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Downvoting and recommending closure

Is it ethical to downvote a question and recommend closing it simultaneously? The reasons for downvoting a question are stated as "This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear ...
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Do we want to experiment with changing the close/reopen vote threshold?

Would we rather have a close/reopen vote threshold lower than 5? Recently, Stack Overflow experimented with and decided to change the threshold for close/reopen votes from 5 to 3. They found an ...
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New moderators, please be more reserved with your close hammer

As both of the new moderators indicated in their election Q&A, voting to close questions is the responsibility of the community, provided community members with sufficient reputation are actively ...
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What's the point of closing well answered and well received questions?

It's about What are the advantages of forgetting? I just do not see any benefit of close voting a question that received an accepted answer 5 days before question closure; was well received by the ...
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How to handle almost/mostly off-topic questions

Although I'm sure off-topic questions have been discussed many times previously, this discussion has its most recent origins from AliceD's Question on flicker-fusion put on hold Meta question. I've ...
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Question on flicker-fusion put on hold

Here is the question: How is the flicker fusion rate interpreted as an on-off rate? After 2 close-votes were in I edited it to stress it is all about flicker fusion. In my area of research a commonly ...
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Is "because it is too long" a reason for voting to close?

Consider the post Can the human chin have developed to protect against combat strangles?. I haven't read the post because it is too long and I don't feel like giving time to read it. There are two ...
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What is the consensus on Questions that result in Primarily Opinion-Based Answers?

Today we had a question that unleashed a torrent of opinion-based answers. If evolution is not about increased complexity, why does so much complexity evolve? While a few of them were factually ...
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Should not I vote to close a quesion in which the sentence " I know it is off-topic' is written?

There are some question , the sentence " I know it is off-topic' is written at first ,but without no shown attempt. Sometimes I want to leave a comment to say if you know it is off-topic and you can ...
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Odd close reason for the following post

The following post was closed for we don't do personal medical advice. Unless we know this person has dark skin, we can't jump to the conclusion this is a personal question, and even if we know their ...
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What factors do you consider when deciding whether to close a question?

I recently and quickly voted to close this question but after considering comments by @shigeta I voted to reopen. When I first read the question, I thought it was rather silly. Yet, I realized I would ...
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Why can't I select any site I want when I vote to close a question

When I vote to close a question because the question belongs to another StackExchange site, I cannot afterward select any other website than metaBiology while most of the question that should be voted ...
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Just how (un)welcome is creationism here?

It's well established that creationism has no place here. I completely agree, but I came across a question which, so far as I can tell, is asking for examples of situations where evolution is an ...
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How rapidly should questions be flagged and closed?

I've asked a few questions on SE that have been quickly flagged and closed often within 6 hours. Perhaps, I'm used to the etiquette on Quora but I'm of the opinion that fresh questions that don't ...
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