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Questions tagged [vote-to-close]

Voting to close is the process by which users can vote to close a question if it is off-topic or otherwise disallowed by the FAQ.

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Not all options listed in voting to close

I would like to understand why when the system asks me to close a question I have only three options and the other options are not visible. For example it is not viewable: the question is resolved in ...
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“Close” or “delete” own question?

After having asked this question I realized that it would better be suited on a different site. In that case, should I delete the question or vote to close? Is there something like a best practice?
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Please add more off-topic close reasons

Recently I have started using Stack Overflow and one thing I noticed is that their close dialog is much more feature rich than ours. Let's see a picture of their "off-topic" reasons. Wow! This ...
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Closing as OT with custom reason: why not use the custom text in the close banner?

When voting to close a question as off topic, and entering a custom close reason, should not that text be used in the "closing banner" that is displayed in the post? Given that all close-voters use ...
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Should I remove an answer which turns out to be a duplicate?

I answered a question without thinking too much, and then it occurred to me that something similar must have been addressed before, and I found it. Should I remove my answer and mark the question as ...
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Thanks to the responses from users in one of my recent meta question, I have discovered that having questions flagged as duplicates isn't always a bad thing. It's in fact a good way of adding new ...
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How to propose a question as duplicate without closing it due golden privilege?

Let's suppose I think a question with tikz-pgf tag is a duplicate of another one, but because I'm not sure about it I prefer someone else help me to decide it. The problem is that I have a gold medal ...
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Close voting is not a sport

We strive to be a friendly and rational community here, but the question below Reducing the huge space before the first line of the KOMA letter class was just closed as "Too broad". This is a ...
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Magazine questions

We seem to have a history of closing questions about magazine formatting or (effectively) not answering them: Typesetting magazine style articles Designing Magazines in LaTeX Latex template for an ...
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What is the correct action when it's impossible to reproduce an error?

If a user posts a code snippet/mwe stating a faulty behavior, but the code actually perform the correct action, is there something akin to a "Can not reproduce" type of flag? Example: Line/arrow using ...
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Should a question that is answered in a comment be voted on to be closed?

I may have misinterpreted the purpose of the close question status, so I welcome all comments about consequences that I haven't considered. Context: As a TeX user with limited experience, I am not ...
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Can we get back the meta -> main migration path?

It seems that the meta -> main migration paths were removed. We are a community-driven site, and when someone posts wrongly a question (which happens quite often), I think we are well qualified to ...
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I accidentally voted to close a question as a dupe of another, unrelated question. How can I re-apply that vote to another question?

See question on feed. "I've seen this question before…" close Search for term. Expand question A to read it. "Not what I'm looking for…" Change search term and press enter. VTC is now applied to A, ...
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Duplicate vote clarification

I've seen that Beamer: including items only some slides using a relative syntax has been closed as a duplicate of How to make beamer overlays with Tikz node Would it be possible for the voters to ...
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Reviewers; what do you eat for breakfast?

Ahem, this is going to be a rough one, so it's gonna be a long one too ala Pascal's famous quote. First, some context; we have How to deal with robo-reviewers? Should we have a Grace period to avoid ...
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Voting to Leave open, then still be able to vote for close?

This question https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/194028/export-image-as-eps-but-pi-symbol-changes-in-matlab was in my Close Review queue. I voted to leave open. The post mentioned is just an ...
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What is the difference between these two kinds of close votes?

We find that we can ask a post to be closed in two ways. Use the close link under a post. And cast a close vote in the review panel. What is difference between the two? How are they recorded in ...
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Why are 'mistaken' questions marked off-topic?

Fairly often I see questions which are in fact about Tex & friends but are closed & marked off-topic. One reason I see listed in the comments is: This question is off-topic because it ...
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How do I close a question?

I would like to close a question in order to make clear that it does not need any further answers. Where can I find information on how to do this?
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Should we have a Grace period to avoid premature Voting to Close and Reopening Cycle

Although I have got sufficient reputation for Voting to Close, I rarely use (personal choice of course**) for a Q which is live on front page screen and less than 24 hrs old and for first-time users, ...
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Closing questions of new (inactive) users?

I started to notice a lot of new users post their first question and, then, disappear. They don't close their topics (by accepting an answer). It is created lots of unanswered questions (although ...
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Why are some chatty, open-ended questions not closed?

Why are some questions like "What are the most common mistakes that beginners of (La)TeX and Friends make?" allowed on SE while they are clearly among the list of questions that should not be asked? ...
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How to deal with a question that turned out to be an installation problem?

Yesterday I had a small discussion in the comments of https://tex.stackexchange.com/q/134974/18674. It turned out that the problem was caused by an old version of a package that had changed some of ...
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How can I know who voted to close a question of mine?

How can I know the three people who voted to close a question of mine before the number of five votes is reached, and when they voted so?
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Do close votes expire?

According to the link within Cancel asking to close? we can not rescind our close votes. There was a popular question recently (I won't link to it because I don't want to be seen as rep hunting) that ...
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Review Close Votes without a single vote

I was just prompted to review a Close Vote for a question that had no previous votes to close: Usually, a close vote tally will be added after each reason selected (could be more than one). As such, ...
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Difference between “close” and “flag”

On questions, I have the possibility to vote for "close" (as duplicate, say), or to "flag" (as duplicate). Does is it make a difference?
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Migration paths suggestions

Users with "close" priviledge can mark off-topic questions to be migrated to thie Meta.TeX.SX site. I suggest to add two more migration options: StackOverflow - for questions about MathJaX ...
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About “trivial” questions

I have a question regarding "trivial" questions which sometimes appear on this site. By "trivial", I mean they don't require more insight than to "look in the manual". These usually aren't good ...
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Up-vote & close as duplicate — good thing to do?

I often see a question that is a duplicate, but the question is well-stated and good in general. So I ask: is it correct/encouraged/frowned-upon/... to up-vote a question at the same time you vote ...
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Review beta — skip review vs. vote not to close

I've now been using this new review tool (which is great, btw) for a couple of days, and I was wondering what is the difference between not acting on a vote to close, and voting for not to close? Can ...
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Should it be possible to address question closure votees

In this question, barbara said the following thing in her comment: (i addressed you with the comment since yours was the only one present, and only one "target" is recognized.) As far as I ...
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Voting to close a successfully answered question

I just answered a question about labels and cross-referencing: Is babel breaking my labels? The OP thought that the use of babel with Russian captions may have caused the cross-referencing to be lost. ...
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What criteria should be used for voting to close a question as too local?

Most of the criteria for closing questions (exact duplicates, non-questions etc.) are clear to me. Closing a question as being to localised is the one I don't think I understand. I suggested closing ...
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Duplicates and closing questions.

This is in part a public service announcement and in part an invitation for discussion (see also the comments on Martin Tapankov's nomination). First the announcement: everyone with at least 3000 rep ...
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Missing vote-to-close privilege after beta?

I had the requisite reputation for voting for close during the beta phase (according to the reputation page, my rep exceeded 500 on Nov 2, while the official launch was around Nov 11, when the ...
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Cancel asking to close?

This is probably very obvious, but if you vote to close a question which is subsequently edited to improve it (say to clarify how it's different from another one), how do you cancel your vote?
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Etiquette: how long do we wait before voting to close?

Case study: How to obtain perfect greyness with TeX? This question makes absolutely no sense to me. I left a comment asking for clarification. On MathOverflow, I would vote to close with little ...
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Etiquette (particularly on voting to close)

It's good to get etiquette established early. I'd say that one big lesson from MathOverflow is that for people unused to the SO framework, getting a "vote to close" is like getting a kick in the face....