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I know that the contrarians do it because it costs them nothing. Can you prove this? I (and I think most users) do it because I want to make my voice heard in a democratic voting process where the community identifies questions that duplicate existing content, are unreasonable to answer in their current state, or do not belong on the site. 3 people think ...


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If you don't want to be part of a community that doesn't live up to your expectations, there's a simple solution: delete your account. You can't petition to have a Stack Exchange site closed, just like you can't petition to dissolve a sovereign country whose inhabitants you don't like.


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There is no standard process in place to petition for a Stack Exchange site to be closed. The closest thing there is to that is what you're doing right now by asking on Meta. However, I need to stress that it is exceptionally unlikely that anything will come of this. If a site has serious problems, there are numerous steps that can be taken to try to improve ...


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I suspect it's “we didn't design the system with this corner case in mind”. But it's inconsistent with suggested edits where you can't review your own. I guess it's because when you review a suggested edit, you're reviewing one specific user's action, whereas with close flag, you aren't directly handling a close flag, you're handling an item on a queue where ...


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The first comment was created manually. The person who posted it just... commented it. Even without access to the timeline, you can tell because the question title is in italics (as you note) and we don't style the auto comments that way. They didn't flag or vote to close the question. Later, someone else saw the comment and agreed and then actually voted ...


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The procedure is basically identical to How do you challenge the closing of one of your questions? – basically, edit the question to indicate why the answers to the original question don't apply to your case. Since it was closed single-handledly, you can 'ping' the gold tag badge holder with a comment to ask for a reevaluation of their decision (preferably ...


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Tim Post's FAQ on review audits includes instructions to post on the per-site meta and use the disputed-review-audits tag. That suggests that at least at one time, there was a provision for culling invalid audit posts. Stack Overflow Meta still has that tag, Super User Meta doesn't (if it ever did). Invalid audits still exist. I don't know whether use of ...


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How should I approach this from here? Simply the same as you would approach duplicate votes from flags as well. Edit and improve your question, and explain why the duplicate doen't apply.


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