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Policy regarding questions which it’s controversial whether they should be open or closed

While sparked by this question, my question pertains to a much broader swatch of posts. Let’s say you have a post that gets closed. Five votes, off-topic. Then five people say it was closed unfairly ...
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Voting to reopen in order to close for a different reason

Very related to this question, I think. If a question is closed for (what you consider to be) an incorrect reason but should anyway be closed for a different reason, should you vote to reopen and (...
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Multiple close answer reasons

When voting to close a question you can choose from several different reasons. However, when the question actually gets put on hold, it only shows the reason with the most votes. So for instance, if ...
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Please leave a comment before closing!

This is something I’ve noticed a lot of recently in the review queue, and it’s not a problem unique to MY. Going through the close votes, I’ve noticed that a large percentage of the recent votes ...
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How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question?

How many reputation do you need in order to be able to vote to reopen or close a question??
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Should questions be immune from consideration for closing after a certain time, number of upvotes or number of answers?

This question Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers? came up for review as being too broad. The question has 28 upvotes and 24 answers and was first posted in 2010. Is it ...
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Should upvotes protect a potential off-topic question from closure?

I reviewed a number of questions that were suggested for closure. For most of them it was a judgement call as to whether they were, for example, off-topic. Several of the questions had already been ...
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How quick should we be to close vs help

There are times when a certain question is proposed to be off topic. See the comments to Who were the original users of Ktav Ashuri? for a recent discussion. There is an obvious quick fix to keep ...
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Answering a question that you voted to close

When is appropriate for a user that voted to close a question to go ahead and answer the question as well? Granted that if their closed opinion wasn't accepted by the community, they shouldn't ...
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Should I downvote questions that I vote to close?

Many of the questions on the site that are closed as off-topic or for other reasons have negative scores. Should I be downvoting questions that I vote to close? To me, I feel like downvoting and ...
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What happens to close votes if the user dips below 3000 rep?

Suppose a user achieves 3000 reputation points and begins casting close votes. Then, the user downvotes an answer and loses 1 reputation point, falling to 2999. What happens to the close votes? Do ...
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Undo vote to close

Is there a way to undo a vote to close a question because you thought it was a dupe and then realized it wasn't?