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"Trigger happy" closing of a question with no feedback

Your question was closed by three users; two of them voted to close as not suitable for "seeking recommendations for specific products or places to purchase them" and one voted to close as &...
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Is it OK to edit a post to include a citation, rather than leaving a comment telling the author they should cite their source?

Thanks for asking. If someone else adds a missing reference for an OP, I have been surprised to learn from experience that this can actually cause problems, as I explain below. Therefore personally I ...
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Suggesting SE sites for off-topic questions

Flagging for migration is rarely ever the correct action, save for the case when someone asks something on the main site that belongs here on meta. Then close/flag for closure -> community-specific ...
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Suggesting SE sites for off-topic questions

Yes, flag it for moderator attention. It would be good to check the site and ensure it is on topic for the other site. (Also DIY is a home improvement site, which is community misunderstood here)
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Suggesting SE sites for off-topic questions

There is a close option for that purpose, though only Stacks you are member of can be selected. A comment would be the alternative, whether to kindly hint the OP in that direction, or in the hope that ...
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Most appropriate circuit simulators for this site?

Any one you like. LTSpice is solid and free. Micro-Cap also. Fritzing is too simplified for professional work, but if you're just doing power supplies and resistors it's not going to give you a wrong ...
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Closed question : Low-Power Multidevice Wireless Communication : Real-Time Data Between 12 Portable MCUs Within 10m

Do what the link says: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping/ Describe the problem you want to solve, not ask for what to buy. Shopping questions are useless, they are ...
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Question closed with negative votes but then improved, OP quit, question deleted. OK to re-ask? Or is that a duplicate?

I favour creating a new question. While 'Meta' content is usually strongly discouraged, a brief comment at the end along with attribution and a link to the deleted question should be adequate (IMHO).
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Question closed with negative votes but then improved, OP quit, question deleted. OK to re-ask? Or is that a duplicate?

Normally it would be strongly discouraged to copy posts, but in this particular case the OP is missing and the question wasn't very good to begin with, making references to external videos etc. So ...
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