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Rep too low to close vote? Flag it instead!

Even if you haven't reached the reputation level required to visit the review queue, you can still give us a hand with pruning this wonderful resource if you wish to. Flagging is a quick and easy ...
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What to do with tutorial requests? -- part II

As a sequel to my earlier question Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions, I'd like to ask some opinions on the current state of the site. In my humble opinion, low-effort ...
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Changing how we handle low-effort and tutorial-on-demand questions

I have concluded that the answer to my earlier meta question about closing questions is 'yes, we are closing too many questions'. Anyone who has seen the Close Vote queue lately will agree that a lot ...
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Revisiting closure, part 1: Preliminaries

Background How we close or don’t close questions is a long-standing problem: The close queue is comparably full, which means that questions that should be closed may get closed too late or not at ...
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Is there need for a third custom off-topic close reason?

Today, we retired the what have you tried? custom off-topic close reason, as per consensus on this Meta question. That leaves us with the following custom off-topic reasons: This appears to be a ...
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Why are Software Recommendation questions being closed and migrated?

I have no idea why people are flagging, close voting, and trying to migrate on-topic software recommendation questions (examples: 1, 2). Per the two meta discussions on the exact topic: Should we ...
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What are our current policies and guidelines for closing questions?

I can cast close votes and perform close and reopen reviews. What are the current community policies for this and are some rules of thumb that can help me make a decision? This is primarily intended ...
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How should we deal with multiple questions per question?

In particular new users sometimes ask a question that contains multiple subquestions which are better off as separate questions. How can we identify when such a question is too broad? How should ...
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Are we closing too many questions?

Related: Why is everything suddenly too broad? Somewhat shortly, I hope to acquire my next 'Steward' badge; for casting close votes. This wouldn't be a problem if I didn't have the feeling that I ...
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Idea.... close votes should cost rep

I know this is a pretty big idea and implementation may be impossible. But I had a thought..... You need 3k Rep to cast close votes. So, if you're casting those votes, you've got some rep. What if ...
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Removing Closing vote after question has been edited

Is there a way to remove a closing vote if a question has been edited? If not, would it be useful to have that possibility? I just edited this question, that I had previously voted to close, and I ...
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Is there a risk that we do not have enough community moderation with this election

Lets face it, we do not have a lot of people doing close vote handling. If we now take 2 active ones out of this pool we have even less. Sure we now have a lot more banhammer power. But that is ...
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Revisiting closure, part 2: What are good motivations for closure?

What is this and why does it need to be discussed? An illustrative example Consider the following discussion on the closure of a question: User A: I am voting to close this question as a ...
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Should old question that are no longer in scope be closed?

I've noticed this a few times recently. As an example, this question: Can anyone tell me what this sans serif font is? has been flagged as off-topic (and has as of writing this 1 close vote). The ...
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How should the process for mods reopening a question differ?

Recently "When to use photos or illustrations in design?" (image of closed question here for historical reference) was closed by 5 high rep (for GD.SE) users including myself for being too opinion ...
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Reopen request: Allowing logo variations question

I think this question should be reopened: Variation of umbrella logo for "children's" department There's no question in my mind that it's an on-topic issue/question, and comes up with ...
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