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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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Why close the question about changed user names?

I don't understand why the question about how many user names have been changed to support Monica was closed. The reason given was that the question did not appear to be about the technology used to ...
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A Question on Bounty Hunters [closed]

I have over the years had many questions on Math Overflow and Latex and some on Christianity, and there have been few problems. Why is it that now on History, Philosophy and English Language & ...
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Question can't be duplicate of unclear question [duplicate]

If a question A is closed as unclear, it means that it is unknown what the asker meant. (Otherwise the question would have been edited rather than closed.) If some question B is unclear (also if it's ...
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Show answers in close queue

I think the new "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat" badges are great, as they reward people who can figure out good answers to poorly phrased questions, as well as helping make the community more welcoming. ...
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Gold badge holder(s) in “Discussion” closing/opening post(s) on meta as duplicate

I have just seen a post closed as a duplicate by someone who has the dupe hammer powers due to having a gold badge in the discussion tag. This hits me as an unintended outcome, as no one can be a ...
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Do I regain reputation from voting to close my own massively downvoted question?

I have a massively downvoted question with no answers and already has 2 votes to close. Does closing or deleting both refund my reputations lost?
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VTC comment exists after migration when it shouldn't

Based on the response to Migrating a question deleted a comment, comments regarding migration should be removed after migrating. The following post contains a situation where the comment was not ...
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What to do when a question is close-worthy for a different reason? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm reviewing a question which has been edited after being closed. Significant changes have been made, and the result does not fit the original reason for closing the question. However, IMO it ...
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Replace “You already voted to close …” after retracting vote

After retracting a close vote, the close dialog says You have already voted to close this question. But this statement is false as we retracted our vote, we are no longer able to vote again and our ...
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Does Stack Exchange need do-not-close votes? [duplicate]

I've come across different questions at different networks that get closed, the reopened, then closed again... It's often about questions that represent an edge-case for what's on/off-topic on the ...
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Change the official criterion for downvoting to exclude causes for closing

At the moment, it is suggested to users that they should downvote if This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This is a pretty lax criterion. Also, it overlaps ...
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How to petition to have a Stack Exchange Site closed [closed]

There are some communities that are completely bogus. For example, the "interpersonal skills" community will only allow questions that pertain to light hearted subjects and are easy to answer ...
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How to contest a gold badge duplicate closure as low-rep user? [duplicate]

I asked Assign name to Hyper-V guest for Windows 10 host? to get a constructive response to the problem on how to get a host name for a client VM known to the host. Another user then came by and ...
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Exclude reopened questions from Close Vote audits

Apparently, poor questions which were quickly closed with no answers are used as audits even after such questions are edited, reopened and answered. Since audits present the latest revision of the ...
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Able to mark own close flag as helpful after reaching close votes privileges

I flagged this Lifehacks question a few days ago for being off-topic. This morning, I received enough upvotes to obtain the Close Vote privileges. My flag was still pending: I went to the question ...
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Weird duplicate “Possible duplicate of” comment

As I was looking at this question, two people voted to close it as duplicate. Before the question was closed (and the vote-to-close comments deleted), there were two close vote comments. The first had ...
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Can't un-upvote an auto-upvote on an auto-generated comment

I made a poor decision on this post, and agreed with the existing close vote. That automatically upvoted the close-comment with an orange upvote. I re-read the question though, and realized that I ...
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Each close vote should punish the caster by taking away some of his reputation [duplicate]

Oftentimes I post a question on some Stack Exchange and what happens is that 21 people think the question is helpful and informative and 3 people think it should be closed. This is extremely unfair ...
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Is it OK to close an on-topic question from a bad user? [duplicate]

Imagine the following scenario. A user gets suspended (fairly) on some site, then creates a new account and asks an on-topic question (the new account asks the question and does nothing else). The IP ...
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Minor UI tweak when users vote to close a bountied question

A user who attempts to cast a close vote on a bountied question sees this message: That's a very discouraging, final-looking message. The official guidance for the situation where a bountied question ...
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Any widget to close questions as off-topic in one click from questions list?

I am moderating a site overflown by off-topic questions sent to us by the wizard. 80% of the questions can be recognized as totally off-topic by just looking at the questions list. Problem: I still ...
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How does a <3000 rep user cast a close vote on their own question? [duplicate]

A question on The Workplace - Boss expects me to attend meetings I was never informed about? - was recently put on hold, but something looked funny in the close votes: The author has less than the 3,...
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Cannot flag as “should be closed…” after removing a “duplicate” flag

After removing a duplicate flag, I am unable to flag the question as "should be closed...". I am guessing this is because the duplicate flag is under "should be closed...". Is this intended? If so, ...
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Question with close votes not appearing in close queue

There is a question for which I can see 4 close votes. I checked the Close Votes review queue, but strangely, it doesn't appear there. Why? Some more info: The post is a meta post on EE.SE. There ...
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See the close reason I selected on close votes in my personal vote history

I can vote to close questions (I got enough reputation to do this). I can see my voting history (Votes > Closure in profile). However, I can't see what I voted to close questions as. Can we have this ...
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Add the “can no longer be reproduced” and “does not seek input and discussion” close reasons to all meta sites

Meta Stack Exchange and Meta Stack Overflow have two very useful off-topic close reasons in the closing dialog. I'm talking specifically about these two: This question does not appear to seek input ...
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Open close dialog at top of question when reviewing on mobile

When reviewing Close Votes on mobile, the close dialog pops up at the bottom of the question, which is an inconvenient location because you need to scroll down. For long questions, you can't even see ...
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Why can you go through the motions to close a question with a bounty?

I note that the question about closing questions with bounties has come up on various occasions, with the 'official' question here. However, I don't think anyone has responded to a little comment ...
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Add indication that migration is not an option in the Close dialog

I just encountered a software development question on Ask Different (in the Close Votes review queue, but that doesn't matter) which I wanted to migrate to Stack Overflow. The proper way to do that is ...
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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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Counter on the close vote dialog starts from 50, but I can only cast 40 a day

Immediately before casting my 40th vote at the end of yesterday (GMT) the close vote dialog showed 11 votes remaining: After casting that vote I was shown that I'd hit my 40/day maximum: And now ...
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Possible to vote to close for old, decommissioned close reasons (with proof of concept)

tl;dr install this user script, and it becomes possible to vote to close for old close reasons such as "not constructive" and "too localized". After doing some twiddling with Stack Exchange ...
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Cannot vote to close a question as a duplicate because it would lead to a circle, except it wouldn't

I'm trying to vote to close this question as a duplicate of this one. The former question had just been asked 20 minutes ago, whereas the latter one was closed as a duplicate back in 2010 and hasn't ...
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Off-topic twice in filter menu

Both on Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux I noticed that the word "off-topic" is now appearing twice in the filter when working the close queue: whereas this was not the case yesterday. Is this a bug ...
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What exactly “duplicate comments” will be upvoted if I cast a subsequent dupe vote?

This is not a duplicate of Autocomment when voting to close as duplicate as that simply indicates that the feature exists. This is a "how" question asking how this feature actually works, which that ...
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Providing a “flag-to-queue” option for moderators [duplicate]

Currently, posts deemed by someone in the community to be in need of being closed or reopened are sent to the close/reopen review queues by clicking a link below the post. However, if a moderator ...
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Close votes not showing up on the closure banner

There was a question I remember voting to close, but my vote doesn't show up on the closure banner: My vote was cast about two hours before the mod closed/voted it.
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Remove Low Quality Posts for questions altogether

There are two review queues on Stack Exchange that are used to decide if questions should be closed: Close Votes and Low Quality Posts. They are very similar to each other. The only differences I'm ...
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Why can't you vote to leave open after previously voting to close and reopen?

Here's an interesting scenario: A question was closed as off-topic. I voted to reopen it and it was eventually reopened. However, in the process of getting reopened the question was edited. I closed ...
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How were the off-topic close reasons previously displayed? [duplicate]

I just came across this question on English.SE. The banner says it was closed by a moderator as "general reference", which is not one of the 5 standard close reasons (duplicate, off-topic, too broad, ...
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Make it more clear in the vote to close dialog that the user has already used their close vote, if the question has been reopened

It takes a quorum of five different users to vote to close, or vote to reopen. Except for diamond moderators, each user only gets a single close vote and a single corresponding reopen vote. Fine so ...
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Don't show canned off-topic reason in close banner if a moderator or a majority of users override it with a custom reason

I just voted to close this question because it's off-topic for Ask Different. There were two pending close votes with one of the canned reasons we use: "Questions about software development are off-...
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Close voting privileges on private beta sites listed as 1 reputation, but not actually given until 15 reputation

The privilege for voting to close and reopen posts on private beta sites is supposed to be given out at 1 reputation, and for a while, it was. However, at some point, a bug was introduced: basically, ...
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When should I vote to close as “off-topic -> does not appear to seek input and discussion from the community” vs “unclear what you're asking”?

Two of the close reasons here on meta, "Off-topic -> This questions does not appear to seek input and discussion from the community" and "Unclear what you're asking", seem to mean essentially the same ...
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Retrieving sequence of Review Tasks Results (within a date)?

Is it possible to know (be sure) the sequence of review tasks results, even though the time data from 'CreationDate' is removed (i.e., there is only date, not time)? Let me explain better. I want to ...
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Make an OP close vote binding

I know you can close a question as a duplicate when a close vote has been cast but can an OP close vote be binding even when not closed as a duplicate.
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Unable to review close votes on a private beta site with 1 reputation

On private beta sites, casting close & reopen votes should only take 1 reputation. However, on an account with 1 reputation, I attempted to review Close Votes on Tezos (which is currently in ...
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Tell answer-author when the question is being voted to close

When I am in the editor writing an answer to a question, the system will notify me (in real time!) when another answer has been posted. This is presumably so I can see if the new answer may have ...
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How do posts get closed as duplicates vs exact duplicates? [duplicate]

I've come across some posts that said they were closed as exact duplicates, and some that were closed as duplicates. The first image is a duplicate question and the second one is an exact duplicate. ...
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Why does this question show 2 different close reasons?

I just found this closed question. The banner saying it was closed shows 2 different reasons and who voted for each reason. I've never seen this before. From what I've read, only the close reason ...