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What's the point of closing well answered and well received questions?

I've reopened the question. The chosen close reason was that the question would fit better on a different site. That is generally an invalid reason to close, as long as the question isn't actually out ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
7 votes

New moderators, please be more reserved with your close hammer

Of course mods should leave close-voting to the community, and they should close only Qs when blatantly oftopic. I plead guilty. However, over the last months the close queue on my end was often >50....
AliceD's user avatar
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Do we want to experiment with changing the close/reopen vote threshold?

NO: we should stick to the current threshold of 5. I have noticed wayy too many circumstances in which a question was being voted to be closed by 2-3 users inappropriately (i.e., the close votes were ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
4 votes

Do we want to experiment with changing the close/reopen vote threshold?

This answer is in the nature of a reflection, with a suggestion that we try to accumulate more information on which to make a decision. To provide a one-liner: We should determine how difficult it is ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Short answer: Yes, committing both actions is not only OK but preferable when appropriate. Voting of any kind should be made in the interest of maintaining a high-quality site of accurate and on-topic ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
3 votes

Downvoting and recommending closure

I don't see any reason why you can't do both. In general I reserve such a dual penalty only for the worst cases. When there is still hope, downvote and comment. If there is no hope for rescue, close ...
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Downvoting and recommending closure

Downvoting ensures that the question is eventually deleted automatically as abandoned/low intererest by the system if it is not edited in the meantime. Otherwise these closed and not answered ...
Chris's user avatar
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2 votes
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Do we want to experiment with changing the close/reopen vote threshold?

UPDATED ANSWER -- 2 years later (May 2021): Dropping vote-to-close thresholds has been a topic discussed across many SE sites for years. As of May 2021, there's now a formal effort to test minimizing ...
theforestecologist's user avatar
2 votes

Do we want to experiment with changing the close/reopen vote threshold?

Yes: we should try a reduced threshold of 3 votes In the last moderator election, one of the questions was about moderator use of the unilateral close vote. I think the general consensus has been ...
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Question on flicker-fusion put on hold

Instead of filling in a bunch of comments, I'm just going to write my many comment points as an answer (though it's still very much just discussion). I definitely agree that we have a problem w/ the ...
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