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Why can't I see why I got a close vote?

On my latest question, I got a close vote: All I know is that I got a close vote, not why. I'd like to edit my question to prevent from getting more votes, is there a way to tell why I got it?
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What should happen to a question which the OP realised was not necessary?

I came across this question today, where the OP quickly realised their mistake and stated so in the comments, however they haven't deleted the question and no other action has been taken on it (...
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Improvements in the reopening system needed? [closed]

When a question gets closed, it can be asked for reopening, but in my experience that is very hard to happen. Even if after editing it shows again in the main page, the tag "[closed]" acts ...
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Dealing with "Request for Work" type questions

First off, this is what our main closure and off topic dialogs look like at present: SO seems to be tackling "Request for Work" type questions head on as per https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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What constitutes a subjective question on Super User?

What constitutes a subjective question on superuser.com? I'm thinking of a RAID setup and want to throw around ideas, is that too subjective?
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Why are open-ended questions closed so fast?

Why are "open-ended" question closed so fast when whether a question is open-ended or not is actually subjective? Someone can always come with a rock-solid collection of facts that will make his ...
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Why is question 480733 off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/480733/communication-software-wanted-email-sms-im-phone-calls Would you please explain, why this question is off topic? I think I am a power user making high ...
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Why was my 'statistics' based question closed?

One of my questions: How is UEFI pronounced? was closed because it apparently was primarily opinion based. Know that it had the potential to flagged as such, I specifically worded it to ask for 'most ...
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Why was 451805 closed?

Why was this question: https://superuser.com/q/451805/101850 closed? I don’t see anthing offtopic with it. It’s about computer software.
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question closed as exact duplicate, but the referred question appears to be only loosely related

My question was closed as exact duplicate 11 days ago: batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically For some reason i did not receive any notification about this, so I noticed it just ...
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What close reason to use for "Unable to Reproduce"?

Stack Overflow has a close reason used when a problem no longer exists. The reason is Unable to Reproduce. Unable to Reproduce covers things like fixing typos and minor mis-configurations. I've ...
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Should we have programming added to no-no's in the Tour?

I've just realized that the SuperUser Tour doesn't list programming in the Don't ask about... list. I think we should consider adding it. We have four migration targets for closed questions: Stack ...
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Question is getting downvotes and a close request

https://superuser.com/questions/655201/how-to-mobilize-all-links-with-http-www-google-com-gwt-xu Why is that happening? And what can I do to it to ask it again in a more acceptable way?
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Allow migration of suitable hardware questions to the Hardware Recommendations Stack site

There was a site proposed in Area 51 called Hardware Recommendations. It is now in public beta and I think it would be helpful to migrate and redirect users with hardware questions to this site ...
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If a user didn't want to hear opinions, but the answers were primarily opinion-based, would the question be closed?

I'm talking about my question: How far should one go to protect his PC? Closed as primarily opinion-based. But I never wanted to hear opinions, I wanted facts, like "Is FTP safe?", And the fact is "...
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Should a question be closed if the asker mentions they might end up using other software? [closed]

I posted a question about a particular piece of software, and a user voted to close it, with the reasoning that I intend on trying other software. This is the question in question: Does the free ...
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Should we have closing guidelines with examples?

It would be useful to have some examples of questions that should and shouldn't be closed for specific reasons, with detailed explainations why. It could reduce the number of invalid flags and make ...
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Why is this whatsapp question off-topic?

Delete messages after hours WhatsApp why is this off topic? question text is How can I delete messages for everyone after several hours in WhatsApp?
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How does one appeal a close decision due to supposed question duplicate?

How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox? This isn't my question and I fully agree that my answer isn't the best one, but it is very clear to me that @Sathya is incorrect in his ...
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This question was closed on both hardware sites?

I am really confused why.... this happened. There, the information for the close of the question on hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com was: Technical support request — Questions asking about ...
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Why was question about the space required for installing Raspbian closed as off-topic?

Question: How much space does Raspbian use? Why was this closed? The Raspberry Pi is a real computer and couldn't find the information elsewhere? If this actually should be closed, is there any ...
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I think my question have been wrongly closed

I don't understand the argument on why the mod closed my question: AMD Radeon HD 7000 cards that do not use more than the total bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 Small geographic area? I think my question could ...
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I'd like to know why my question was closed

I posted a question detailing my problems with Windows 8's File History. I use it for backups and I have a couple of things I'd like it to do, but it fell short. With certain specific needs in mind, I ...
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Beta Software (eg Windows 8 at this time) Too Localized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we have a sub-tag for beta/RC? Would not any beta software (such as Windows 8 at this time) be considered too localized since it is subject to change and thus should be ...
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Why is Deltek off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/580843/is-there-any-way-for-an-individual-to-learn-deltek-vision?noredirect=1#comment710957_580843 Why was this question considered off-topic? According to the FAQ: ...
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Listed close reason is wrong in /tools?

Not really sure what is going here, but here is a picture: The stated reason at the bottom is that it is too localized, but the only close vote is for off topic. What is going on?
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Wording a question about protocols for converting authentication without it being " product, service, or learning material recommendations"

I'm trying to ask a question about protocols for converting between user authentication types on an SMTP server, but whatever I do my questions keep being closed because various mods consider a ...
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How to check what the close reason is?

Situation I just asked a question and someone voted to close it. Question How do I find out what the reason was? Research I saw somewhere (see screenshot in this question) that when voting to ...
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Belongs on another SE site [duplicate]

When you click close, off-topic, belongs on another SE site, there are a few common options. I believe iPhone/iOS (thinkdifferent.stackexchange.com) should be on the list. Ideally, one should be ...
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What's wrong with this question?

I received down-votes for this question: https://superuser.com/questions/753966/looking-for-a-forum-with-anonymity-support Now my understanding is that it is not a question which has readily ...
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Why was question 311149 marked off-topic and closed?

This question was marked as off-topic. This of course includes a link to the FAQ which actually I had read before asking my question. None of the other Stack Exchange sites seemed to apply. The part ...
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Why is the question about knowing which window manager too broad?

How to know the window manager a specific program uses? Why is this question too broad? I only ask one question at a time, which is specific and answerable. I think this kind of question is very good ...
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Why questions are closed and why asking new questions are banned?

Its good to organize and maintain the forum and make it look good and have question or research or knowledge sharing. As in stack exchange specially super user i have faced strict rules of closing ...
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Why was my question on Itanium closed?

I asked a question about Why Intel dropped the Itanium and it was well received (IMO), but was closed as "Not Constructive". Is there any reason why it would be closed?
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Why was the question about the difference between an Intel i7 and Xeon processor closed?

Are there noticeable differences in Intel i7 and Xeon 5400 chipset family? [closed] Initially, I may have phrased the question incorrectly but was essentially getting to the primary question of the ...
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Request for reopening question 305862

I don't understand how my question is off-topic. It talks about a desktop app, called Steam browser. https://superuser.com/questions/305862/is-it-safe-to-pay-for-games-through-steam-app-browser-...
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Looking for a lighter editor, closed as not constructive, points on making it in scope?

I've found a closed question of particular interest to me. The reason was that it's "not constructive". What lightweight editor has autosave per keystroke, similar to intelliJ idea? Would ...
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Including a reference to the proposed "Software Recommendations" site

There is a plethora of questions here (in meta) that involve what to do about questions involving "Software recommendations". None of them seem to mention the proposal for the Software Recommendations ...
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Then why are we closing "is possible to uninstall an operating system?"?

I really hate that first close reason. It doesn't tell me anything and too much. Doesn't tell me what is wrong, nor it tells me exactly what is wrong. Can somebody explain to me what part of the help ...
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Is it possible that some questions can be considered suitable only AFTER posting?

This is longer on my mind but now I experienced it also with my question. Imagine there is a question which has real answer which can be found after investigation (whether it is more or less ...
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Quit bein' so blockin' [closed]

I think Stack Exchange is too strict on closing and deleting questions. Perfectly feasible questions are marked as low-quality, too broad, or "unclear what you're asking." Are we really going too far ...
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