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Another task for the task jar: Close questions about defuncted web applications

According to The Web Application Graveyard, created in 2015 by ale, questions on applications or application features that are no longer available are off-topic for Web Applications as no one will ...
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What part of the question "Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window?" needs details or clarity?

I noticed this question from November 2018: Can I permanently hide the YouTube chat window? which received a lot of positive feedback (+31 votes, 52k views), was unilaterally closed by a moderator on ...
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Request to reopen my Facebook question that I believe was wrongly marked as duplicate of a question closed as "needs details or clarity"

In November 2011, I asked "How do I let my Facebook friends view my Timeline posts without letting them comment on the posts?" I made sure to make my question clear, straightforward, and on-...
galacticninja's user avatar
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Do we want to reduce the number of votes needed to Close/Reopen questions?

Recently Stack Overflow reduced the number of votes needed to close/reopen questions from 5 to 3 after a successful experiment to see if it was worth it. The results were that it did improve the rate ...
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Feedback request - What are your thoughts on three-vote closure?

As in prior tests, I'd like to get some feedback from y'all about the impact of three-vote closure on your experience here Web Applications. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an ...
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Web Applications isn't for bad questions about app development and Super User either

Hopefully this will reach the eyes of one of ours community members that are voting to migrate to Super User "bad" questions about programming / developing apps. Recent cases Warning: Angular 6+ ...
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Cancelling election - let's try something else? Testing three-vote question closure

UPDATE: Thanks for participating in this test! I'll look at the info and see how it went. In the interim, if you have any feedback you'd like to give, there's a place for that here: Feedback request - ...
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Question should be closed as unclear

I was looking at my declined flags, and found a declined Unclear what you're asking for this question. Since March the OP has not given any new information that is required to properly answer this. ...
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Do we need a close reason for questions asking about proprietary/non-public information or policies?

We get a fair number of questions that are similar to Email Taken and also not found on Instagram (not picking on any one user in particular, the question just happened to be at my fingertips). I'm ...
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Why is there suddenly a flood of Close votes in the review queue?

There's been a greater than normal number of questions in the Close Votes review queue of late. Some are in there for good reason. However, a large number of them also appear to be on-topic, have ...
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Question DriveApp (Google Apps Script) off-topic

I've flagged this question as off-topic a while ago, only to realize that it is still active. Tried to find the question in the close review history, without success, to see who has done what (and ...
Jacob Jan Tuinstra's user avatar
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Questions off-topic because they are about developing web applications

Several times each day (usually) I see questions that are about developing web applications, which are off-topic, e.g. this. I always flag the question (Flagging -> The question doesn't belong here ...
Vidar S. Ramdal's user avatar
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How do I flag a question on Stack Exchange as having to be migrated to a specific Stack Exchange website that isn't in the list of suggested websites?

When flagging a question on Stack Exchange, we can ask for a migration to another Stack Exchange website. However the list is limited. How can I select a Stack Exchange website that isn't in the list? ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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Closing a question based on the 'localization' of the answer

I recently helped someone troubleshoot a question that (I don't think) was in and of itself inherently 'localized' Can't add myself as an administrator on my own Facebook page. (My theory, here, being ...
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The demise of Hotmail

We're already seeing some...colorful, fallout due to Microsoft forcing everyone off of the Hotmail interface onto Outlook.com. Will it be worthwhile to go and close (most) hotmail questions as "Too ...
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How can I cancel my "Vote to Close" a question?

Well, I voted to close a question mistakenly and then I found out that I should cancel my "Close" vote. But seems I can't find any options to cancel my vote. Is there any way to do this?
Manoochehr's user avatar
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A guide to moderating webapps.stackexchange yourself - close voting

One thing that I've noticed is the number of questions that are closed solely by moderator action on this site. I'm going to take this opportunity to write up a guide here on meta blatantly rip off a ...
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Close vote seems to have disappeared

About a week ago I voted to close this question as a duplicate. I've stumbled across the question again and the auto-generated comment "possible duplicate..." is still there but the close vote is ...
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How to handle off-topic questions when there is a more appropiate SE site

When encountering an off-topic question, what are the best ways to handle it when the more appropriate site is: A fully public stackexchange site (e.g. stackoverflow.com) A stackexchange site in ...
Bobby Jack's user avatar
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Should we have temporary moderators who can help vote to close off topic answers? [closed]

Would it be useful if some people who participated in the private beta were made moderators - at least until the end of the public beta - so that we (as a group) can keep on top of the off topic ...
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