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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Can we add a simple search to the “vote to close as duplicate” feature on the iOS app, like on desktop? [duplicate]

On my phone right now, so very briefly... VTC (e.g. as dupe) on mobile iOS app has no simple search like the regular desktop site. That would be a nice addition.
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Why not indicate the username of the OP when they click on “this solved my problem”? [duplicate]

Why not indicate the username of the OP when they click on "this solved my problem"? Instead, only "community" is shown. Example.
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Fighting the ignorance of basic grammar rules, what exactly is allowed and what is not?

There is a phenomenon that many people simply ignore the most basic grammar rules of the Latin languages on the sites. Mainly: They don't use sentences They don't use capital letters They write "I" ...
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Why do questions with a lot of upvotes become closed? [closed]

I posted a question once on Stack Overflow, which accumulated 25 upvotes. It has over 15,000 views, and the accepted answer has 32 upvotes. I think my question was great, but it was closed as too ...
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Should dupehammer wielders use their powers to wipe obviously incorrect close-as-duplicate votes?

Occasionally, a user will cast a close-as-duplicate vote that's clearly incorrect. If that vote closes the question as duplicate, a gold tag badge user in a tag for the question ("dupehammer user") ...
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Has the review link shuffle hack been deactivated?

When reviewing threads in the close vote queue, it is often helpful to temporarily skip a thread and move on to others but maintain the possibility of coming back to it later. This can be done, ...
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Disallow the Zero Width Joiner (U+200D) character in a custom close reason

The current top custom close vote reason on Stack Overflow is "ಠ_ಠ" with a bunch of Zero Width Joiner characters appended to the end. While I appreciate the humor, this really isn't an appropriate ...
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Delay closing questions [closed]

Questions get closed awfully fast these days. As always, there are lots of rotten questions that should be closed, but do they need to be closed within minutes? Some decent questions which are ...
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Adding a duplicate to a reopened post gives an “invalid request” error

I just tried to add a duplicate to the existing one. In the meantime, that post got reopened. Since I was still in the dialog, I didn't see that. When trying to click the Add button, this "invalid ...
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Is it OK for a user with rep below 3K to be able to browse reopen and/or close votes?

Consider a user who does not have at least 3K rep (such as me right now), which I call a -3K user. Scenario 1: I just browsed the reopen votes for a question of myself. And this is what was shown (...
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Inconsistent response on Stack Overflow [closed]

I have started using Stack Exchange websites regularly recently and Stack Overflow very often since I am programmer. I see that the responses are very inconsistent. Inconsistent in the sense that ...
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“This post has been deleted” banner overlaps Close Vote Dialog [duplicate]

If an answer is deleted while the close vote dialog is open on the parent question, the "This post has been deleted" banner overlaps the modal. This also renders the dialog useless, as clicking on it ...
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Why do some close or reopen votes show in a timeline as invalidated instead of completed?

Preface: This question is, IMO, not a duplicate of "What does 'close invalidated' mean", for these reasons: Only bullet "1." of my question seems to be partially addressed in the above ...
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Question Title Appended with “Closed” [duplicate]

If a user changes/edits the title of their article to CLOSE, CLOSED, or RESOLVED, etc., could there be a message instructing the user to instead answer, close (if they'd have that option), or delete ...
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Notify close voters when a question receives three reopen votes

On sites with a lot of users it can be hard for a question which was closed to be reopened because the question gets pushed away and hidden from a lot of the common places people find questions. On ...
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A question I asked was closed, but I believe it should have been migrated [closed]

I asked an opinion-based language design question on Stack Overflow yesterday (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43080801/why-doesnt-c-sharp-use-the-hindley-milner-type-inference-system), which in ...
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Tuning the close/reopen queue for golden tag badge owners?

I think such an improvement would be highly useful for the software, where the golden tag badge owners could utilize their special powers more effectively. Namely: if a golden tag badge owner opens ...
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Closing as duplicate when the existing question is different, but has an answer to the newer question [duplicate]

Given two questions: A) An existing question with some answers B) A (new) different question Given also that the auto-generated dupe text reads: This question already has an answer here: Some ...
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Deleting or Closing an Answered Question if Off Topic

I have a question elsewhere which has been voted down, and has 2 votes to close it. I think anonymous down votes are supremely unhelpful, and that topic has been discussed already. However, I accept ...
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Why does the review audit mention “Voting to close” for an answer?

I just passed a review audit in the First Posts review. I passed it on an "I'm having this problem too" answer by downvoting it. Where it says that I passed the audit, it lists a few appropriate ...
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What drives individual participation in “community policing” of poor posts?

I've had a couple of questions lately asking about the advantages of participating in certain aspects of Stack Exchange (e.g. earning badges, marking answers as Community Wiki), so I figured I'd ask: ...
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User with gold badge answers a question and immediately proceeds to close it as a duplicate

I have encountered (not often, thankfully) an instance of a user with a gold tag badge that answered a question, and then immediately proceeded to close it as a duplicate in a matter of seconds. It ...
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What if a new question, that is a duplicate of an older one, gets an answer but not older one? [duplicate]

This may look similar to this. But it isn't as in that question; the problem was that both were similar questions and one (the new one) was better than the other (older one). So which one should ...
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Can we make delete votes work the same as close votes?

Normally, if users A, B, C, D, and E close a question, and V, W, X, Y, and Z reopen it again, A can't vote to close again (same for the rest of the original closers). However, with delete votes, you ...
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Dealing with a very high rate of duplicates

Over the last few weeks at Bitcoin.SE, we have been having a flood of duplicate questions from brand-new users. Not to go into details, but there is currently a global issue with Bitcoin that affects ...
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Closure and holding posts off-topic [duplicate]

With questions like this one there is the facility to flag to close as off-topic but with this type of question (requests for information on suicide without pain) there is no question in this vein ...
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Is it a good idea to introduce an additional reason: “Closed as Bug”?

I am moderating two Stack Exchange beta sites which both are quite active and deal with very new technologies. At least once a week we receive questions which at some point turn out to be a bug. ...
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Why doesn't this question show a vote to close?

I voted to close a question. Later, I was brought back to the question by a comment and noticed that it doesn't show any votes to close. So I clicked the link, only to see that it said I'd already ...
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Is there any consequence to incorrectly flagging or voting to close a question as a duplicate?

It happened quite a few times to me that a question of mine was incorrectly flagged as a duplicate of another question (usually a similar question that is not as specific as mine). Most of the times ...
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Misalignment of bullets on vote-to-close sequence [duplicate]

The first vote-to-close dialog lists the radio buttons next to the selection: When selecting off-topic because, the radio buttons are vertically misaligned: Can this be fixed?
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Better balance between “leave open” and “close” voting

Currently, the system is largely in favor of voting to close a question, rather than leaving it open, for two main reasons: There is a "close" button on question posts, but no "leave open" directly ...
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Did a review from review queue after limit, vote was counted, but doesn't show up in review's status now

After finishing my 20 posts for close reviewing, I noticed I had another tab with a post from the close review queue open. I voted to close, and got the usual "Thank you for reviewing..." message. ...
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How can I query for posts that I've marked duplicate [duplicate]

I need to find a post. I've tried to search for what I can remember of it and that has failed. However, I do know that I marked a similar post as duplicate. Now I'm hoping I can find the duplicate. ...
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Defending questions against abusive closes/migrations

The SE system is probably the best on the internet for connecting questions with those with the expertise to answer them, allowing all of us in the community to learn and share together. I wish it had ...
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Why can't moderators add “partial dupes” to the “list of dupes”? [duplicate]

A question may sometime be a combination of dupes of multiple other questions. If that happens, it should be possible - both before and after the question is closed as a dupe (with a dupehammer or ...
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How to close vote on Stack Overflow and move the question to other Stack Exchange sites (e.g. apple.stackexchange.com) [duplicate]

Today one guy asked a Mac OS-related question on Stack Overflow. Here is the link of the question: https://stackoverflow.com/q/41390712/468724 I want to mark it for closure and move it to http://...
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Make close voting easier on the iOS app by reordering post action links

On the iPhone app in portrait (at least on an iPhone 6 or smaller, it's probably not an issue plus size models) the "close" link is hidden behind the "more" button: On the site however the "close"...
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Is it possible to close questions because they are already solved? [duplicate]

Some questions happen to be solved for some reason (for instance, a new software version), and there's no answer it should be marked as accepted, but the question is not 'Open' anymore. And I don't ...
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Voting To Close As A Second Dupe Didn't Add A Second Comment [duplicate]

A question gets a close vote as a possible duplicate of X, and the automatic comment shows up. I then close vote it as a duplicate of Y, but my "Possible duplicate of [...]" comment doesn't appear. ...
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Is it possible to know who VTCed a question before the five vote limit is reached?

Is it possible to know who voted to close a question before the five vote limit is reached?
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“Value for other visitors” as a criterion for good questions?

Original question I have seen a number of questions on different Stack Exchange sites where it was suggested to close the question for various reasons. One argument/criterion that I have never seen ...
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No “That solve my problem” button for not yet closed question

My question not yet closed as dup, but I can't see That solve my problem button in the header: Where is the button?
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Pre-register delete vote

Sometimes (more often than one would like), completely off-topic, unsalvagable questions get asked in the tags I monitor on Stack Overflow. Naturally, I vote to close these and usually post a comment ...
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Feature request: move “vote to close” for duplicates to TOP of page [duplicate]

[ I saw this question; but I think that is a different thing; or to be precise: that question says "fixed"; but not in the way that the question suggested ] There are few things that also work nicely ...
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When someone ask how to behave in a situation, do we vote for the general problem or the specific case?

Meta often receives a lot of questions about "How should I behave when ....". Often those questions are just made by user asking how their own specific case should be handled, but many times those ...
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Can I close, re-open, and close again with the dupehammer on two different tags?

Related: Can't single-handedly reopen a dupehammered Q after editing gold tag to another gold tag Say there's a question with two tags on which I have the gold badge. I dupehammered it once (with ...
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Can I see my own “close vote history”?

Yesterday, I voted to close a question as a duplicate. Today, I'm curious if the question is still open, but I did not keep a link to that question. Is there some way to see a list or history of ...
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Close vote count is not updated after retracting a vote

A nitpick: Vote to close something => "close" changes to "close (1)" Retract the vote => the label doesn't change back unless I reload the page
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Add a “Canonical” badge awarding questions/answers that are common dupe targets

I’d like to propose a badge that rewards those that write questions that are common dupe targets. This could apply when all of these are true: you wrote the post it’s a question OR it’s the (...
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Site scope issues where community opinion is divided and there is no consensus?

On SE site XYZ, there is a Meta question asking if questions of type ABC are in scope (the answer is not obvious from existing site policy or help pages). Community is about evenly divided, with ~50% ...

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