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Add "delayed close"?

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 ...
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Can we do better with question closures?

This question got closed inside of 3 hours. I get that it was grossly underspecified, and I get the frustration with abandoned questions, but are we educating new users enough? Can we include a note ...
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What happens when I vote "Leave Open"?

When I'm working through the Close Vote review queue, what happens when I vote to leave a question open? I know that it takes 3 votes to close the question, but does my vote to leave it open offset ...
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Change a "Vote to Close" default option

As noted in this question, we sometimes get a message in the close vote review queue that: However, there is no "Vote to Close" system option stating: This question does not appear to be ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Can we get the close vote threshold lowered to 3?

This has been tinkered with on SO and several SE sites. SO has now gone to 3 permanently and I noted this Shog9 comment Other sites can have whatever threshold is most appropriate for them We are "...
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What happened to the "not about home improvement" close option?

I've been an SE participant for years, but only got actively involved with DIY in 2015. I'd have sworn that early on there was a flag/close option along the lines of "Not about home improvement". Am I ...
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