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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Disable "First Questions" Queue for those who have spent all their Close Votes

When a reviewer has used up their daily close vote quota (50 on SO), the "Close Votes" review queue is no longer available to them and does not show up in the "Review queues" ...
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How can I close this kind of question for being "off-topic"? [closed]

I want to close a question on French Language that is absolutely not about the French language at all; it's just a random question in French. When I press "Close", the only options I have ...
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API to programmatically close questions as duplicate with duplicate list

If you follow and/or curate a tag long enough, you'll probably notice that there's some questions that just get asked over and over. Usually these are confusing aspects of some commonly used feature ...
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Can a question be immediately closed without any close votes?

One of my recent question was closed immediately (within 1 min) without any votes to close. I wonder if this is normal if the question is not blatantly off-topic, spam, etc. We should assume that ...
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Delete the "Close" feature (Especially for duplicates)

Today when I was asking a question on Stack Overflow, after I posted the question, I went to the restroom. After I came back, guess what? My post was closed, because it was a duplicate. At first, I ...
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Incorrect message shown when trying to close a question a second time [duplicate]

I voted to close a question on EL&U, and it was later closed. Then the question was reopened again. Now I can't cast another close vote, so why does the message say, "You cannot vote to close ...
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Let's close [jobs] questions!

Stack Overflow discontinued Stack Overflow Jobs and Developer Story on March 31, 2022. Since most of the posts with jobs tag are not relevant today because of the discontinuation, let's close the ...
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Moderators can close question without voting. Do they have too much power to restrict the discussion? [duplicate]

I saw that there are a lot of similar questions. But I noticed that only recently moderators started closing questions bypassing the usual voting, one moderator is enough to close it, like this one. ...
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System gets confused when I try to close a deleted question

After reopening a deleted question to see if doing so would cause the author to be notified, I tried to re-close the deleted question. The Close dialog is functional, but when I click the "Close ...
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When a retraction is not a retraction. Please update close-menu message

Sometimes, when close-voting, the question gets closed and subsequently reopened in very short order. If attempting to recast a close-vote, this dialogue appears: It tells me that I can't vote to ...
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Allow submitting a "Close" review on a question if it gets closed while I'm reviewing it

A while ago, I was reviewing in the close votes queue, and was shown a review task of a question that had four close votes at the time it was shown. The question was clearly not a good fit for the ...
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A duplicated question with bad writing and bad tagging but better answers [duplicate]

The first question was asked, with all possible tags, but received no long answers. A few months later, the second question was asked without address the first one. The second was poorly worded with ...
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Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?

In Q3 2021 I finalized my research around three vote close/reopen and I was pretty happy with the outcomes - as were the sites that got to test it out. While the benefit to each site was different, ...
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Can the review-needed indicator be based on votes about to age away, rather than total tasks?

As a moderator, I generally ignore the close votes queue for the reasons outlined here, on the (apparently false) assumption that if a review queue requires attention, then it will turn red. However, ...
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We should earn Steward without using the queue or we should be able to look more than 3 tags on filter

If we see a question that has a number on the close link, this indicates a problem with the question. If we properly read the question and agree on this close reason then we can immediately click ...
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Question with six close votes can still be reviewed in the review queue

I got this question for review in the Close Votes queue: Six people seem to have voted to close it, and it still lets me review it and add an additional close vote. I am aware of this, but there it ...
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How to encourage 'real' responses from review, rather than rubber-stamp comments

We've now all seen the message Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're ...
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Should feature announcements be closed after the initial feedback period is over?

This is basically the reverse of Should bug-report/feature-request *questions* that duplicate Grab-bag *answers* be closed as duplicates? From time to time, staff members post announcements questions ...
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Blue close vote count wraps to two lines [duplicate]

I've got this issue on ruSO, but it probably happens on all SE sites. When closing a question as a duplicate, the number of votes already given for the same question wraps to two lines. As far as I ...
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What is the point of redirecting from the Flag dialog to the Close dialog if you do not have any close votes left? [duplicate]

This post is related to a post that I did on the Spanish SO Meta, but a Moderator told me that they are limited and that he did not know what information or answer to give me: Cual es la gracia de ...
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Does linking a similar question when asking a question make it less likely to get marked as a duplicate?

Let's say I want to ask a question, and I see a similar question and some answers to it but I don't feel that any of the answer tells me what I want to know. Would linking the similar question, in my ...
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Is considering a user's track record before voting to close considered acceptable?

On History Stack Exchange, we have a policy of heightened scrutiny on questions that involve certain controversial topics due to the frequency with which these topics are used by trolls. One ...
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Please allow close voting when viewing a suggested duplicate in the Close votes Review Queue

I would love to see an improved workflow for when I review a duplicate question. My current workflow looks like this: Read the question that is nominated for closure Read the suggested duplicate ...
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Automatically detect and dynamically build the list for offtopic migration options [duplicate]

Questions on Stack Overflow has only 5 options when closing as off-topic when the question "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network": Close -> A community-specific reason -&...
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Closing a question that's being used as a known good audit should immediately remove it from the audit pool

We've identified a problem on SO with "known good" audits: Question is asked and quickly upvoted Question is selected as a "known good" audit candidate Question is closed (often ...
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Three-vote close/reopen test - results

Three-vote close and reopen has been something I've been thinking about for ... a really long time. I'm really happy to finally be able to present the results of this test to you all. This post is ...
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Please tweak the behavior of the dupe "does this answer your question?" message so it does not suck

I have no problem with my question being closed as a dupe; hey, I got an answer! Yet, the way the "Does this answer your question" message works is not great at all. Let me explain. I post ...
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A user answering duplicate questions and dupe-hammering them afterwards [duplicate]

For a long time now a six-figure user has been consistently answering questions from a certain tag and dupe-hammering quite a few of them right afterwards. I didn't think much of it until recently: I ...
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Can we get inline question tools for the First Questions queue? [duplicate]

Currently, the review "First Questions" only has the Follow and Flag options, plus Edit in the context menu for the queue. However, a typical question UI outside of this review also has the ...
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Can we please warn people if they start answering a question that has close votes?

Answers being posted before closing invalidates the closing mechanism Quite often, I see the issue of a stackizen posting their answer while question closure is being discussed in comments or has ...
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User consent is required before closing the question [duplicate]

I came across an article and tried to answer the question, but unfortunately, it was closed, so that I couldn't answer it. It isn't easy to decide whether the question should be closed or not, so it ...
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Should a question be closed without a discussion? [closed]

I recently posted a couple of questions in two stack communities (this one on physics and this one on skeptics) that have been closed, both deemed off topic. In one case (skeptics) it has been ...
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"No longer reproducible" close reason uses much smaller font sizes compared to the other close reasons

This seems to have popped up today. The "No longer reproducible" close reason now has its own header and the explanation text is much smaller: (Might need to zoom in a touch or test it ...
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Change the "You have previously voted to reopen this question" shown after retracting your reopen vote to something more informative

It's now possible to retract reopen votes (yay!), but if I try (accidentally or intentionally) to VTR after retracting my vote, it shows this error: Which tells me nothing about the fact that I've ...
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Is there any actual harm in voting to close spam, as long as you flag?

There's no question that spam should be flagged as spam. That's what the flag is for. But sometimes people also vote to close with various custom close reasons. Is there any harm in that provided they ...
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Are there times that questions are more or less likely to get closed as off-topic before they can get answers?

I was wondering whether the time that a question is posted has an effect on whether the question is likely to get closed as off-topic. I noticed that some questions that look like they fit the ...
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How can we prevent or discourage people from closing questions about which they know little or nothing? [duplicate]

There is not a week that goes by that I do not see a question that was closed for "This question needs details or clarity" and yet the question is perfectly clear to me. My hypothesis is ...
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Notify new users of close votes, explain what that means, and recommend next steps

tl;dr: New users aren't notified of close votes, and probably wouldn't know how to check for them When a question is closed: New users don't know what this means (it's valuable feedback!) Limited ...
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Should questions with bounties have same `user shared attempt` requirements (regarding downvoting and closure)? [duplicate]

I saw this post but didn't think it addressed this question. I'm relatively new to being an answer producer at Stack Overflow. I've learned that answering possible duplicates (instead of voting for ...
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Can't rescind my close vote after closure

I just voted to close an SO question because of some community-specific reason. However, on a closer read, it seems the question has an answer which is different than what the OP specifically asked ...
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Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites

Test is live! The 13 sites below have their votes to close set at 3. I've also reduced the votes needed for migrations to 2 (down from 3). Almost two years ago I ran a test for single vote closure/...
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Daily reviews doesn't match votes available. Why is that?

What's the difference between "your daily reviews" and the "votes left today" in the review queues? Here's a visual from SO's close vote queue where you can cast 40 close votes (...
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Tweak reopen votes requirement

I was reading a post made a year ago concerning reopen votes being automated. The proposed solution looks unwieldy at best. But it did make me wonder if a simpler solution could be utilised for ...
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What is the benefit (rep?) to someone who votes to close a question? [duplicate]

What is the benefit (rep?) if any to someone who votes to close a question? Is that benefit still there at all if the vote is wrong?
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Require close voters to continually interact with questions they voted to close [closed]

People who vote to close a question should be responsible for being active with the question poster. Meaning that if you vote to close the ownus is on you, the voter, to see the changes that you have ...
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Accepted answer to "Migrate to any site?" is self-contradictory

The accepted answer to this question: Migrate to *any* site? says: the best thing to do in this scenario is to flag the question for Moderator attention and mark it as "other". Then add a ...
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Unformatted string in new close-vote review queue format [duplicate]

In the new review queue page, in the "This question has been flagged as" section, there is a header that shows up as "subreason.InputTitle" I believe this is unintentional since ...
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Closures and deletions shouldn't automatically apply to edited questions

When users with relevant privileges decide to close or delete a question, they base their opinion on certain wording. When that wording is changed, it essentially becomes a different question, and the ...
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Reconsider allowing moderators to cast normal close/reopen votes as well as binding close/reopen votes

On Stack Exchanges, all users with 3,000 reputation or more can cast votes to close questions that they see as off-topic, or to reopen questions that they feel were wrongly closed. Ordinary users get ...
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This is a duplicate! Your challenge is to close it as such!

The duplicate selection in the Close dialog is broken. When you pick a duplicate an error appears: An error occurred while searching; please try again and the vote to close button stays disabled. ...
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