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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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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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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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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So you're saying that multiple close votes from users can total up to one?

I know this is an extremely small grammar problem, and that it is rather pointless to fix it, but when a question has 4 close votes and you hover your mouse over the "close" button for about half a ...
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Tighten vote-to-close conditions for high-score questions [duplicate]

I've seen some questions with score 5+ on the verge of getting closed and sometimes I thought "Mmmh that's a shame". I know I can vote to re-open but perhaps we don't have to go through that. Surely ...
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Close voters can be seen by those without the privilege to do so [duplicate]

This is what I see from my account (which has the close vote privilege): It says "Viewable by the post author and users with the close/reopen votes privilege," yet this is not true. Here is ...
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Now that specific off-topic reasons are no longer displayed in the post, how about an auto-comment with the specific off-topic reason?

Fact 1 A custom off-topic reason generates an auto-comment with the reason for the close vote. Fact 2 Specific off-topic close reasons are no longer displayed in the post itself, unless you are the ...
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Can my duplicate close vote be binding when I cast it on my own question [duplicate]

Today I closed a question I asked on MSO, because it was a duplicate. I voted to close, and was then served with this nice pop-up: That asks if it answers my question. Ofcourse it does, it was me ...
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Make radio buttons disappear in close dialog if I have an active close vote on a question [duplicate]

Note: This feature-request has been posted as an answer to the announcement of the close UI changes. Earlier when I used to cast a close vote, the dialog would look like this: That is, the radio ...
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Can I retract a close vote after the question is closed?

I recently came across a problem that I was unable to solve. By accident I voted to close a question. The vote was intended for a different question. It's not something that happens often, but in ...
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What is the recommended way to handle questions that are duplicates of questions in a different SE site? [duplicate]

If you have an SO question A that is a duplicate of question B on SO, it should be closed as such. However, what if question B lives not on SO but on, say, vi.SE? As far as I know there is no option ...
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How can we recommend new question close flags? For example: “can't answer because didn't provide code” on Stack Overflow [closed]

I've been contributing a bit lately to Stack Overflow and I have noticed an extremely common trend for new users to post questions explaining their problem, but not providing any code. Things like: ...
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Comment notifications for close voters: regression from 2018?

According the the comment reply FAQ, it's possible to @-notify close voters in a very particular set of circumstances: For questions: The moderator or gold badge holder who closed or reopened the ...
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The close vote dialog should give an option to close without leaving a comment (like the review deletion dialog) [duplicate]

When deleting from the review queue, it's perfectly possible to do so without leaving a form comment: Add a comment for the author? Leaving a comment is optional, but can help the author learn ...
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What happens when a question in the Close Votes review queue is self-deleted (and undeleted)?

I had flagged this now-deleted question on Stack Apps because it appeared to be a duplicate of this question by the same author. The author has now removed their own 'duplicate' question, but my flag ...
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How can I close my own bad question after putting a bounty on it?

I asked a question about a problem that can not be reproduced. I was assuming a database state that was not correct (a query on a table that does not exist). It's fine if the points are gone, but I ...
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New hiding close-voted posts feature suggestion

In the 2020 community roadmap, it refers to a new feature for hiding posts that have a close vote: We are making fundamental changes to how our close question system works so that it’s a friendlier ...
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New close/reopen privilege explanation for users who earn it for the first time

Earlier this afternoon we released a new feature aimed at educating folks about the "Cast close and reopen votes" privilege when they earn it. Going forward, when a user visits a question after ...
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The newer close reasons don't account for questions that are too general and require lengthy answers

There are some questions that are incredibly broad. These used to be closed under the "too broad" reason, but that went away. These questions now fall right between two of the new categories: Needs ...
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Close Vote Regeneration [duplicate]

When I vote to close a question, there's a message saying that I have X votes left. I assume those regenerate after some time? What are the rules on that? Is it different for different sites across ...
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Closing 'own' question leaves a nonsensical comment

(Comment link; it was not auto-deleted as suggested in a comment) Notice the color of the username's background. It is the question asker. When closing own question, the new auto-comment does not ...

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