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Should questions “solved by a reboot” be closed?

Based on the comment by the OP of this question, "After a reboot, everything worked out", I flagged the question for closure. It's my understanding that we close questions that are no longer ...
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Don't vote to close so many old questions at once

Someone has been voting to close a ton of old questions in the past couple days. The review queue jumped from about 40 (for me) to over 100. I don't disagree with whoever (*cough* noob *cough*) is ...
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How should I vote on a question which I consider too low quality to migrate?

I came across a question in the close queue, which I feel need to provide some more information in order to be a good question. I could vote to close the question, but I can see that the question ...
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How to deal with off-topic questions that cannot be closed?

A came across a question which looks off-topic to me. I voted to migrate the question, but got an error message saying: This question has an open bounty and cannot be closed How should we deal ...
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Should we introduce a close reason for old, unanswered and unlike-to-be-answered questions?

Inspired by this question randomly popping up on the front page, although it hasn't been edited and no new answers of comments have been posted for more than three years. I guess this is due to some ...
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Can we increase review queue limits?

Since the number of close votes has been increased, Can we view more questions in the review queue? It currently still shows only 20 or so.
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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Recenly, in Chat it was suggested by an SF moderator: One side issue is, given the volume we're seeing now, I don't think users have enough daily close votes. The response by an SE employee was: ...
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“too old to migrate” not showing on “off topic” flag

As mentioned in an answer here it should show "too old to migrate" on "off topic" flag of old questions otherwise someone could go on flagging lots of old questions that are/were off-topic only to ...
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Can the off-topic close reasons be re-arranged?

Now that there's a re-written shopping question close reason, the generic "not relevant to system administration" close reason has moved up. Is it possible to move it back? i.e. so that it's just ...
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Serial close-voting?

Is this considered a bad thing? i.e. if someone goes through a specific user's questions and casts a close vote on all (or most) of them? ...'cause I'm pretty sure someone is doing that to "Sandra." ...
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“Unclear what you're asking” - Is it?

Today, I have seen (and answered) this question on zfs. For me, the question made perfect sense and has been well-researched and well-written. Yet, it managed to earn two close votes where the close ...
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about <end>

When voting to close, it's possible to select a custom close reason. The default text is: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about I've seen a number of comments auto-added to ...
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Cannot re-open from mobile site

Tapping the re-open button when on the mobile site just throws a JS error and jumps you to the top of the page.
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Is “You are all backwards” really a valid close reason?

I often see, in the close queue, questions like this one: Understanding the Basics of Subdomains with VirtualHosts In it, the asker (who was of course edited for formatting) is wondering why his ...
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Why can I get into the close vote review queue with no close votes left?

Before the close reason reform, this screen could never occur. Now, I can get there, and review things edit or leave open, but not closed. Assuredly this should not be.
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Why is the close vote quota so low?

We have, as everyone I am sure agrees, a great surplus of questions which beg closure. Perhaps the criteria becoming more well-defined is the cause of this. Or, perhaps it is that our influx of off-...
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“normal” close vote share

For a few days I have been having access to the close vote queue now and I am a bit shocked. My experience is limited to "Unix & Linux" where IIRC the maximum number of items in the queue was two ...
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Using “not a real question” as a close reason on questions that have answers

I saw this question closed as Not A Real Question (NARQ). What I want to discuss is not this closure in particular, but rather the act of closing a question as NARQ when it already has an answer. ...
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Close votes should be blind, in order to preserve objectivity and original thought [closed]

If you watch the frequency of close votes, I presume you would find that close votes cause close votes. That is to say, a question might receive its first close vote on its third day of existence, ...
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Close votes: 2 + 2 + 1 - Which one wins?

Just out of curiosity, when a question gets closed with 2 votes for one reason, 2 for another and 1 vote for something else, how is the final close reason determined? Possible methods I can think of ...
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How can I know why the question was deemed non-constructive (and closed)?

I refer to the question of mine file system that allow to specify different RAID level per directory and change it afterward. Should I ask about this specific problem here on meta? But then, the users ...
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Should questions that are sysadmin-relevant but not sysadmin-specific be closed as Off Topic?

Occasionally, a member of the ServerFault community will ask a question that -- although it comes up in the process of carrying out sysadmin duties -- is a question that may also be on topic elsewhere....
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Choosing the appropriate close reason

So I recently gained the vote-to-close privilege, but I'm often not sure what the most appropriate close reason is. NARQ and Not Constructive seem very similar, and I see a lot of questions being ...
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Vote to Close Reason - Easily RTFM'd

Questions like this irritate me because the OP spends more time himself than if they had just read some MongoDB introductions. (Never mind the effort that others are spending on his behalf.) It ...
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What's wrong with this questions vote-to-close count? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't vote again if previous vote has expired? There is something odd with this question: It's definitely off-topic and should be closed, but when I try to vote it to ...
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Can we weed out the benchmarking questions?

I propose a change to the FAQ and closing policy: I'd like to see all of the benchmarking questions closed with prejudice; I'm tired of seeing them. In my mind, the answer is almost always the same: ...
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Secure alternative to ssh gets closed as too localised?

https://serverfault.com/questions/345962/alternative-for-ssh This is an interesting question from several angles: someone in Iran is asking a question on ServerFault it asks about alternatives to ...
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Can we come up with a consensus opinion on Purchasing Suggestions?

In reference to 2U rack hardware, budget but stable, what to buy? Plus many other similar questions, it has been noted that there's actually nothing in the SF FAQ about asking really localized ...