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 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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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 ...
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Asked a question on the correct site, got moved to the wrong site, then gets closed

My question was webmaster related so I asked my question in webmasters, but it got moved to Stack Overflow. OpenID "AOL is unable to verify this website." It is not programming related ...
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Do deleted or closed posts interfere with an account merge?

A new, unregistered user showed up a few days ago on another Stack Exchange site. That user posted a question, and then, about an hour later, a separate, registered account posted a non-answer "answer"...
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(Add an option to) include closed questions in SE Filtered Questions

Stack Exchange's Filtered Questions is a tool where users can see a list of 100 questions based on certain rules from multiple sites on the same page. However, closed questions are currently excluded ...
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Upvoting constructive edits on closed/reopened questions to encourage behaviors that save these questions

Reopening Fixed Questions I've observed on some beta sites, as well as some graduated sites, that sometimes questions are asked which don't immediately fit the goals of being a constructive question. ...
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Don't show closed questions on “Questions with extreme votes”

On the /tools page, the first item at the top are the lowest voted questions. I thought this feature was to help identify poor quality questions, but if they are already closed who cares?
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Close duplicates only when the original was answered, and redirect future viewers to that original automatically

I suggest that when someone finds an exact duplicate of a question he/she should do the following: In case that original question was solved (an answer was accepted by the author of the question), ...
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Closed post message, “Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege” is misleading

The closed post message, "Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege" to see who voted to close a question is misleading, as the list and message are only ...
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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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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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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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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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Provide a friendly message when attempting to save an answer to question that's been closed

As a follow-up to my question What should I do with my frustration at having a question closed after writing a thoughtful answer?, I wonder if it would be reasonable to provide a kindly-worded pop-up ...
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Why can't we see what others have voted to close?

When I go to the votes tab on my profile, I can see what I have voted to close. When I go to someone else's profile, I can't see the votes tab, meaning I can't see what they voted to close. What's ...
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Reputation based on lifetime of the question?

So, this comes from looking at Why reward an answer to a low quality question?. Basically, I don't like legalism, so rather than ask questions about specific cases, I'm trying to acquire a general ...
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Understanding why my questions got closed as “not constructive”

What are the parameters of the question, that makes it not constructive? There were these two questions I have made: OCR of picture taken by camera (such as traffic sign) https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Could the FAQ links in the legacy off topic close reason be updated?

The new close banners link to the help center. However, the old "off topic" reason links to /faq (which now redirects to the help center home page) Questions on Physics Stack Exchange are expected ...
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Duplicate question order

I just saw that a question got closed with the following votes: 1 vote for a duplicate of stack-overflow-clones and 4 votes for a duplicate of is-the-stack-exchange-engine-available. But the ...
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Waive off time limit on accepting answer to a closed question

This question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14441507/why-does-bar-bar1bar-not-create-any-object-instances/14441531#14441531 got closed as exact duplicate. No problems with that, but there is ...
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Show full question title including Closed for closed questions in the reputation tab

Currently the reputation tab (and maybe others) on a user's profile page doesn't show [Closed] on questions that were closed. I think it should, as it is shown in many other places.
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Temporary measure re informing users about prospects for reopening closed questions

I see (several|many) questions on meta.stackoverflow.com asking about the closing of specific questions, getting similar responses. Also, there are this one and perhaps a few others which are the meta-...
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How can I alter a specific post to be answerable on StackOverflow

I created a post here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14148328/tags-on-anything Almost all of my stackoverflow question are being denied for being vague. What could be done to this specific ...
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Why is my question about defaulted methods closed?

My question, is closed as an exact duplicate of this question. Of course there are similarities but my question's point is (more) on "what are defaulted methods" and not like in the other question ...
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Closed community wikis lost RSS feeds?

I noticed that questions and community wikis have RSS feeds, but if a community wiki is closed it don't have RSS feed. For example, this community wiki is open and users can benefit from subscribing ...
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Would it be possible to note the close reason in the top line

I think it would be very helpful to see the close reason at once. The most frequent reasons are off topic duplicate question migrated too I often look at SQL questions in stackoverflow and there ...
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Blocking a question

I remember seeing that some questions are blocked (not sure about the exact wording). Meaning they are not closed but you can't add additional answers. When does this happens ? Is it discussed here ...
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“uncomment the default commit message” question incorrectly closed as duplicate

I believe that this question (asked by someone other than me) was incorrectly closed as duplicate: git : How to uncomment the default commit message text? The poster of the question specifically ...
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Should closed questions not award reputation to discourage asking poor questions?

I would assume part of the role of closing questions is to disincentivize users from asking such questions as they are not welcome in this community. However, often these questions, in particular and ...

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