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People participate in the site in different ways. Some have lots of questions, some prefer to answer, some help out with "meta" stuff like keeping tagging sane, some guide new users, some review... If reviewing is what you want to focus on right now, that's fine. So long as you're staying abreast of community norms -- for example, you have a good handle on ...


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I almost entirely agree with you here except for the part about "A frame challenge need not offer an alternative solution." I feel like a frame challenge must by its very nature offer an alternative answer, otherwise, it belongs in comments. EXAMPLE: Question: I want to make an underwater habitat out of recycled materials; so, how many recycled ...


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But it's better to try to take a decision, than staying in an undefined state. No. I feel like we have closed legitimate questions, and let bad ones slip, because of this. If I see a question for which I can't say whether it is fitting or not for the site, I don't touch it. I'd rather not judge what I don't understand, otherwise I could make a mistake ...


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:: shrug :: No, really. Doing this doesn't do any harm, but I'm not aware that it does much good either. Questions get closed for one reason.* The reason picked is based on the consensus created by the close votes (which is why the number of close votes must always be an odd number in the site settings). If a moderator casts a close vote, the reason they ...


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No such specific guidelines exist on this site, though the community here tends to reject 'cosmetic' edits unless they are substantive and/or drastically increase the quality of the question/answer. In the odd case where edits have been disagreed over and one or both parties are unsatisfied with the result they have brought the question here to ask the ...


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When I review stuff, I try very hard not to do that. However, it would be my guess that people are using the "no action needed" button like the "skip" button. Well, they aren't the same. "No action needed" literally means no action is needed; when you click the "No action needed" button you are saying that, in your ...


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Suggestion to take to the main meta: allowing voting from that queue. I fix grammar when I see errors (I'm that guy who will edit to add one ') and I flag as NAA when an answer is off-topic. Sometimes an answer has OK English and is on topic, but is just bad as an answer. In these cases I hit no action needed, while also browsing to the post so I can ...


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There are no specific guidelines, but I'll give my opinion on cosmetic edits. People use the close reason unclear what you're asking for certain reasons but to me a question can be unclear because of how badly formatted the question is. Zero line breaks, superfluous whitespace, unnecessary phrases such as salutations or apologies (such as for perceived sub-...


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I think the best decision is what carries the most constructive value to the original author. There's a spectrum of severity for each close reason. If one close reason is nebulous or tentative, there isn't as much value to setting it as the final, public-facing close reason. After all, to me it's so the author of the question sees it and says, "Oh, so this ...


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If something has 2-3 close votes after a few days, then a decision was taken by those who saw it in the queue and that decision was to leave it open. It's a vote, and the vote can go either way. Just because something is in the queue is not a reason to close it. It should be closed on its flaws or merits and it takes 5 votes to do so for a reason, it's not ...


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