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When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the rules around moderators closing questions outright? I'm just looking for some guidelines and examples, with an explanation of why it would not be acceptable to ...
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How can we avoid Programmers.SE from becoming the SE black sheep?

One of the topics that's come up several times on Meta.StackOverflow is the perception that Programmers.SE is a joke proposal, existing solely to help keep Stack Overflow free of all the "crappy" ...
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The Six Subjective Question Guidelines — Enforcement Notice

Just a quick note here on meta to let everyone know we will be enforcing these six subjective question guidelines. Great subjective questions... inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”. tend to ...
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Is Programmers.SE a discussion board or a Q&A board?

I recently posted this question on programmers.SE and it was suggested that I move part of the question to meta. I was asking if there was a good forum/discussion board I could find online to talk to ...
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What are the rules around moderators closing questions outright?

I'm not a fan of seeing questions closed without the usual 5 closing votes, but I understand that sometimes that's necessary. Still, what are the rules around moderators closing questions outright? ...
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Great question got deleted

The deletion mafia has struck again. We had this discussion before on Meta.SO. Case in point: the question What do you say to people when they say that programming is not demanding? was deleted. Can ...
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What types of subjective questions are not acceptable?

There are now a lot of questions that are of the same caliber: What's your favourite programming quote? What is your favorite “programmer” cartoon? What is your favorite editor/IDE? What's your ...
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Do I totally not understand the point of Programmers.SE?

I've asked 3 questions so far The programming plant one The pronunciation of Delphi one The Unnecessary Code One and they've all been scoffed at or given joke answers. I think I've been improving ...
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Asking Better Questions

Jeff Atwood post new article about Asking Better Questions. Please read and help us enforce the quality of questions. if you see a great, thoughtfully asked, well researched question, vote it up — ...
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Voting to Close vs. Flagging

One trend I've seen since the improved flagging feature was rolled out has been users—who are otherwise able to vote to close—instead opting to flag a question for moderator attention with the ...
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Mods should be stopped from closing reopened stuff automatically the second time.

That's quite an outrage, why go so far against the grain to inflict your will upon the masses and not even acknowledge why you are doing so? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Some inconsistency in closing questions?

There's two questions: favorite programming language worst software bug in history How come one is still open, and the other one closed? I ask because both seem to me to be mere curiosity questions.
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Question being closed without community requests [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? Hey Jeff, why not letting the community decide about this question? The question has ...