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/...
14 votes
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Should I have flagged this question?

Yes, you should - Its definitely spam, and you should flag it. Well, if I hadn't deleted the user anyway.
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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

Should we bother closing old questions?

TL;DR: If I see a question on the front page that I believe is off topic according to current standards, then I vote to close that question. Sure, perhaps closing a question can in principle be seen ...
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10 votes

Should we bother closing old questions?

[close a question that is] no longer being on-topic The Stack Exchange network's policy is clear: you are not allowed to ask off-topic questions. If a question was asked years ago and it was on topic,...
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8 votes

PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

Some thoughts/recommendations on voting-to-close for "Needs details or clarity": Does the perceived lack of clarity in the question lower Super User's quality as a question-and-answer site ...
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 ...
7 votes

Should we bother closing old questions?

If a question is off topic, then it is off topic. It matters not whether it was on topic at the time of asking. So, Yes, do vote to close. Don’t go out of your way to look for problems, unless they’re ...
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6 votes

PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

I don't have much to add, but I've said it before and I'll say it again: Questions (not spam/obvious duplicates/completely incomprehensible walls of copy/pasted text) should not be closable unless it ...
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6 votes
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Too broad: Should we consider potential answers when deciding?

Whether or not a question is too broad is based on the nature of the required answer. In very general terms, a question should be a single issue. However, there is a gray area when you get into ...
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5 votes
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Workaround to get rid of all close flags?

For the moment, this is intended behaviour. Well, not so much directly intended, but... it's a pretty small loophole/edge case. For the time being (the past year and beyond :)), I'd say that if you ...
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4 votes
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Is there a mechanism to unvote a close vote?

Yes. See Can we have the ability to retract a close vote before it closes? for more info. Just click on "close" again, and you will see a button for "retract close vote".
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2 votes

Add votes to close on main page

There is already a page like this for moderators and users with 10k+ reputation like yourself. That provides an easy place to see all pending close votes, without cluttering the home page with ...
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1 vote

Is the close vote on my question regarding hugo justified?

Every close vote has a justification, otherwise it would not have been cast. Even "I did not mean to click that" is a justification. The mass of the Community means that there must be 5 such ...
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