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How was this answer posted ten minutes after its question was closed?

As the meta posts linked by Jeff suggest, there's a window after the question has been closed where an answer that was already being composed can be submitted. 10 minutes isn't particularly egregious, ...
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Is there any way to close your own question

Nope, you've done everything you need to do already. Please don't edit the title to add "solved" or anything like that, that's not how this site works. Questions are never "closed" to further ...
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Do closed questions go to a virtual land-fill and can they be seen?

Closed questions are still accessible to anyone. You can use a couple search filters to find your own closed questions: user:50490 (or user:me) will show only your posts closed:yes will show only ...
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How/where do I ask how to maintain a package with separate patches?

I can’t answer for the users who voted to close that question; however I think at least part of the problem comes from the way you’ve framed the question, which doesn’t quite match what you’re saying ...
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Should we improve posts that are common Google results?

Ideally, closure (apart from duplicates) should be a temporary state. A question should either be open or deleted. If a question is closed, it means that we aren't confident that we can provide ...
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How to suggest a similar question

Yes, it is a privilege, called flagging, granted in this site at 15 rep. You flag a post as a duplicate if you feel it has been already answered. Flag posts Privilege type: Moderation ...
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Editing questions recently put on hold (don't do trivial edits on recently closed questions)

The only reason why this specific edit is undesirable is because how the system works. The edit itself isn't undesirable. Stack Exchange sites want to be a FAQ, and FAQ's don't include anything but ...
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Is the "On hold" message sometimes wrong?

What Jasonwryan said. When more than one close reason has been chosen by the people who voted to close, the most popular one is shown. I'm not sure what happens if each voter chose a different one and ...
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improving closed questions without reopening

If a question is closed and you don't think it's worth reopening, then it's usually not worth editing. Ideally, all closed questions should be either reopened or deleted. One thing that is worth ...
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Question closed for wrong reason, seems like it needs to be migrated?

Generally it's best to flag questions for the mods in this case if you notice they aren't being routed properly, or are stalled out, such is the case with this one. You can also alert other users of ...
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improving closed questions without reopening

That's a feature. In general, there is little point in editing a closed post unless you want to improve it for reopening. If you don't want it to enter the reopen queue, don't edit it. That said, I ...
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Disable ssh remote login using tcp wrapper

After looking at that question, it would seem that the reason it received so many downvotes is that it was originally very unclear – and the question was closed for that reason. After it was closed, ...
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How/where do I ask how to maintain a package with separate patches?

Your question is on-topic here, and this is the most appropriate site for it. The problem with it is that there isn't enough information to answer. Most distributions' packages are not meant for ...
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How/where do I ask how to maintain a package with separate patches?

The reason I VTC'd is because there is no one way. There's no accepted way. There's not even (IMHO) any universal good way... there's just things that are trade offs. There's not even an accepted ...
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Disable ssh remote login using tcp wrapper

It's an old question, by a user who hasn't visited the site in two years. Its original version was hard to understand, it was closed and then edited to a different question, and it has a single answer ...
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Question closed without any explanation (and I'm always searching for an answer)

First rule of making great questions is to ask yourself... What am I trying to say? and what is my reader going to understand from that? Ok, you have problems with your screenshots... but what else? ...
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Posted to multiple Stack* sites, put on hold here for being off-topic

Not sure what the right thing to do is since the SO version is too old to migrate and can't be deleted with an accepted answer. I just reopened our version so you can post the answer (and edit it out ...
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