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Closure reason doesn't make any sense to me

In this Meta question, what you said about your question on the main site is: "This is clearly a technical inquiry asking for an explanation" But your question on the main site did not read ...
SamGibson's user avatar
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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 ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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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 ...
SamGibson's user avatar
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What should be done about this question?

You have a number of choices. You could roll back the question This feels like a bad approach. The edited question makes much more sense than the first version. You might start a rollback war You ...
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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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 ...
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
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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 ...
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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What should we do about the bad close vote culture of this site?

I think the heart of community moderation is letting the community moderate, but screening for clear abuses like targeting one user for no reason is probably a good practice. That said, I'm not, and ...
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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Reason for question closure unfounded

I agree. I voted to reopen. The "use of electronic devices" close reason is there to avoid questions like "How do I take a screenshot on my iPhone"? Basically, questions whose ...
dim's user avatar
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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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What should we do about the bad close vote culture of this site?

I can relate to the behavior you describe, and deem it incorrect behavior in those cases that you describe. I expect the moderation team to suspend users who abuse the power of issuing close-votes. If ...
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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 -- ...
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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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,...
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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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.
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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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 ...
pipe's user avatar
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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 ...
dim's user avatar
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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 ...
pipe's user avatar
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Closure reason doesn't make any sense to me

I have reopened the question. Please see my two comments on the question - one of which asks for more information from you. The vote to close reasons are very broadly defined and the system does not ...
Russell McMahon's user avatar
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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.
Matt Young's user avatar
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What is going on with this question

The biggest problem is that you never defined "the new format" that you were looking for. There is no single standard for such symbols.
Dave Tweed's user avatar
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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.
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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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 ...
Chris Stratton's user avatar
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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 ...
dim's user avatar
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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 ...
pipe's user avatar
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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!? ...
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
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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.
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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What should we do about the bad close vote culture of this site?

Doing a bit of research on meta, and thinking about our recent change to 3 votes, I have a bit more insight. It really feels to me like the close mechanisms are well-suited to high-traffic stacks with ...
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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What should we do about the bad close vote culture of this site?

Most of my answers take at least an hour, often much more, to compose. It's heartbreaking to spend so much time writing an answer, only to be met with "this question has been closed" when I ...
Simon Fitch's user avatar
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How can I improve my question?

The question is not specific enough, please be more speicfic on what you need help with. It looks more like "here is my buck design help me with the problem" It would be nice to see a ...
Voltage Spike's user avatar
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Why is this arithmetic question considered opinion based?

My honest reason, being one of the voters: Because there is no longer a generic "off-topic" close button You're asking a pure computer science question but there's no way to close it as such,...
pipe's user avatar
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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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