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Systematically closing Kali questions

No, I agree that one shouldn't have been closed. This is a surprising change since apt-get has been the standard for many years and even experienced users might have been blindsided by it. I had ...
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Why my question was put on hold?

The question was put on hold as "unclear" (and later automatically deleted as it was never updated). It is unclear because you failed to include information about the message that you saw on screen. ...
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How to take a question off "on hold"?

Your question seems to have very little to do with Linux. It doesn't matter that you're developing on a Linux machine; the question is about how something in C# works. As explained in the Help Center: ...
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Please can "how-can-i-write-to-the-buzz-controllers-...-to-work-LEDs" be reopened for answer

I went ahead and reopened it. I can't guarantee it will remain that way since the original question was indeed more of a programming issue than *nix so I won't insist if others vote to close it again. ...
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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/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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Almost impossible to get questions out of "on hold" state

Let's not argue about a specific case, but about the general problem. In general, over the last 30 days, 588 questions were closed. 24 of them were reopened, which sounds low, but only 93 of them ...
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Virtual consoles (Linux–FreeBSD): possibly mistaken closure

The closed question will remain closed even if we decide it's not a dupe. It is asking 3 questions at once and that would make it too broad anyway. In any case, if you feel you have something to add ...
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so–called "duplicates" are effectively killed from view from initial link - why not make that clear?

For what it's worth, I can see why you're frustrated about this. Now I notice how the site behaved, I am really weirded out by it. But I don't think that means we should undo this specific duplicate....
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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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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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My question was put on hold. I rephrased it. Can I get it unlocked?

It's been reopened. You can just flag for mod attention next time (the "flag" link under the post).
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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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