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Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

I understand the frustration. I really, really do. But it's not what votes to close are for and we don't need such an option. There is already a tool designed for "you didn't RTFM": the downvote ...
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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

This is a feature for sites that struggle to get close (or reopen) votes RPG SE is not that site. In fact this site seems to have one of the strongest moderation cultures across the entire network. ...
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How to handle the case if the closure of my question was clearly a misuse of VtC power against newcomers?

I've undeleted this because I want to explain. (You may also want to take the tour before continuing to read this, as it covers some important basic concepts for how the site works, and I notice you ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

Repeated close and reopen rounds occur in a narrow range of circumstances. One of the most common situations is that a question is simply contentious: several people think it ought to be closed for ...
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What VTC reason should I choose if there are multiple applicable problems?

For this particular one, I voted "primarily-opinion based". The reasoning is that this cuts most closely to the core problem: they want opinions. It is too broad, but closing it as such might just ...
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10 votes

Can we have a RTFM equivalent in the Vote to Close options?

Although I completely agree with the sentiment behind this request, I can't help but worry a little about how exactly we would judge which questions should be closed for this reason. What is obvious ...
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How do we feel about "Should trusted close/reopen voters and reviewers have their votes weighted more than others'?"

At this time, I don't feel like the stakes are high enough to warrant a robust analysis of the data, since SE isn't forcing this upon us; so I will leave a few thoughts based on my experience as one ...
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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?

Mods know the rules The power of a mod is often confused with the responsibility of being a mod*. Mods don't close/open a question because they feel like it, they do so, because they know what the SE ...
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7 votes

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

Currently, it's not needed here On this site, there are several dozen people that vote to close at all times of the day. I have rarely seen a question staying in the Vote-To-Close state for more than ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

The Voting Continues Until The Question Improves Or until everyone with a strong opinion is locked out of the debate. In principle, these open-close wars can go on for a very long time, but probably ...
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Could an "undo vote" option be added, for close votes?

After Mr. Atwood's leaving SE, the issue was revisited and apparently approved. You can see that according to the comments at the very end of this answer's thread, as well as implied by the status-...
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Is an extraordinary lack of research effort on the part of the asker a good reason to vote to close?

Edit: Found this meta which answers this question nicely. (In fact, it's probably a duplicate.) If you hover over the downvote button, you can see the following text: This question does not show ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

Whose vote is most valuable? No one user’s vote is most valuable. Every user with access to close votes gets one vote, and no vote is more valuable than any other. In a comment, you wrote: It's much ...
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How do we handle questions that are repeatedly closed and reopened?

Just work on it - the number of close-votes is limited. Every user can only try to close or open a question once each, then can't re-vote to close or open the same question for quite some time. I know ...
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What is this question actually asking and is it on topic?

There are different questions intermingled There are at least four different questions asked throughout the post, having varying broadness and topicality. The broad issue of plate armor names in 5e ...
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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?

Sure, guidelines are good I'm always a fan of explicit guidelines. Explicit guidelines for reason makes action more easily predicted and thus, in this case, makes moderation seem more transparent. We ...
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