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I'm having a hard time understanding the reasoning behind closing questions. Not that I think questions shouldn't be closed, but I do not understand the reasoning and/or thought processes behind closing questions, ... The Super User FAQ goes into wide detail on the reasoning behind closing questions; most of the questions you have linked are subjective in a ...


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I find myself with a distinct lack of 10K-itude, so I'll have to go on what bwDraco says of the answers. Let's look at the guidelines for historical locking. A historical lock preserves older content that was very popular when it was originally posted, but is now off-topic or otherwise out of scope for the site it is posted on. It appears from this ...


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The question has been unlocked so that the community can vote on whether it should be reopened. As it stands though the question could do with some cleanup to break up the Great Wall of Text and care needs to be taken to ensure that answers are of good quality. As it is an "easy" question it can, and in fact already does, have several answers stating ...


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When a question is migrated and then closed or deleted on the target site, the migration is considered "rejected." That causes the target site's copy to be locked and the source site's copy to be unlocked but left closed with the generic off-topic reason. (See the timeline here and on Server Fault.) The rationale for immediately locking closed migrated ...


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Historical locking is meant for questions that, in hindsight, should never have been asked. Questions that, due to topic or format, have problems that are impossible to correct. The lock renders them all but immutable, fixed in time, standing like the grave markers on some long-ago battlefield as a record of a site's past. Historical locking is not a stand-...


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Accidentally left a small form factor PC in ~100F (37c) temperature for several hours - is it safe to use? was closed as primarily opinion based. In a discussion about this with user.dz he remarked: the "I don't know = close" mentality on almost all stackexchanges nowadays is sad I agree with this and would nominate the question to be reopened if it ...


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Closing happens when there is something off about the question. If it can be improved and focussed, they may be re-opened and allow users to answer with a better frame of reference. This stops them wasting time and attention working with the wrong assumptions or details. If it can't be polished, then it will be deleted some time after. How long after ...


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