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Meta questions about why particular questions on the main site were closed.

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I don't understand why a question of mine has been closed

A question of mine has been closed and I really can't understand why, It followed all the guidelines and was very much a real question with a real concern of mine. How to keep your eyes on the prize? ...
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How does stackoverflow prevent the tyranny of selfish moderators? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What are the rules around moderators closing questions outright? When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? How does ...
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Putting contentious questions on probation

Say I've asked a question that may be rather controversial. Oh, wait, I have. It was closed, and for good reason: it's probably not the best fit for Stack Exchange, no matter how interesting the ...
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Objective question closed as subjective?

I'm not saying my question was the best in the world, or even the worded in the best way, but I don't think it deserved to be closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/80396/...
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Should the “not constructive” close reason add a down-vote?

When a question is closed as being off-topic or not a real question, the question is automatically down-voted. This was instituted network-wide after some discussion a couple of months ago. It seems ...
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Is it possible to provide an active questions list that doesn't include closed questions?

I'd find it useful if there was an option to only display open questions. I find some of the closed questions useful but a click to open questions only (not unlike being able to click to bounty ...
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How can we help people who ask “What language should I learn next” ask a better question?

After reading the FAQ and the answers in Why is "what language should I learn" considered off-topic?, I feel that there is still a hole in the discussion, namely how can we help all those ...
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Why is “what language should I learn” considered off-topic?

Don't get me wrong: I understand the argument that the answer in almost all cases is "it depends". Nevertheless, many people do want some advice on the applicability of various languages in the real ...
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How do I get my age bias question reopened

I feel strongly that my question was improperly closed. There is clearly a sharp difference of opinion on this question, but that is far different than the question being "ambiguous, vague, incomplete,...
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Is it appropriate to close questions as “too localized” because the answer might change over time?

This is a question that I thought was perfectly reasonable for P.SE. It was closed as "too localized" due to the fact that the answer may change over time. I find this to be a strange reason to ...
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Why did 'must have developers tools' get closed?

Why did https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/1920/what-are-the-must-have-development-tools-for-linux get closed? To me, it looks like someone just read Fails 1, 2, 4, and 5? ...
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Why “Where to find “good” clients?” closed?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/68724/where-to-find-good-clients I specificity bold this line: I’m simply search for a site that ranks clients based on employer/freelancers ...
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Need a link to the rules

I'm not sure if this where it's brought up, but i can't see any other avenue to discuss (or query) why this question was closed. Should this be the wrong avenue, please email on my username with a ...
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Why was my programmers question closed but not one similar?

My question was closed today: What is programming like in the Japanese language? This question was never closed: Do people in non-English-speaking countries code in English?
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Are there closed/deleted questions on SO that you guys actually want over here?

I'm trying hard to avoid using Programmers as the new and improved dumping ground for unwanted SO questions, but the flags keep coming. Right now the question How to handle people who lie on their ...
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Why are similar questions closed instead of mergred?

I think it would be much more convenient to allow users to vote to merge a post with another post along with all the answers retaining the titles of both. Essentially symbolically linking the names ...
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Why are questions about programs verboten?

I've noticed that every time somebody poses a question along the lines of "What are some programs other coders find useful that I might not know about?", it is, no matter how many upvotes or answers ...
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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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Defining Activity for Close Questions

A lot of closed questions keep popping up on the front page because someone has added a comment to an answer. While technically this is activity, could the definition be tightened up for closed ...
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Confused about questions allowed here

I recently asked a question about how PHP can be improved: What features would you like to have in PHP? which was promptly closed as "not constructive" - even though I specifically asked constructive ...
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How can my Question be improved?

I see someone felt like my delicious Question didn't meet 6 points of decent subjective Questions, and after having a look at that blog post, am curious which of those points did it fall short on? [...
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Why is there no 'vote to reopen'?

One of my questions was closed and I would like to know how I go about reopening it. There is no 'vote to reopen'.
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Why close time limited “best book” questions?

My question was closed as too localized: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/25975/best-programming-books-in-2010 I'm not sure that "too localized" is a bad thing in this case. ...
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Questions barely or not related directly to programming. We need handling them.

Next week we will receive an avalanche of questions migrated from SO. We have a lot of questions not related to programming jobs if we drop the "programming" word. Nothing new so far. But we need a ...
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Is this “I hate the users” question constructive?

Please refer to the following question: I hate the users. Am I a sinner ? As of now, 4 people have already voted to reopen it, without leaving any comments as to why. It would appear to me that the ...
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Offtopic close reconsideration - Questions about programming tools should be on topic.

Recently https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/21280/what-are-the-essential-things-i-should-know-about-the-mac-closed was close as off-topic: Questions on Programmers are expected to ...
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How to handle new user with significant amount of closed questions

I have noticed recently a number of new users who have a significant amount of closed questions. One user in particular has around 50% of 28 questions asked that have been closed. A lot of the ...
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Why is this question closed? It's a good question about a bad idea. [closed]

Does giving a developer a slower development machine result in faster/more efficient code? Like most respondents, I am horrified that anyone would think this is a good strategy. But that doesn't ...
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Is my question that bad, or am I totally out of it?

This question was closed for not meeting the criteria for a good subjective question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/15856/when-do-you-get-your-best-ideas-closed The ...
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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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What's the point of closing a question?

What's the point of closing a question if people can still answer, vote it up/down, favorite it and add comments? I dont get it :(
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Can we get new migration paths setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a “Belongs on StackOverflow” as a closing reason? According to the new blog entry, we can now move questions in between sites. Would it be possible for ...
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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 ...
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Remove the options to close questions on this site.

The way I see it, there's no real reason to close anything that's not offensive on this website. People should utilize the [stuff-i-like] and [stuff-i-dont-like] tags to filter for stuff they ...
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Can the closed questions please be removed from “related”?

I keep clicking on related questions and they are closed. Its annoying. It would be more helpful if it was only related open questions. Or even if they are older related questions with good answers, ...
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valid questions being closed.

there is something wrong with closed questions, here is a popular one why are so many programmers arrogant it has a lot answers and a lot views and it seems a valid question and was closed just for a ...