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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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 other ...
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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://apple....
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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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Access review item from question with pending votes

When I see a question that has pending close votes (or reopen votes), I can cast yet another vote to close (reopen) it but cannot cast a vote to keep it open (closed). The only way to do that now is ...
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Vote to close titles missing

The close vote dialog on the iOS app has no titles on the options: Unless there is an existing vote where that specific title shows (including the current vote count indicator): Since it ...
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Add a link to the respective review task in the votes tab

Exactly as the title says, in the votes tab, for each vote if it was made in a review task, I suggest adding a link to that respective review task. This way users can go back and look at what other ...
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Five close-voters. One is moderator. So, he wasn't at the time?

There is a question that was closed by five people. The first to cast a close-vote is a diamond moderator. My understanding is that if he had been a diamond moderator at the time of casting that ...
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I don't like this question, plus it incidentally breaks a few obvious rules, should I vote to close it? [closed]

I see a new question, and even though it's on-topic (e.g. about the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) on Software Engineers (soon-to-be-formerly Programmers) Stack Exchange), I just have a bad ...
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Providing additional moderation information on main page?

This request I guess is more from a moderator standpoint. IMO should probably be viewable only by those who can actually do something about it. Currently we can see the number of votes, answers and ...
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Show unanswered questions in the duplicate dialog on meta sites and in other cases where choosing an unanswered target is allowed

Most of the time, you don't want to see unanswered questions in the duplicate dialog, since you can't normally close as a duplicate of them. This behavior is intended, at least as it says here: The ...
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Should a dupehammer grant the ability to dupe to multiple questions? [duplicate]

Currently when a moderator or gold tag badge holder closes a question as a dupe, they are limited to duping it to just one question. However, when several users vote to close the question, you can end ...
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A site option to delay appearance of questions in the close vote review queue

I specifically have (the recently graduated) Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair in mind while writing this, but I'm going to go with the assumption this is applicable to some of the other smaller ...
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Flagging post as “should be closed because the topic belongs to another site in the Stack Exchange network” offers a very limited list of sites [duplicate]

Stack Exchange users have the ability to flag a post to be closed because the post at hand has content that doesn't fit into the topic-range covered by the given Stack Exchange site. The dialog that ...
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Is it better to use a dupe target that has an answer?

This is an issue only for meta, as a question without an answer can be used as a dupe target on meta, not on the main sites. Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux) (thanks to Laurel for ...
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I clicked “skip” in the review queue, but I've decided that I want to vote “leave open”. Can I do it?

There was this question up for closure in the review queue. I wasn't sure so I clicked "skip." But then, later, when I saw the question again, I decided that I'd like to vote "leave open". But since I ...

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