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Vote to accept a question if it is worthy rather than to close when it is unworthy

It is my impression that most new questions on SESE are closed quickly, often rightfully so. This is problematic for a number of reasons. We have been urged to be friendly and welcoming. Having your ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Can I ask here the Qn about technology comparison here? [duplicate]

Today I asked this Qn, but got downvoted and about to close: Are there any comparison for Qt vs .Net core for server development? We want to build a server which can be scalable for future purpose. ...
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Custom Close Reason Updates

First: We have a fourth custom close reason added. One of the most common close reasons that isn't accounted for by one of the current custom close reasons is for questions seeking legal advice or ...
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Open bounty prevents closure

Looking at this "why is it? "question I see it has 1 close vote and a bounty. I think its too vague to be a good question so I thought I'd give it a close vote - but when I attempted to do so, it was ...
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3 votes for closing/reopening experiment: the results

I'm sure you remember this experiment, which changed the required number of close/reopen votes from 5 to 3. Before getting to the meat of the analysis, I should point out that the change worked almost ...
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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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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!

This experiment is over. I will be adding an answer to show the results and suggest a plan for going forward. For the next 30 days, closing a question will require just 3 votes. Also 3 votes will be ...
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Grant more close votes for close reviewers

Based upon a recent answer1, 2 to a previous question of mine, I'd like to re-visit an older request. Please give all close voters3 on Programmers 50 votes instead of the standard 244. Why? All of ...
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Should I downvote/close a question which I don't understand while it looks clear?

There are questions which are badly written and absolutely unclear. Those are downvoted and closed as unclear within minutes. There are questions which are clear but I personally can't understand ...
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Would it be worth forcing a community member to specify a reason for voting to close a question?

I've noticed this a number of times when I have asked question and I've observed it in others too. When a question is asked, I often find 2-3 votes to close the question after about a minute. There is ...
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Are there actions taken on a question that are incompatible with voting to close?

My question stemmed from happenings on this question. There was one person that voted to close, that also answered the question. The same person also edited the question. On other sites, at least, I'...
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Should there be a time limit before someone can vote to close?

I'm looking at this question. And not five minutes after it was posted there's an "I'm voting to close" Comment. Should we allow questions a grace period because what someone might see as irrelevant ...
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Provide 10k users more close votes

Please provide 10k+ users more close votes. Why? Putting questions on-hold in a timely fashion is critical in providing useful feedback to new users. It's rare for salvageable questions to be put on-...
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What is the difference between software licensing and copyright

Over the past months I see that questions regarding copyright on software are receiving close votes, with a custom close reason along the lines of This question appears to be off-topic because it ...
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Should close votes require a comment be made?

It's very easy for a user with a high enough reputation to flag as "on hold". All it takes is 5 users to make it official. I've had several of my (Stack Exchange) questions get put on hold then ...
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Can the number of custom close reasons on Programmers be expanded?

Right now, we are limited to three custom "off-topic" close reasons. I wrote a fourth this morning to address a number of recent closures, but it's not possible to even turn it on without turning off ...
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Resource questions - automatic close?

Book (or resource) on Java bytecode was recently asked. I voted to close immediately, without really reading (or understanding) much of of the question. Should questions that request resources get ...
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Why was my flag in this question declined?

How do I break down and plan a personal programming project? At a glance, the title put the question in danger of being closed as 'Off-Topic'. But further than that, the grammar is poor, and it's ...
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Why was this question closed as non constructive for no apparent reason?

This question was closed as non constructive with no comments or feedback of why it is considered of low quality. IMHO, I believe the question is reasonable and answerable from anyone with good ...
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Isn't this question a better fit for Workplace.SE?

Comparing one's self to others during interviews Isn't this question a better fit for Workplace.SE? I just don't see how this is specific to programmers or programming.
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Why did the community vote to reopen this question?

What are the differences between QA engineers and software engineers? I just don't think that this is constructive; and I feel like there's a small rant embedded in the question.
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Please Close This Question

Please close this question ASAP. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a non-spam question that was more off-topic.
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A guide to moderating programmers.stackexchange yourself - close voting

One thing that keeps coming up is the number of questions that are closed solely by moderator action on this site. We've already been over some of the issues, but I'm going to take this opportunity to ...
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Guidelines on voting to close a re-opened question?

I just saw a question on how to have more fun at work, which I was about to vote to close, when I read the comments, and saw that it had been closed/re-opened. Personally, I think closing it was the ...
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Should I also flag questions when I already voted to close?

I wonder whether I should also flag questions on which I've already voted for a close. Should they still be flagged so the mods can see it or should the community just manage itself? 98% of the ...
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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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SO/Software engineering grey area

Questions like Is there an alternative to HTML Web Sockets, now that Firefox 4 has disabled them? always give me pause. This question was asked January 4. To me, it is clearly suited better for ...
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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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Is it appropriate to answer a question and vote to close it at the same time?

I find myself in situations when a question isn't appropriate but I know there's nowhere else for it to go, so I'm compelled to close it and yet at the same time I want to help the poster out. Other ...
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Close number not showing

I've voted to close this question, but it shows no close vote, but when I vote to close again it says I've already voted. See pics.
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Can we anti-vote for closing/re-opening in parallel, instead of in series?

There is quite a high close rate here on Programmers.SE. I think it's fair to say that not everyone agrees with some of the decisions to close. As a result there's also a fairly high re-open rate. ...
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I don't think people (or me) understand programmers.se

I trully understand when a question is unproper for a site, but this is ridiculous. My question was 'Do you have a phone on your desk?'. Obviously my intent was to share experiences from fellow ...
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Incorrect order of checking the close vote reasons? [closed]

See the close votes and comments on the question When will IE6 be irrelevant?: Off topic (2) Not constructive (1) Not a real question (1)   Can you edit this question to meet "Guidelines for ...
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Add a "flamebait" close reason

I often close questions here as S&A just for the "argumentative" part, as all questions here are subjective. To replace S&A, I think there should be a close reason for anything that has a high ...
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