15 votes

We have bad question closing habits

Closing questions is easy, reopening them is not.... Once a question is closed, it's often doomed to stay closed. Strongly agree. And this presents an additional approach for those of us who curate/...
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12 votes

We have bad question closing habits

Many Stack Exchange websites including SU are plagued with ill-informed close-votes. I believe one solution to mitigate this problem is having a “Vote not to close” option to counter the “Vote to ...
11 votes

Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

Android tablets fall under the "not about... electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones" clause in our help center. The operating system is essentially locked down and ...
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11 votes
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Question about Microsoft Outlook behaviour closed on assumption that I should contact Microsoft

Based on what's been presented, I agree with you, and you've taken the right approach by escalating to Meta. There's nothing in the rules that I can see that says that issues that can only be resolved ...
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10 votes

Why am I getting a question ban?

You have asked a total of 10 questions on Super User, 8 of which have been closed and/or deleted. Your deleted questions, from newest to oldest: Can you see me? [closed] Does SE have a webmaster? [...
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8 votes
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Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

Did a quick review of the question. Seems I closed an earlier version of it, but seems fine. I did have to prune a lot of the older answers, which weren't all that good.
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8 votes

How on earth can this be "primarily opinion based"?

My OP clarifies the exact nature of efficiencies, which is quite narrow, and not over broad - efficiencies related to performance and stability. Your question lists only a very small subset of the ...
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7 votes

Why am I getting a question ban?

I have only asked 2 or 3 questions You have asked 10 questions. Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here? No. Your status on other SE sites makes no ...
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7 votes

How to unmark a question marked as duplicate?

If you believe a question is incorrectly marked as a duplicate, you can vote to reopen it (since you're a >3K user) using the "reopen" link below it. Five reopen votes will undo the closure. Casting ...
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7 votes
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Is the question about floating panel less unclear now?

why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad? While you have improved the question, the underlying question still cannot be answered by the community. You basically want to know the reason ...
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7 votes

We have bad question closing habits

Wikipedia has a AfD section that is used to decide whether to delete an article, it is functionally similar to close votes here. However, they have: AfD is not a Vote, reasons to Keep and Delete must ...
6 votes

Why was “How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user?” closed as too broad?

This is a question of being too broad in the sense of what defines getting the most of the system, as well as how many apps and tweaks are necessary to say that the experiences between the operating ...
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6 votes
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Reevaluate closure of question 515115 (meaning of cylinder light on computer) – not a typical "guessing game" question

Indeed, another Meta post from a different moderator suggests that certain types of identification questions, such as those involving connectors, should not be closed. Said moderator wrote a ...
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5 votes
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Internet Security on Super User

Well, internet security, in the context of your computer is quite often on topic. Lets talk about your question first - Its really not about computers. Its about people, and the mindsets behind ...
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5 votes

Reopen request for "Installing fltk on VirtualBox"

Well, the question does show a certain amount of lack of research, and the question as is is really poor quality. I wouldn't count it as a good question. I'm not a fan of spoon feeding either, and ...
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5 votes
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Re-migrate or unlock question

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 ...
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5 votes

Safe lubricants to use is not primarily opinion based

IMO, it's a duplicate: What can be used to lubricate a rattling fan? Can I use oil from the kitchen for oiling my fans? What is better oil for oiling fans: grapeseed or refined? How to oil SMPS fan?
5 votes

Editing of recently closed questions

Don't forget the Suggested Edit queue here. A minor edit might be made before the question was closed, and get approved afterward. If you see a question is closed, and it has a suggested edit, reject ...
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5 votes

A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

There is no question to your question and it is very open-ended and implies a false correlation between one thing and another. “Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason ...
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5 votes

Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

While Mokubai has very clearly answered your question here, there was an inherent flaw in your original question and the details, or lack of details, you provided… You need to provide a bare minimum ...
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4 votes

Question closed and Edit suggestion rejected

As one of the community members who rejected your edit, it clearly overstates what you believe the question to be is far from a simple enhancement; you are putting major chunks of words and ideas in ...
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4 votes

Question closed and Edit suggestion rejected

Your edit certainly makes the question clearer and more answerable, but it's not certain that the OP intended to mean what you wrote. You're assuming they're entering a list of items sequentially by ...
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4 votes

Request to re-open 1275693

I assume you are referring to Response time always late when gaming. You have edited the question so it has gone into the reopen queue where users with the appropriate privilege can vote to reopen if ...
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3 votes
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Question fixed but too late to be reopened in queue

You flag it. Or you post on meta Reopened with 3 reopen votes ;p
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3 votes
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How can I request a question be reopened if I have less than 3k reputation?

In general, if there's something special you want done that you don't have permission to do through the queues, you can flag the question and explain to a diamond moderator your reasoning for the flag ...
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3 votes
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My question was closed as duplicate but I couldn't find out if the question it was a duplicate of that question

That duplicate link does cover adware. It is just not mentioned in the title of the question. The accepted answer makes reference to this "Nastier, in that it won't just show ads, install a toolbar, ...
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3 votes

Question closed and Edit suggestion rejected

Your edit seems to assume a detailed knowledge of OPs problem that exists in no form anywhere near their question or answers. While it is good that you are trying to clarify their problem in order ...
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3 votes

Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

The post was closed for being a software recommendation. At the time the question was asked, we hadn't settled on that rule. Nobody can fault you for violating a rule that didn't exist. But we ...
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3 votes
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Question about converting a multi-page PDF file to PNG files - can it be reopened?

Looks okay to me. It's sort of a spam magnet question and we need to make sure that we get rid of answers that don't explain anything but just say "Use this tool!". This is clearly what we want to ...
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3 votes

Re-migrate or unlock question

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 ...
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