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Is recommending operating systems allowed on this site?

Some voted to close Desktop Linux distribution with the latest GNOME 3? with the following reason: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a Linux distribution and not about ...
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How to deal with similar but not duplicate questions

For example this two cases listed below are different questions but same answers may apply and actually answer both questions. Is there an alternative software for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? Photo ...
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Should we be closing questions that don't specify an OS?

I've been seeing quite a few questions in the process of being closed as unclear what you're asking, apparently because they don't specify an OS. I've also been voting to close these questions. My ...
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Closing with 3 votes: Do we want that experiment?

Stack Overflow is running an experiment where 3 close votes are enough to close a question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/388313/experiment-closing-and-reopening-happens-at-3-votes Should ...
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Why can't I close a question just because it has a bounty?

This question Free survey web application which provides easily printable single access codes is obviously asking for a service. It appears to me to be completely off-topic. I attempted to flag it ...
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Can there be a too-localized question?

To make this site work we need very specific questions. Requirements that can be measured and answered. Can there be a question with a degree of too specific requirements - meaning requirements that ...
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Private beta: vote, close early, close often, comment, discuss on meta [closed]

While this site is in private beta, every user can vote to close a question. Closing a question takes 5 votes. Every user can also vote to reopen, which again takes 5 votes. The private beta is the ...
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Migration options for off topic questrions

It is rare that I vote to close a question, but this one was clearly off-topic, so I did. As part of the close process I was given the option to recommend it for migration, but the only available ...
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How are questions effectively reopened on SR?

It requires 3000 reputation to cast close and reopen votes. Looking at the all time top user list, we only have 14 users who could cast a reopen vote (at the time of writing). Are these enough users ...
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Would single-vote closure be helpful here?

I recently noticed this on Hardware Recommendations: Testing single-vote closure on Hardware Recs As far as I am concerned, we Software Recommendations is facing a similar problem since long ago (...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

Part of understanding the impact of three-vote closure is to understand what impact it's having on y'all. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an answer to this question and to tell us ...
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Reputation penalties if someone votes to close a question and it is reopened?

I feel that people often downvote or vote for close far too quickly. The quality is something really different in my humble opinion. If someone votes to close a question without giving a comment I ...
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Closing question here on meta is a good stuff?

I see some contro: it limits the freedom of expression it limits the possibility of changing policies if you have ideas that differ from others you immediately get silenced I would increase the ...