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Questions about reasons for closing a specific question (use [specific-question] too), and the predefined reasons users are able to choose from when voting to close

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What steps can I take to check and improve lower quality questions?

It is sometimes unclear in which way a question should be handled. What can I do to check why excactly it doesn't meet our standards? What could I do to inform the user and improve it to be of higher ...
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Why was the question "Why are there 8 bits per byte?" closed?

TL;DR: I'm looking for opinions on why this question should be open or closed. Answer: I now understand why it has been closed: It is not a real problem because it has no practical use. https://...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
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Should questions related to problems with beta software/prototype hardware be closed?

I saw that Windows 8.1 Preview No sound on Macbook Pro Retina was closed since it's Preview/Beta code and the issue may very well be fixed by MS or the PC manufacturer in the months to come before ...
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU?

https://superuser.com/questions/73214/facebook-profiles-for-non-people-okay Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...
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The infamous "My PC is freezing" question...

We all know what they are: My PC is freezing and I don't know what to do? Please help me! Here's my specs: I think it's a windows 7 It has a power supply There's some RAM ...
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Are languages too localized?

Are questions related to specific natural languages too localized? One of the reasons questions are closed as too localized is geography as stated e.g. here, even if the question is possibly relevant ...
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What should be featured in our list of off-topic close reasons?

Many people seem to think that question closure means that the question has come the end of its lifecycle here, while it's clearly not so. As part of making things more clear to the folks asking why ...
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What details do you need? Or please stop voting to close as “Needs details or clarity”!

Not only the flag but also the close reason is utterly useless by itself. If you cannot be bothered to leave a comment explaining why you think the question is unclear or which further details are ...
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Closure of questions regarding pre-release/beta software

Five years ago, the issue was raised as to whether questions related to problems with beta software are on-topic. The gist of the logic for why they are not is in suggested wording for a custom close ...
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Will an option to migrate to Web Apps be added to Super User's Close dialog?

The title says it all really. Now that Nothing To Install WebApps is live, will it be added to the close dialog?
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Change the close question text

Would it be possible to get the text in yellow box on questions closed for requesting hardware and software recommendations to contain a link to those respective sites? Below is a recent example. ...
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Should we split up the off-topic "shopping" closing reason?

One of our current off-topic reasons reads like this: Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, ...
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Are "X vs Y" product comparison questions not constructive?

The comparison of two distinct products with similar purposes, as in this question, seems to be the sort of question that solicits opinion and therefore not constructive. However, these questions are ...
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how to deal with an answer that is resolved, but not answered?

For example, if the problem was resolved without answering the question, how do you deal with the question so that it doesn't remain opened. Perhaps a device was replaced, or a different software ...
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Close reason not shown?

This question has been migrated from StackOverflow - and apparently back. Both sites show the question as closed, but the close reason is not displayed anywhere.
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Was this question closed because a new user made an (easily correctable) Markdown formatting mistake and (correctable, ESL) grammar?

WSL2 duplicated terminal was Mod-closed as "Needs clarity or details", but even as originally written it was (again) quite understandable to me. It definitely had two problems: The new ...
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How to ask a question which is similar to other questions but not exactly similar

I find many questions which are similar to my question but not exactly what i want to ask. Some people feel it duplicate so they vote down or sometimes it leads closing a question. I can edit a ...
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