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Questions about "on-hold" and closed questions, voting to close and close reasons.

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What is broad about this question?

Recently I asked a question about exclusivity of PS games as find it very confusing topic. However a day later it was closed with the reason "The question is too broad". And I'm not quite following ...
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Difference between 'flag' and 'close'

For some reason I only just now noticed that I can choose to either flag a question for moderation, or opt to close it. Is the second option really just a shortcut (of one mouse-click less) to that ...
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Dealing with old questions about non-existent features?

As games get updated, sometimes features are removed, or become redundant, especially with games that cannot have previous versions accessed, like the leaves in Pokémon Go. Questions like this, ...
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Let's test out the Modded Minecraft Tech Support close reason

It's been a little over two weeks since our latest discussion about swapping out one of our 4 off-topic closure templates with one dedicated to modded Minecraft troubleshooting/crashing. For those ...
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Should we replace one of our close reasons with modded Minecraft tech support?

The idea of a close reason specifically for modded Minecraft tech support has come up time and time and time again. Since we have recently revisited the wording for off-topic Minecraft questions, now ...
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Where can I ask technical troubleshooting questions about modded Minecraft?

I have an issue with Modded Minecraft. I'm pretty sure it's my computer itself that has the problem. I tried to download and play Skyfactory, and it always gave me an error on startup. Any other ...
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My request for recommendations was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a question asking for recommendations of games, consoles, or other hardware or software, which was closed as off-topic for one of the reasons explained in this FAQ. Is there anywhere else I ...
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My game identification question was closed as off-topic. Where can I ask for help instead?

I posted a game identification question which was closed as off-topic because it was lacking a screenshot or video from the game I'm trying to identify. Is there anywhere else I can ask my question if ...
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Why we should make a flag reason for closing modded Minecraft tech support questions

TL;DR We need a better flag reason for questions about tech support for modded Minecraft. Yes, yes, I know, we have discussed this 4 years ago, but so far the only changes in hope of solving this ...
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Why was this question put on hold?

This question was automatically deleted, because it was put on hold and... I am not exactly sure why it was deleted, but my question is mainly why it was put on hold in the first place. closed as ...
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When do I Vote to Close?

Sometimes I find questions that should be closed for one reason, but due to the quality of the question, they are better suited for another. For example, a question might be about modded Minecraft, ...
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Close reason for “cannot reproduce”

(originally asked here) How should questions be closed where the problem described cannot be reproduced? One example is this question. The exact same thing that the asker describes as not working ...
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Is the same situation in two games too broad?

Assuming that I ask for a solution in FIFA 18 and 19 and the controls are the same, thanks to classic controls, so the solution will work for both games. Can this be too broad given the ...
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Can we remove the NPE from the minecraft error list?

The template answer we use to dupe-close most of the minecraft error questions contains a VERY basic hint to get rid of a certain Null Pointer Exception.. Also it is just a hint, not even a solution. ...
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Re-evaluating the text of our Game Identification close reason

Update: Thanks to all for your suggestions and feedback! We have decided to go with Dragonrage's suggestion, which addressed all the key points, and combined the best parts of the other suggestions. ...
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Why was this question closed as “unclear”? [duplicate]

This question was closed as "unclear what you're asking" despite me pointing out earlier in the comments that "too broad" was the correct close reason. If it all, because shortly afterwards OP ...
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What's up with the excessive close- and downvotes lately?

For example here and here... these two are only examples because I was directly involved, there will likely be more. I get the feeling that this is a problem in situations where people don't read or ...
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Is it possible to add another Off-Topic close reason?

The current OT close reasons show several options, but one key reason is missing: blatantly Off-Topic. I have tried to fetch some numbers from Data, but I can only access comments that are not ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

There is a question that was asked involving gaming history and color schema of item rarity. As standards go on this site, this is off-topic as it is requesting the identity of the game that first ...
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Are we shutting down art character identification questions?

This is an inconsistency that I'm seeing pop up fairly often. We get a lot of questions dealing with "Who is this character?" with a piece of artwork supplied, with the question having a fairly ...
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Handling dupes asking for updated info

Recently we had a Pokémon Go question asking for how a specific feature works as of a specific patch. We also have an old question which asks about how the feature works. I believe the answers on the ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

When we close a question as a duplicate of another, the following is displayed on the question: I thought that the normal protocol was to have the original author edit the existing the question that ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Result?

Last August, we had a discussion about a new approach to duplicate questions, and it was decided that we would have a trial period that would go from then until January of 2017 and afterwards we would ...
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Reopen, then close again with different motive?

How do I run a downloaded Pokemon Fire Red Save File? This question was initially closed as unclear. It has been edited, and it's probably about illegal emulation; even if it is not, it is a good ...
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Why was this question closed for having illegal content?

Is my 3DS bricked? This question deals with homebrew, which on it's own is not illegal (homebrew is the means of running 'custom' applications on a device (usually a console) that are not officially ...
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Should I flag a question after I've messed up my close vote?

I voted to close this question but since it's really early in the morning (and I haven't had my coffee yet!) I messed up my close vote and VTC'd as "Developer intent" which I retracted immediately. ...
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How much reputation is required to be shown in the 'Closed by …' list?

There have been many questions that I helped close where I am not shown in the closed as ... by ... line. Is there a reputation line or some other requirement at which you start being shown in the ...
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Can you rescind a close vote?

I voted to close this question before OP edited the question to focus it considerably. While it's still a terrible question, I no longer think it's too broad, and as we know, close votes aren't super ...
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League of Legends (again) and “opinion based” questions

Just found this question that I answered earlier was closed because it's opinion based. It's regarding what Champion is currently strong. The question makes sense because LoL is a game that is ...
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Please don't vote to close spam questions

Recently, I found a spam "question": stimulating the original collagen and elastin development (mirror for non-10kers) It had -1 votes, 2 views and was asked about 2 minutes ago. I, of course, ...
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Can we have less “Unclear what you're asking” close votes?

Consider Sign in problem with Google in Pokèmon Go, and the two close reasons: Unclear what you're asking Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you ...
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Duplicate trial: “Duplicate” to “Not a Duplicate” to “Now a Duplicate” process

From Duplicate Questions: A Trial The broad rule is: Do not close questions as duplicates if the target question does not help the new asker. I understand that there is split opinion for support ...
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A bad start or a bad question?

I've posted this question both on SE and on Reddit. The question was about necessity of alts in Eve Online. I asked, since gameplay is versatile in Eve online, what activities required alts and what ...
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Duplicate Questions: A Trial

We asked whether you wanted to try something new, and the votes say yes. So, starting today, and running until January 2017, we're going to do things a little differently in regards to duplicate ...
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Is there a duplicate for that? Pokémon GO Edition

Well, with all the trouble people are having with duplication (see my recent meta about dealing with one such dup problem), I figure we should have a nice easy accessable list for people to easily ...
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Duplicate Questions: A New Look

A long-standing de facto rule has come about over the course of Arqade's existence. The sentiment here is that any two questions asking for the same information are necessarily duplicates. I can ...
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How to list questions that have a vote to reopen on questions that I previously voted to close

Scenario: I vote to close a question, which is subsequently closed. The OP and/or others fix the question. Someone votes to reopen. How can I efficiently find such questions? The purpose is ...
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Are these two duplicate questions, and if so, how should they be handled?

First off, I'll provide the details of both questions so you don't have to keep switching tabs to look at them. The two questions in question are Is a Pokémon's weight and height relevant? posted July ...
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LoL Terrain Question Closure. (Wrong Closing Reason?)

So, while revewing I came across a question from '12. This Question was closed for being 'not a real question'. It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. It's really not that difficult, ...
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Overwatch game stats question incorrectly closed as off topic

I asked Where does Master Overwatch get its data from?, which was incorrectly closed as off topic. The mods assumed it was about game design or development, but Master Overwatch is not a game designer ...
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Is there a way to view the current close votes on a question without voting yourself?

Sometimes I run across a question that has close votes, and I don't really have any idea why. Apparently the person who left the vote thought it was pretty clear, because they didn't leave a comment. ...
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Are terminology questions that apply to more than one game on topic? [duplicate]

I have asked a question to find out what the term is for 3D objects that appear suddenly and disappear suddenly in 3D games when the player moves towards or away from them. What is the standard term ...
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Why is my question on hold?

First things first, this is the question I'm talking about. After reading it, it's easy to realize that, as I said on a comment, I just wanted to know, it won't help future generations understand ...
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How to manage a question which answer might change at some point? [duplicate]

I just answered to this question : How to enable Survival Mode in Fallout 1.4 Patch. The problem was that the mode that the user was looking for was not implemented yet. The answer is good at the ...
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What's with the hostility about how big Minecraft is?

How big is the Minecraft Universe compared to real life? I was really surprised by the reaction to this question. It was hugely downvoted, and gathered many close votes. Comments on the question by ...
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Are Questions about Downloads on-topic?

I was about to flag the following question: Having trouble downloading the game The question is regarding Yandere-Simulator, which is a game that is in development, but is free to play, and can be ...
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Is it ok to delete your downvoted post to get reputation back?

Recently, I've got a question with a score of -4, so I have deleted it and I got my reputation back. Is this act considered to be ok?
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Should I delete my answer?

When a question is closed as duplicate, or unclear, or off-topic, and I have already posted an answer, should I delete my answer?
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Skyrim 'follower not wearing armor' question dupe closure should probably be the other way around

RE: My companion won't wear her armor (2011-11-18) and My housecarls won't stay dressed! (2012-01-15) The former, older question has recently been closed as a duplicate of the latter. Now as ...
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How can you vote to close as blatantly off-topic?

I've just reached 3k reputation today and earned the close and reopen votes privilege. Before I had this privilege, I was able to flag many questions as Blatantly off-topic, if they had nothing to do ...