27 votes

Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

Yes. I surveyed the recent close-vote history, and it's clear that there is a good quorum at three votes. Pulling out yesterday's reviews, it's clear that almost all the votes for closing questions ...
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PSA: Excel going "Not Responding" isn't broken code

If you don't do VBA, you probably don't know this, but most VBA host applications are single-threaded, and when VBA code runs for a long time it's completely normal that the main window's caption says ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
20 votes

Are we voting to close too quickly?

If anything, we don't vote to close quickly enough. An off-topic question can often be fixed. In the meantime, it shouldn't be answered. It helps to close the questions for answers, so they don't get ...
Mast's user avatar
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Should votes to close a question as containing broken code be paired with a comment?

Yes I am a comment lover. Comments helps a lot. Especially when it's not crystal clear for everybody that the code is not working as intended. Sometimes it's even good if two or more users ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
16 votes

Vote to close and unclear titles

We usually VTC questions with titles that don't reflect the goal of the code. I find this entire premise very, very, very sad and completely contrary to the very welcoming spirit that made this site ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
15 votes

Are we voting to close too quickly?

The Close-/Reopen system is at least partly predicated on quickly closing questions that are not on topic and quickly reopening those that were edited to be on topic. Let me quote Shog writing on the &...
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Are we voting to close too quickly?

Not enough people that VTC are leaving helpful comments, or even comments that refer to the How do I ask a good question help page. This answer is in support of @vogel612 answer. When I come upon a ...
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The context of "Lacks concrete context": let's fix it

IMO the biggest and simplest problem is LCC being used as UCWYA. But why is this happening? I don't know, but I can guess. The reason's name "Lacks Concrete Context" makes it sound like any context. ...
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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?

Wouldn't it be more efficient to notify the OP (even below 250 rep) directly about close votes, Yes it would. Feel free to make a feature-request on the site-wide meta. instead of that constantly ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
9 votes

Should votes to close a question as containing broken code be paired with a comment?

As the moderator involved, I'm obligated to respond. This specific question I have to admit, it was a complex decision process for me, with many factors to consider. Code Review is a place where ...
200_success's user avatar
9 votes

Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

This is now live! Thanks for your patience. When I came to check out the discussion here, it was nice to see good support - y'all have an active site and I know that you likely get a good amount of ...
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Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

Since I'm the one being cited, I may as well write an update clarifying my stance back then and my current one. It started out in December with me linking in chat to the MSO post, a little earlier ...
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The context of "Lacks concrete context": let's fix it

I have never liked this as a close reason. I believe it does damage to the site. Community consensus at the time was significant, and I've come to accept it over time as a potentially necessary evil. ...
rolfl's user avatar
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6 votes

Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

Once a question is closed it does automatically add a notice that the OP can see as to the reason for closure and how to possibly remedy it, for example: Some of us who regularly help with moderation ...
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5 votes

Invalid close votes on this C++ parsing question

The biggest problem with this question in my opinion is that it is unclear. It consists of a big code block that also includes the description of what it does. You could add a comment and suggest ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
5 votes

Let's not close fixable posts without explanation

I made a query questions-in-need-of-a-friendly-helpful-comment to try to find questions where moderating comments are invited. Feel free to tweek this query at own will. Note that the database this ...
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4 votes
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How to handle a VTC as duplicate that goes the wrong way around?

The problem as I see it is that the Poster created a new question rather than updating the original and getting that re-opened. Is there some way to instruct the poster that it would have been better ...
pacmaninbw's user avatar
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4 votes

What's the best way to change how my code looks?

For a question to be on-topic: Is code included in my question? Yes. Am I an author or maintainer of the code? They probably are. Do I want the code to be good code? Yes. Is it actual ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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3 votes

Feedback on closing 'Separation of concerns in graph theory project'

I think that your first bullet-point is the only valid reason to close that question. I'll explain my reasoning for the following three bullet points are not valid reasons: The rule reviewers may ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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3 votes

Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

I like to think of the "generated" comments as the community's accepted comment for such close reasons and that other comments may be causing unnecessary noise. Multiple "generated" comments that ...
Malachi's user avatar
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2 votes

Should an "ancient" question that would be rejected now be nominated for closing?

There is something to be said about handling questions that get resurfaced "organically" vs. actively seeking out older questions and flagging / closing them. Since this question was ...
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2 votes
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Should an "ancient" question that would be rejected now be nominated for closing?

Just vote to close I don't see a compelling historical value to this question. So no need to lock and keep; just treat it the same as any newer question.
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The context of "Lacks concrete context": let's fix it

Lacks concrete context: Code Review requires concrete code from a project, with sufficient context for reviewers to understand how that code is used. Pseudocode, stub code, hypothetical code, ...
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2 votes

What's the best way to change how my code looks?

In my opinion, the question is clearly on-topic: the code is included in the question it is the author's code it is actual code from a project the code works the author wants it to be good code they ...
rolfl's user avatar
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2 votes

What's the best way to change how my code looks?

This question has nothing to do with improving anyhting. OP is clearly asking for a concrete solution and thus it should be closed. Only because a couple of people voted for it, doesn't mean it's ok ...
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2 votes

Announcement: New chat room CRCQR

The progress so far... This room has been ongoing for a little more than two days now. In this time, there's been 24 requests to close and 1 request to reopen. Some questions had comments that were ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
1 vote

How to handle a VTC as duplicate that goes the wrong way around?

This is an example of incorrect handling I feel people are taking the idea that an OP should be able to improve their off-topic questions too far. To the point where they're only allowed to improve an ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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1 vote

What's the best way to change how my code looks?

This is how I read the question And why I think it is on-topic. I have this code from a project of mine, that prints the usage to the user: ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar

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