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Rejecting obvious questions?

Shouldn't we reject questions for which the asking people obviously didn't do their homework? Like this one: What does ^d mean in ls -l | grep ^d? Not that I'm really annoyed, but I think it would ...
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Learning the art of the close-vote review queue

(Forked from Learning the art of the review queue) For those who often "Skip" in reviewing close-vote items because of lack of confidence / experience / training, is there: A more detailed guide to ...
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Are we abusing “Request for learning materials” as a reason to close?

Request for learning material, from what I gather, is a request for links or pointers to offsite learning materials, or books, courses, etc. In fact, How do we feel about requests for learning ...
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Systematically closing Kali questions

When I asked the reviewer who originally posted the duplicate link why he was duping this question, he referred me to this Meta post: What should we do about Kali Linux questions?. In the top-upvoted ...
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Should we get rid of the “cross-posted” close reason?

TL;DR Should we remove the "cross-posted" close reason and instead flag for mod attention as they do everywhere else on the SE network? Cross-posting on multiple sites of the Stack Exchange network ...
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New off-topic close reason for question that are… off-topic?

Lately we've seen a bunch of question about Windows, english usage, general programming questions, and when we should take the dog to a walk... so, I was thinking that instead of writing up a "custom" ...
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Add specific close reason and explicit point in the help pages for learning material requests

Prelude: How do we feel about requests for learning materials? I'm tagging this as feature-request and discussion since there was already previous discussion about the topic, but recent events may ...
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Can we have Super User as a site for off-topic close reasons?

I'm looking at Mac equivalent application "shortcat". While it technically relates to Unix & Linux, I think it would be a much better fit for Super User. However, I was only able to ...
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What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer never accepted?

What do we do about abandoned questions, with a correct answer that was never accepted? If we suspect the original poster forgot about it completely? Not sure if we have any sort of process, or if ...
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Which duplicate should be closed?

I'm raising this issue because it seems to me that when we find a new question that has an obvious duplicate, it should not necessarily be the new question that is closed. We already have a good ...
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Should we close general reference questions?

This is a continuation of Rejecting obvious questions? and Is it okay to ask questions here when Wikipedia already has the answer?. We get the occasional question where the best answer is to refer ...
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Close questions as “Needs details or clarity”

Would we close questions (like https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/close/343371) if the question itself does lack information but that information has already been made available in the comments?
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why was this question not closed?

I was surfing through U & L site and stumbled upon this question titled: Recommended reading to better understand Unix/Linux internals. According to the site's rules, the same question would have ...
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Flagging questions that are “Very Low Quality”?

I currently encountered this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/314774/unix-script-to-pass-variables It made me wonder how questions that are "very low quality" should be handled. ...