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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

On meta, a new information-gathering project about weighted voting for trusted users started that I think might affect us considerably later down the line: Should trusted close/reopen voters and ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

I recently posted this question about character optimization: What class has the most damage output per round at level 6? I made several revisions to it, and it received the required 5 votes to be re-...
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What is this question actually asking and is it on topic?

This question on the history of the use of 'plate' terminology in D&D has created some concern about what is being asked and if it's on topic. I'm still unclear as to what OP actually is asking ...
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Is it possible to vote to close a question as a duplicate (instead of single-handedly closing it) when you have a gold tag badge?

Recently I acquired a gold badge for dnd-5e. Gold tag badges allow a user to single-handedly mark questions with the appropriate tag as duplicates and reopen them as needed. However, one problem I'...
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Should Diamond Mods have a set of guidelines on voting to close/reopen contentious questions? If so, what should that policy be?

Relating to this question on main, and a spin-off of this question on meta, I noticed an odd trend: five votes to close, five votes to open, and one diamond close, all without any editing. This is ...
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How to handle the case if the closure of my question was clearly a misuse of VtC power against newcomers?

This is about my this question which was initiated by @Ruut user and is now closed as "too broad". On my opinion, I gave so many details, that a closing vote as "too broad" was simply nonsense. From ...
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What VTC reason should I choose if there are multiple applicable problems?

So, we have a new earnest poster who seems to think this site is a forum. They've had several questions closed, including this one (well, it will be soon). I'd like to close their questions with ...
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Is an extraordinary lack of research effort on the part of the asker a good reason to vote to close? [duplicate]

Some questions asking for rules clarification aren't just fairly easy for anyone familiar with the game to answer, the correct answer is immediately clear upon reading a single, short, clearly marked, ...
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Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

Often enough we get really low-quality questions that are obvious that the asker has not read the rules at all (vs. asking for clarification). What does "+6 to hit, Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4)" mean ...
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Does contributing to Close/Reopen votes outside of the review queue contribute to your total?

At 250 and 1000 reviews in a category, you get a badge. But if you either vote to close or reopen outside of the queue, does it still count towards this total? And if not (as I suspect at the moment), ...
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Off-Topic Flagging options vary with the questions

For some questions, when I try to flag for closing due to off-topicness, I get three options, one of them with one sub-option: Questions about video games are off-topic here, but can be asked on ...
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Voting to close loads a question's entire content on the mobile site before you can vote for it

I went to vote to close a question on my phone earlier, and got this experience: Went to close > duplicate. The close button is disabled. I need to pick the question this one's a duplicate of, first, ...
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Should "corrective action" votes disappear when they expire?

By "corrective action", I mean close/delete/undelete or any other type of vote that may change a post's good-standing status. Refer to this thread, but I'm sure there's more like it. The thread ...
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Could an "undo vote" option be added, for close votes?

This is probably good to be considered for any types of votes, but I'm especially asking about the close vote because of the special significance they have over the usual up/down voting. This was ...
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