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Why do we allow "i'm voting to close because [x]" in the comments?

The comment is primarily there to provide feedback to the OP. Whether other agree with it or not is secondary.
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Why do we allow "i'm voting to close because [x]" in the comments?

Think of it from the OP's point of view. What would you rather see, a question closed with only one of the canned text to explain why, or a more detailed explanation from someone that voted to close? ...
Olin Lathrop's user avatar
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How do we stop the upvoting of incomplete questions and unattempted homework?

I'd strongly recommend going about making this major time sink less of a major timesink by introducing a specific close reason. This was discussed and agreed upon. This saves you the time to comment ...
Marcus Müller's user avatar
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How do we stop the upvoting of incomplete questions and unattempted homework?

It is unnerving, but there is no way to stop people from upvoting questions, from a moderation perspective. Moderators don't have control over voting, this is up to the community. If you see a bad ...
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How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

Revenge down-voting is not ok and looking at your account I agree this is what's been happening. otably, after tossing out 3 revenge down-votes against the same user, there's some automatic protection ...
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Why do we allow "i'm voting to close because [x]" in the comments?

If somebody voted to close a question, the system automatically generates indicators. The questions is added to the the close review queue. "close (n)", where n is the current number of close votes, ...
Nick Alexeev's user avatar
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up voting limit

It’s not that simple. Your total vote limit is set in a complicated way such that once you see a “you have 5 votes left” warning, this is correct. More specifically, the limit is set once you cast ...
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Can an accidental vote be changed?

Yes, an accidental vote can be changed if the post has been edited since you last voted. Refer to the following Stack Exchange FAQ: What are the limits on how I can cast, change, and retract votes? ...
toolic's user avatar
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How many votes against one person before votes are reviewed?

I don't think the exact number of votes is published, or at least the moderators generally doesn't discuss details. It will just cause downvoters to plan their actions and game the system. According ...
pipe's user avatar
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Why do we allow "i'm voting to close because [x]" in the comments?

It's not that its allowed -- its that when prompted for certain "other" close reasons in the close menus, you're forced to type something, and that something is automatically added to the comments. A ...
Scott Seidman's user avatar
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Downvoting questions or answers

That flowchart is just terrible. If I read it correctly, it tells me to leave an outright wrong answer up-voted for days, letting other people think it is correct. One key difference between EE and e....
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