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

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Can we pay more attention when voting to close questions?

Recently we've had a few questions closed that perhaps shouldn't have been, or should have been closed with a different reason. I don't want to dig up the obvious candidate here, that has it's own ...
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When should "Why is it bad practice to test for item names?" NOT be used as a duplicate target?

I'm writing this because I notice that this question has been closed as a dupe of this. This is wrong, for a reason I am about to explain below. I left a comment on the question asking for it to be ...
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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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Why is this question considered 'close-worthy'

Quite some time ago I asked a question and it was closed if memory serves. The question is, "What are all the ways to generate EU in Feed The Beast?" (10k only as it is deleted) Such an answer would ...
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Is our shopping-rec ban just a redundant subset of "primarily opinion-based"?

We have a ban on shopping recommendation questions because: They require us to mind-read what the asker's tastes are (no matter how thoroughly they try to describe their tastes) Voting patterns on ...
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Can we add an "other off-site resources" term to the recommendation close reason?

The current close reason for asking for recommendations is Questions that ask for recommendations of games, software, or hardware are off topic. I think this is too specific. We should also be ...
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Should I vote to close a question that I asked if I later find out it is a duplicate?

Recently I asked a question about what genre a particular set of games falls under. It was answered and accepted, and the answer given recieved 10 votes (though the question recieved 2 upvotes and 2 ...
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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 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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Closed question about looking to play the unique cars only available in the different demo versions of a game — Can it be reopened?

This is about this currently closed question: I'm looking to play with the unique R/C cars only available in the demo versions — How can I do this? From reading the question as originally posted ...
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How should I deal with an answer that's only partially applicable and low quality?

We've all seen posted answers that aren't relevant to the question. There has been wide discussion about not voting to delete incorrect answers, enough to the point where text has been added to say &...
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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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Adding an "Asking for unreasonable technical support" close reason?

Search didn't turn up any duplicates of this, so here goes... Is it viable/reasonable to add a "Person is asking for unreasonable technical support" close option? I've seen several instances where ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/4816/where-can-i-find-serious-teammates-in-modern-warfare-2-closed I understand that there is a risk of subjective answers, such as X clan is awesome and so ...
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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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One's a question about cars only, and the other's a question about all vehicles (SR4) - should the latter be closed as a duplicate of the former?

I'm talking about this question of mine for SR4: "What are the fastest vehicles, and where or how can I get them?" - which was closed* as a duplicate of: "What is the fastest car in Saints Row 4, and ...
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Revising tests - another revisit to silly algorithms

This is what happens when I both have spare time but also have a question to address on another site. Don't pay this any heed. Seriously. Ignore it. If you have 10k, you can realize that this is a ...
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On/Off Topic inconsistencies in Help, Flag, etc

This is a follow-up to @Caleb's Is "Historical Trivia" off-topic? The consensus there was that those questions are fine, since it's about video games. This conflicts directly with the older ...
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