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This is not a suitable question for Stack Overflow - apart from being a Gorilla vs. Shark question, it is generally overly broad. If it were more focused, in particular in regards to the actual requirement you have, it may have been a good one. This explains why I believe it will not be reopened. Now, the problem is that you have brought much attention to ...


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Let's look at your question. It starts out with I want encode and decode ... Great, that's what you want. Now reading further, besides some unclear parts regarding your precise objective, I can't help but wonder what the problem is. What is your question? How far have you gotten towards what you want? What is missing? Why can't you create it? Or did you ...


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Think about this in the context of Gorilla vs. Shark. What you're asking can be distilled into a FFA cage match between Django, Pyramid, and Flask. Also, if someone decides that it's Shark Week, you're going to also get recommendations for web2py and CherryPy as well. Or the network decided that it wants to retool, so you're getting a suggestion to work ...


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At first, your question was missing key details. That's the primary reason for it being closed - without a clear picture of what was being done, the question was impossible to answer. In your defense, you did go back and add that information (your example code) prior to the question being closed - but by then, it had already attracted several votes; in ...


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As the mod who declined it hopefully I can explain my reasoning a bit better here: When I saw the flag in the my interpretation of the flag was that you wanted me to reopen and then reclose the question as a duplicate. The problem however was that the discussion as to what the new duplicate should be was conspicuously absent, which essentially left me ...


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It isn't a good fit in its current form: I need a working example in PHP of how to make the server-side call to Nanigans API. I suppose it should be a simple CURL call to URL like: http://api.nanigans.com/event.php?app_id=<APP ID>&type=purchase&name=sale&s2s=1&user_id=[Replace:user_id]&ut1=[Replace:email_hash]&unique=[...


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Other answers have tackled the issue of what is wrong with your question. I want to tackle another thing. You seem to feel that there is just one moderator, and that this moderator, after closing your question, is obliged to notice it was edited and return to the question to revisit the decision. This is wrong. There are thousands of users with "vote to ...


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Upvotes, as much as we wish they did, do not always mean a question is of high-quality and suitable for the site. More often than not, it simply indicates popularity. And popularity is not a good indicator if something should be open or not. And it's not as if we are without means to reopen a question. If a question is closed, it can be reopened by those ...


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If five people have voted to close the question because it is unclear, then perhaps it is clear for you, but not for other people reading your question. If you feel that your question should be reopened, click on the "reopen" link: you have the privilege to cast close/reopen votes on your own questions. Note that after you have voted to reopen, you need ...


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If the answer actually does solve the OP's problem, then there isn't much value to reopening the question anyway. If it's still unclear, it's unlikely to get additional good answers, and it sounds like the OP is satisfied. However, there is a potential for abuse. Someone could simply accept an answer that doesn't solve their problem because they heard it ...


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In general just voting to re-open, or commenting on the question that other people should open it, will not help. You need to understand the reason it was closed and do something about it. Closed as a duplicate, but the duplicate doesn't help you: edit your question to make it clearer what is different in your case. Add a comment saying that you have done ...


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I think the best option (well, one option) would be for an additional prompt option that displays after the 'leave closed' button is chosen, to choose the actual close reason again rather than just pressing 'leave closed' and leaving it at that. This is beneficial in two ways; It forces the reviewer to put a bit of thought into why they're leaving it ...


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I'll address your actual questions: So, my actual questions are: What exactly is a Spliterator and a Collector and how can I use them? If I am willing to write my own Spliterator or Collector (and probably my own Stream in that process), what should I do and do not? First, you have 2.5 (one kind of goes with another) questions there. It would be better ...


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There is a difference between "Don't delete" and "re-open". Re-opening means the question is on topic for Stack Overflow and the community would benefit from being able to add more answers. Don't Delete means that the question is off topic for Stack Overflow, but has garnered enough inbound links, votes, views, and the answers are of ...


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"Good things" is a very broad term and doesn't really apply at all to what flags are for. Flags are for bringing important things to the attention of moderators. Most of the time that ends up being "bad things" but not always. As for your specific example, your flag will probably get declined. Simply saying "this was helpful it should be reopened" is not a ...


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If you edit a question while it is still "on hold" it will go into a reopen queue for review by everyone who can vote to reopen. There is no need to flag it to ask a moderator to reopen it. If someone had commented on the question, you could @- reply them to let them know you've edited, but it's not necessary: usually different people end up reopening ...


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I don't think this is a good idea to reduce the amount of reopen votes required to be only 3. Reopening should be the same level as closing. If it requires 5 users to close, it should require 5 users to reopen. That said, I would support extending Increase close vote weight for gold tag badge holders to be more than just for duplicates, for example an off ...


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It's also well ... frankly a strange case if sticking your nose into something you wouldn't see and isn't likely meaningful change. Renaming the chatroom wouldn't have reduced the tension in any way. Fundamentally - what's the change you hope to see from this? How is it a matter of policy or direction that would impact the network or moderator community as ...


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It was closed because it is a shopping question, a subjective request for a recommendation. As such it is not constructive and not a good fit for the Stack Exchange network. Today, it'd be closed as 'Primarily opinion-based' instead: primarily opinion-based — Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this ...


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The original question is more of a question about how servers work: what can cause a server process to die and be restarted? Closing it as not constructive or not a real question is bogus — it shows that the close voters didn't understand the question. While the question is relevant to how to program server applications, and therefore strictly speaking on-...


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If a question is poorly written enough to get five close votes, which situation is more likely from the perspective of someone searching through Google: The question and answer are just what they're looking for. The question is a waste of time and they regret clicking it. I'd place around 5:1 odds on the latter. The question can still be reopened, it just ...


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I am the one who refunded the bounty and put the question on hold. I was responding to a flag with which I agreed. Basically, your question amounted to a list of requirements, and not much else. Your sample code did not represent an effort you had tried and failed at, but seemingly just a starting point to tack the code you were requesting into. I saw no ...


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I agree that the topic of the question was too broad. I don't think that Programmers.se will receive it any better. You were given three links in the comments of your question on the main site. Check those out. You already know what terms to search for, and it appears that you're already researching it from your comment on the main site: I am aware of ...


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should I judge each question independently regardless of its edit history, that is asking myself 'would I close this question if it was open? If not, then reopen'. Yes, you should judge each question based on its current text, not based on what the last edit changed.


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Flags should be used whenever you feel that a moderator should look into something, just realize that they create work for someone. Asking a mod to review a closing is fine, if you feel that the question was closed inappropriately, but consider doing the following instead if you really think it belongs: Edit the question to address any concerns folks raised ...


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If your question was deleted then it would have, before being deleted, been put on hold for a number of days—specifically to give you a chance to improve your question to a state where it can be reopened. If you edit your question while it is on hold it will automatically be entered in to a queue where users with sufficient reputation will review the ...


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People seem to be voting to close as off-topic to express strong disagreement (I can't see how it's actually off-topic). I don't feel this is the intended use of close votes. Anyway, I cast the 5-th reopen vote so it's reopened (at least, for now).


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It's off-topic because it doesn't directly pertain to programming, just setting up an environment to run a program. Try on Server Fault, or may be Super User. I'd also recommend not putting "Minecraft" in the title; it can trigger some people the wrong way.


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I believe that the question was originally closed because it was too broad. Meaning, you asked someone "How do I build a house"? Instead of "How do I insert the nail correctly into the wall". The question requires a complete article or tutorial to explain, "How to store data offline" isn't a good question. Try to focus it on a ...


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