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Yes, this FAQ is good enough. Approved.


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I'd like to see it make a come back, there are far too many people asking questions that are basically HALP ! I have no idea what I'm doing or where to start. Please guide me. The quality of questions on SF has continued to decline to the point where now instead of a river of crap we have an Amazon Basin full of shit and it ain't getting any better. This is ...


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My suggestion to solve this issue would be to merge two of the existing close reasons (in order to free up space, but also because it makes sense to merge them) and to add a new one. The new close reason would be analogue to the old "questions must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved", with a little more emphasis on the "you ...


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No, this needs more work. Rejected.


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Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it! Fix it!


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So what are you trying to accomplish, exactly? I mean, here's your example: It got deleted in under two hours and never got an answer. Closing it would've accomplished nothing; all closing does is prevent answers and make questions eligible for deletion. Sorry if that comes off as patronizing; we've had this discussion a few times over on Stack Overflow,...


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I totally agree that there are a lot of questions where the minimal understanding close reason would apply and is better than any of the other canned reasons, but on the other hand, I don't think a more accurate close reason matters. Any small (3 custom off-topic, I think, + too broad and opinion-based) set of canned explanations isn't going to cover every ...


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I think that having different tags for different OS version is a good thing. Each one has it's one quirks and bugs that may or may not have been fixed or changed between major releases. While the underlying systems may be alike they are different systems that need to be treated differently. That said they probably should be Fedora-$Version not Fedora$...


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From le FAQ: Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much. List questions seem to be, if not dead ringers for that FAQ sub-section, very close to it. Also from the FAQ: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. ...


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It seems that this only affects Google Chrome beta (Version 30.0), it isn't a problem with Stack Exchange.


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Personally, I think that if the powers that be at StackExchange would ease up a little on allowable custom-close reasons, the problem would solve itself. In all seriousness, I'm voting to close your question because it sucks and Your question is bad and you should feel bad are both excellent close reasons, one of which should be in the list of selectable ...


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Declining as we only support Google v31+ (I know it wasn't the case before, but it's not worth fixing it now).


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Two points: I didn't know (or had totally forgotten) there is a blog. You're right about it looking crappy in FF on XP. The letters look like they're being just a little too friendly with each other, with some of them looking like they might be mating.


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Sorry, your question has become part of the community knowledge base. It belongs to the community now and is no longer your choice to delete. Please see the blog entry Adventures in Declustionism for more insight as to why the community "takes ownership" of a Question/Answers. Moderators do not decide when a Question gets turned over, the community does by ...


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This is a problem with FF, using the suggested modifications would adversely effect every other browser. We are looking at a complete redesign in the future for the blog though


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It's funny that this came up today: all day I've been pondering how to ask a subjective question and worrying that it might be considered a list question. For this question, there are a couple things that make me inclined to close it: As it is, it's actually so broad that it's Not a Real Question. He's asking for a checklist for "quoting, building, ...


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After reading both the question being discussed and what is being discussed here I still can't understand why anyone sees it as a legitimate and answerable question. In my opinion it is definitely not a worthwhile question and has absolutely nothing to distinguish it from the numerous others we close. I'm voting to close it and can only wonder why this is ...


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TL;DR: "It really depends on the question." GENERAL CASE: List Questions Suck List questions off the form "What X do you use for Y?", "What products exist that do Z?", and the like are crap questions. They can almost always be answered better by Google, and Google will do a better job keeping its answer up to date than we could ever hope to. Possible ...


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It's been proposed any number of times to allow moderators to accept an answer on behalf of a user. This has also been shot down the same number of times. The rationale is that accepting an answer is meant to indicate which answer was most useful to the person asking the question, while community consensus as to the "best" answer is expressed through votes. ...


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