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What more details does my question need?

The question is similar to saying "How do I add 200HP to my car?" We need to know what type of car, what engine it has and diagrams for the car. The question was closed because we don't even ...
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Is it the OP's fault his question is "locked-out" for 7 days due to arguments in answers

Note to other site members: There was excessive disruption, argument and rudeness in comments that have since been deleted (and elsewhere) i.e. you cannot now see the whole picture. I knew that my ...
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When are pin assignments on electronic modules "user-level questions"?

This sort of closing is a bit overzealous, in my opinion. This sort of Arduino question is on-topic here.
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

One week is too long for a fix-it period. Even one day is too long. An hour or two is about right amount of time. After posting, the asker should monitor their post for about an hour. They should ...
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Can we have one answer to "why is ebay/ali/etc selling this module for less than the bulk part cost"?

The linked question is NOT about shopping, buying, or purchasing recommendations. It is about electronic engineering, one dimension of which is managing cost. How you can reduce the cost of a ...
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Are there any other changes I should make to this question to get it reopened?

While I appreciate the effort you have put into editing your question, it is still far too broad. The nub of it seems to be: How do I write multiple streams of real-time data to a filesystem? And ...
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What exactly is not clear in this question?

What exactly is not clear in this question? It is mostly verbal diarrhea. I can sympathize with those that voted to close. I suspect it wasn't as much unclear as screw this. However, there is ...
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

With the tools we have at our disposal now I still think we should be closing questions that we don't understand or have significant issues. The reason for this is that there is no easy way to make ...
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

IMO the treatment of 'bad' questions (bad in one form or another) is is OK, but sometimes the canned reason for closing is not very informative or accurate. My personal contribution is that I never ...
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What exactly is not clear in this question?

The answer shows that the premise of the question is flawed to begin with — the OP doesn't understand the relationships among voltage, current and magnetic field in a transformer. In other words,...
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A question was closed as duplicate, but I dissagree with it (I am not OP). What is the correct way of bringing this up?

Standard practice would be to add a comment under the question, and then nominate the question to be reopened, which places it in the review queue to be examined by other community reviewers.
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Question about RAMS engineering closed as "opinion-based"

Sometimes the close reason does not match up with why a question is really closed, and this is one such case, I think. Your answer about RAMS approaches was very comprehensive and interesting -- ...
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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

I'm going to answer this part because the rest of it does not make much sense afterwards: Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions? Closing a question is not a slap ...
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Is it a good idea to immediately slap on the wrist and close questions?

It is true that the main question in the first post you linked is not "What PCB fab house should I go with?" (shopping question), but rather "How can I check whether a given PCB fab house is reliable ...
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Why not tell OP when the question is unclear?

It's not common, but it happens. Ideally, it is customary to tell OP why one votes to close their question, unless someone else has already done so in the comment section. Personally I try to do ...
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Where to ask discussion / advice questions?

I can eventually suggest chat for this, which has much less strict requirements. The problem is that chat leverages far less visibility than regular questions, so if you're lucky, you'll eventually ...
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Where to ask discussion / advice questions?

This is a common question, but the harsh reality is that it's not "our" job to find the right place for your questions. This is true for questions about where on Stack Exchange to ask a question, but ...
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Question about IC identification put on hold as off-topic

We grudgingly accept component identification questions. Since they are at the edge of what we do, and some think we shouldn't do them at all, they need to be extra good. Yours wasn't. Seriously!? ...
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Should this embedded software development question have been closed?

Yes, it was a fine close. It would not have been a great candidate for migration, as it wasn't a very good question in the first place.
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Can we have one answer to "why is ebay/ali/etc selling this module for less than the bulk part cost"?

I agree with Brian, the underlying question is absolutely part of engineering. But questions about how to purchase any particular component are off-topic. The best way to make this happen is for ...
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Why a question on LTspice settings is not "on-topic"?

Closing that question was inappropriate. It may well be that there is nothing one can do from inside LT Spice to use the specific processor more efficiently, but that's what the question was about. ...
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

My ten cents worth. I wanted to comment on the first reply posted but cannot because I "need 50 reputation to post a comment"! So instead I am forced to post an answer! Does this make any sense? ...
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

I'm not completely aware of what type of feedback gets an user when his question gets closed, but it should be enough to understand that it's not the end. Closing just means that the question needs ...
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How is it decided that a question is unclear?

A question is unclear when it lacks the necessary information to discern the goal or the necessary details of the requirement to enable a good answer. It's not just that the example you picked is an ...
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How is it decided that a question is unclear?

The close menu is pretty bad. Sometimes the "unclear" option is the most convenient, but not the most accurate or precise.
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Questioning this closure

I didn't vote to close it, but I see it was closed because it "needs more focus." The problem is, you've asked a general question. You could write whole books about the subject in your question. ...
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Why was the list of closers removed when a question is closed?

It's now only visible to the author, and those that have unlocked the close vote privilege.
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

I'll have to agree with Olin. This site doesn't need coddled poor questions. It needs more good questions. I think that has to start with all of you. I try and ask questions here, I see a few from ...
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How can we improve the manner in which "poor" questions are dealt with?

This issue comes up occasionally in various guises, but it's basically the same thing each time. I wrote a lengthy response to this when is was being proposed that bad questions be put "on hold" for ...
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Question about IC identification put on hold as off-topic

I don't have a strong opinion regarding whether your question should've been put on hold as off-topic or not, per se. However, I do agree with some of the reasons said by Olin. I took myself a look ...
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