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In a comment in one of our Meta discussions Aarthi announced a set of changes to the closing procedure:

This is currently in spec-stage so I don't have lots of details available, but suffice it to say: how we handle closures/question rehab is going to be revisited in the next year, and the methodology of communicating this to the end user is expected to receive a complete makeover.

What changes have already been announced and how can I be part of the discussion for future changes?

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All the changes are now live, you can find more details on MSO


The first step was the brand new about page (see our about page), and the next one was the changes in how duplicates work. Right now Stack Exchange is looking for feedback on revamping the close reasons, on the main Meta.

I will be updating this answer as more changes and requests for feedback are announced:

  • Since there are per-site close messages coming up, when and how can we as a community go about giving input/suggestions for the close messages P.SE will get? (Should I ask this in a separate meta Q?) – Jimmy Hoffa Mar 26 '13 at 16:07
  • @JimmyHoffa Let's wait until the feature is build and pushed to production first. I'm not 100% certain what kind of control we'll have over the per site close messages and to what degree we'll be able to customize them. – yannis Mar 26 '13 at 18:29
  • A very nice set of close reasons - meta.robotics.stackexchange.com/questions/179/… – ChrisF Jun 20 '13 at 13:33

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