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Close voting by user There have been 15403 close votes since the site started, and 1416 reopen votes; or about 10 times as many close votes as open votes. Note, this does not count the deleted questions. I measured each voter's close to re-open stance using decibels, so a score of 10 means you close 10 times more than you reopen, 20 means 100 times more, -...


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I spent a bit of time digging into this. I looked at the past 365 of questions posted on the site to get the numbers. Here is what I found: Over the past 365 days, there were 6,534 questions asked, of these: 3,313 have received at least one close vote or flag, 2,135 questions were closed, 1,534 of the questions had at least one close vote or flag that ...


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Actually, that information is readily available. Just because it was reasonably easy to find an example among them, I'm going to use one of your own questions as an example: Could mirrors be put in space to see ourselves in the past? Looking at the revision history for that question, you'll see that between revision 5 and 6, the question was closed as a ...


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I'm not sure if this is a good idea... I'm not an avid user of the chat rooms, but even I've seen the usual "vtc plz" it seems kinda close to encouraging voting rings, just with close and reopen votes. I guess I'm just a little concerned about users getting into close/reopen battles on questions that under the normal run of things wouldn't have drawn that ...


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1. The mechanics of voting is controlled by Stack Exchange The first problem is that the actual process of VTC/VTR is programmatically controlled by Stack Exchange — not us. Any change would require their input (unlikely) and would affect all stacks (very unlikely). Such a request would need to be made on Meta.stackexchange.com. 2. We clear our ...


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After you made this meta post, the question was reopened and then closed as a duplicate. Duplicates aren't bad! If you didn't find the linked questions, perhaps other people won't either. And perhaps your question will help them find them. Meanwhile, the other questions have answers already, so with luck that helps you. If you don't agree that your ...


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I don't know if votes that age away are tracked anywhere. Users with 10k rep can see some close/reopen statistics for the last 90 days. For each close reason, it includes the number closed, the number of those that were reopened, the number edited, and the number edited and reopened, like this: (I don't have time to figure out how to make that into a nice ...


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I didn't comment on the question, I didn't upvote, didn't downvote and didn't vote to close -- I seldom, if ever, take any action on magic-related questions. But this specific question needs heavy work in order to make it answerable, even for those members of the community for whom magic is an attractive subject. There are four different questions in the ...


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I'm Confused Didn't you ask this question the other day? I remember answering you! I think, just perhaps, you didn't follow through on the bit where I suggested that you place restrictions on the answers. Your question is fine, but a lot of good questions get closed (for being opinion based) simply because the OP doesn't list any criteria for determining ...


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REQUEST GRANTED!!! ...All you have to do is edit your question slightly! I have no horse (or dog) in this race, but I can tell you that I would not have voted to close your question because of it being story based. As you say, there's no story here -- no elements of plot formation or character development. It is however an opinion based query. I generally ...


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Thanks for bringing this to Meta, Devon. First of all, and this is important, this site hasn't existed for a super long time. The rules of even a year ago are not the rules of today. Consequently, it's tempting to point to past questions and use them as rationalization for today's question. Sadly, that's not very efficient here. But that's why it's ...


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The first edit on a question that is "On Hold" automatically sends the question to the "Reopen Review Queue" where members with more than 3k reputation can vote to leave it closed or reopen it. When 2 members choose "Leave closed" it disappears from the queue, though the reopen votes stay. People can still vote to reopen from the question page itself. When 5 ...


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Over on Stack Overflow we have Stack Overflow Close Vote Reviewers (we do reopens and deletions as well). Of course, the moderation load is much larger over there (our Close Vote queue hovers around the 10k mark most of the time and was once about 100k). We have a website with tools, rules, etc (i.e. asking for up/down votes is strictly forbidden) It's ...


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This is not a problem. Yes, this is how the site is supposed to work. You seem to be missing (or ignoring) a bit of the picture; when a post is closed, and then reopened, it is not prevented from being closed again. This is important; very important, because it makes several of the statements that you make false. Such as: "This is irrespective of the ...


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This is not a problem Everyone can only vote to close or reopen any single question once. This is to prevent close/reopen wars, which means that at some point the community consensus will be visible. Popular questions attract a lot of attention. This means that a lot of those people with high standards for which questions they think are a good fit for the ...


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It's fair to say that your original question has raised some vigourous debate as per Vincent's comment. I personally didn't engage in that debate directly but I did follow it closely, and you'll note that I did attempt to make an initial edit to get this question going in the right direction. Ultimately, the problem that most people have with this question ...


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Isn't there any way to come with a better system to reopen a question than waiting, with the low amount of people reacting, for 5 people to pull together to challenge a disputed closure? Sure there is. While the question is still on hold, edit it to clarify how it is on topic. You have a few (I think it's five) days to do that before the question ...


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You have a little misconception - your question was not temporarily put on hold as "Too Broad" as you state in the body of your question, but as "Unclear what you are asking" That means the majority of the people who voted to close your question didn't know what to do with your question. Maybe people didn't understand how your country is ...


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