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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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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Should this question have really been closed? [closed]

I really don't think that my question: Does Scala have static imports like Java? is in any way a candidate for closure. It asks a question. There have been answers. The answers answer the question, ...
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Prevent questions put on hold in the first 24-48 hours [duplicate]

I'm new here but so far I've seen many times (inc myself) how questions are put on hold way too quick! Without offending those who put them on hold, I think people are doing it too quickly and ...
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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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Invalid reasons given for putting my post about modifying an XAML document on hold

I received the following reply to a post: "put on hold as too broad by Robert Harvey♦ 11 mins ago "There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format....
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auto-open a question if it has a very high amount of upvotes [duplicate]

EDIT: i have accepted (by upvoting) the accepted answer in Question is very popular but closed (not constructive) - Shouldn't it be reopened for users' benefit?. That stackoverflow does not ...
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Limiting downvotes to those with an accompanying comment [duplicate]

Don't you think a downvote without a comment, even a 2 word comment, is just unnatural, non constructive and against Stack Overflow regulations itself? I mean if someone wants to downvote, sure thing ...
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It is too easy to close inconvenient questions

I tried to get a rather interesting question answered yesterday, https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8439030/what-is-the-value-proposition-of-commercial-databases-like-microsoft-sql-server Sadly, the ...
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With 2500 upvotes and 5600 favorites why was this question closed? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/194812/list-of-freely-available-programming-books/ Why o why did you guys delete all the answers to this question. All the free knowledge and effort put forth by ...
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Question closed? Why? [closed]

I've this question at stackoverflow and at serverfault: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10579273/html5-video-browser-performance and here https://serverfault.com/questions/388971/html5-video-...
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Why was a 3 year old question which was voted up heavily and viewed over 9000 times blocked? [duplicate]

I posted this question in 2009 when Apple was still short with documentation about iPhone development and there were very few book or blogs related to development. I posed the question so that iPhone ...
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Why is it that nobody on these sites is here to help? [closed]

I've used a few of the Stack Exchange sites and I've noticed that instead of trying to help people with their problems and questions, all most people do is down vote questions for the slightest ...
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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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Block downvoting a closed question [duplicate]

I think it shouldn't be possible to up or down vote a closed question. Here is an example: Ask a stupid off topic question, and ask someone to quickly answer it before it is closed by moderator. You ...
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I think moderators start to close every single question possible before the election to gain rep [closed]

I'm looking at closed questions by moderators that nominate at current election, and I feel like 70% of question the closed are usual questions, with no real reason to close them. I have checked ...
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Reopen All Off Topic Posts And Remove The Designation [closed]

Off topic questions hurt the SO knowledge base, generate resentment, and are a complete waste of a moderator's time. Take this post for example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11319965/...
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Let highly experienced users sent answers to on-hold questions via inbox?

I think answers for questions that are "on hold" can be sent as private messages to the users' inbox by 'highly experienced users' like moderators or others with high rep, thereby eliminating the need ...