ...
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Questions are being marked as duplicates too liberally; possible solution

There seems to be an issue with questions being closed as duplicates when they are not. Often times just because titles are similar doesn't mean the entire question is the same. Here's one example and ...
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will all those “closed as offtopic” questions be migrated automatically to softwarerecs? [duplicate]

I recently noticed that there is softwarerecs.stackexchange.com (in beta) Will those questions asked across all SE sites and closed as offtopic because they were asking for software recommendations be ...
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Show Regulation Messages on Stack Exchange App [duplicate]

Questions like What is your best programmer joke? are locked (or closed, or on hold, etc.) which is clearly stated when using the website version of Stack Exchange. This message does not appear on ...
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How to find total number of questions closed by each reason? [duplicate]

Is there any way to get a total of all questions on a given site that have been closed for each reason? E.g., 123 duplicate 456 OT 789 too broad Bonus points if OT is separated by its reasons.
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Cannot comment on closed posts from Android app [duplicate]

For some reason the Android app will does not expose a comment box at all on closed posts either for the question or any answer posts. Especially as a moderator this is a cause of some frustration as ...
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Can flags be used for “good” things?

I know flags are usually to bring bad things to a moderator attention, but can they be used to bring a good thing to a moderator's attention? For example, I came across a very helpful question: What &...
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Should close vote audits include questions that I closed?

I just got this reopen audit, on a question I closed: Surely it would be sensible to not give audits of questions to the close voters?
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Avoid sharing bad questions at Facebook

Related: Avoid tweeting bad questions Sharing questions by Stack Exchange FB account is possibly automated, but shouldn't it avoid sharing questions with close votes? For example this had (I ...
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When a question is closed for duplicate and <other-reason>, shouldn't the duplicate be shown?

It sometimes happens that a question has more than one problem, and could be closed for all of those. When that happens, the reason that collected most votes is chosen as the close reason: there can ...
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Regarding the acedemic elitism or 'rule' by small intellectual 'oligarchies' that seems to be present in these sites [closed]

I asked a simple question Science Fiction & Fantasy about why the majority of science fiction stories make references to supernatural or psychic phenomena and the few that responded did seem to ...
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How to ask a good subjective question?

The help center shows a list of the properties of good subjective questions: Some subjective questions are allowed, but “subjective” does not mean “anything goes”. All subjective questions are ...
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Closed question indicator [duplicate]

On the regular site, there's an [On Hold] indicator after the title when a question has been closed. It would be nice to have something similar for the iPhone app. It's a bit frustrating to waste time ...
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How to use Data Explorer to find the most prolific closers on a site?

Goal: Make the list of Top 50 users who closed most questions on a site. This means the questions that actually got closed, not pending close votes/flags. Deleted questions are excluded from ...
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Which SE site closes the most questions? [duplicate]

My favorite SE site gets a lot of bad questions, and a large amount of them get closed, it got me wondering if there were other SE sites that get as many bad questions, or if my chosen favorite just ...
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Question closed by votes from people who do not appear to be familiar with the topic

This question was closed by five votes: https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/24631551/1 It is true that the question was poorly written. It seems likely that English was not the author's first ...
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Add Meta as help venue on the on-hold/closed notice

Nowadays, the closure message says: If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question or leave a comment. {Why is Meta not here?} Ask Ubuntu: Code ...
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Unable to add comments on closed questions or their answers in the Android app

In the Android App, if a question is closed, I won't be able to leave comments on either the question or any of its answers. There are simply no "Add Comment" buttons available anywhere if the ...
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noindex and nofollow “bad” questions?

Do you think it's a good idea to add <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow" /> HTML tag for questions that have a negative score, no answers and are closed? They are not what I'd ...
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Rationale behind voting to close “Duplicate of..” causing the question to be closed instantly? [duplicate]

On occasion I noticed that voting to close "duplicate of" instantly closes the question and marks it as a duplicate. I've seen it happening for identical questions (reposts) and that makes sense. It ...
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Why are “bug report” questions considered offtopic only at Ask Ubuntu? [closed]

Why isn't there a same rule for Stackoverflow, Serverfault, Superuser, Unix & Linux and etc.? Maybe one of the answers is that "Because Ubuntu has public bugtracker and/or is open source". In ...
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Slamming the guy because his English wasn't perfect [closed]

If found this little gem in one of my Google searches: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15745537/where-do-i-get-chrome-extension-samples The question: i am new to create chrome extensions. where ...
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“leave a comment” link on closed questions is broken

At the bottom of every closed question, there's text that says: The words "leave a comment" are styled as a link but do not link to anything. The link should have the same effect as clicking the ...
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Suggested edit to a Help page

I'd like to suggest an edit to the help page on closed/on-hold questions. The structure is along the lines of: What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on hold"? Why are some questions ...
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Notify close-voters when the OP adds a comment after the question was closed

I recently encountered a rather confused but well-intentioned new member. This member asked a question that I and some others put on hold as too broad. The new member then added a comment to the ...
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Closed as (null) by (null)

In the iOS app, questions that have been reopened still show as closed. Clicking the footer shows:
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Clicking to view the edit on a closed question makes it appear reopened [duplicate]

There's a bug that's currently occurring (at least on RPG.SE). It's pretty simple: Visit a closed question Let it get edited, so that the bar that says "an edit has been made, click to load it" ...
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Why is my question “opinion-based”? [closed]

First timer in Stack Exchange, and I started with a deleted question. Here it is: I'm a newbie here. I'm pretty sure my question's already been asked, I tried to search for it but I could not find ...
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Can .question-status have a different background-color than blockquote & pre?

The .question-status div, which displays info about the question's duplicate, etc., blends in with other parts of the question. This screenshot is from StackOverflow: This confuses users. Can it ...
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Reasonable ways to ask for possible approaches to a problem

Many questions that seek (legitimately in my opinion) to ask "what are my options for solving this problem?" seem to me to be almost summarily closed on SE sites without thought to how difficult it is ...
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do questions closed as 'off-topic' still generate reputation for answers?

I have seen several questions on SO communities that are closed as 'off-topic', yet have popular answers. Negating points for such questions (as well as removed questions) would remove the incentive ...
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Review Audit Fail - closed question served as known good in reopen queue

The review audit pulled a total fail today. As in a "Go home, Review Audit, you're appallingly drunk" fail. The subject question (Progs 10k+ only link) remains closed, and was closed by a ...
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Close notice is removed when inline-loading an edit [duplicate]

Steps to reproduce: Find a closed / on hold question Have the question edited (e.g. by having someone else do it) Click the "this question has been edited" notice What happens: The question is ...
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Refreshing a question in the Android App doesn't update the bar telling me if it's closed, bountied, etc

Observed in Android App v1.0.35 v1.0.43 on a HTC One running Android 4.4.2: There's a banner at the bottom of questions which inform me if they're closed, there's a bounty, or they're locked. ...
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List of users in the “on hold” banner different from those who reviewed as “close”

I was reviewing the close vote queue. While there, I voted to close a question. Meanwhile, I opened that same question, there I saw that the names who voted to close it are different than those in the ...
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Should Stack Exchange be a little more LAX?

I often feel I need a degree to ask a question. I was reading @Denis answer here: When is it justifiable to downvote a question? This way of thinking is horrific. It's like (if you have seen the ...
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I just cast the sixth close vote on a question

put on hold as off-topic by toro2k, Wayne Conrad, Uri Agassi, eugen, MikDiet, Undo 10 mins ago Can anyone see the problem here? Yes, I just cast the sixth close vote on this question. Pretty much all ...
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Do duplicate questions earn badges?

Are the questions, marked as duplicates still eligible to earn the badges? For example a 'Notable question' badge?
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Allow posting answers for “on hold” questions [duplicate]

In short, it would be useful to allow posting answers for questions that are within the "on hold" period. If need be, and probably wise, the ability to do so could be linked with an appropriate ...
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Want to completely rewrite my question, but keep the intention: Should I start a new question instead?

By keeping the intention of the question, I mean that from my view, I still ask the same, just in a better way. Others would partly see it like that if they read the old and the new version, and good ...
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Other users keep closing my questions [duplicate]

I have tried and been twice refused to post what I consider to be a reasonable JavaScript-related question on Stack Exchange. When refused, someone suggested the Software Recommendations site, which ...
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Description of closed questions in iOS app lacks links

We can now see closed questions in the iOS app which is great, however as you can see here: The words which are links in the sites are not links in the app which shows text only. Can we have the ...
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How to fetch the close reason for a closed question using voteTypeId

How can I find, from the data in the Stack Exchange datadump, the close reason if a question is voted to close by using the VoteTypeId column?.
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Why are my questions closed by these users? [duplicate]

I get blocked because my questions have been closed several times without a clear reason for closing them. Why were my questions closed? First question asked (now closed and deleted) Second question ...
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Why is my question still on hold despite of being narrowed down and added explanation?

I asked a question several days ago, and soon after being posted it was set to "on hold". The reason being that it was too general. I tried explaining more and the question itself got edited as well, ...