17 votes
Accepted

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 ...
terdon's user avatar
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11 votes

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. ...
Kusalananda's user avatar
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8 votes

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: ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
6 votes

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 ...
Stephen Kitt's user avatar
6 votes

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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
3 votes

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....
sourcejedi's user avatar
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2 votes

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, ...
Anthony Geoghegan's user avatar
1 vote

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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
1 vote

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 ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
1 vote

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 ...
Stephen Harris's user avatar

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