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“Please do not vote to close spam.” Why?

On a recent piece of spam, a user (Ramhound) stated: “Please do not vote to close spam.“ Why? Should we just downvote and close as spam? What is the harm in voting to close as off topic? Wouldn’t ...
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Recommended "close" vote practice [duplicate]

Seeing a question with two close votes, but no specific comment, why the close votes were issues, I wonder what is the recommended practice for close votes: Shouldn't there be a comment explaining ...
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Close votes queue is half-dead, can anything be done about it?

This is a screenshot of review stats taken today, but it has been similar for a while (bunch of useless questions I followed ended at 4 close votes), lately in the worst state with stats similar to ...
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PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

All too often, I'm seeing close votes (or even closed questions) as "Unclear" on questions that are perfectly understandable to me. It seems to happen roughly once a week, and that's just ...
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We have bad question closing habits

Not all of us and not all the time, of course, and I'm sometimes guilty of this too. I don't want to point the finger at anyone - just discuss what I think is a problem and how we can improve. The ...
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Do not migrate low-quality questions

I recently noticed a trend where low-quality off-topic questions are migrated away to a more appropriate site. These low-quality questions will then usually be closed on the destination site, causing ...
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When I try to vote to close this question as a duplicate, the site tells me it doesn't have an upvoted answer, but it does. Is this a bug?

See these two questions: whenever I start my windows laptop, after laptop is opened terminal is automatically opened and inside terminal its written -, and On windows startup terminal opens ...
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Should I have flagged this question?

Earlier today, I came across a question asking for recommendations for software for an automotive repair shop. This question is clearly off-topic, and I voted to close it as "Questions seeking ...
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Why is the "Spam" close reason for questions missing on SU?

I just came across a question on Super User I would have liked to close as spam. But looking at the resons for a close vote ... ... I noticed that "spam" was missing from that list. Along ...
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Should we bother closing old questions?

The influx of old questions from the Late Answers dump has renewed an old issue. Many of the questions that received these late answers have close-worthy issues, like no longer being on-topic, or ...
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Is the close vote on my question regarding hugo justified?

First thing first, it is my understanding that Superuser is for questions about computer software. Therefore I have posted a question regarding the use of hugo, which is static site generation tool. ...
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Too broad: Should we consider potential answers when deciding?

Once in a while I find a question that asks how accomplish a single task, but in several different contexts. For example, this question asks, "How do I prevent web browsers A, B, and C from ...
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Workaround to get rid of all close flags?

I just voted to close a question because it was basically a duplicate of the same person's previous question. Looking at it a short while later I noted that my close vote (and possibly that of others) ...
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Add votes to close on main page

On the main Questions page here on SU, would it be a good idea to add a votes to close count, similar to the Votes and Answers count? I think it would help close questions faster keeping SU cleaned ...
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Please show close votes state for questioner

I would like to see how many close/reopen votes my question currently has. The ratiocination is such that I can decide how much effort I'm going to put into it, how many people think the same as the ...
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Help us close duplicates of two new Community FAQ questions

I've recently added two questions to the Community FAQ because they were found to have many duplicates: USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports &...
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Revoking flags and close votes

I'd like to be able to revoke my own flags and close/reopen votes. Since it can take quite a while for question votes to accumulate, the questions often change in the meantime. The same applies to ...
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Is there a mechanism to unvote a close vote?

Many questions receive some close votes based on their original wording. They are then reworded in a way that solves the closure issue or makes clear that they are not a duplicate. However, the ...
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Voted 40 times in close queue on Sept 11, 2014

Normally we can vote on just 20 questions in the close queue, but yesterday the limit was increased to 40 questions. Today the limit is 20 again. Was this just a mistake? I was hoping that it was a ...
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"Question needs 0 votes to close", but I didn't cast a close vote

I just flagged this question as off-topic in /review, and got the popup This question still needs 0 vote(s) from other users to close I don't have 3000 rep; I didn't vote to close, just flagged it....
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How do I undo my vote to close?

Maybe it's just me but on countless occasions I've wrongly voted to close after misreading the question (oops). Either that, or the OP has modified their question following a comment to bring it in ...
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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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Huge knowledge gap, Should these be closed as they encourage long comment chains?

What is the best way to handle (or expected way) to handle a question where the Question does not match the steps needed to provide a good answer. For example this user has asked a question where the ...
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Did I just close a question as a duplicate all by myself? I'm not a mod

Regarding this question: Wifi Speed for WRT54G Wireless Router I thought I was just voting to close it as a dup, and I probably wasn't paying close attention to the UI strings, but it seemed to close ...
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Is there a problem with the close vote review?

Since the down time at the weekend I have noticed that, when reviewing close votes, the vote to close pop-up does not always refer to the question I am about to vote on. For instance, just now I ...
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duplicate link to flag a question as a duplicate

When flagging a question to close, these are the reasons provided: When selecting "it should be closed for another reason", these are the reasons we then get: So again a duplicate close reason, a ...
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I can't change my vote to close, bug?

I voted to close a question, then realized it was not the best fit. So I went to change my vote, and saw there was no option to do this: Not a big deal, I thought. I can retract (seeing as that's my ...
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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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Should a bounty prevent a question from being closed

This question should be closed as not constructive or too localized. Yet it cant be voted closed, since it has an active bounty. Shouldnt close votes take priority?
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Should the Vote to Close option be altered?

This question and my comment there made me think, and it seems to me that to completely avoid any sense of a "pack mentality" that could be applied to when votes are cast to close a question, the ...
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What can I do with old questions that I think should be closed?

Since I have started to use the review page, I have looked at many old questions. Some of them I believe should be closed (like What is the fastest BitTorrent client? for example). While I can cast ...
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Flag weight doesn't grow up any more after crossing 3000 reputation [closed]

I've now got 3k reputation, acquiring the "cast close and reopen questions" privilege. Since then, I don't know if any of my flags to close questions have been marked valid or not as my flag weight ...
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Is it all right to use the flag option to...? [duplicate]

Is it all right to use the flag option to bring to attention an question that may need to be voted to close because it is off-topic. Example: What is the best stock market website ??
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Bug or change for close votes?

We are limited to 20 close votes a day (I guess depending on points). Normally, when we reach that threshold, a message appears on screen alerting we've done all the voting we're allowed. At this ...
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Custom close reason is processed as a comment

When I click on “Close” (under a question), I get a “Why should this question be closed?” dialog box.  If, in that box, I click on “off-topic because…”, I get a “Closing > Off-Topic” box.  If I then ...
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What happened to the “too old” message?

I just voted to close this two-year-old question because I believed that it was off-topic for Super User, and that it belonged on another site in the Stack Exchange network.  However, I was not given ...
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How are "close vote review" questions prioritized? Edit / suggestion

When I am reviewing question that are in review to close I most times open the question to read it fully. Sometimes there is a question that already has votes (1) I do my thing (Leave open, close ...
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Should I delete or flag to close my own question that is a duplicate?

I asked this question https://superuser.com/q/674809/241659 and after that, I found a similar question Firefox 4 default address bar behaviour that answers my question. I am a little less on upvotes ...
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Close votes limited to 20 under "review" but can still vote on per question

Yesterday I maxed out my close votes for the day, and in fact still have three hours until the close vote under the review tab opens again. But as I was reading a off topic question, I clicked close ...
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Apple.SE as off-topic migration path

Update (2013-09) Given that this seems to come up every other month or so, here's an update. Current migration stats (2013-09-08), not counting rejected migrations, are as follows: Web Apps (68) * ...
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Circular duplicates aren't handled in an intuitive way

I've been reviewing close votes and found this question (let's call it Question 1): But its proposed duplicate (Question 2) is already marked as a duplicate of Question 1. Still, I've been able to ...
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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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What happened to the flags on superuser?

Used to be that "not a real question" was one. Now, it says something silly like "Unclear what is being asked", to which I immediately thought, "Oh, it's clear what they want. But it both isn't a ...
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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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Should questions dealing with admitted cases of PEBKAC be closed as Too Localized?

A recent question triggered this, although I've seen many such cases in the past (as I'm sure have others). In all such cases the OP describes some steps that have been followed and also seemingly ...
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How should my flagging change when I gain the ability to vote to close?

My rep is going to reach 3,000 soon (2,987 at the time of this post), so I should be able to vote to close soon. How should my flagging habits change when I gain this ability? What should I do when ...
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When should a question that otherwise belongs on another site be simply closed and not migrated?

This question was closed as off topic, but was not migrated. I (incorrectly) decided to vote to close and migrate to Stack Overflow, but the question was not migrated for quality reasons. I ...
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what is the purpose of down-voting a question?

I understand the reason for up-voting a question. It is a good question and the results are likely to help someone in the future. But what is the purpose of down-voting? If the question is bad, ...
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Should you be able to close as duplicate from another SE site?

see the following link on SU MS Outlook 2010 - Force Automatic Replies to all Email Senders I can see the question and answer exist approptiately in both SU and SF sites. It could be an MS Exchange ...
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Vote to Close the Vote to Close chat room

With the new Review System, questions are getting closed/reopened/improved more rapidly then before. Looking at the room activity, it's been 43 days since something was asked in there, other then one ...