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How can we encourage people to read the FAQ before asking their first question?

Every day we still get lots of questions on PSE which are immediately put on hold because of one of the standard closing reasons (asking for career or education advice, asking for an off-site resource ...
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Revisiting our close procedure and close reasons [duplicate]

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 ...
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Should the 'good question' criteria be revised, or, has flagging become over-zealous?

First off, let me say I love the community moderation system. I think it's tops. But I feel like too many questions that could elicit interesting answers (specifically, interesting as a programmer) ...
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What would be the reasons to comment on a question instead of voting to close it?

I notice that gnat often comments on questions explaining why they would probably be closed, writing comments such as: why didn't you ask at Stack Overflow? meta.stackexchange.com/a/129632/165773 ...
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On duplicates and other close reasons

One of those topics occasionally bantered about in chat, and with a bit more frequency lately is about how we close with duplicates and what these questions should be. The idealized flow with closing ...
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