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Voting to Close is the process by which users can vote to close a question. You gain the ability to cast close votes when you reach 3,000 Reputation.

Voting to Close is the process by which users can vote to close a question. You gain the ability to cast close votes when you reach 3,000 Reputation.

Questions should be closed by casting close votes if:

  • they are sufficiently similar to existing questions and would be answered identically to them

  • they are unclear, too broad, or otherwise problematic to identifying the problem in a way that can be properly addressed by answerers

  • they are sufficiently off-topic, as outlined in the help center

For more information on the closing system, see the help page on closing questions.

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