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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/...
NotTheDr01ds's user avatar
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
Lily White's user avatar
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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 ...
NotTheDr01ds's user avatar
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Do not migrate low-quality questions

We actually have statistics over the last 90 days for this overall. The table is as of 2023-02-08 at about 01:00 UTC. Site Migrations Rejection percentage Webapps 72 29% Stack Overflow 67 44% ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Close votes queue is half-dead, can anything be done about it?

Close Votes has always been problematic. It tends to sit around the 200 mark all the time. It's always been that only a few people ever seem to look at it - possibly because it's a daunting & ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
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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 ...
user13267's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
nhinkle's user avatar
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PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

I think a great deal of this comes from inexperienced reviewers trying to get through their day's allocation of reviews as quickly as possible to bring in the rep points. I don't understand it, ...
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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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