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Indication on why a question is closed should be more specific

I believe notices such as "closed as unclear what you're asking", "closed as off-topic", etc. on a closed/deleted/flagged question should be more specific. Closing questions with the one-line generic ...
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Reason of closing a question with good answers

Let us look at the question Evaluate $\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{x^2\log^2{(\sin{x})}}{\sin^2x}dx$ I understand, that the formulation is rather short, but we have at least two precise, large answers. I ...
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How is it possible to answer a question after closure? [duplicate]

This question, as of writing, was closed 1 hour ago. However, an answer was given 51 minutes ago. After the question was closed, I could not see an 'Answer' button, yet, a user managed to overcome ...
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Does the overall closing questions policy too procrastinating? [closed]

I find that when asking e.g. slightly cunning DEs, some corps will make those questions close quite quickly, but reopening those questions are often very difficult, influence greatly the image of MSE ...
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Should a closed question be reopened if it gets a duplicate?

This question How do you prove that $n^2-1$ is composite when $n>2$? was closed as a duplicate. That was the right outcome, as opposed to, you know, "off-topic." But the question it's a duplicate ...
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Why has the Batman question been closed?

I just noticed that the Batman question was closed this past February, which seems a sad fate to befall such a historic and beloved question on this site. I understand there were always concerns about ...
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Closing a question because it contains an error

I asked a short time ago whether there is a policy the following: If a question contains a mathematical error that could be pointed out in a posted answer, or is ill-formulated for reasons that could ...
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Is closure a prelude to deletion?

When I was particularly active on meta, the topic of debate was about whether we should close low quality questions. If and when to delete questions didn't really come up. I've recently gotten the ...
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How to explain this string of downvotes?

This is the first time I met such phenomenon. At the same time two old questions Is there a $2 \times 2$ real matrix $A$ such that $A^2=-4I$? https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2429346/...
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How to ask a question to the topic? [duplicate]

Many of my questions are marked off topic. This was extremely hard question and supposed to be done without any graphic calculator. It was voted off topic. It appears to me if I can't move at least ...
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What does users mean by voting as off-topic? [duplicate]

I have seen too many questions, more than hundred, marked as off-topic; but I am sure that we can not put most of them in this category: This question does not appear to be about math within the ...
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Why this question was closed?

Why this was closed as "unclear what you're asking" ? The comments indicates that all but two person could perfectly understand the question, and two persons even found the question to be interesting....
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On the irrelevancy of putting good questions on hold and later closing them

There is a great problem on this site. I have posted many good mathematics problems on this site but they are usually put on hold and then later closed and now I have reached my question limit not ...
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Do close-voters automatically see my revisions to reconsider their votes [duplicate]

If I fix and hopefully rectify what I think might be the source of Close Votes do the voters automatically see my edits to reconsider their votes, or do they have to take the initiative?
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What can be used for checking on posts you downvoted/closed?

I have seen discussions where some users explicitly mentioned that they tend to go back to questions and answers they downvoted (or voted to close) and if they were sufficiently improved, they retract ...
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Poor treatment of new users - especially those asking interesting questions

Have others noticed a tendency for new users of mathSE to be treated poorly by existing users? The worst cases remind of some low-brow college fraternity where new users are expected to show they have ...
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I edited an “on hold” question but it is still closed

I edited this question today to provide some context for things I've tried but it was still closed. Is this because the original poster posed the question too simply or is it still in a state to be ...
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Notifications to participants are needed.

Two persons voted to close this question as "off topic" at a time when its entire content was this: In a graph model like wikipedia, with 5.4 million pages/nodes (a) and 20 links/edges per node (b),...
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Best way to “revive” a question (which does not abide by the Math.SE rules) [duplicate]

There exists a question which looks interesting to me, given that I scribbled some attempts to solve it and, in spite of the fact that it "seems" like an easy application of Rolle's theorem, couldn't ...
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Finding my old closed questions.

When I first signed up here I posted a question about the monotone class theorem that was closed. Is there a way to find it or is it gone?
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What to do when a specific user's posts are always flagged for a closing?

I have been surfing the close votes portion of the review queue and after going through maybe $5$ - $10$ posts, I noticed that a specific user's questions kept coming up to be closed. Most of these ...
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Massive rework of a closed question by another user several months later

I just rejected this edit. IMO, it's not a good practice to edit so massively a question, since we know nothing about the author's intent, but I wonder if there is a policy about this? Of course, for ...
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Is there a way to see all questions that have been put on hold as “unclear”?

Is there a way to see all questions that have been put on hold as "unclear"? (In chronological order with the newest ones first?
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What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen.

What should a $<3000$ user do when a question is good enough to reopen. Consider a question was bad but it get better by editing now what should a $<3000$ user do when it is good enough to ...
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Should questions closed as “unclear” be reopened if they have a reasonable answer that the OP claims “hits the spot”?

This is something that happens on occasion. Someone asks a question, but the question is somewhat vague. Someone with some experience in the field, or rather in answering questions in said field, ...
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Answer to a closed question

I'm interested in the following question: https://math.stackexchange.com/q/1851713/84976 and I'd like to provide an answer. The problem is that the question has been closed (maybe before the last ...
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What is an effective close-vote reason for wrong questions? [duplicate]

I just noticed a question that is obviously wrong here, and the OP doesn't seem to acknowledge it when somebody pointed out. (To clarify, the question was ok, but the OP seemed convinced that his ...
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Why is this question about the integral of the $\Gamma$ function “unclear?”

Here is the post: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1807791/what-is-the-most-practical-way-to-express-in-mathematical-notation-the-indefinit/1807814?noredirect=1#comment3696360_1807814 I tried ...
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Users having many closed questions.

I know whether an user asks few questions and these are highly downvoted, then the system will not allow him to post more questions (for a while?). But what's going on if an user has many questions ...
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Reopening closed questions with good answers

I often come by questions that are closed because of lack of context, but that still have good answers. It can be questions that contain nothing more than What is this integral $\int \ldots dx$? ...
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Reopen-reclose request

Long ago, I asked this question. It was never a duplicate of this one, since the question was pretty different, and when the question changed it still had a different viewpoint, yet it was closed as ...
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Why was my (topology) question closed

Show that a matrix has strictly positive real eigenvalues topology exercise I don't understand, is the question too trivial? It's always very hard to know whether a question I ask will be well ...
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Why this type of questions are voted to be closed?

I recently asked a question which is desiring a learning map for the self-study of a subject in mathematics. In my opinion, it is not really seeking personal advice but it was voted by the others to ...
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Is there a notification of “on hold” and “closed”?

Perhaps I am mistaken but I think there is no notification of these events when they occur. Should there be one in the notification area?
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What is the difference between “on hold” and “closed”?

I flagged this question for review and suggested it be closed. My flag was declined, but the question was put on hold. So that I can write better flags, I'd like some clarification. It seems to me ...
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Why was my Question Offtopic?

I ask yesterday this Question and today it is marked as off-Topic. After that I read the help Center Guidelines, but I miss the point why my question is not in the scope. I hope someone can explain ...
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Should we close/lock old questions with many answers at some point?

From time to time you see someone posting yet another answer to very old questions which have many answers. It is almost always the case that the newly added answer is in fact a duplicate or a ...
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Question Closed over a valid Tag

I posted a question , see https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1339824/how-to-find-the-next-number?noredirect=1#comment2724983_1339824 and it was immediately down voted and eventually closed. ...
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What happens to otherwise good answers when their question is closed?

I answered this question the other day. It was one of those cases when I just happened to see it right as it was posted and it was a fun question that I knew something about. So I gave an answer (...
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Dealing with questions that the community appreciates but are yet closed

I saw this question today: How do you respond to "I was always bad at math"?, and I thought that it was a contradiction that that question had so many upvotes and favorites yet it was closed....
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What happened to my question on discrete valuation rings?

I asked a question whose title was Two discrete valuation rings one of which is contained in another(Two discrete valuation rings, one contained into another). It was closed, but I have no idea why it ...
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Why the questions of which an answer has been accepted won't be close automatically?

In my opinion. If one accepted an answer, he or she would not expect more answers. Why not close this question automatically?
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Provide a way to search for a user's answers to closed questions

The only notification one gets that a question they've answered has met with others' dissatisfaction is when it has been deleted and their reputation is reduced. It would be nice if a user, who has ...
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Should Reputations Gained from Answers Be Removed When a Question Is Deleted?

This is just a soft question asking for people's opinions on a certain situation. This afternoon I lost 38 reputation, and I had no idea where it went. I started typing a question to ask about it, ...
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Editing closed questions to add answers

Recently we have seen quite a few instances of users editing questions that are closed to add their answers to the body of the questions themselves. That is a clear subversion of the rules and an ...
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My problem with the closing brigade

This question was put on hold 22 hours ago, less than an hour after it was asked; no explanation was given to the asker. More than 12 hours ago it was edited into a decently formatted question, and ...
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Closed question banner contains incorrect information about the reasons [duplicate]

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1034067/prove-language-is-not-regular-with-pumping-lemma?noredirect=1 was recently closed, and the banner says, inaccurately: put on hold as off-topic by ...
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Closed questions fully answered into the comments

I don't think it is appropriate to answer closed questions into the comments as it happens here. Can (or should) we do something with such things?
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“Help me find a paper”-type questions

Recently, this question was closed as "not being about maths". I think that this closure is worthy of further discussion. Basically, I believe that finding papers (especially old ones, or ...
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Knowing why a question was closed

I'd like to know why this question: Using Baire Category Theorem to prove $\mathbb{R}^2\not\cong\mathbb{R}^3$. was closed. I thought it was very interesting and I really want to see a prove of it! ...