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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

During my time using GIS SE I have seen quite a few questions posted that attract attention, often as comments as people try to get the Original Poster to elaborate as their initial question does not ...
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Too many questions On Hold and Closed?

I just wanted to point out that GIS forum has an exceptional amount of [closed] and [on hold] questions. Most of these questions are perfectly fine and it is not certain why several users keep ...
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Seeking explanation as to why question is too broad?

I've been a member here on SO for a long time now, and in that time I've seen many things I disagree with by some of the Admins, for the most part I've voiced my opinion then let it lie. In some ...
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Why do some users close many questions as too broad or unclear?

As a beginner contributor, I have faced many of others' questions closed by a group consisting of similar users (which I'm not gonna say their names) while the questions were so helpful and they had ...
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Undoing/retracting vote to reopen question that was closed as duplicate?

I voted to reopen Finding address with coordinates? before realizing that it is in fact a duplicate of the question it's currently marked as a duplicate of. Can I retract my reopen vote?
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Undo-ing vote to close?

I voted to close Finding boundary co-ordinates from given set of point co-ordinates? But now have been convinced otherwise. However I don't see a way to undo a vote to close.
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Why wasn't I told that my Question was closed?

Earlier this year I asked a question on GIS SE which had a bit of activity in the form of comments and an answer. It was then closed as a Duplicate (correctly - I have no issue with that). The ...
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Is there a limit to the number of times a question is eligible to vote on to reopen after it has been edited?

I'm asking this question because when I have voted on a reopen request on a question that I subsequently voted to remain close, because of insufficient changes to the original question. So does that ...
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"One question per question" rule being applied excessively literally

This is the second time a question of mine has been placed On Hold for supposedly containing multiple questions. This is a link to the current version of How to generate metatiles for use with ...
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Adding an answer to closed question, though question may be obsolete

I've nominated this question for reopening Cannot remove blue "nested" grid/rectangles in QGIS canvas? I've found the cause, or at least what caused this blue quadtree, yet since then the ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

My question, proposed out of frustration with this site and what I perceive as overly aggressive closing/on-hold status of questions is simply.... Do the powers afforded to a moderator; the ability ...
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Adding quick comment when voting to not re-open question?

I would like to add a quick comment to a question that I'm voting to not re-open. For example, a user has their question closed, and they worked on some significant edits to provide additional ...
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Why was question about GDAL Python bindings closed as off topic?

I posted Adding GDAL as dependency to Python package? on the usage of the pygdal Python package and it was closed as off topic. Why are the GDAL Python bindings off topic? Note that there are over ...
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How do I get treated well on this forum?

I am a little upset with my recent treatment on this forum. I had one question put on hold. I do not know why, I received some boilerplate about not being off topic because it was not or no longer ...
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How to close my own question?

I asked a question yesterday and thought it is a different question from my previously asked another question. But now I am convinced that, actually it was a duplicate question. So, I wanted to close ...
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Why on hold as cannot be reproduced when due to typo?

The question RuntimeError: cannot open <shapefile> from ArcPy search cursor? was put on hold because "This problem cannot or can no longer be reproduced", even though my answer (that had been ...
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Should old questions be updated to reflect details of later questions that were closed as duplicate?

Today, How to export attribute tables to Excel? was closed as a duplicate of How to export attribute table to Excel using ArcGIS Desktop?. Although the answers point to the same solutions, the ...
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Should a GIS software question with a general computing answer be closed as off-topic?

A recent question on ogrinfo was closed as off-topic because it was considered to be a general computing question. This may have been because the answer appears to be changing the redirection ...