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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Why was this Question Regarding GCC and Clang on Linux Deleted? [closed]

This question was a genuine inquiry for me when I was studying programming in C and considering switching to Clang which appeared to me more user friendly and more newbie friendly than GCC. I did in ...
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Community flags question that's migrated without comments

If I migrate a question without comments, community flags it the same as if it is closed without a comment. Under normal circumstances, it's helpful to let a user know why the question was closed, but ...
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Is it acceptable to place unformatted blocks of code in comments as answers?

On this question, it was put on hold for being too broad. Soon after that, three people posted their answers as unformatted code in a comment: I thought that this defeated the purpose of placing a ...
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Change the “closed as duplicate” wording on meta [duplicate]

When a question on meta has been asked before, it is closed as a duplicate. This is true even if the original: does not have an answer at all; or, does not have an answer that fully addresses the ...
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Highly-viewed question closed as not constructive after 2 years [duplicate]

I asked this question, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3752988/gcc-vs-ms-c-compiler (10k-only link), Sep 10th, 2010. It was closed Oct 23rd, 2012. How can it be closed two years after the fact? Is ...
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Review close votes - filter questions by number of close votes

A nice feature to bring down the Close votes review queue could be the ability to filter questions by the number of close votes they already received. This way I could filter questions with 4 close ...
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Do not allow me protect closed questions

Since I've a database systems examination in less than 3 hours (from now), I have been browsing Stack Exchange network for questions with normalisation and related tags. Most of the questions are now ...
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Why is this question about testing pdf generation “too broad ”

Any recommendations for how to test generated PDF's? has been considered as too broad and i don't understand why. testing generated binaries is really common problem. probably regardless of used ...
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Why in the World has a Question on Algorithmic Trading Not Been Deleted Yet? [closed]

I just came across "What technical skills needed for algorithmic trading, HFT, etc?" and immediately voted to delete. But that begs the question - why is this question from 2009 still here? Can we ...
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Cannot see that a question is closed on the iOS app

On the iOS app there no indication that a question is closed until you try to answer it and get an error App version 0.1.17
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Should questions be marked as duplicates when the duplicate content is buried in an edit?

I wrote a feature-request regarding adding in a badge icon for the top bar achievements popout. However, as I finished it up, I realized it was a duplicate. Specifically, it was a duplicate of this ...
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As future moderators of this website how are you going to eliminate bad impressions? [closed]

I was once surfing the net when I encountered this: Link here Simply put, how can you, future moderators ensure that all questions are treated fairly and will leave questioners satisfied with SO's Q ...
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I can't see the close votes on my own question

I want to reopen this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20774887/how-to-validate-a-mathematical-expression. But no matter how hard I try, it is never reopened. The close reason is the old:...
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Constructive questions closed as not constructive [duplicate]

I am a casual user of stack overflow and frequently end up here from Google searches. Recently it seems that most of the questions I stumble upon have been 'closed as not constructive' by moderators ...
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Questionable edits to this question

I recently came across edit history for a recent question. The most recent 2 edits are a little odd, and I think they should both be rolled back. In both cases, the editor (not the OP) changed the ...
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Why is this question about the usefulness of nulls “primarily opinion-based”?

When is null useful? has been closed as primarily opinion-based, and I can't understand why. Look at the first answer: For example, if you have a model where you aim to produce little or no garbage,...
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What's the point in closing questions if they are not deleted?

I see a lot of questions that are closed due to often not being constructive/ too localized etc. But what does this achieve? A lot of these questions become really popular and are not deleted or ...
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Is there a way to recover how people voted to close a question post-close?

When the question has close votes (<5), and you click on "Close" link, in the dialog for closing it shows you how many people voted for each of separate options (e.g. 1 voted as Duplicate, 3 voted ...
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Reason of enabling voting after the question gets closed [duplicate]

Question scores show how a question is good or suitable to a specific site, or it is not suitable or has poor quality. But there is something I wonder. After a question got closed, it still can ...
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How was this question closed?

I was looking at some of the review votes I has cast. (I like to see how well my votes agree with other SO reviewers.) What I didn't understand was how this question was closed. I voted to keep it ...
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Given how well the reopen queue works, should it be easier to close questions

The reopen queue seems to be working very well. Lots of effort has been made in the past to stop questions being closed in error. If the person that asked a question had a “right of appeal” against ...
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Should we close bug reports that are tagged [status-completed]?

I came across this bug report that was closed after it has been tagged status-completed. It looks like a perfectly fine bug report to me, but somehow it was closed as off-topic. Take a look at the ...
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Very old question in the Close Votes review queue [duplicate]

I came upon this close votes review just now: https://stackoverflow.com/review/close/3936937 But as it turns out, this question was closed, and deleted, two weeks ago. Then why would it show up in ...
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Is it appropriate to flag comment as unconstructive when its part of a close reason?

While working through some Close Votes, I've noticed that some "possible duplicate of" comments are not relevant. For example, in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21311212/how-much-safe-is-knockout-...
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Questions with SEO context (instead of SEO advice) are on-topic, right? What about these? [closed]

It’s my understanding that questions asking for SEO advice are off-topic on Stack Overflow, while questions with a SEO context should be on-topic. It’s "How should I … for SEO" (= SEO advice) versus "...
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Should I post my try if it is useless?

I have this question, when I asked it it was closed by the reason of : Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, ...
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Should this question about git/github have been closed? [closed]

This question about importing a Mercurial Bitbucket repo into Github was closed as off-topic. I'm not sure how this substantively differs from this Meta question on Git. It seems pretty firmly in ...
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Reopen “minimal understanding” questions?

What should we do with questions which were closed for "minimal understanding" reason? Most of them are just questions which show lack of effort (and/or understanding) and are perfectly answerable. ...
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How should “do my homework” questions be closed? (Missing “demonstrate minimal understanding”) [closed]

Just recently, this question was posted. Here's the body of the question: Write a function called highlight() that prompts the user for a string. Your code should ensure that the string is all ...
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declined reopening the suitable question: what should I do

There is this question that I have looked a few times (I've got a bad memory :-). It is marked as duplicate, but as many others (see comments) I thought this question is actually the most suitable of ...
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Where to ask a Meteor question on Stack Overflow?

The Meteor doc links to Stack Overflow. I am surprised 4 out of the 5 top voted Meteor questions are closed. As a Meteor newbie, those questions are exactly what I am going to ask. Where should I ask ...
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Vote for Exception for Not Closing [duplicate]

Yes, we all know that there are many questions asked that met the requirements for closing the question as stated here: https://stackoverflow.com/help/closed-questions I agreed that some questions ...
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Migrating a question after it has been closed [duplicate]

On Crypto we get a number of questions that end up closed that belong on other sites. I read on here that they will be migrated under certain circumstances. If those are not met, however, and the ...
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Why does it not notify you when question is put on hold? [duplicate]

I find it impossible to track all the questions that I ever asked. If at some point my question is put on hold, why am I not notified to make changes to it unless I go that question directly on each ...
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Allow linking to duplicates on other Stack Exchange sites for popular closed questions [duplicate]

I've come across a few popular, useful questions on Stack Overflow that have been closed as off-topic, which have duplicates on other sites. For examples, Stack Overflow question Is it possible to ...
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Question put on hold by moderators. Why was that since question has not met an answer? [duplicate]

It was me who asked this question. It was a duplicate but it had not satisfied any solutions of the original question. I mentioned it over comments and even then it was put on hold. A lot after that I ...
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Edit on duplicate questions

Since there is a facility to edit the question which is marked as a duplicate is available, the user can edit the question almost entirely including the title of the question. So after the edit, the ...
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How did I answer a question after a moderator had closed it? [duplicate]

I answered a question 8 seconds after a moderator had closed it. I thought answers on closed questions were not allowed. Is this a bug, or is it something special with mod-deleted questions? This is ...
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How to seek attention to reopen a closed question?

I have a question on Stack Overflow which has been closed and despite me amending it multiple times, I couldn't get 5 votes to reopen it. From the FAQs, I've learned that one moderator's vote is ...
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“closed w/o comment” auto-flag on closed migrated posts

When a post is closed without a comment, a flag is auto-generated by the system: The issue is that the flag is still auto-generated on migrated posts that are closed w/o comment. Migrated posts ...
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Is 2 closed questions and 2 (-1) downvoted questions enough for Stack Overflow to no accept questions? [duplicate]

I only have 2 (-1) downvoted questions and 2 closed questions. Is this enough for Stack Overflow to not accept questions anymore? Because I tried to post a question and it wouldn't let me. Also, do ...
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'This question has been - no more answers will be accepted' browser bug?

I was about to post an answer, when a weird box that said 'This question has been' appeared. I think it means to say 'This question has been deleted' or 'This question has been closed'. Is this a ...
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Comments about question put on hold

Original question found here Comments: To those who have put the question on hold I do apologise, I am new to the forum and fairly new to programming. I can't see however why this question is not ...
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Why can't I add an answer to my own supposedly “non-constructive” question? [duplicate]

I asked the following question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15578937/is-there-any-way-to-use-java-without-using-classes I found several technical, perfect answers to my question after a long ...
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User can answer to a question marked as duplicate [duplicate]

I was making an answer to a question in SO on (03-Jan-2014) and while I was making my answer I got a pop up saying that this question is closed now....and so on.. And when I checked the POST YOUR ...
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Is this off-topic question really off-topic?

Dig, if you will, the picture... Here we have a question posted on SO: how to remove the batch file you just used This was closed as "Off-Topic". But, it's really not much different than every ...
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Stop the Gamers - Neutralize Rep Earned on Answers to Questions Closed Within 24 Hours

The Problem Summary It is no secret that certain tags attract very basic questions which are easily answered by even a novice. regex and php come immediately to mind. Many of these questions are ...
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What is the purpose of closing a question? [duplicate]

Having been a member of Stack Overflow for a year, I have participated in reviewing close votes and flagging questions if I found any duplicates. However, I don't understand the purpose of closing a ...
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Question closed while user is carefully composing an answer

I spent a lot of time writing what I thought was a good and helpful answer to an admittedly poor question, but by the time I had finished writing it the question was closed. It was a terrible user ...
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Please specify why my question is on hold

I don't find any post talk about running of TCP port on long polling. Why my post is on hold? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20736575/how-to-scale-up-a-web-server-supporting-long-polling

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