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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Misleading banner: A retracted reopen vote means that you can't then vote to close the reopened question? [duplicate]

I found a strange bug the other day. There was a poorly formatted/asked question, on a site1 (that I am not a moderator of), that I voted to close. It was closed eventually with another two votes (...
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Close votes on "review first questions" [duplicate]

When I get questions like this one in the "first questions" review queue, what am I supposed to do? The question had already been answered by the author in the post's comments and it was a ...
Torge Rosendahl's user avatar
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Misleading message claims I retracted my close vote on a question re-opened by others [duplicate]

When a question I voted to close is re-opened by others, opening the close vote modal tells me that I cannot vote again after retracting my vote: I am not really protesting that I cannot vote again (...
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Can I voluntarily cast a single close vote despite having a gold badge? [duplicate]

Voting to close as duplicate can be done by gold-badge owners without requiring votes from other people ("dupehammer"). This is often sensible and useful. However, is it possible to ...
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How can we check how often questions sent to the close queue age out?

My site is dealing with a rather long close vote review queue and we believe reviews are regularly ageing out. We want to address the problem in Meta and motivate it with stats over time about how ...
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Close the question with reason [closed]

I don't know if the above title is the best suited to what I'm going to explain the problem. Here's the problem: How do we know which part of our question was not good to ask on the platform? Okay, ...
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Let's not vote-to-close staff announcements that we disagree with (please?)

I've noticed that users with the close privilege sometimes try to close unpopular announcements; though they mostly end up being left open in review, occasionally end up being closed. (But soon ...
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A low rep user identified me as voting to close before the question was closed. How is this possible? [closed]

As I understand it, if you have only +10K rep, you can see who has voted to close before the question is closed. Based on: What can Moderators and Trusted Users see that others can't? Can others ...
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Add an "Off-topic" option to the top level of Close popup [duplicate]

Every time when I have to close a (blatantly) off-topic question I spend time finding this option inside Close question popup. Currently it's "A community-specific reason" and then (on the ...
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Allow me to block other users from close-voting my posts to prevent harassment and trolling

The Problem: My daily flags are spent on a handful of people, who I see again the next time I log in with the same nasty behavior. They won't get banned, they actually have huge positive reputations ...
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If I vote to close a question, am I notified if the OP updates the question? [duplicate]

Suppose that I have the privilege to vote to close a question on some Stack Exchange site. Suppose further that I encounter a mediocrely-written question and vote to close it. If the OP updates the ...
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Incorrect icon order when a question is closed for multiple reasons [duplicate]

When a question is closed for multiple reasons, the close reasons are displayed below the "closed by" line. However, the light bulb icon is still shown above the eye icon. Either the icon ...
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Improving the copy in the close modal and post notices – 2023 edition

Since we updated the close modal text and post notices a few years ago, I've known that there are concerns about whether they're sufficiently clear for users and whether they're giving the correct ...
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What happened to the option to close a question as spam? [closed]

I am trying to close spam, looking for the other section. It isn't there. What happened?
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Warn users when voting to close for a specific reason if the question was previously closed for that reason and reopened

I've noticed each of the following scenarios happening quite a bit: A question is incorrectly identified as meeting a specific close reason and is closed. The author or other users comment as to why ...
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New feature to encourage improvement and discourage hasty closing of almost-good questions from new contributors [duplicate]

A new contributor asks a question that, on face value, is poor. Maybe the wording is off topic, or is phrased to solicit opinion, or is a little cloudy or asks too many questions. If: the situation ...
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What is the purpose of the "needs details or clarity" closure reason? [duplicate]

What is the purpose of closing a question because it needs details or clarity? Example scenarios Scenario 1A The question does not have enough details to be answerable, and it is closed. It receives ...
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Improve the user experience for duplicate closures

Duplicates are one of the most important features of the entire Q&A system. They are the consequence of the decision to create a repository of knowledge and to try and increase the signal-to-noise ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
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"Your vote has been recorded" popup should close itself automatically after few seconds

Why do we need to explicitly dismiss the "Your vote has been recorded" notification after submitting or retracting a close vote? I think it should timeout automatically after a few seconds. ...
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Can the tool tip for the close votes review number be changed to denote the amount of votes and the amount of flags?

I recently asked this question where I noticed that the review item had a "(5)" for the number of "votes" it received to be closed. It confused me, since 5 votes on Arqade is what ...
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How does this close votes review have 5 votes already but is still open? [duplicate]

I was going through the close votes review queue on Arqade, and came across this review which apparently has 5 votes to close already (the number needed to close a post on Arqade), yet its still in ...
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Allow moderators to view close and delete vote history

Currently, moderators cannot view anything in the "Votes" tab of the profile of other users. Quite sensibly, we can't view individual up/down votes at all. However, the other four tabs (...
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Help center page on closed questions still incorrectly indicates that feedback on closure is private, when as of recently, it's no longer so

The /help/closed-questions page on every site says: If your question is closed, you will receive private feedback on the reason why it was closed. However, following this change to the close notices,...
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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 a question on a language site that is written in that language, but off-topic?

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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Grace period for submitting reviews on completed items doesn't work for "Close" reviews in the close queue

Normally, the system provides a 15-minute grace period on completed reviews, to allow users to submit a review if they loaded a task before it was completed but another user submits the final review ...
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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 ...
wimi's user avatar
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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 ...
Anders Gustafson's user avatar
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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 ...
Robert Columbia's user avatar
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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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