13 votes

Is being on-hold the same as closed and should we avoid putting questions on hold if they can be salvaged?

When users cast close votes they think the current version of the question is close worthy and intend to close the question. If the question is later fixed while the question is "on hold" that's ...
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13 votes

Should we consider reducing the speed at which we close off-topic questions for new contributors?

No, we should not reduce the speed at which we close questions. Closing a question is not a punishment to the person who asked, nor is it meant to be a negative interaction at all. The reason we ...
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12 votes

Should I wait before casting a close vote?

Stack Exchange policy is clear. You vote to close immediately when you find a question that you think should be closed, regardless of the reason: From Meta Stack Exchange: How soon should I "vote ...
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12 votes
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Knee jerk reaction to seeing a high rep user answering a low quality question

I was one of the users that upvotes @apaul's answer. And I did that after the question was put on hold. Why? Because the question could have been perfectly valid one. I voted to close as the first ...
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11 votes

Knee jerk reaction to seeing a high rep user answering a low quality question

I guess I'm the guilty party here, so I'll try to explain why I did what I did. I saw the question, read it and like most people downvoted pretty immediately. I saw it had close votes, but the ...
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9 votes

Knee jerk reaction to seeing a high rep user answering a low quality question

In general, we should always assume the best - at least initially. And especially on a 'subjective SE' site like IPS, we know some people will not manage to write their post in a way that "works" - a ...
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8 votes
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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?

When a question is submitted, it isn't always perfect. If you cannot fix any problems right then and there (a quick edit or typo), you always want to put a question on 'hold' until the problem can be ...
7 votes

What to do about incomplete questions hitting HNQ?

tl;dr If the question is not answerable as is, close it. If it's attracting bad answers, protect it. If all other options are exhausting and it's still bringing too much bad content, remove it from ...
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7 votes

Are questions that lack a location tag really too broad?

This isn't something we can make a blanket statement about. Questions here tend to be very broad and limiting them by culture may help combat that. Every limiting detail makes a question (potentially) ...
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6 votes

Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

I think the questions being considered duplicate should be done pragmatically, with the main criteria being: would answers to the original question answer this one as well? This is still a bit ...
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5 votes

Only 3 out of 15 of the most recent questions don't have close votes?

There's nothing wrong with someone close voting a question they think should be closed - for whichever reason. Only diamond moderators can actually force close a question with a single vote, so if the ...
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4 votes
Accepted

Can we close question 10333 (About licking spoons) until it is improved?

The question was edited and no longer needs to be closed. For next time: please don't reopen questions that still need improving. Look through the comments if there are still open items before ...
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4 votes

Should I wait before casting a close vote?

Though, @Catija well-elaborated this in her answer, but I'll keep it very short and simple. I am mentioning what one of the moderators told me when I got Close Votes privileges. If you're sure that a ...
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3 votes
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Does 5 downvotes on a meta question equate to 5 close votes?

I voted to close that questions and my close vote aged away, so I still agree with the five users who voted to close it. Here's why: Meta isn't a forum. By that, I mean that it needs to have some ...
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3 votes

Why can a question be closed with only 2 votes?

Update The question has since been edited. More details for the encounter have been added, which makes the relationship much clearer. The OP also has added the europe tag. It's . . . a start. It's ...
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2 votes

Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

Within the infinite variation in human activity, it's hard for me to imagine a true duplicate question for this site, at least if people are talking truly about their own specific issues. What I can ...
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2 votes

Only 3 out of 15 of the most recent questions don't have close votes?

I think part of the problem is that "Too broad" is overused, primarily because more specific off-topic reasons have not been developed yet. Such a general close reason gives poor guidance as ...
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1 vote

Only 3 out of 15 of the most recent questions don't have close votes?

Disclaimer: I don't know how this applies to Interpersonal Skills, not being an active participant, but I do know that this applies to most sites on the network. TL;DR: This is a good thing. If a ...
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1 vote

Should I wait before casting a close vote?

It depends... Are you voting to close the question for reasons decided upon by the community? Or did you just create a criteria that you assumed support for and moved forward before the votes were ...
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1 vote

How can I clarify my question and thereby avoid accumulating close votes?

I would suggest one more edit to the title, along the lines of How can my cousin restore harmony between his Indian mother and American mother-in-law? You're really asking for advice on your ...
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1 vote

Should we have a greater latitude on duplicates?

Closing questions as duplicates works best for "objective" subjects, math, computer science, and the hard sciences generally. In "psychology" or interpersonal relationships, no two situations are ...
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