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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Is Automotive body work ever on topic? [migrated]

What's the best way to cut a circular porthole window into the sheet metal of a van? I VTC this as off topic as it is clearly a question about automotive body work, and not about home improvement. ...
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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 an answer while a question is being discussed/closevoted. This isn't ...
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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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Why do negative scores of example questions on Area 51 get reset to 0 whenever someone votes to close them?

I just cast the final close vote to close some example questions on an Area 51 proposal. Those questions had very low scores, around -3 and -5. However, as soon as the questions got closed, their vote ...
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The wording of "this question is now deleted" is misleading and should be changed

If you try to close a question that is already deleted, you get the following popup message: This question is now deleted This sounds like it means one of two things: The action you just took has ...
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Why can deleted questions be reopened but not closed?

You can vote to reopen a deleted question, as shown in the below screenshots: However, you cannot vote to close deleted questions; if you try you just get a popup that says "this question is now ...
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Why are the community-specific close reasons not automatically included in the don't ask help article?

Any person can read a general pan-SE list of close reasons. Any person can read a site-specific list of on-topic areas – these are available in the help center. In a few SE sites, there is a list of &...
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Can we have the error shown when close-voting a deleted question use the Stacks Notices component?

When you attempt to up/downvote a deleted post, it shows an error that uses the Stacks Notices component: But if you vote to close a deleted question, it shows an older message: Which... is kind of ...
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Question had enough close votes to be closed, but was not closed

This question on Stack Overflow required 4 votes to close, despite the requirement on Stack Overflow being only 3 votes to close a question. A similar bug was fixed and marked status-completed in ...
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Allow OP to ping closevoters in comments

Before a question is closed, the OP didn't know which users cast closevotes, unless they have left a comment. However, sometimes the OP would like to discuss about the closevote(s) with the ...
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What is the status of three-vote closure testing on non-SO sites?

In the Community Roadmap for Q4 of 2020, one of the goals for November 2020 is Three-vote Close and Reopen Tests Three-vote closure has been requested by many many sites, including the one I ...
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Odd duplicates link for questions that were closed as duplicates a long time ago [duplicate]

I occasionally notice this odd duplicate notice, but only for questions that were closed a long time ago. Apparently there was an update that changed the interface, changed how closing questions as ...
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Can we know who voted to close a question and then retracted their vote?

Some time ago, I was browsing through the history of the close votes review queue of a group and I noticed that a certain question had been closed after five users having voted there to close it (and ...
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Close vote retraction confirmation prompt incorrectly says re-voting is never allowed

There is an existing feature-request, Allow another close vote after retraction, that is marked as completed. Per that request, it is now possible to vote to close a question again after retracting a ...
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Don't dismiss custom flags when a question is closed by a moderator

Back in 2013, the system was changed so that when a question was closed, any custom moderator flags on it would not be automatically dismissed. However, this seems to only work when a question is ...
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Why does SO allow people to continue answering a question when one is accepted and highly voted up? [duplicate]

Simple question, title says it all. For example I have a few posts where the answers that are accepted are highly voted up by the community, which indicates they are, based on my questions, vastly ...
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Rules for closing the question as duplicate [closed]

I have bad experience today on my question that is closed. I see it was decided by single person? Will that be previously by group of people vote then close right? Why there is no time interval to ...
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Site-wide "close" stats incorrect

On this page it claims I've only closed 11 questions. That number is way off - I've probably actually closed 10x that.
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Retracted Close Votes still appear in Profile > Votes

The title pretty much says it all. When one votes to close a question, retracts their close-vote, and then goes to the Votes tab on their profile, the question is still listed there as "Closure&...
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Close button in review queue not working when viewing duplicate [duplicate]

In the Close Votes review queue a post can be voted as duplicate. The duplicate which was flagged is available in the queue interface to allow to compare the two posts easily. When I'm in that queue I ...
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Is it really a good idea to delete questions or close them before they're answered? [duplicate]

I know people sometimes write unclear questions. I think some of them can never figure out how to make their question clearer. I think for some of them, the only way they're ever going to learn is if ...
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Pluralization issue in help center privilege page on closing and reopening questions, on sites which only require a single vote to close questions

(While at the moment this issue only applies to Hardware Recommendations, I'm posting this here rather than on their meta since all help pages are fed from a global template, and there is at least one ...
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Separate "duplicate" close vote and "unclear" vote counts entirely

I've just bumped into something that I feel shouldn't have happened. Execute 32bit ELF on a 64bit ubuntu machine, getting segmentation fault The question was IMO clear enough. The one request for ...
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Order by which the users close a question

Suppose that some question from some Stack Exchange site gets closed. Then the user who posted the question as well as any user with close/reopen votes privilege can see a message explaining why the ...
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In the close vote review queue, when you switch to look at a duplicate question, the close button is broken

It appears that the recent UI change for the close vote review dialog introduced a bug when it concerns suggested dupes. Reproducing in Firefox 78.0.1 (Mac OS). In this dialog there are two tabs, &...
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When voting to close and migrate to another site, how can I add another site? [duplicate]

When voting to close (or in such cases migrate) a question: Community specific What site does this question belong on? expatriates.meta.stackexchange.com Here one site is given, but I would like to ...
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Is there a way to find out if I've ever both voted to close a question and posted an answer to it?

I just noticed that someone voted to close a question and posted an excellent answer at the same time. I wanted to tell them that I thought it was unfair to do both with an argument involving ...
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How can I sort users by how many of my questions they close voted?

I posted questions. Some got closed. I'd like to see which users close voted them most often. E.g., display: user X close voted to close 23 of my questions, user Y close voted to close 17 of my ...
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To improve first poster experience, can questions have a suspend state before they can be voted for close? [duplicate]

Possible names for this feature: "Suspended" "Under review" I am sure newbies find it quite confronting to ask a question and then have it "closed". A suspend state ...

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