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Questions tagged [on-hold]

For questions about the "on hold" status, which occurs for the first five days that a question is closed. Please don't use this tag for any question that merely mentions "on hold" in it.

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Why are On Hold Questions included in 'Active'

Lately there seems to have been a flood of poor relevance questions which are being put "On Hold" however these questions still show up in the Newest and Active lists - surely being "On Hold" they can/...
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Send 'on hold' question to Reopen queue when OP edits it the first time

From What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it? Closed questions that receive edits within the first 5 days of closure are automatically put into a review queue to be ...
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I marked my question as duplicate but it was put on hold as too broad [duplicate]

I asked a question on StackOverflow and after some time I found a duplicate of my own question. I thought it would be fair to mark my own question as a duplicate and I did. However, my question was ...
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my question is always put on hold as off-topic or duplicate or closed why? [duplicate]

I posted many questions but most of the questions are put on hold as off-topic or duplicate or closed i dont know reason may be my english how to explain my issues or otherwise some senior stackusers ...
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The “on hold” description seems to be directed at me, even when I didn't ask the question

I have edited a question and it is now been put on hold. I went to check if there had been any new activity when I noticed the banner/label that is written as if you are the one that has asked the ...
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On hold posts marked as closed in search results

According to this answer you can use advanced search to find questions that are on hold now. I noticed that that search produce a list of questions marked with [closed] in titles: But if you open ...
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Does placing On Hold sooner rather than later improve chances of highly upvoted answers?

On a per-site Meta I have been asked in a comment: The key assumption here is that putting questions on hold motivates people to improve them in a way that friendlier measures like comments and ...
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On hold should be timed [duplicate]

I asked a question on Network Engineering. Question has been put on-hold after less than 10 minutes after creation. While I do not contest the utility of the "on-hold" flag I suggest allowing some ...
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In “hot” tab the question are displaying as “on hold” but they are actually “duplicate” questions

In the hot tab, the duplicate questions are displaying with the [on hold]. Actually these are supposed to be display as [duplicate]. GIF for the same: Update: In the week and month tabs also, ...
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Wait for question to close before rejecting migration [duplicate]

This question was recently asked on superuser, flagged as off topic and migrated to WebApps StackExchange (Google Hangouts Account Disconnection), all of which makes perfect sense, since the question ...
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Does putting a question “{on Hold}” remove it from the SE network's Hot Questions list?

Yesterday the Super User question What does XP in Windows XP stand for? was on the SE network Hot Question's list. That question is now on Hold. I also notice it's no longer on the Hot Question list. ...
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Closure and holding posts off-topic [duplicate]

With questions like this one there is the facility to flag to close as off-topic but with this type of question (requests for information on suicide without pain) there is no question in this vein ...
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Edited on-hold questions should give notifications to the close-voters, and not just put in the re-open queue

Some users may vote to close a question and then perform other tasks, ignoring that question. Other people might indeed give a few suggestions, but may find the question is getting multiple edits or ...
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Opening a new question after significantly editing another on hold

When is it appropriate to create a new question from a previous one on hold? I had a submission that required several edits to clarify. It was finally placed on hold. I posted another question that ...
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Do the votes count after a migration has been rejected?

I had asked a question about the US election on http://politics.stackexchange.com but it was migrated to http://skeptics.stackexchange.com Where it was downvoted, put on hold and rejected. My first ...
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Moving an on-hold question to a different Stack Exchange site

I posted a question on a specific Stack Exchange website, and it quickly became obvious to me that it would have been more on-topic on a different Stack Exchange website. However, before I could do so,...
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Erroneous “question put on hold since you loaded page” prevents flagging

On this question: I visited the question. I closed it as a dupe. I attempted to also flag it with a merge request. I was met with an error saying that the question was put on hold since I loaded the ...
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What is the difference between “marked as duplicate” and “closed as duplicate”?

Sometimes questions are just "marked" and sometimes they are "closed" as duplicates. Up until recently I thought it was "marked" when the question it's a duplicate of doesn't have an answer. But then ...
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“Already put on hold” message is too generic on iOS

The iOS app for Stack Exchange gives a generic message when you try to flag a question to be on hold, unlike its behavior on the website: Instead, the app simply gives you a generic message telling ...
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Suggest Alternative Exchange Site or Other if Question Not Suitable [duplicate]

Having myself just been through this, it is very frustrating when a questions is closed when the OP has tried to find an alternative exchange site or other site to answer the question. Instead of ...
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Can something bad happen if questions I post are being put on hold a lot?

On some Stack Exchange site I have two questions that are put on hold and may be closed soon. I guess this will happen a lot, so does something bad happen when you ask questions that are put on hold ...
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Question “stuck” in intersite limbo

I put a question on site A, where is was closed (on hold currently) as off topic and belonging to site B. So I posted it to site B, where it was again closed as "off topic, should be on site A". How ...
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What does it mean by `on hold` [duplicate]

I recently asked a question which was given no answer. Only some edits and comments. the next day in the title a [on hold] was written. I didn`t understand what does it mean by [on hold]. I don't know ...
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Can we have a new On Hold category for questions that are only slightly unclear?

Some questions get put on hold as being unclear, when in fact the question is perfectly clear, it's just lacking a few details that are preventing it from getting answers. This is more common on the ...
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Please put '[tag]' behind titles on Android [duplicate]

On the main site, on can see [on hold] or [duplicate] or alike tags behind a title in the question overview, which determines the question is not open for answers. However, when looking on the ...
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No notification when question put on hold [duplicate]

I asked this question on a SE site I'm not particularly familiar with, which got put on hold because part of the question asked for a product recommendation which is apparently off limits - fair ...
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Should I delete an on-hold question if I can't edit it to fit the rules? [duplicate]

I had my question put on hold because off-topic, but I can't reword it to fit the site's rules. Shall I just delete it? There is an upvoted correct answer and a wrong answer (with a discussion in the ...
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More reasons to put a question on hold [closed]

There are certain types of questions which are being asked on a regular basis, should be put on hold and don't fit properly within any of the existing reasons for putting a question on hold. All the ...
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Making On-Hold/Closed and How to ask information more clear?

I'm a relatively new user. I'm a reasonable person, I read needed info, I listen to commenters and tips and try to learn when possible. One thing that bothered me in my very short "stay" here is the ...
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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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Should opinion-seeking questions with many answers be reworded or left as-is? [duplicate]

I have an opinion-seeking question that is several years old and just recently was marked as on-hold. The on-hold status requests I re-word my question, but since there are already so many answers ...
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Can “put on hold” reasons be set to pinpoint instead of giving an overall ballpark summary? [closed]

I posted a question which, in a nutshell, has very few answers AFAIK and did not invite wordiness in answers. You can see it on christianity.stackexchange.com at Are there any parallel Russian / ...
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Question fit for other SE site put on hold - ask moderator move or recreate (and delete)?

The comment under this Close vote review: Not a cross-post, my question was put on hold because it didn't fit the rpg SE and I was recommended to post it here instead made me wonder: If a question ...
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How do I get the list of questions that are currently “on hold”?

Please do not mark and close this question as a duplicate of "Query closed questions" as the proposed duplicate does not answer the question of how to get the questions labeled [on hold] (rather than [...
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Change the wording of “on hold” to something else

On Meta Stack Overflow we had a discussion about changing the wording of [on hold] to something else. There seemed to be a very clear consensus that the current wording of "on hold" is not ...
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Question put on hold [closed]

My original question was put on hold with a message saying "If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit your question." I have edited my question to be very ...
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Absolutely every question I ever ask on Programmers ends up being a bad question and put on hold for off topic [duplicate]

Absolutely every question I ever ask on programmers.stackexchange.com ends up being a bad question and put on hold due to being off topic. Where can I ask my questions without having to constantly ...
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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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Someone answered an on hold question [duplicate]

This question was asked on Philosophy.SE, but if it's somehow possible to answer questions that are put on hold, that's a network wide issue. Link: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/23976/2953 ...
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Let's give very-trusted users a Closehammer to go with their Dupehammer

I'm calling it a Closehammer rather than an Onholdhammer because... well, just look at how odd Onholdhammer looks. I'm proposing that trusted users be given the ability to instantly place a question ...
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Should I request a question to be reopened in Meta sites?

I've been meeting a lot of questions that are marked unclear. Although the tag says [on hold] which means the questions may be reopened, after some clarifications and editing which made the questions ...
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What causes a recommend closure flag to be marked disputed, versus helpful or declined?

I know that this type of question was asked many time, but I didn't find answers related to my specific questions anywhere. At this answer it is explained about disputed flags of types NAA, VLQ, ...
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The difference between “Closed” and “On Hold” [duplicate]

I keep on seeing questions either "put on hold" or "closed" by the same thing, like for instance here a question has been "put on hold" for being off-topic: And here is a question which has been "...
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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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Question in on-hold: Was it blocked? Nobody can answer it after a edit? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in these stack-like communities. I have posted my first question on Stack Security, and people marked it as "on hold," for being "unclear what you're asking." I have seen the error ...
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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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What do I do? I need help, I am a new user! [closed]

It's really annoying that the first question I asked got put on hold for being 'not appropriate'. I know that it wasn't really the best Stack Exchange community to ask it in, but I really had no other ...
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Which users appear on “on hold”/“closed” messages and why?

It was my understanding that 5 votes were required to put a question on hold or to close it. However, when users who voted to put a question on hold are listed there are often not 5. This question for ...
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Place questions with X net downvotes on hold automatically

To resolve the frequent issue of poor question unfairly gaining answers, and thus paving the way for more poor questions to be asked I Propose EDIT: From feedback, have changed net vote threshold to ...
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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 ...