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What to do about incomplete questions hitting HNQ?

Upon review of Coworker mumbles to herself when working, how to ask her to stop? This question was pinned as a potential duplicate of How can I ask someone in a quiet library to stop clearing their ...
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Should we consider reducing the speed at which we close off-topic questions for new contributors?

Sometimes an off-topic question is asked by a new contributor who doesn't understand well our site requirements yet, or simply didn't take/have the time to read our guidelines for asking a good ...
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Can we close question 10333 (About licking spoons) until it is improved?

How do I tell someone that a cultural practice is unsanitary and they should stop? This was closed as too broad, as it initially mentioned three different situations. When I cast the last close-vote ...
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Knee jerk reaction to seeing a high rep user answering a low quality question

Did we handle the guy who's dating multiple chicks (*) and seeing a girl whom he considers a 2nd class citizen, and a sex toy, but didn't want to see on a Saturday night, question appropriately? How ...
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Are questions that lack a location tag really too broad?

I would like to settle this issue once and for all... It seems to me that voting to close a question purely because it lacks a location tag is actively counter productive. When users think their ...
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Should I wait before casting a close vote?

This question keeps coming up, so rather than repeat myself until hoarse, I thought I would make a meta post about it. I see a question that I think should be closed. I left a comment explaining ways ...
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Only 3 out of 15 of the most recent questions don't have close votes?

I understand the importance of closing questions that don't fit, and I understand the need to close them quickly, but looking at the questions page just now nearly all of the questions coming in are ...
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How can I clarify my question and thereby avoid accumulating close votes?

[Original request: If this question is clear enough now then please retract your close votes.] How to resolve my Indian aunt's inter-personal and inter-cultural conflict with her American daughter-in-...
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Is being on-hold the same as closed and should we avoid putting questions on hold if they can be salvaged?

A moderator said in comments yesterday Putting a question "on hold" is the same thing as closing questions. When I say they should not be closed, I mean they should not be put "on hold&...
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Does 5 downvotes on a meta question equate to 5 close votes?

Why was this meta question which has 2 excellent and comprehensive answers closed? Against the evidence or experience requirement OP may be arguing against both evidence and experience, and many ...
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Why can a question be closed with only 2 votes?

This question: How do I react when a girl I like has a new haircut that I don't like very much? was closed with 2 votes to close. I was under the impression that there were more votes needed to ...
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Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

This: How to follow up with someone who lost a loved one? came up in the review queue as a possible duplicate of this: How to enquire about someone after they learned bad news? They could be ...
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