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Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing?

Inspired by rage quitting user after they posted this meta question: How can i prevent a raging moderator from blocking my questions? Every closed question hurts. It hurts you double when you are ...
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How can we (systematically) improve too-broad questions?

This page (requires 2k to see) breaks down recent closed questions by close reason, and also shows what happened to those questions after closure. In the last 90 days we have closed 87 questions as ...
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Why was my question closed? [Collected Answers]

Let's use this meta question to collect the already-vetted explanations of common reasons for questions to be put on hold. The intention is that you'll use a comment (suggested here) to link to a ...
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Why was CAgrippa's awesome FAQ-worthy religion question closed?

Is there an effective way to design a realistic religion for a world? So he asked about the problem with uninformed religious questions on the site in Meta, and we told him he could ask and answer ...
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Why was my question closed as primarily opinion-based?

I asked this question: If a new nation on an artificial island was founded, what kinds of names might it be given? It has been closed as primarily opinion-based. I don't understand why it was closed. ...
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is there data about the numbers of new users who have quit Wordlbuilding SE after question closure?

There have been a number of questions such as this one: Can there be done more to assure users that closing questions is not a Bad Thing? I wonder if there is any data available that indicating what ...
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Can we make “on hold” less terrible?

Being put "on hold" sucks. Yes, I get it - it's a chance to edit questions without getting unhelpful answers, and a grand opportunity for us to make the question better and thus improve the ...
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What should I add to my question to make it not Too Broad?

Yesterday, I asked this: Could Nixon have retained his presidency? It was almost immediately modhammered closed as please do my work for me. I asked for more details on what was missing, but got ...
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Why is this question about an underwater city off-topic?

This question was closed as off-topic. It's in the middle of being re-opened, but there's no point in fighting to close or re-open until a consensus is reached. It can't be answered because of a ...