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After intensely studying the system's patterns and analyzing information from various posts, I've found that the system selects the close reason to be displayed in this manner. Once a question reaches five close votes, the top-level selection phase decides which one of the five top-level close reasons to display, and then if the outcome of that phase is ...


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In your example the cause was that they "tried adding it to the read only routing list", the fix is that they know not to do that - so it's no-repro, one would not assume that they would do it again expecting no problems. In a bug that I filed: Reputation not appearing in Rep. Notification Queue - yet it is given silently it was fixed but nothing was done ...


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Both things (the tag and the close reason) indicate the same thing: the problem is solved, we don't expect new answers to the question, and it should not appear in the Unanswered tab. (As you can see, they do.) IMHO, there is a difference: the status-completed is reserved for cases where somebody (usually Stack Exchange staff) had to actively do something ...


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This question ... How many usernames have been changed to support Monica? ... and another like it ... Is there a list of non-moderators who have stated they suspended activities due to recent events? ... are questions which have no final answer -- someone could always add one more to the list. Therefore the topic could be updated forever -- sit ...


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I had this in a comment, but I'm not keen on having this question magically disappear before you get the value out of this. Here's how you fail to endear others to your cause or issue: unnecessary and unjustifiable labeling of others. To suggest that these people are "resolved" to downvote your question or that they may be motivated by bias of any flavor ...


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Since you're a Professor of Philosophy, might I suggest that Stack Exchange sites are bound by a philosophy of their own? Stack Exchange is based on a simple premise: make questions and answers useful by identifying everything that's wrong with Internet forums and systematically removing those elements from questions and answers. This philosophy doesn't ...


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