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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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Moderators Taking Community Function

Hi All, I have come across quite a few questions now that have been closed a single Moderator (and a couple with 1 Moderator, and 1 Community Member). Shouldn't this not happen? Half the point of ...
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How to prevent “Why is my question being closed?” and User Frustration?

There are a lot of frustrations all on the front page (Nov 2010, still occuring Jun 2011): Why is this question closed? It's a good question about a bad idea. I don't think peaple understand ...
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Are we too strict? Where should off-topic questions go?

This question on networking at conferences was not closed, but this one I just posted was closed. First, what is a better forum for that closed question? Second, I'm assuming that the first one ...
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Why are so many questions closed?

Why is there so many questions on this stackexchange site closed? I mean far more than usual. Even very high quality discussions are closed. Doesn't this high number of closed questions with high ...
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Tag Cleanup: [Money] and Related

While searching for a duplicate today, I discovered a new unholy mess of hopeless tags. Among these tags are: money, pricing, billing, fees, cost, sales, paying, selling-software. I'm sure there's ...
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The business of being a migration path for Stack Overflow

So over the past few days I noticed a bit of an up-tick in the number of questions being migrated from Stack Overflow that aren't good fits for Programmers.SE or Stack Exchange in general: either they'...
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FAQ should include examples of good questions

At the request of Mark Trapp, I'm turning one of my answers to another topic into a feature request. Currently the FAQ does not provide very much specific information on what exactly defines a good ...
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Why was my question closed?

I recently had my question closed, but I don't understand why, and it doesn't seem fair. Why wasn't my question left open so others can decide if the question is good themselves, and how can I get ...
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Improvement to “What kind of questions can I ask here?”

I'm wondering if some sort of change is needed to inform people the sorts of questions they should be asking, either improving the FAQ or placing it somewhere else more in your face. I don't visit ...
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How long will this forum survive if the moderators keep closing questions

For starters this is not a repeat of the "Why are so many questions closed" and other similar posts. The answer to these earlier questions was that the site was not moderated initially and there was ...
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Why are closed questions not being deleted?

According to a Community Manager for the Stack Exchange Network, "unless a question has some chance to be considered for reopening, it should be deleted." Based on this query for closed questions (...
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Sidebar is FAQ'ed, lets update the FAQ tags

Yes! The sidebar has been FAQed! Our faq has 18 questions in it while faq-proposed has 40 more. What questions should move there for easier access for people unfamiliar with the workings of meta? ...
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What can be done about bad questions on Programmers?

Looking now at the first page of newest questions on Programmers, 8 questions have been downvoted and 9 have been closed (out of 15 questions). I've noticed that this is a problem that plagues this ...
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Why was this question migrated to PM?

I'm just curious as to if there have been changed in topicality recently, after I saw this question had been migrated from here to PM.SE: Should a group of three students working on a big programming ...

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