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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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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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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 ...
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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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Should we close questions that are exact duplicates of open ELU questions?

Recently one user posted this question (Is this an inversion or other construction?), however it is an almost exact duplicate of this question on ELU: In my opinion questioners should ask their ...
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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) ...
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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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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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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 ...
Nathan Tuggy's user avatar
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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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Should we close a question that is a duplicate on ELU?

In this question, user mjjf correctly comments that the answer can be found on a question asked on ELU. Given how closely linked ELL and ELU are, it feels like the ELL question should be "closed ...
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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 ...
Learning Equals Success's user avatar
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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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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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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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What to do with old questions without context?

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 ...
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How to vote to keep a question open?

There's a question that currently has 3 close votes. I think it's a good question and would like to vote to leave it open, and I don't know how. When I see questions in the close votes queue, there's ...
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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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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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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 meet her ...
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How do I indicate which other site in the SE Network when voting to close?

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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Why are these questions being closed with the proofreading close reason?

As of writing, this question has four votes to close for the community-specific reason that's often referred to as "proofreading". So does this one. While I haven't been around in a while, I'...
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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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