Recently, I have seen a lot of questions that seemed to have no context or shown prior research, especially the old questions. Should we close them? Or leave them as-is as they are old? E.g. At this moment vs At this time; this question shows no effort of looking up the difference.

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    I've noticed the same thing among old posts, that there were a lot of "Which is correct, this or this?" questions. It's a good sign of a strong community that they happen so much less now
    – gotube Mod
    Jul 12, 2022 at 14:54

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My two cents: feel free to vote to close if you stumble upon them, but don't go actively hunting for them. Closing a question is most effective before it gets an answer; afterwards, it's more of a reminder which questions are acceptable and which aren't. Because the Close Votes review queue is quite large, and has been so for a while, we shouldn't increase the workload too much.

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    I don't understand you what you mean about the reminder thing.
    – Lambie
    Jul 11, 2022 at 18:42
  • A reminder for future users who want to post a new question with the same (poor) quality as an older question. Basically, the broken windows theory.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Jul 11, 2022 at 19:08

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