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I think 3 closevotes is less suitable for this site than 5. I think that, because we have more subjective rules, it is more important that there is a broader consensus that a question deserves closure. Worldbuilding.SE is the most creative Stack site; and that makes the rules the most subjective, the most open to interpretation. That is an unwelcome but ...


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As a user of this site, and as a moderator, I've seen a number of questions that received close votes for being 'bad', that to me as a subject matter expert in certain areas were eminently reasonable and well-asked. So, just because people are VTCing or even downvoting doesn't mean that the question is bad... just that certain members thought it was bad. I ...


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Two thoughts here, in general, but applicable to the OP's situation: for the Close Voters in ány question whatsoever: please give a reason! You're not helping a querent by voting to close a question without justifying your action. Your action may (or may not!) be correct, but that can't be judged and the querent can't improve her question if she doesn't ...


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Good Idea Short Short Version: Close a questionable query fast, give the new OP some help on how to make it better, reopen the improved query fast. This is what "closing" a query is all about everywhere on SE. Regular Version: What I've often seen occurring in WB is a scenario like the following: a good query gets asked but is poorly written (...


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I've been around for a number of years now and one thing that I've noticed is that what constitutes an acceptable question is an amorphous thing. Previously perfectly acceptable questions with hundreds of votes are being closed by the new generation of users for one reason or another. So no, we should not attempt to discourage people from answering questions ...


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Let's not become the Thought Police. Given the site we are let's start with a quote from Babylon 5 : I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light. (if that predates Bab5 please let me know - I'd be interested). Common sense : Every single person on the site is going to have completely ...


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I did a little bit of digging, and while I don't have an answer for what happened, I can confirm that the system only recorded one close vote from you, at 00:07:56 UTC on 4/18/21. This has the same timestamp as the review you performed in the Low Quality Posts queue$^{\dagger}$, meaning that your close vote from the queue was successful. Therefore, when you ...


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A vote to close for lack of details or clarity should itself be vulnerable to be closed for lack of details or clarity. In the vote cited here, I thought it was an entertaining question - certainly not unclear - and submitted an answer. It turned out, however, that the question had allegedly misrepresented an ancient Roman tradition with which I'm ...


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TL;DR : Jump to the last paragraph for the conclusion and practical cases. But don't forget to breathe, skipping things can be a sign of having a constant turning around and upon you ♪. Or that I'm boring, either 🦋. I like to take things the other way round, so here's the path I take : Let's look at the core question in the question's body : Should you ask ...


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I've got to chime with Monty on this one, I've had at least one question closed because the people who saw it first just didn't understand it and thought I hadn't included the information necessary for it to be answered. Then when I came back a couple of days later the question had been reopened, has two excellent answers and a note from the mods saying that ...


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WB.SE needs to be 5 because we are such a multi-disciplinary stack KeizerHarm already covers most of the reasons why 5 is good in his answer; so, I won't really go into repeating them, but for me the biggest reason why this is true of WB.SE is because WorldBuilding is multi-disciplinary: this makes bad close votes much more common here than in other SEs ...


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5 for close, and mods are not participating in closure, only delete spam and pornograpfy 3 for open What the point in discussing 3 or 5 if half(won't look for it atm) of q's solo closures of mod? We are ahead of the whole se network for average close votes. (All my subjective observations, not actual stat, which woukd be interesting to see) I do agree that ...


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