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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...