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I'm really not convinced this closure can really be classed as "trigger happy" - it wasn't just the mods taking unilateral action as at the time of closure it had already attracted two other close-votes from the community. I wasn't involved in the chat discussion DarkCygnus mentioned as I'd already left both the actual and metaphorical office for ...


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While I agree in your assessment that there's an important distinction between the two questions usually the rule of thumb is not whether the questions themselves are necessarily identical but whether the answers of the dupe-target also answer the new question. So is that the case here? The top-voted answer of the dupe target actually provides something you ...


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In light of your other recent contributions on meta, that post does read to me like a rant about perceived issues instead of someone trying to open a constructive discussion. The "are we closing too quickly" topic comes up here like clockwork and if you add in your comments towards the moderation team and people using their close vote privileges, ...


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I was not aware of the post you link to until this question. I took a read. The following comment is with high respect but complete honesty: I feel it was a rant. I feel it was strongly aimed towards "mods" and lacks the tone and content for anyone to actually discuss, have a conversation, and reach something. I see no questions in it, except for a ...


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Thanks JNat for the information and post. I'm writing this answer to give a bit of explanation regarding the unusually high stat for "Users destroyed" this past year. As suggested by JNat's foot-note (3) on that point, yes this translates mostly to SPAM account deletions. Late 2020 we noticed a trend among SPAM users/posts on TWP (more like a ...


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I genuinely don't understand how my question was "very company-specific" while the question above is not. You were asking about one specific job at one specific company. You wrote: "I am being offered a job as a CEO of a small company. I am wondering: what power would I actually have?" There's no way anyone can answer what your power at ...


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The problem with hypothetical questions is that there’s no proof that anyone is looking for an answer to it. Q&A here is only useful to the extent that future readers who actually have that problem read and learn from them. Otherwise, it’s just mindless social fun where no one is really learning. If someone is actually facing the problem, they should ...


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What are your thoughts? Am I seeing close-vote patterns that simply are not there? I'm not seeing anything new happening. A question is posted. A few select folks take it upon themselves to very quickly decide that it fails one of the reasons for closing and vote to close. Others see that and follow. For some reason, it seems to make them happy. ("...


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I think we can all be better at tolerating questions that are inexact. This comes up on meta about once a month it seems. My position hasn't changed in the years I've been here: as a community we close questions quickly but for the vast majority of posts this is the correct decision, almost always we provide info on why the post was closed, and questions ...


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Just echoing. This post has been reopened.


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This has been a pet peeve of mine from Day1. My first question here was about being "Overqualified" and "disabled", and It was shut down as a duplicate because there were questions about being overqualified. The only problem was is that that wasn't the question I was asking. link here One user tends to think that virtually all posts are ...


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Please see my post here: PSA: Recognize effort before voting to close (or forcing close) Fundamentally it's much easy to click the close button, rather than thinking about what the "real" question the OP should be asking, and answer that. It obvious there are a lot of questions where a simple suggested reframing of the question, either in the ...


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TL;DR: can we give authors more visibility and time to react to potential bad faith edits to protect their reputation online from content from others that's still in their name? Can we protect the author a bit more? It seems like the problem here is that it's really easy for others to edit something I authored, to the point of putting potentially really ...


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