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16 votes

Why can't we close questions that have a bounty?

Closing a question prevents new answers to be added. If one could close a question with a bounty, the net effect would be to shorten the bounty period, possibly causing the loss or misattribution of ...
François G. Dorais's user avatar
8 votes

Proposing a change to the close-vote interface

Just for closure, here is my slanted summary of the discussion in the comments: It is a feature and not a bug that it takes some digging to actually migrate a question. This is because migration is ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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6 votes

What makes you vote to close a question?

Perhaps it goes without saying, but a bad reason to vote to close is "because others have voted to close" or "because others have suggested closure in the comments". I almost wish ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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3 votes

Apparent session of mass-close-voting: how to confirm or refute?

Checking whether close votes come from a single user One of the question asked here is: "Do the mods have any way of checking whether the close votes seem to be largely the work of a single user?" ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
3 votes

Close votes of different types

Sometimes questions do not fit the forum. When I comment on these questions, I normally suggest they picked the wrong forum, and sometimes suggest a different forum. If there is an obvious fix that ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
2 votes

Comment / Down-vote / Vote to close -- in what order, with what delay?

This is very much dependent on the question and the poster. There are some questions which look like high school homework problems posted by users who are new to the forum. These are usually quickly ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
2 votes

Should we be more polite when closing non-research-level questions?

An example comment to accompany a close-vote, taken from this question, and suitable (with minimal customisation) for many closeworthy questions: Hello [asker’s username]! MathOverflow is ...
Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine's user avatar
1 vote

change in voting to close

Hopefully you can get more information on this from moderators (and community managers). Anyway, here is a brief summary of some recent changes based on these posts: Question Close Updates: Phase 1 ...

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