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Questions tagged [vote-to-close]

Voting to Close is the process by which users can vote to close a question. You gain the ability to cast close votes when you reach 3,000 Reputation on graduated sites, and a lesser amount is needed on beta sites.

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How is closing a question helpful to the community?

People sometimes ask unclear, duplicate, or broad questions, which are downvoted and closed. Closing it is literally just keeping people from answering the question. I do not see how closing such ...
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Please don't allow a single mod the ability to close a question [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question, and it was closed as off-topic (wrongfully, in my opinion). The meta discussion I raised didn't get much activity. All I'm saying, I like Stack Exchange because it ...
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Review close vote(s) on question you are currently viewing

It would be useful to be able to easily review the close vote queue for the question you are currently viewing when you see there is a close vote(s) and perhaps you disagree and want to "Leave Open". ...
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Putting Restrictions On Those Who Close/Edit/Move To Chat — Again [closed]

As I suspected would happen, my original thread on restricting close, edit, and move to chat was closed (AND deleted). I think statistics should be kept on those who do this, and if enough of us ...
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Let asker see the upcoming closure directly and notify them about it

Some time ago you've added the funny New Contributor label so how about making for a change something that would be more helpful to everybody. I'd like to suggest a feature where askers could see the ...
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Misleading texts on Help Center page about Close Votes

The Help Center page Cast Close And Reopen Votes contains some texts which are (probably because of changes in the flagging system) a little bit misleading: Note that once you gain the reputation ...
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How to prevent privileged users from dumbing down a site? [closed]

Is there something that can be done to prevent curators from dumbing down a SE site? I've witnessed this behavior several times in the following forms 1: a user asks a question that is either not ...
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Cannot open flag dialog, incorrect error message after casting final close vote on question

After I cast the final close vote against a question, if I attempt to flag it, the flag dialog refuses to open, and gives me an incorrect error message: This question has been put on-hold since you ...
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Vote To Close? Vote to Close

It is commonly held that titles do not capitalize their prepositions. When I open the close dialog I see this: This doesn't seem right. It should read "Vote to Close" network-wide.
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Notify OP after a question receives a close vote

My suggestion is to notify the OP when someone votes to close his question informing him the reason behind the vote. The reason is: Most users don't leave a comment when voting to close, and most OP ...
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The notification for the “view close votes” privilege should specify that it's only for your own questions

The privilege awarded for reaching 250 reputation is called "View Close Votes". As explained at length on the privileges page, this means that you can view and cast votes on your own questions. ...
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What should be done here on Meta in case the close vote queue gets filled with questions?

Currently, there are a lot of old SO-specific meta questions laying around on this site, asked back when this site used to accept them, before the MSO-MSE split. While many of these have been closed ...
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How can I alleviate downvotes on a closed, but answered question? [duplicate]

OK, so let me explain this question with an example. I ask a really stupid question that's either duplicate or too broad or something else. Someone answers my question, and the first line of the ...
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When and how should we close questions about deprecated or removed features here on MSE?

I noticed that here on MSE, there's an unofficial policy of closing questions, especially unanswered questions, about deprecated or removed features of Stack Exchange. From what I can tell, this has ...
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How can a mod retract their own accidental close vote?

How can I undo my vote to close a question? I accidentally closed this question - it was in the close review queue and (mea culpa) half asleep I accidentally hit the close button. It already had three ...
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Suggestion: reduce number of points required to cast a close vote

Here's an example of a not-so-good question: Domain and sub domain in different hosting providers It's about system management, so it doesn't belong on Stack Overflow. Googling for the question ...
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Why can't I recast aged close votes and flags that were cast a long time before the change allowing recasting?

In March 2015, a change was made to the close voting system, to allow users to recast close votes and close flags 14 days after they age away. However, according to this post, apparently votes that ...
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Should a user be able to exercise privileges like closing questions without active participation in a community?

Suppose we have a Stack Exchange site about rutabagas, and a user named Archibald on that site who closes a lot of questions. Suppose further that Archibald doesn't ever ask or answer questions about ...
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Proposal: Include form for user that votes to close as “unclear” to clarify what is “unclear” and when edits clarify

Where the goal of closing a question is to revise and re-open Proposal: Include form for user that votes to close as "unclear" to clarify what is "unclear" and when edits clarify Vote to close "...
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How can I change which question the current question is a duplicate of? [duplicate]

I would imagine this is a fairly common situation, but I haven't found it discussed: I vote to close a question as a duplicate of a specific other question. The asker edits the question so that it's ...
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Show the cast close-vote reasons

I have encountered this question on Psych & Neurosci SE. It's a question that's actually quite interesting for a psychophysicist. However, it's basically a one-liner without prior research effort....
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Feature Request: prevent downvote AND close vote [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's a good idea to allow casting close votes AND down votes. Usually, when a user casts a close vote, they will also cast a downvote. This obviously doesn't happen all the time, ...
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When are questions which build upon each other considered duplicates?

Each Stack Exchange site caters to a mix of experts and novices. This means that some (expert) questions presuppose knowledge which is being asked about in other (novice) questions. In other words, we ...
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Could we flag closes as inappropriate somehow?

I stumbled upon a question on Stack Overflow which concerns a specific, but common enough field of knowledge to have an own tag. It is this one: How to solve the Misra Warning about applying bitwise ...
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How to defend your question against close-votes

If I ask a question on an SE site and it skirts one of the rules of the site, but somehow you just know that it's valuable and should stay open. Maybe it has one or more excellent answers that add to ...
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Comment 'Duplicate of' shown on wrong question on Area51 proposal

Today, I got the scare of a lifetime: A notification for a comment underneath my proposed question on the Sociology and Anthropology proposal that said my question was a duplicate of another question. ...
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Should I downvote questions posted on the wrong SE site? [duplicate]

If a question is not directly "bad", but placed on the wrong SE network (e.g., posted on stackoverflow.com when it should have been posted on superuser.com), in addition to close-voting, should I also ...
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Itty bitty radio buttons

It seems the radio buttons on mobile safari for VTC options after selecting “off topic” are tiny! Tested on IPS and SO and see the same behavior. See images below. EDIT: I'm running iOS 11.1.1
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Can tag gold-badge holders take off their golden hat when casting close votes? [duplicate]

It was my understanding that when a tag gold-badge (TGB) holder casts a close vote for dupes, the question gets closed immediately. It doesn't matter in what order a TGB holder casts their vote. I ...
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Why do moderators choose to not delete obvious off-topic questions after they have closed them?

I see this happen quite often, and while I don't agree/disagree, I am just wondering why. Often on the sites I visit regularly (Stack Overflow and Meta Stack Exchange), I see moderators closing ...
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Is it subjective, or common experience that moderators on stack exchange believe they know better what question you should ask? [closed]

In recent years, I subjectively experience an increase of the following outcome for a stack exchange question: In the comments, some people are quick to claim that the question is duplicate, not ...
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Question found in the VtC queue, but it doesn't have active close votes, how is it possible? [duplicate]

I found this question is the VtC review queue. If you can see that, the review entity is this. The question has no active close votes. I check the review queues of the related site multiple times in ...
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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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Can I approve the duplicate votes on my own question if I've edited it?

When someone suggests that your post is a duplicate, you can see a button to approve that suggestion and instantly close your question. But if you make an edit after they suggest it, the button ...
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Mandatory comment for close vote - unclear

This question has an increasing number of vote close. However: it has no bad number of votes. answers has good number of votes. reading answers and comments, it is show that is not off-topic nor an ...
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I'm changing the “not generally applicable” close reason here on Meta SE

This is a small administrative note. For the past 3 years and 11 months, we've had an off-topic reason defined here for use on questions that are only relevant to a specific site: This question ...
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Flagging, with enough rep to VTC

This question prompted me to a thought: On at least one stack, I have sufficient rep to VTC. However, there are occasions when I think a question may be ... um, “questionable”, but I'm not ...
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Best option for closing a question, using “close” button or “flag” button

Now I have enough reputation to vote for close a question if required. So I found there are two ways to close them. First is by clicking in the close button and choose option which is relevant...And ...
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Duplicate dialog in iOS app doesn't detect URLs from other sites

I just erroneously closed this Meta Stack Overflow question (timeline) as a duplicate of a totally unrelated question. How did that happen? Well, I was using the Stack Exchange iOS app. I followed ...
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Migrate to another Stack Exchange site without closing

The current process of flagging a post for migration to another Stack Exchange website is as follows: Flag It should be closed for another reason Off-topic because This question belongs on another ...
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Allow voting to close as self-duplicate… user created a new account

We often see that new users ask the same question over and over again, the first question is too broad, lacks any code, etc. Instead of editing that post, the new user creates a new question. ...
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Is clearing pending close votes with diamond power / gold tag badge power considered abuse? [duplicate]

Recently, I saw a moderator on Android Enthusiasts telling folks to stop voting to close a question. The mod was clever to find out that the question is actually on topic, and I added that the title ...
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Adding line separator for answers in the close vote review

In the close vote review, for the duplicate questions, in the Duplicate tab, the answers are not separated with the line separator. For an example in this close vote review, the answers in the ...
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Allow questions to be bountied before two days if they are reviewed as “Leave Open” in the Close Votes queue

The rationale of the 2 days delay before a new question becomes bountiable is that the community requires time to close a not eligible question. The problem is with it, that the worth of an answer ...
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Choosing option to close own answered question? [duplicate]

I want to close my question, as it is answered, because I think my question is solved with given answer so which options must I choose from the below to close a question? Which option is suitable? ...
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Why do “Recommend Close” reviews show up as “Close” reviews in the Low Quality Posts review queue? [duplicate]

This low quality review item has two reviews: one (from S.L. Barth) to close and another to recommend close (because Mureinik doesn’t have enough reputation to vote to close). But for both reviews, ...
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Why can't gold tag badge holders “instantly close” for non-duplicate reasons?

After reading this answer to Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders, I was able to better understand the reasons that led users who have a gold badge in a tag to gain the ability to ...
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What is the purpose of the “I’ll Handle It” hat?

I understand that the criteria for most badges and hats are designed to encourage positive actions that are constructive to Stack Exchange sites. The criteria for the I’ll Handle It hat is: vote ...
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How do duplicate (and other closure) flags from low rep users work? [duplicate]

I have been trying to find out how vote-to-close flags from users with less than 3000 rep work, but I can't find the kind of information I want, not even from the help centre or FAQ. I have gathered ...
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Why was this question closed as a duplicate and not as unclear what you're asking?

I recently got this question in the Close Votes queue (screenshot for <10k users). Before I voted to close it, it had 2 votes to close it as a duplicate, 1 vote to close it as "off-topic" and 1 ...