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Why do we close questions which have accepted answers?

What is the point of voting to close ( or closing in general ) a question with an accepted answer? Whether a question is on-topic has nothing to do with the presence of answers, whether those are ...
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Could a moderator please close this question? Now?

The question is over 3 years old. Your concept of urgency seems a little off. Even if there was a critical issue that needed to be resolved quickly, this isn't the way to do it. You have plenty of ...
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How best to help people who are stuck reasoning about workplace issues?

Should we on Workplace close questions where questioners have a workplace problem but aren't quite sure how to reason about it -- how to navigate the icebergs? If we don't close those questions how ...
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Bounties on Questions with Close Votes

Why is this frowned upon by the Mods ( or in general )? We frown upon any action that abuses SE systems, especially if it's done to accomplish a particular action that's not normally possible. ...
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Closing questions for lack of familiarity of industry/culture/nature of work

I'd like to quote this answer of mine (slightly adapted) on a related post, where we discussed how to be more welcoming to non-IT questions. This applies the same to questions outside our area of ...
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How many votes to close?

that close vote needs 24 buddies to get anywhere. What do you mean by this? Questions always need 5 (non-moderator) close votes to close. Are you seeing the "X votes remaining" option - this ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Should we still vote to close as we would normally (as if it was a fresh question), or should we take some consideration that a large number of people thought the question was useful? The close ...
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How many users must vote to reopen a question that is on-hold?

It takes 5 reopen votes. Interestingly this isn't specifically said in the help center anywhere I can find.
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Closing questions for lack of familiarity of industry/culture/nature of work

We should give the question a chance. I skip questions I don't know about and come back to them later or just make a comment for clarification. But I rarely vote to close anyway, usually that is done ...
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How best to help people who are stuck reasoning about workplace issues?

The problem here is 2 fold. A) we dont know what the OP wants to do.(work it or not) B) We have no idea what the actual employment status of the OP is (Contractor, hourly employee, salaried employee) ...
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What is wrong with my Australian Employment Contract question

Please justify these close votes. I don't know why folks voted to close. Here at stackexchange it's not required that anyone justify any of their votes. If I had to guess, I'd say that the phrase "...
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Closing questions for lack of familiarity of industry/culture/nature of work

I think we should proceed with a good deal of caution. It's fine if something is not your area of expertise. While bad advice is worse than no advice, preventing someone from getting advice is worse ...
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Why do we have so many close votes reviews?

There seem to be a large number of close votes being cast on here in general - more than most other SE sites I frequent. Perhaps there should be a review of the VTC categories and/or the guidelines ...
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'Canadian spelling' question; close as workplace specific?

That question looks more like "how do coworkers tend to react to this?" than "am I going to get in trouble with management/HR if I do this?" to me. We have lots of questions about behavior in the ...
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Could a moderator please close this question? Now?

I'm not seeing what is so bad about this question that it needs anything more than the regular close vote. It's not actively causing harm to the site, so let's just let the normal process take effect.
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Discouraging down and close votes because you don't like the question

I only agree with close votes part. Closing should be reserved to questions which can't possibly be answered well, like questions asking for opinions, rants phrased as questions or unclear questions ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Numbers mean little in some cases. I once had an answer deleted after it had over 30 upvotes/ So if it warrants closing or deletion in your opinion, just go ahead.
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Discouraging down and close votes because you don't like the question

The bottom line here is you CANNOT know the reason for a vote of any kind unless the user has the good sense to comment on the item being voted on. ( I don't always comment when I vote in the positive ...
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How best to help people who are stuck reasoning about workplace issues?

I think people who ask questions have a lot of unorganized analysis already done in their head! its because they cannot arrive to a solution themselves they reach out to forums like these. And for the ...
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How to improve my "too broad" question?

I was one of those who voted to close. My reasoning was that, while your question was detailed, it asked a question that cannot possibly be answered here. You could get five different sources and ...
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Provocative, trolling question

"Trolling" implies intent, which is hard to judge when reading someone's words. So I agree with the generally accepted approach of taking things at face value: If someone asks an answerable question, ...
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Should we take into account the number of answers and up-votes for a question, when voting to close?

Personally, I see this as difficult to answer in the general sense, without context. In other words, it depends. For me, it depends on the close reason I'm considering, and the "type" of activity the ...
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Why does a question get closed as a duplicate when other close reasons where also suggested?

Of the five close votes, two were for primarily opinion-based, two were for duplicate, and one was for off-topic. When there are multiple reasons, SE reports the most-popular reason (breaking a tie ...
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How many users must vote to reopen a question that is on-hold?

TL;DR: It takes 5 votes to reopen a question. The Help Center link on the "[on hold / closed]" post notice links to "What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on ...
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How to improve my "too broad" question?

I have had a similar problem with my very first question that I posted on another SE. No matter how emphatically one states the actual question, there are those who will project their own ...
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