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Questions tagged [vote-to-close]

Voting to close is the process by which users can vote to close a question if it is off-topic or otherwise disallowed by the FAQ.

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Is the Close System really fair?

I had three questions that have issues with voting to close system. Question #1 This has two votes ((Currently on hold exactly as I have expected)) to get closed because it is an opinion-based ...
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Why is it that changing a question doesn't affect existing close votes in the slightest way?

I am writing this Meta question as a question I posted on ELL today is currently sitting on four close-votes, precariously on the cusp of being closed. The reason people cite for their votes, I gather,...
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Moderator review for First Posts

There have been many posts on ELL, especially by 'first-time' users, asking questions without carrying out even the basic research about the same, with available resources like the dictionary and ...
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Will this question be put “on hold” as proofreading?

I am going to post this question here: What is the proper way to describe this sentence? King ordered Mary to work in Court, but she doesn't like it because she thinks by this way king will ...
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Why are there so many apparently erroneous proofreading close votes?

Even though every once in a while it comes up on meta that people are closing questions as proofreading while they're not proofreading I still often see proofreading close votes on questions which are ...
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If there's only two or three possible contexts for a question, don't vote to close it as unclear, too broad, or Details Please

I see a fair number of questions getting close votes, and even sometimes getting closed, because there's more than one possible answer based on different ways to take the question. Sometimes that's ...
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Where do we draw the off-topic line?

I was told a few times that the questions shouldn't be asked here. 'Is this correct' questions seem strictly forbidden, and someone implied that people should ask questions that can benefit other (...
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Why is this question about “noun for splitting” off-topic?

This question has gotten two close votes, but no one has made any comments regarding it. I don't object to it being closed, I've already gotten nice answers. However, when casting close-votes, it's ...
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Is this question “reopenable” by a single vote?

We vote to close a question which is not in accordance with the rules and guidelines specified on Help Center of ELL. We need consensus (five votes unless a moderator is involved) to decide whether it ...
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Closing the first question as a duplicate of the second question

There are two questions on "pretty vs quite" as follows: “Pretty” versus “quite” posted on Feb 6, 2013. “quite” vs “pretty” posted on Jul 8, 2014. I have just noticed that the question asked in ...
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What does the abbreviation VtC mean?

What does the abbreviation VtC stand for? I saw it here in the comments.
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Let's be more careful with closing

So I clicked "review". Then, my eyes popped out of a mixed feeling of surprise, shame and anger. There were 11 posts in the close vote queue! (And I had checked the queue a bit earlier) First, just ...
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Stop throwing “Proofreading” close reason at questions that are clearly limited to a single point of concern

We have a handy close reason for questions that are basically just "find any problems in this chunk of text". That's fine, because those are terrible questions. They haven't actually gotten to the ...
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How do I indicate which other site in the SE Network when voting to close? [duplicate]

When I vote to close, it is often because the question belongs on another network. However, when I select that option as a reason when voting to close, the only other site that is displayed as an ...
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Should we answer questions that break the rules? [duplicate]

This questions (Please test me for the english sentence) is the most recent example, but I've seen others. It breaks the rules (in this case, off-topic because of editing/proofreading) and has ...
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Policy for Research Effort in Questions, and its Strictness

I think we need to start talking about what level of research effort we actually require to keep questions open. We say that sharing your research is requisite, and when questions are straight ...
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Wait a few minutes before closing new users' questions?

Summary for those lacking time to read the Great Wall of Text: We need to treat questions posted by new users differently than those by veteran users, and be a little less trigger-happy with the ...