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How do I get treated well on this forum?

I was not involved in voting to close your original question, but when I saw the same question asked again, I voted to close it as a duplicate. We seem to agree that it was a duplicate and unlike on ...
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"One question per question" rule being applied excessively literally

As long as it's sufficiently clear what (single) question is being asked(and that's obvously the case when you've marked it up to appear in bold) and the other questions are indeed there to ...
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Why do some users close many questions as too broad or unclear?

Without knowing more details and examples about questions you are talking about it is impossible to answer this objectively. Questions might get closed incorrectly, though it is subjective to define '...
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

My brief answer is that we already have under-used tools to do this: moderators can delete questions, some users can vote to delete questions (and that now includes you), more users can vote to close ...
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Adding quick comment when voting to not re-open question?

In the Reopen Review you will be in the Revision tab by default, which shows what has been changed in the post. Clicking on the Question (Revised) tab will change the view slightly, into what the ...
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Seeking explanation as to why question is too broad?

Looking at the question, I agree it is not too broad, so I reopened it. I then reclosed it as unreproducible since I doubt anyone is still using version 2.2.
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Why wasn't I told that my Question was closed?

Stack Exchange does not send notifications to users if their Question is put on hold, closed, marked as duplicate, or if it has been reopened again. This is detailed in the Meta SE Q&A Send ...
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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 had to go looking for what I think is the answer to this: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/256567/which-edits-push-closed-questions-to-the-reopen-review-queue/256572#256572 I think what @...
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How do I get treated well on this forum?

It's not about your personal feelings. It's about making a better site for anyone who has a similar question and wants an efficient, concise answer to their question. It's completely objective and ...
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Seeking explanation as to why question is too broad?

The comments you made on your question were not ignored by me (and presumably not by any of our eight elected moderators) because I had not seen them until I followed the link in your question here ...
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Too many questions On Hold and Closed?

I too wonder if I am one of the 'nagging' ones...but really, I feel that the more information that the community has, the easier it is to provide a helpful answer to the asker. I didn't click on all ...
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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?

One specific point written in Shog's answer I'd like to emphasize is: A question will only be enqueued once per closure via editing. If a question is put on hold I try to avoid editing it, if the ...
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Undoing/retracting vote to reopen question that was closed as duplicate?

The ability to retract re-open votes is the subject of a feature request at Meta Stack Exchange - see Ability to retract reopen/delete votes. It has been open for more than 5 years and appears not to ...
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Adding an answer to closed question, though question may be obsolete

I have re-opened that question. I suspect that answering it is of limited value, as you imply, but when users wish to answer closed questions, they can usually be re-opened with a simple flag of ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

The question you cite is a bit of an anomaly. Typically questions such as this are closed with a comment suggesting how the OP can improve and edit the question. Often the OP adds an edit, flags it ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

I'm not an Arc expert but that question makes no sense at all to me. I would have voted to close it as it stands. I also can't tell if your answer will help future users searching for help, mostly ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

I have to agree with @PolyGeo on most of his points. I think this is one of the struggles of being a mod...it's one of the reasons I was reluctant to nominate myself in the last election. I felt that ...
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Do moderator close/on-hold votes conflict with the organic nature of the voting system?

Far from being in conflict, I view the On Hold / Close voting relationship between the community and its moderators as being one of symbiosis. When guiding my own moderation the Theory of Moderation ...
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Deleting/Closing pointless questions?

I would agree with your motivation and have the same feeling at times. On the other hand, The close reason itself "to be deleted, pointless question". seems to be too broad, and it can be easily ...
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Why was question about GDAL Python bindings closed as off topic?

I was not one of the close voters. If I had been, I would be happy to explain why. To me it seems to meet the criteria to be open which come from the help/on-topic page qualified by Meta Q&As ...
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