Questions tagged [vote-to-close]

A user can cast a ballot to close a question for a number of reasons like it's a duplicate of another question or off-topic.

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Locking of close options

I just voted to close a question as a dupe and selected a question that was meant as the dupe (Dupee? Dupor?). However in hindsight I realized that the question I had selected was not really a dupe ...
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When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

In the comments on both the question and answer on this meta question, I was having a brief discussion with two users regarding the degree of friendliness and openness TSE shows to new users. OP ...
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A friendly reminder that this is meta. Questions here do not have to be questions

Apparantly, somebody attempted a meta clean up. At least, I just experienced five questions in the close vote review queue. That in itself is a tad weird considering the number of questions per day ...
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Should showing zero research be a close-reason?

Someone voted to close a question: I'm voting to close this question as lacking necessary research. This is the first time I've seen that be a close-reason on TSE. (Perhaps that's just me, though.)...
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A friendly reminder that one can EDIT as well as close a question

When a question comes up in the close-vote review queue you have four options. I would like to draw your attention to the option to edit a question (instead of closing it). I suggest that this ...
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Buried wheelie bins versus writing on churches. Clearly defined criteria?

"Why are wheelie bins half-buried in parts of Luxembourg?" has four close-votes now and will likely be closed as off-topic soon. I was about to cast the fifth vote, but then I thought about it a ...
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Question about domestic tolls in India was wrongly closed as a duplicate

This question was marked (or closed?) as a duplicate of this question. But it's not a duplicate at all. The marked question is about toll regulations domestically in India, not involving any foreign ...
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Would this question have been too broad if I hadn't restricted it to a certain country?

In this question my real interest was the general situation around the world. But I knew that questions that are too broad are liable to be closed. So I restricted it to just the Norway/Sweden border. ...
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Adding detail to existing “encyclopedic” questions - a proposal

We seem to have some "encyclopedic" question on the site, that are intended to cover a wide variety of situations. I see a strong tendency to close questions even remotely related to these "...
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Usage of flagging with close vote privileges

I'm still a bit uncertain on the purpose and the usage of flagging after the 3k threshold, which is the point where one can cast close/reopen votes. Most of the flags I cast now are "Not an answer", ...
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What's up with the close reviews

Yesterday I found 25 close votes waiting for review (after two other reviewers maxed out at 20 each) and this morning another 16 waiting for review. Who's on a cleaning spree ? Or is this not ...
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Will Question on Work and Travel in Montréal be reopened after requested edits have been made?

I have posted a question about job-opportunities in Québec in general and Montréal in particular that are open to people who travel with an open work permit ("working holiday"). The question was ...
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Don't forget to vote to close unclear questions!

We have a lot of questions (often several per day) which are too vague to answer. These are the ones I see in the last 24 hours: Cross Border Canada with B1/B2 Visa https://travel.stackexchange.com/...
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What do you do with a question that appears to be interpreted not in a way you intended?

Today I asked a question after being frustrated on a time consuming effort in finding an appropriate trip. I was frustrated since the usual corporate travel agent wasn't helping and the my usual ...
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Too much group behaviour in closing questions?

With the question https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/18287/324 one close-voter commented Welcome to the site! As per the faq, shopping questions are unfortunately off-topic, sorry :/ The ...
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Is it time to increase the number of close votes required?

Regarding Can Somebody travel with their gun internationally? [duplicate] (which asks about travelling internationally with a gun for personal safety). Can someone clarify how this question gets ...
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Close votes not showing up

Normally, when a question has one or more votes to close, we see the number by the "close" button, as "close (3)". I've recently noticed a couple of questions which I had voted to close, that do not ...
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How can a normal user handle an incorrectly closed question?

On Travel.SE, I have 233 rep. I guess I look like a newbie. (I have a lot more rep on another SE site, and know how they work in general.) But it means that I don't have the privileges or ...
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We need to be more careful about closing questions as duplicates

The following 3 questions: https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/28/cheapest-mobile-operator-in-europe https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/390/how-can-i-use-my-us-iphone-att-in-a-foreign-...
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What to do with very similar, but still different questions?

Excerpt A: Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice Excerpt B: Marco Polo Airport Transfer from Venice In Excerpt A, the question is a little bit more specific (giving information about the preferred ...