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Questions tagged [vote-to-close]

Voting to close is the process by which users can vote to close a question if it is off-topic or otherwise disallowed by the FAQ.

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Announcement: New chat room CRCQR

As some of the regulars at the SE Code Review site already noticed we have a new chat room to request and discuss question closures: SE Code Review Close Questions room I've setup that room due to ...
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PSA: Excel going “Not Responding” isn't broken code

Some VBA questions mention the host application (e.g. Excel) is going "not responding" while their macro is running. Is it ok to vote to close these questions as "broken code"?
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What's the best way to change how my code looks?

A long time ago the question avoiding Python multiline string indentation was asked. The question was well received with a score of 66 and 16 favourites. It was even answered by one of our previous ...
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Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

I frequently see users (most probably close voting, or flagging for closure) leaving stock(?) comments like1 Welcome to Code Review! I'm afraid this question does not match what this site is about. ...
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Invalid close votes on this C++ parsing question

I'm looking at this question. It has 3 close votes at the moment, but they are likely all invalid. The close reasons are "code not included or broken code", which is not the case. I have compiled ...
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UI falsely attributes migration to users who merely voted for closure

I voted to close a question today. Nothing new, except the closure turned into an unwanted migration. The question should NOT have been migrated, but all of a sudden my name was on it: I voted to ...
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Feedback on closing 'Separation of concerns in graph theory project'

Separation of concerns in graph theory project This question is odd: It has tons of code removed, making it hard to review (it sure does not run) "I am having problems with separating the concerns" ...
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Should votes to close a question as containing broken code be paired with a comment?

First off; I'm not looking to enforce this via systems; just as a community guideline. As an example to showcase my issue, here's a review that may pop up in the review queue for Close Votes. It's ...
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Migration paths to other sites

If you can cast close votes, you now have a new privilege! Up until recently, only moderators could migrate an off-topic question to Stack Overflow or Programmers.SE - if you haven't noticed yet, the ...
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Poor quality unanswered questions

You all know we're fighting our zombies. I check the "Unanswered Question" from time to time, like some of you I guess. I happen to see "poor quality" questions (or super complicated one, but those ...
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Adding someone else's code into the question [duplicate]

Code behind a link is off-topic. Good. Questions trying it anyway get closed. Good. But every once in a while I encounter a question which is quite good and where this is the only problem. Now, I ...
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Should the “broken code” close reason be reworded?

Here are our current close reasons: As @rolfl explains here, the gist of each of these three close reasons can be roughly summarized as the opposites of: your code works as intended it is ...
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Vote to close bounty question - example code

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/87366/unit-testing-ui-related-modules A module + test could look something like this: ...
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Uncounted close vote?

I cast a close vote on this question: Simplify expression in Swift playground, or at least that's what is claimed and is preventing me from casting a close vote now. Yet the question appears to have ...
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Flag & close as duplicate not working with Opera

I am trying to flag this post as a duplicate of this one, but I cannot seem to get it to work as the button is greyed out. I tried to enter: ...
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Questions about code translation

Translate C++ code to Haskell This question was put on hold and then deleted by the user. And for this specific question, I think that is fine. It was off-topic as it didn't include the translated ...
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Should we close this one-liner ternary as “unclear what you're asking”?

This question looks like OP is worried about DRY and perhaps readability of a one-liner ternary. I have a bias against one-liners and other narrowed-down questions, but there's a consensus about them ...
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Automatically add a comment when you vote to close a question

Currently, automatic comments are always added when you vote to close as a duplicate. However, it would be nice if, for example, closing as off-topic asking a question or a review on not yet written ...
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Post Mortems - Episode I: A new hope

Prologue: A long long time ago (Apr. 17th, 16:00), in a galaxy far away, there was a stranger, seeking enlightenment. He came across a miraculous star named CodeReview in the deepest ...
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Good question, but OP didn't know how to ask it?

In Calculating Julian dates, the author asks a question that doesn't make sense: Refactor this code so that I don't have to insert the parameters any time I need to use one of the functions. [....
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Should we close “Improve performance for “Unfriendly Numbers” problem”?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/12526/18427 It failed the game/contest because of the time constraint. My thoughts are that this is a review for speed. Bearing that in mind, I think it is on-...
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Users unhappy with voting to close/move

Please see this question : https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/36987/14625 I invited the 2 users to comment on this thread. From my perspective, Code Review is there to Review working code, that ...
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Can a “Not your code” default off-topic option be added to the close dialog?

A number of questions have come up recently where the code is not the asker's own code, prompting a 'close' response. It would be convenient if there was an 'off-topic' close option that included: ...
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Should this question be closed for “not asking for good code”?

Telling the user the number of days it's been since January 1st So far, this question has: 4 total close votes 3 have decided to Close (from the queue) 3 have decided to Leave Open (from the ...
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Closing > Off-Topic dialog could use some more formatting

I find the "asking for code to be written" being bold, makes it easy to spot that close reason at a glance. It would be nice if the dialog also bolded key words in the other close reasons, like: ...
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Close and/or delete a question abandoned by the asker?

If someone asks the OP a question in the comments, and the OP never answers, and there isn't really enough information to give a good answer to the question, should we be able close the question and/...
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Strange rule when voting to close as duplicate

I'm not sure if this is a bug, but I've never seen any other SE site require that the the question I'm calling a target of a duplicate question must have an upvoted or accepted answer. Is this just a ...
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Three “Keep open”s and it still closes

This is about review https://codereview.stackexchange.com/review/close/3161 and this related question I check the review history every now and again just for my own sanity. (Making sure I've made the ...
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Should we bother old off-topic questions?

Recently I've found some old questions which do not contain any code (usually just a link). Some of them have an accepted answer. Since these questions are off-topic (according to the FAQ), should I ...