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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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Don't display “protected” notice if the question is locked or closed

If the question is locked, obviously new users can't post answers to it because no one can post answers. It seems somewhat redundant to list that box there. I'm not saying remove the protection from ...
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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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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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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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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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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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Guidance for how to reopen a question that is on hold or closed

It would be good to have some easy to follow guidance for how to get a question reopened that is on hold or closed. What I would find useful as a user with a couple of months experience of ...
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Display the custom close reason when closed as such

Background As per this bug report where a custom close reason is used the actual close reason is shown as: This question does not appear to be about Stack Overflow or the software that powers ...
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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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Please keep closed & locked posts from showing up in searches

Let's have search not show results with closed & locked posts in them. Most of the material on locked posts are polls, or aren't relevant to current questions. We will need to implement locked ...
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Request to move hold, close, and lock notices to the top of posts

TL;DR I am requesting that historical lock, closed, and on hold notices be moved to the top of questions, just below the title. Background There are a lot of locked questions on Stack Overflow, and ...
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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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Appeal to reopen a question

To share my recently gained knowledge I've created this question. Initially it wasn't related to any programming language as this issue concerns color space algorithms in general. After some ...
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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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Request for on-hold question to be re-opened

This question was put on hold as being unclear what was being asked — I edited the question for clarity & flagged it for moderation attention (I don't have reopen vote privileges), but it's ...
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Accepted answers should not categorically block auto-deletion of closed questions

tl;dr Allow Roomba to auto-delete a closed question regardless of an accepted answer when the other criteria for auto-deletion are met Roomba should count an answer acceptance as a single upvote to ...
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Display “Your question could use some improvements” hint banner for all close reasons

When a question is voted to be closed as a duplicate, the user gets a lovely banner that tells them their question might have been asked before, and even asks them whether they want to accept 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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Has the post-closing grace period gone?

I was writing an answer to this a moment ago and, perhaps 10 seconds before I submitted it, I saw a notification in the corner of my eye. It turns out that this notification was for the question ...
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Show the close reason in the top bar when reviewing Reopen votes

tl;dr: Imbed the close reason in the top bar when reviewing Reopen votes. Currently, the top bar when reviewing reopen votes (the one with the buttons on it) says this: This question was edited ...
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When a question is closed as off-topic the FAQ link should take to the page showing which questions are on-topic

I closed a question as off-topic, and the closure message is the following one: Questions on Drupal Answers are expected to relate to drupal within the scope defined in the FAQ. Consider editing ...
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Notification when a favorite was closed or deleted

I mark a question as favorite when I feel it's important for me to keep it for future reference, and stay informed of the updates/new content. So, if it gets closed, probably I want to vote for ...
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Under profile on all actions, closed status isn't indicated on questions

On your profile, when you go to your 'all actions', I'm trying to find certain questions which may be reopened - that is, no longer closed (cough hats cough). Example on my profile Several of these ...
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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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“closed” indicator does not show up properly in chat onebox

I recently posted a onebox link to a closed question in chat. I noticed one weird thing, though: the "[closed]" indicator does not show up in the chat onebox: I'm expecting a similar problem to ...
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Revisions of a question still shows “closed” instead of “on hold”

Let's start with an example post which was placed on hold as off topic (I know recently "Closed" was changed to "On Hold" for the first 5 days). When viewing, it says "on hold"... But, if you view ...
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Can moderators please migrate without reopening a question?

I'm seeing this more frequently now that we have the review queues (even if the post is flagged for potential migration) and questions are getting closed more quickly without moderator intervention. ...
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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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Cause some closed questions to not grant answer rep

I was just reading this question and thinking about potentially better ways to improve on the situation presented there So - we take as a given that we want to discourage people from making poor ...
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What to do about non-duplicate question about to be closed as duplicate?

I'm a little concerned about a question I recently asked. Someone came along and voted to close as duplicate but it seems that was done without reading the two questions (you can see the other ...
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Why is this question “too localized”?

This question regarding theming Drupal views was quickly closed as "too localized" and I fail to understand why. Views is a de facto standard module for Drupal and the problem the OP was facing is ...
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Close banner jumps around comments after refresh

Before refresh, when page was left open the question closed: After refresh: Why does this swap from above comments to below? Could it be more consistent?
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How do votes on closed questions affect a question ban?

Writing a question that is later closed is not a good thing. Enough of these will lead to a question ban. Two things that mitigate against a question ban, are upvoted answers, and upvoted other ...
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Misleading closed reason

Just not an everyday situation I have experienced today; I have seen this question earlier today with 3 custom close votes. It pretty much said something "this question is off-topic as it should be ...
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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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Instead of marking rejected migrations [​Closed] can we mark them [Rejected Migration]?

On the nope, haha, we were just kidding, that question doesn't belong here target site (as opposed to the origination site where the question ends up after rejection), sometimes there are questions ...
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Allow users to post in-progress answers even to questions that get closed

I was just typing an answer to a question, but as I finished, the question was closed, and I couldn't post my answer. There should be functionality that allows users to post answers they've already ...
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Prevent posting answers to question recently closed or put on hold

This question is a follow up of How was this answer posted after this question was closed?, which explains how it is possible that an answer is posted hours after it was closed or put on hold. The ...
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Allow us to see close vote history on another user's profile for closed questions

Background There was a meta question over at The Workplace which had me wading through a lot of closed questions. Every closed question has a nice box like this that shows who closed it: After a few ...
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Faulty Reopen Question Audit

Much like this related question I have failed this audit that I do not believe it is correct, This question does not have code to back up its complex question, and there are no answers that agree on ...
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Why was this question closed as “not a real question”?

This is regarding this question How do I convert a doubly recursive method to a loop? The question is about converting a recursive function with 2 recursive calls to a loop. This is pretty hard to do....
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Allow people to continue to see favorited but closed and deleted posts

I recently had a post deleted off SO that I referred to quite a bit about the 'Best ASCII table'. Regardless of the awful rational behind having it deleted, I really liked having that at my ...
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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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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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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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Should this question about git/github have been 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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Post gets unlocked and locked right after closing

Is there any explanation as to why this post would become unlocked, then locked? Curiously enough, the post was edited after that, so it couldn't really have been locked, can it? The time stamps for ...
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Tried to fetch comments after question was removed by author resulted in error

The system currently does not handle this situation very gracefully. If a user, Clicks on a question, Between clicking on the question and reading all visible comments the author removes the post, ...
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Reviewing edited closed questions that could be re-opened

Is there a way for mods/normal users to view closed questions that could be reopened due to edits? An example would be this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8572913/c-sharp-exception-...
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Question closed before bounty expired

Moderator Tim Post closed my question "VirtualBox upgrade trashed my virtual machine" as off topic. I have no problem with this. The problem is that he closed it just one hour before my 500-point ...