Questions tagged [closed-questions]

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Editing questions recently put on hold (don't do trivial edits)

I've already mentioned this to a couple of editors in the /dev/chat chat, but I think it may be worth mentioning in a Meta post as well. Please don't make trivial edits to questions that were ...
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Should we improve posts that are common Google results?

It seems like fairly regularly I'll be running a Google search to assist with a minor problem and the result that I get from a stackexchange.com site is extremely high quality. It answers my question ...
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How/where do I ask how to maintain a package with separate patches?

I have a question about maintaining a external software package with custom patches. Similar questions have been asked before, but mine is a bit more specific since it focuses on maintaining packages ...
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Disable ssh remote login using tcp wrapper

I don't understand why this question was closed without answer, and getting 4 down voted? I want to use tcp wrapper to disable ssh remote login from a client on the server. How do I find out if ...
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How was this answer posted ten minutes after its question was closed?

The question Why is bash history substitution still enabled by default? was closed at 2018-04-09-21:59:11Z. Ten minutes later, at 22:09:25Z a (perfectly reasonable) answer was posted by Jason Goemaat. ...
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Question closed without any explanation (and I'm always searching for an answer)

Some days ago, I wrote this question: Screenshot takes a long time. The post was closed as closed as unclear what you're asking by [5 different users] Aug 14 at 13:36 Please clarify your ...
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Do closed questions go to a virtual land-fill and can they be seen?

I ask questions now and then, and sometimes they are closed. At times I wanna re-visit my closed questions but don't know where to look at those. This is to improve the closed question and well, to ...
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Is the “On hold” message sometimes wrong?

Looking at https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/307879/does-linux-operating-systems-not-run-as-hot-as-windows-10 I see the question has been marked as "put on hold as unclear what you're asking by ...
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Posted to multiple Stack* sites, put on hold here for being off-topic

I was desperate for an answer and asked the same question here and on StackOverflow and it's been put on-hold here as being off-topic. However, given the nature of the question, I feel it's more ...
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Is there any way to close your own question

I have asked a question and satisfied with the answers. I have ticked one of them. Is there any way in which i can "close" the question to further answering or is there any convention on what i should ...
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Question closed for wrong reason, seems like it needs to be migrated?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/199017/how-to-artificially-cause-a-page-fault-in-linux-kernel Was closed as unclear (which it was, but the comments fixed that), but it is realy off topic as ...
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improving closed questions without reopening

I edited this post, which had been put on hold as primary opinion based. Although I did not get to review it in the Close Review queue, I would have voted to close it myself as well. I did not want ...
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What is that “on-hold” state?

I see the "on hold" state on some questions that would have been closed in the past. What is this (new?) state, why was it introduced? Can I vote to close in that state?
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Reopen a closed question after a major edit?

I asked a question here and it got closed. I believe that the concerns cited were dealt with very clearly in the original question and that the people who closed it simply did not read past the title, ...
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Strange question status after an off-topic closure

What happened to this question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/73206/getc-convert-to-syscall-read? I did a bit of editing, then cast the fifth close vote - I believe I selected "migrate to ...
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Two questions closed. Why?

I got two of my questions closed one after the other: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/56101/unity-problems-searching-for-a-good-wm Would you say FreeBSD is more stable than Linux? One of ...
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Why can users still comment on closed questions?

This question on the cost of migrating to Linux was closed (twice) and now the questioner has left a comment on his own answer soliciting further discussion. Surely, once a question has been closed ...
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How do I merge two questions in one?

Sorry if I just overlooking something, but I don't see how to merge two questions in one. I asked question Can be profitable to migrate from Windows to Linux in a small business? which was by opinion ...
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Reply from Richard stallman on “free-as-in-speech/beer”

In response to “free-as-in-speech” vs. "free-as-in-beer” I originally posted this on unix.stackexchange but it was closed and deleted. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3398/reply-from-...