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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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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Swing the gold hammer even more

Since May 2014 users having the gold badge for a specific tag have been able to close questions as duplicates with a single close vote - the dupehammer. Back then, when asked if that feature would be ...
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View an Alert on Close Votes for New Users

Preamble As it stands now, the View Close Votes Priv is granted at 250 Rep. That privilege includes the ability to cast close, open, and migration votes on your own questions. While it makes sense ...
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Notify upvoters and answerers when a question is closed [duplicate]

In an ongoing discussion about whether closed questions should be deleted unless improved, a painful corner case has emerged: what to do with bad questions that have good answers? Whatever the answer ...
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Notification for down-vote/vote to close on your posts

Sometimes users post questions or answers, and people vote down or close them without the user being notified. He should review his question and what it's unwelcome in the community giving him the ...
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Notify users of a question they closed being edited or nominated for reopening

This is brought up by a chat discussion on Code Review. The idea being, when you Vote to Close a question (and it subsequently get's closed), you get a notification when the first Vote to Reopen is ...
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Is it possible to get an Edit notification on questions that I Vote-to-close?

When a user votes to close a question (for whatever reason), it would helpful to receive a notification (in the inbox) when the question is edited (either the text, tags, if it closes then is re-...
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Distinguish close votes by reason

Even though a question may be closed by receiving 5 close votes, the votes do not necessarily need to agree. I think this is a good behavior, but recently I voted to close a question for being an ...
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How long is a question unable to be closed after the grace period expires?

I'd like to close-vote this question as off-site resource request, but can't, due to a bounty. The bounty has expired, and the grace period has ended, so it seems reasonable that the question can be ...
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Voting to close my own question confusingly acts as if I'm not me

When my vote to close my own question as duplicate was registered as a simple vote, I was a bit surprised, as I thought it'd immediately close for my own given reason, but the question of whether a ...
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The owner doesn't have to “vote” to delete, so why vote to close?

Ok so everyone is aware of the well defined and good behavior of being able to delete your own questions(within reason). Now then, my question is why can't you immediately close your own question? ...
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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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How does the system determine which one close reason should be displayed on a closed question, given the close votes?

When voting to close a question, it's possible for users to vote for any close reason, even if others have voted for different reasons. However, in the end, once the question reaches five close votes ...
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Do questions asking for solution in any of multiple software products need more focus?

Every Stack Exchange site dealing with software seems to attract some questions that describe a goal and seek a solution in a form like: How do I do X in any one (or more) of products A, B, C or D? ...
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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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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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Please put answers underneath questions in Close review queue

Many times when going through the Close queue I see that people are using the too localized reason. Sometimes the reason for this is in the comments (like the syntax error being pointed out), but a ...
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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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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 Votes Review - Edit and vote to close as duplicate?

When reviewing close votes, clicking on "Edit" is considered as a "Leave Open" vote? If the question is duplicated and can be improved through editing (not to make it unique, but only to correct ...
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When you hover over the name of the person closing a question it should show the reason they've chosen

I originally posted this on UserVoice, but I'm moving it here. It is somewhat annoying when you close a question, but are not the last person closing it, that the official close reason doesn't ...
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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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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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What Happened Here? Voted to Close 4 Days Ago, but No Close Votes Today? [duplicate]

Today I saw "Test to see if User/Pass entered for a WebService are correct or not", realized it was a duplicate and voted to close it. I then saw in the comments that I had voted to close it four ...
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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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Bug in the close vote review for duplicates

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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Why are bountied questions immune to close votes?

What is the reasoning for making bountied questions immune to close votes? I've recently encountered a couple of questions which were a bit mediocre to start with and successive edits over a few days ...
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Is there a map of migration pathways?

While in chat lamenting a really bad question that was migrated to a site because 3 people voted for it elsewhere, we got to wondering: Is it possible to see a map of all the migration pathways in ...
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Show that there's a pending suggested edit in the Close/Reopen Votes review queues

I just encountered this question in the Close Votes review queue. Suppose I want to keep it open, but also correct the various grammar mistakes in the post. There's an Edit button for that (since I ...
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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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Why do close votes expire?

I nominated this question to be closed as a dup. I see that two other people upvoted my comment, so they might have voted to close it as well. Now, we didn't gather enough votes, and all close votes ...
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Flagging a post before submitting the 5th close vote always results in flag being marked helpful

Okay, there's nice workaround to get some free flag weight! What you need 3k minimal, 10k for the easiest way Way to reproduce it Find question with 4 close votes (10k here) Flag that question ...
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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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Let diamond moderators see who is voting to close or delete a question or answer

On a question with votes to close or a question or answer with votes to delete, the diamond moderators should be able to see who these users are. This information becomes public record if the post ...
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Question flags, queues, edits, roomba, community♦, how does this actually work?

There is constant ongoing discussion about what flags to use when, review queue processing, review queue structure, flag handling, etc., but no one person seems to know exactly how this all works. ...
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Make it easier to use Code Review as a chocolate bar burial facility [closed]

For questions that are off-topic for Stack Overflow, 3K users can vote to close them as belonging on several Stack Exchanges, but not to the Code Review one. Can this be made a possibility? Knowing ...
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Herd mentality closure of questions

I had a question from more than a year ago (Aug 2011) here, which was upvoted 5 times and favourite twice. There exists a high quality (+12) and accepted answer on this question. In the last ...
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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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How about a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to close”?

My request is simple: Many times, there will be a question where some people feel like it should be closed. At the same time, I'll feel like it's a perfectly legit question, and it should therefore ...
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Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes?

Sometimes you vote to close something and the OP then changes it to fix the issue or issues. You can't take a close vote back though. It would be nice if you could. With the new Duplicate close ...
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Proposal: let authors close their own questions [duplicate]

Currently, an author of a question can delete his own question or "vote" for closing. Sometimes it happens to me that I ask a question and then I realise I was doing some silly mistake. When ...
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Remove the suggestion to post a new question from the closed questions post notices

Some user posted a question on IPS twice the past 2 days, and then was rude about the closure of both and the request to edit instead of reposting a slightly recomposed version with the same ...
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How come I don't see a close button on Electrical Engineering SE site? [duplicate]

I am a member of a fair number of sites on the Stack Exchange network. On most of them, I see a "vote to close" button on posts. I have 900+ rep on the EE SE, but don't see a close button. ...
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Why should I flag a question as a duplicate, instead of answering it? [duplicate]

Background: I have recently begun answering more questions on Stack Overflow. I have already learned new things about programming languages I use on a daily basis and have had an overall excellent ...
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Comment lock does not prevent automatic duplicate comments

Question comment locked Autodupe comment later Is this intended?
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Can't delete own comment when revisiting Close Vote review page

When reviewing Close Votes, I sometimes leave a comment. I noticed that after reviewing, when going back to the review item, I can edit the comment but not delete it; the 'Delete' link which is ...
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Can we rename the off-topic close reason label on the primary screen?

When you click on the button to cast a close vote, you get a list of options: duplicate, off-topic, unclear, too broad, and primarily opinion based. These appear to be consistent across every site. ...

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