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Huge knowledge gap, Should these be closed as they encourage long comment chains?

Post an answer that would be significantly outside the original answer (A guide with many additional answers and steps. I've done this a few times and it's been fairly well-received, so I don't ...
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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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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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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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Did I just close a question as a duplicate all by myself? I'm not a mod

Gold tag-badge holders are now able to instantly close duplicate questions. As the only holder of the wireless-networking gold tag-badge you are now our resident expert on closing duplicate questions ...
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Voted 40 times in close queue on Sept 11, 2014

Welcome to inflation. Or at least the close votes queue. Currently, we allow 20 reviews per user per queue per day, but we double this to 40 if the queue size is over 1000. So long as the close ...
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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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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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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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How to check what the close reason is?

Click on the close option & you'll see the reason being highlighted
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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 ...
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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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