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Lots of ancient questions being VTCd

In reviewing the queue I've noticed a lot of questions from 4 or 5 years ago being VTC'd "unclear". The odd thing about these is that a number of them have an accepted answer so clearly(!) they're ...
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Did I vote close this question?

Cannot open file'*' no such file or directory I don't have any recollection of voting to close as not reproducible issue. Is it because someone use my comment as a vote close reason ?
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Over zealous desire to close questions

I have found the main forum an excellent resource for concise, good quality questions and answers, so I do understand the philosophy to remove woolly, off-topic or old (stale) questions. But when I ...
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When voting close should the comment be considered

When in the vote close queue, I never read comments. But today, on this peculiar question: https://unix.stackexchange.com/review/close/246445 I found out that I should have because without comment the ...
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Trivial edits to remove posts from the close queue?

Background: Recently when reviewing in the close vote queue, I came across a post that I was pretty sure I had seen some weeks prior. So after a bit of investigation I determined that I had in fact ...
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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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What to do with answers to off-topic questions?

I just found this question in the first posts review queue and voted to close it (see my comment to it) because I cannot see how U&L would benefit from it. Next, I found one of the answers in the ...
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Closing votes on a historic question about Plan 9

I just scored 4 close votes on my question regarding the reason behind using the "snarf" word instead of "copy" in Plan 9 applications (link). I thought that questions about history (there are 234 ...
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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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When a computing problem becomes moot what should you do about the question?

Suppose you ask a question, say on Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, but after asking it, the question becomes irrelevant. Say for example you ask if you can fix network protocol(s) which Windows says ...
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Is an asker alerted when his/her question is nominated for close?

This question, for example, is currently being reviewed for close. Its chances are good, I think, in that it has already received 2 leave open votes, but there doesn't appear to be any clear-cut ...
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strange question closing (after “leave open”)

I just had a look at the close review queue history and noticed something strange: The question Unable to connect to RHEL client release 5.6 (Tikanga) is on hold but cuonglm was the last one voting ...
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Yearly Revisit of List of Sites to Migrate

I've read a few of the discussions relating to migrating off-topic questions and haven't got to the bottom of why the list cannot be expanded beyond Meta and SO. There's been a few observations that ...
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How does one relinquish his/her right to close questions without review?

At Why is the result of this for and while loop different? [duplicate] (and that's just an example), I've voted to close the question as a duplicate. But because of my reputation on the shell tag, ...
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Editing before vote to close

In this question on meta I requested that the [Edit] button on the Close Vote review queue items would not imply that I want to leave the question open. The cause of this, is that questions are ...
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Editing items that should be closed even after editing

Today the following item was in the Close Votes Review Queue: Its bothering me On iftop i can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal Connected to my ubuntu ec2 server for long long time ?? This address doesn'...
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Can't close as duplicate with no answers

In the Review Queue, I came across a question where Gilles had already voted to close as a duplicate: the question and the duplicate. However, when I attempted to vote to close, I was asked to select ...
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duplicate vs. other reasons for close votes or flags

I consider it unfair that all kinds of vote reasons are treated equally (e.g. with respect to badges). I kind of admire the people who bother searching for duplicates. If I get possible duplicates in ...
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Are we a little bit trigger happy on close-votes?

Lately I stumbled about a number of questions like this simple java question that got closed pretty fast. For me it is quite clear what is being asked here, so I do not understand why that question ...
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Stack exchange has gone from useful site to a site where people try to close questions as fast as possible

My latest personal experience of this is: Send all local mail to a single external e-mail I listened and took the time to try out the proposed solution carefully, but it did not work. The "moderators"...
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What should we do with off-topic bounty questions?

This Bounty question looks to me as if it were off topic and a crosspost For this question - assume it were off-topic. How should these kind of questions be handled? Close and Flag for moving do ...
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Should there be a moderator flag for cross-posting?

When a question is cross-posted from another StackExchange site, such as Superuser, I assume that we do not want the question duplicated on Unix and Linux. It is bad etiquette for someone to do so, ...
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Find all questions that I flagged to close?

How should I find all questions that I vote for close ? I saw a closure tag in vote tab, but doesn't seem to have the closed ones, only up/downs, also, is there a search command for that
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curious why 'How does the linux update manager work' question is disliked

I see that this question has received a bunch of downvotes and close votes, and me wonders what's the issue, other than the fact that it's a cross-post.
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`exact duplicate` as a flag option not well categorized

The 40k-rep-heavy user Gilles commented on this question Why do you need the "./" when executing programs in the current directory? (ups - why is no link-button here?) that it is a possible ...
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Site icon in migration dialog is mispositioned

The site icon on the off-topic close dialog doesn't line up with the text: The only other sites I can close on are SO and BCG (which is still in beta); the icons look right on those:
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Can we leave a Comment before casting a close vote?

I asked a question regarding joining 2 avi files using a GUI, and someone else earlier asked how to do that, but using the CLI. Another not-so-careful user decided to vote to close, and I suspect that ...
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Migrating to other SE sites?

Is it possible for users with 3000 reputation to vote to migrate a question to another SE site? If not, is it possible for ♦ moderators to do so?