Questions tagged [vote-to-close]
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"overestimates topoi" and research level
I wonder now and then, why this question is still open Did Grothendieck overestimate topoi? Usually, MO's members tend to be very strict about what is and what isn't a good question. But why is this ...
Unable to delete this post
I have been wanting to delete this post for quite sometime. Unfortunately a user already answered and my reputation is so low that I can’t accept or delete it. Note my original question is nothing ...
MO users might be interested in this StackExchange experiment: Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites. There has been considerable discussion around close-votes in MO Meta over the ...
Proposing a change to the close-vote interface
The feature request in this post is at the bottom; I will first highlight why I think it should be implemented. Currently, when I go to close-vote a question I see the following pop-up menu: If I ...
What should you do if you find old duplicates?
Sometimes I discover that "old" MO questions are duplicates of even older MO questions. Two examples: Embarrassingly, I found out that my own question: Formula for number of permutations ...
Nominate bountied question for closure
Bountied questions cannot be closed: this prompted this meta-MO question. In the answer to that question, the reasons for this feature are explained (closure would shorten the bounty period, possibly ...
change in voting to close
I noticed today that the pop-up screens for voting to close a question have acquired a new layer. Clicking "close" used to produce a pop-up with checkboxes indicating various reasons for closing. Now ...
Why are people trying to close this question?
Why are people trying to close this question? This was posted yesterday. There are 3 close votes so far and not a single comment from anyone.
Merge the closing reasons "needs details" and "needs more focus"
I usually find unclear how to choose between the closing reasons "Needs details or clarity" and Needs more focus. Moreover the reasons "Off-topic because..." seem much more ...
Apparent session of mass-close-voting: how to confirm or refute?
I have a feeling this question may be a duplicate of an existing one, in which case I am happy for this one to be closed. It seems we've had a bit of a drive-by of close-voting, but in the review ...
Are we making it too tempting/easy to send inappropriate posts to MSE?
This "question" (asking for generalized help with a long list of elementary topics) is clearly going to be unwelcome almost anywhere, yet two users voted to close with a suggestion to "see math....
Close votes of different types
Sometimes when a question is closed, different people have a different reason for closing it. You can see this while voting: there is a count in the margin saying how many votes of a given type have ...
What's the difference between two off-topic flags? [duplicate]
I'm sure that this is somewhere on MMO, but my searching hasn't turned it up. When I flag a question as off-topic, two of the options that I am given are "This question does not appear to be about ...
Is this post incompatible with its tags?
Is the following question incompatible with its tags? I really do not understand the reason that some participants voted to closing this question as off topic question: PhD dissertations that ...
Blocked migration to MathSE
The following MO question Why is $O(n;k)$ not connected, and has four connected components? (revisions/timeline) had the following history had a detailed answer (a) has been closed as off-topic (by ...
Can one un-(vote to close) a question without voting to reopen?
Scenario (and it actually happened): I was first to vote to close a question as too broad; OP modified the question in such way that my objection did not apply anymore; this modification resulted in ...
Why can't we close questions that have a bounty?
I just cast the 5th vote to close the question Was Cauchy so obstinate?, but the system said that it's impossible to close a question with an open bounty. It seems to me that this question is ...
Comment / Down-vote / Vote to close -- in what order, with what delay?
If I see a post that I think belongs on MathStackExchange, what should be my first response? a) Comment to the user b) Down-vote c) Vote to close with suggestion of migration And how long should I ...
Some proposals for modifications of the process of closing/reopening questions
I wish to make a modest proposal on closing/reopening questions. Let me begin by noting that by far the most frequent reviews are Close votes -- almost 37,000, and looking quickly most of the close ...
Appropriateness of intuition pump question
Before I begin, please note that I am not troubled by the votes to close of my question here, but I'm somewhat puzzled about them. The purpose of this meta thread is for someone to explain why the ...
How the moderators/admin decide the significance/research orientation of any question before closing it? is it intuitive to them?
I am not sure whether there exists some kind of objectivity in taking a decision in closing a question. For example my question https://mathoverflow.net/questions/226226/a-symmetric-function was ...
Voting to close a question as off-topic because it's a notorious open problem
I just voted to close a question which was equivalent to Goldbach's conjecture. When I had to give the reason, I didn't really know what to pick. Off-topic? It is definitely a research question, so... ...
What makes you vote to close a question?
Some recent exchanges and observations suggest to me that users not only have different thresholds for voting to close a question yet still applying the same criteria, but that they even apply so ...
Reopening a question
Is it a good idea to reopen this question? I really can not get a complete answer from some comments on (the final version) of the question.
Is it frowned upon to answer a question and vote to close?
Is it frowned upon to answer a question and vote to close it? I did this for MO166234 and received this comment from a high-rep user: ...
When do votes to close/reopen expire?
I believe votes to close/reopen expire after some time. When?
Close cross posts between here and MSE
If a question is cross-posted here and on the Math Stack Exchange, what's the policy to deal with these? For example take this question and its MSE twin. Should one of them be closed? If so, which ...