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Is it correct to mark these two questions as a duplicate?

The first one is about "encouraging" people to leave comments on downvotes and is marked as status-completed. The second one is about "mandatory" comments on downvotes and is speaking of a feature ...
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As it currently stands, this summary is not a good fit for Google [closed]

I was poking about Google (search: groovy java) and came across this search result: (plain text of above screen shot, for the imgur impaired) Why would one use Groovy over Java? - Stack ...
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Duplicate questions both deleted within a minute of closing the newer one--mistake or deliberate?

A new user reposted a question after a couple of hours. He responded to the "possible duplicate of..." comment left by the first close vote with a comment saying sir i haven't got any answers for this ...
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What have I done wrong? Flamed for asking a question? [duplicate]

Just look at what happened here, very simple question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21386037/how-can-i-take-take-text-and-display-it-in-an-image-in-asp-net-c-sharp?noredirect=1#...
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My question got down-voted and I want to know how I can re-open it [closed]

Here is the question : Is ASCII code 7-bit or 8-bit? It asks whether ASCII is 7-bit or 8-bit. Yes, it details how a teacher got me thinking about it but it is not a homework question. And as the ...
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Questioning the removal for a tag on my question

https://stackoverflow.com/posts/21358576/revisions I created a tag to indicate that problem referred to Microsoft's hosteed TFS (Visual studio online) and not to a standard 'in house hosted TFS'. ...
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Moderator name displayed twice in the revisions list for migrated question

One of my questions was migrated from MSO to meta.physics.SE yesterday. I just checked the Revision history for that question and this is how it looks like: As you can see, the moderator name is ...
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Reasoning for downvotes and close votes on a question

I have asked this question on SO, and it has accumulated 5 downvotes in as many minutes. I am not going to say that I am infallible, but I do not see the reasoning behind so many downvotes in such a ...
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Is this question OT or not?

IMO, it is, but if it isn't, I'll vote to re-open. https://stackoverflow.com/q/21316065/438992 (Please don't downvote it; I'm just trying to get the right thing done regardless of whether I'm right ...
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Casted a delete vote, says 27 votes remaining

Two users cast a delete vote on this question, one was me, but when I went back to the question it revoked the delete votes and this is what am seeing So where are the votes which were cast just few ...
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Is this question asking for an Eclipse plugin off-topic on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Is the question https://stackoverflow.com/q/21253155/1309352 off-topic on Stack Overflow? And if so, why?
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Can a moderator undelete a question deleted by its author?

Yesterday I answered this question Finding best path given a distance transform and after a while it was deleted by its own author. Can a moderator undelete a question deleted by its author? It seems ...
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Why is this question offtopic? [closed]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/21071258/how-to-iterate-over-all-files-in-a-given-pattern I've found similiar questions, such as: How to list all files of a directory? Which got upvoted. How is ...
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Is importing data from comment into answer OK?

I'm asking about this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/3242364/2389310 One comment provided important missing data, and answer's author agreed on it. But he didn't edit it into an answer. Comments ...
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Reasonable SO newbie question deleted - can undelete?

A colleague (David Watson) using SO answered this question: WiX 3.8 MSI for a 32-bit and a 64-bit machine And it was deleted for the questionable crime of including not only what looks like a ...
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Request for reopening a question on Stack Overflow (cutting sticks) [closed]

this question has been closed, and it seems several users disagree with that decision. Could someone examine the question and possibly reopen it?
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How should I respond to criticism from moderating users on Stack Overflow?

I would like to find out whether there is any recourse when a someone with the power to delete or change questions behaves in a way that seems unreasonable. I asked this question: Why doesn't my ...
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Why is this question on hold?

Basic Arrays in a Java Program This question was put on hold because of "unclear what you're asking" but IMO it's perfectly clear what he's asking, as evidenced by multiple helpful replies. He says ...
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Should a very localized question be closed and if so how? [closed]

The close dialog no longer contains this option: Questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Tell us what you've tried to do, why it didn't work, and how it ...
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Is this question a candidate to close or not? [closed]

I am having a difficult time deciding how to deal with questions like these with the new close options. Example question: Move element to X left when click button I have read through the related ...
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My question was made community wiki [duplicate]

My question FMA3 in GCC: how to enable was made community wiki. Why was this done? I guess it was done because I made more than 10 edits? Almost all of the those edits were to fix typos. Is it ...
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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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Why did a moderator delete this seemingly legitimate answer? [closed]

I was searching for code help, and came to this question: kill another process/application programmatically [duplicate]. This question has one proper answer that has been deleted by moderator. ...
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Why has this question been deleted? [closed]

I am really curious as to why this question was deleted: Jquery Ajax do not wait for response (callback)
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I disagree with an edit rollback, what do I do next?

Today I edited this question to be more compact and actually state the problem, in order to use it as a reference question for any time a user posts an "I get a 500 Internal server error!" question. ...
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Why did my comment get deleted? [closed]

I posted a comment on this post: android nfc setting toggle listener but it was deleted. I read the help but I don't understand.
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Posting a Stack Overflow question when I don't have a code example [closed]

I asked a very specific coding question on Stack Overflow. I am at a loss as to how to proceed, so I don't have a code sample. I immediately got a -1 and a complaining comment for not having a code ...
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Add System Security to Migration Flag Options

This may be a dup but I haven't seen it. With a question like this, security is just a better fit. I am not entirely sure how adding options to this works but I think it would be helpful.
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Do you agree this question is “Off-Topic”? [closed]

Do people really think that this question is off topic? I know the asker decided that it wasn't a useful question, but I'm not sure why. I don't feel particularly strongly about this, but I was just ...
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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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User persists in his belief that excessive comments aren't a bad thing; is he right? [closed]

In order to avoid further cluttering of the question's comment section, I will elaborate here on my stance. At the same time I would like to invite the user in question and the community to provide ...
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Is Stack Overflow the right place to ask a question about code efficiency?

I posted the following question on Stack Overflow: Efficient Intersection and Union of Lists of Strings There is disagreement as to whether it is on- or off-topic. The concern is that my code ...
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How long does it take for questions to be taken off hold?

It's been a couple days since my StackOverflow question was put on hold, and since then I have made changes that I think would qualify to have it taken "off hold." When do you think higher people will ...
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Why is a question about measuring cat feces an audit for close votes? [closed]

Counting column data in a matrix with resets starts off with: I'm gathering data on how much my cats poop into a matrix: Most shockingly, this line says: The cumsum function does something ...
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question locked as I was writing comprehensive answer [closed]

So, after spending twenty minutes building an answer to Catch-22 prevents streamed TCP WCF service securable by WIF; ruining my Christmas, mental health , a moderator locked it literally five seconds ...
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Should this question about the differences between two technologies really have been closed? [closed]

A recent question on stackoverflow was put on hold by a moderator because it appears to violate one of the rules, quote: "too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long". Since I know ...
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How do I make by “put on hold for being too broad” question less broad? [closed]

This question How to properly namespace bootstrap 3 to work with other bootstrap 3 instances which are not namespaced was closed as too broad. I can't think on how to make it less broad as i have one ...
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Is asking for a general description/categorization/classification of a tool on-topic? [closed]

I stumbled on this question that basically ask 'What type of tool is X'. Is this on-topic based on this bullet from the help-center •software tools commonly used by programmers Looking at ...
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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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A moderator put my self-answered question on hold and did not return to review it after it was edited

A moderator put my self-answered question on hold and did not seemed to return to review it even though after I've edited my question. How to tell if the moderator had returned to reviewed it, ...
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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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Looking for advice on Close reasons

I have some fear that just mentioning COBOL will illicit about 50 useless clutter-comments of vast wit. So let's just assume everyone who has something funny to say, then they don't have to actually ...
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Why was my question about Java Array.length closed?

I asked this question: Why do I only need to loop 23 times to draw 24 rectangles? Others asked for a test case. I made and provided it. I read the rules of SO and I believe that my question follows ...
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question closed due to opinion

I posed a question which was closed as it was deemed that answers would be mostly opinion based. I think it is true that I will get mostly opinions, but I really want to hear what people have to say. ...
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Is it okay to ask a question that you do not agree with?

I recently asked this question and I realized after posting it that I disagree with everything I posted — see my comment here. Should I post an answer stating that I disagree with the approach ...
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What happened to the latest gender question?

There was just a question referring to gender and downvotes that has just disappeared; in fact, it's not even in the Recently Deleted queue (10ks only)? Where did it go?
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“We are no longer accepting questions” questions

When you type "We are no longer accepting questions" into the title of a new question on MSO, you get, roughly, 7,435,654,757,034 possible duplicates. Is there no way that, when this phrase is typed, ...
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Why was this question migrated

This question was just migrated from meta to meta workplace. I understand the question is referring to a post on this particular site but aren't these request usually treated here ? Correct me if I'm ...
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Why was this edit rejected by Community? [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/3653853 I made last code block visible, I didn't add anything that wasn't already in a post. Just the lack of newline rendered it hidden. And I ...
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Why isn't my question reopened?

From the help center: Questions that are edited within five days of being put on hold are automatically added to a reopening queue for community review. Questions that are not reopened within five ...