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If you're gonna do this, let's do it right: Define a custom off-topic reason. Doesn't have to be a permanent addition, but for the purpose of this cleanup swapping one in means less tedious clicking for the folks closing. More importantly, it means we're not notifying hundreds of people while conducting this campaign: kinda rude to drag folks back only to ...


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The tag is not necessarily evil, but I have no doubt this is a hotspot for off-topic questions. I intend to go through them on a case-by-case basis a bit, and I suggest other non-moderators do the same. Since the close queue is growing, though, it might be nice to have a moderator assist to slam some of the clearer ones closed once they have a couple votes....


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I'm a little confused as to why we need to spend time retroactively closing these questions. I agree that they are now OT in most cases (not all- but certainly most), and new questions should be closed. What do we get from looking fir them specifically?


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The fastest way to get rid of bad questions is to close them and make sure they have a downvote. Here are some ideas for searching for bad questions... #1 - Closed questions with no answers and no upvotes In this previous post, I suggested searching for: closed:1 migrated:0 answers:0 score:0 (Note that score:0 matches only posts with score=0, whereas ...


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