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Some of our close reasons include a request for additional information, with the implication that this might allow them to reopen. That strikes me as somewhat off-putting to newcomers, so I tend to comment with the request these rather than VTC unless they're pretty close to irredeemable.

It might be kinder to give these a delayed action. "We'll have to close this in a week unless you can clarify/focus" would not have as strong a negative connotation.

Of course making that work would require changes at the SE core level, but I wanted to float a trial balloon before finding out if it was a lead balloon.

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    There are a few requests on meta.stackexchange.com for different variations of this. It probably makes more sense to request this feature over there to apply to all sites rather than just DIY. Personally I'd like a "remind me of this post after $x time" feature to get a notification to revisit the post.
    – BMitch Mod
    Oct 13, 2023 at 1:29
  • Probably true. Wanted to check first whether I was completely off in left field.
    – keshlam
    Oct 13, 2023 at 2:14

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