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Should questions be closed just because the OP did not accept one of the answers?

Questions should only be closed if they do not meet meet the criteria of being clear, objective and on-topic, with perhaps the proviso that things like out-and-out typos, misunderstandings and issues ...
Joseph Wright's user avatar
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Acceptable Questions and User Opinions

Queston 1: Are questions of "how to do something with some package" acceptable on this site, if the asker knows with 90% certainty some feature is not supported in some package? POLL Upvote ...
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Is closing a question as off-topic for being answered in the comments a valid close reason on this site?

I agree with your interpretation that a question about a problem resulting from a typo or failure to load a necessary package is fair game for closure, although "solved in comments" isn't ...
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Is closing a question as off-topic for being answered in the comments a valid close reason on this site?

Closing as "solved in comments" is the worst thing to do to a question. If the question does not have enough votes, the closure might make it eligible to be roombad (https://tex....
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Can a post that was put on hold and looks to be closed be preserved for its historical, humorous or other merit, rather than disappear?

If the answer didn't receive the attention it has, then perhaps it may have been different, but the post won't be deleted, as it doesn't fit the criteria laid out for deletion. Reference(s): Enable ...
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11 votes
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Reopen NSF Fastlane question

The question has now been successfully reopened.
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10 votes
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What is the meaning of the dots within the review queue drop-down?

A grey dot appears next to the review queue if there is something to review in that queue. This grey dot turns red if there is a sufficiently large number of reviews within that queue, denoting some ...
Werner's user avatar
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9 votes
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Bad link provided to a question already identified as a duplicate

Option 1 From the perspective of the community, the Stack Exchange system (or interface) allows for correcting this: Cast enough re-open votes to remove any closure statements from the post. Re-cast ...
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Why are the eminent contributors in such a hurry to close questions?

The network model is that closing has a higher barrier than reopening: it takes more votes to close a question than it does to reopen one, and any edits to a closed question put it in the reopen ...
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Question on hold to closed: exist a time?

https://tex.stackexchange.com/help/closed-questions explains the difference Questions are marked [on hold] for the first five days after closure to encourage edits and improvements to the question. ...
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Is closing a question as off-topic for being answered in the comments a valid close reason on this site?

The 'official' way is indeed to convert the comment into an answer, see How to end the "unanswered" status of really solved questions in the comments and Solved by comment -> how to flag. ...
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My question is a duplicate of a closed question without an answer. What now?

The network accommodates for this by providing the option to "Vote to Reopen" a question, even if it is merely to close it again for a different reason. So, here are a couple of suggestions: If you ...
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My question is a duplicate of a closed question without an answer. What now?

In a comment to the closed question, there's a link to this question: dictionary marks in biblatex. If that question is a candidate for a duplicate, that would solve the problem. If it doesn't give ...
barbara beeton's user avatar
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When are big-list questions not opinioned-based?

The [big-list] questions tend to be either showing equally-valid approaches with some critiera (e.g. the IDE one), or demos of (La)TeX concepts which have some 'artistic' element (e.g. Big list of ...
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When are big-list questions not opinioned-based?

Well already the title of your question was opinion based: You asked only about struggles in Word with the implicit assumption that LaTeX is "struggle free" and that you are looking for some ...
Ulrike Fischer's user avatar
3 votes

Question unreasonably marked as dupe

There's a balance. 1. Indirection level The fundamental goal of closing duplicate questions is to help people find the right answer by getting all of those answers in one place. so, if a new ...
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2 votes

Acceptable Questions and User Opinions

Queston 2: Are his/her questions acceptable on this site, if the asker believe the vote and bookmark numbers of every question are positively correlated to how many users need some feature of some ...
2 votes

Someone wants to answer my question, please reopen it

The question has been reopened. Btw. there are many comments on the question, perhaps some are obsolete today and could be cleaned? If yes and if you would flag those you cannot remove yourself, we ...
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