ChrisF
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Closed question
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People do get close votes wrong. Closing is not the end of a question. If there are deficiencies or ambiguities in the question they can be addressed and the question reopened if warranted. You have ...

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Is there a market for "which language to learn, which book to read" questions?
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Personally I don't think it would work. There is simply too much discussion around these topics and ultimately you'll just end up with a big list of answers each extolling the virtues of a language ...

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How can the comment navigation be improved?
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The ordering of comments is always oldest to newest. If there are a "lot" (for some value of "lot" I'm not sure of) of comments then comments with low or no votes are hidden, but the order remains ...

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Does Programmers accept "Will apple accept or reject my app?" questions? Why or why not?
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No we shouldn't accept questions like this. Why not? In the general case we don't know what Apple's (or Microsoft's for that matter) acceptance criteria are. We would only be guessing. In the ...

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Why is the question about "Manual Debugging" closed?
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I would have chosen "Not Constructive" as it's asking for a list of debugging techniques. As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be ...

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Is the standard comment for NARQ frustrating users?
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You didn't make enough of an edit to stop me from casting a close vote. However, if you think there is a real question in there make a more substantial edit and flag the post for moderator attention ...

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Question closed as a duplicate of a question that has since been deleted
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Indeed. In this case I'm going to reclose it as not constructive. We tried to accommodate book recommendations but it really didn't work - it's just another form of shopping recommendation after all ...

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Please unblock me
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Your account was never suspended by a moderator. If you are getting the message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account then this is an automatic process which we ...

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Summary or Conclusion for accepted/closed questons
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There are existing mechanisms for this - The accepted answer. This states that this is the most helpful answer. The OP accepts an answer as is. This indicates that that someone pretty much got the ...

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How many times can a question be closed and reopened?
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It can go on for as long as there are people with over 3,000 reputation who haven't used their votes. On any given question you are allowed to vote once to close and once to reopen. After that you ...

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Questions about design approach and technologies
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Asking for a critique of your design should be OK. As should asking for help with specific aspects of the design you are stuck with. The same rules on asking specific, answerable questions apply ...

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Why was StackOverflow's most-useful-free-net-libraries was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation?
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I don't know. Why don't you ask on Meta Stack Overflow as the question is on Stack Overflow not Programmers. That said there are a couple of questions referencing deleted content: Deleted Meta ...

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Why no C-- tags?
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Tags don't exist without a question (or several) for them to be attached to. If there is a question about "c--" then feel free to add the tag.

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Why many features and bug reports are pending for years without being implemented/fixed?
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Regarding the list of migration targets - only graduated sites are added to the list. While a site is still in beta (even if beta lasts years rather than months) there is the risk that the site would ...

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can I change my user name, retaining reputation?
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You are identified to a particular Stack Exchange site by your user id on that site. You can change your user name without fear of losing your reputation. The only restriction is that you can't ...

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What about users trying to game the population?
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The one you link to has attribution to the original post and isn't a cut and paste copy so doesn't fall foul of the plagiarism rules we have. As long as he keeps improving there's not a lot we can do....

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Merge node tags
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There were only 5 nodejs questions and they all actually referred to node.js so I went ahead and create the synonym and merged the tags. If any one tries to use nodejs now it will automatically get ...

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Why has my question been closed?
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What constitutes a "good" planning tool (or indeed any thing) is highly subjective. What works for me and what I think is important may well not work for you be completely irrelevant for your needs. ...

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Is it appropriate to copy-paste an answer when it matches both questions, but those questions are not an exact duplicate?
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If you can post the same answer to several questions then those questions are likely to be duplicates. If you've not already marked the question as a duplicate then do so (either by voting, flagging ...

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No 'comment' button for new users shows
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You need 50 points to be able to comment on any question or answer. You can comment on your own posts or answers to your own questions with 1 point.

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How to flag off-topic to migrate to SQA
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Please note that there is now an official policy against migrating questions older than 60 days to another site: Disable migration for questions older than 60 days If the question is off topic for ...

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Are requests for a specific reference material off-topic?
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It could have been closed as not constructive or even too localised, but it already had two close votes so I followed what the others had voted. While it may be a question that interests programmers ...

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Is high-profile user attrition a sign that a subjective SE won't work?
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Users leave Stack Exchange sites for all sorts of reasons. Users leave Stack Exchange sites all the time. They usually just abandon their accounts, but I suspect that more are requesting that their ...

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what's up with "user2567"
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The account has been deleted. Only the developers would be able to tell you what the person's name was - not that they are likely to though. As content is provided under the cc sa 3.0 license when an ...

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Appeal to regain the privilege to ask questions
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It's an automatic process. There's nothing we (as moderators) can do.

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How to regain the privilege to ask questions?
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You can do three things: Post good answers to questions. Suggest edits to other people's posts and have those edits accepted. Edit your questions to make them better. Get the down-votes cancelled and ...

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I can't post due to one closed question
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You have three other questions that were down-voted, closed and deleted. These are also taken into account for the question block. If you follow the instructions on the page linked to you can re-earn ...

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Stackoverflow tag confusion
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Given that a question about Stack Overflow (the site) would likely be off topic and hence closed and then deleted I don't think we need to distinguish. Having a specific stack-overflow-the-site tag ...

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Is it possible and/or ethically correct to add a bounty to a question I answer to?
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It's certainly possible. The ethics should be irrelevant as there's no way that the bounty can be assigned to your answer. You can't assign it manually and there's no way it will be auto-assigned as ...

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When should a question be closed, but not deleted?
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Closed questions should be kept on the site when: They are a duplicate of another on topic question. As there are many ways of asking the same question it's good that we have the different examples ...

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