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The process by which users can vote a question closed if it is off-topic or otherwise disallowed by the FAQ.

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answers but are not duplicates. By the same token, many questions are asked using very different wordings but seek to solve identical questions - closing these helps folks find their way to a …
answered May 13 '14 by Mad Scientist
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You're supposed to use your close votes, flagging as "does not belong here" is not meant as an alternative to voting to close. Flagging as "does not belong here" is meant for clear cases that need qui …
answered Apr 24 '11 by Mad Scientist
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Migration is surprisingly easy to screw up, and experiences at other SE site have shown that community migration paths can lead to a large number of bad migrations. For that reason, only sites that …
answered Jun 3 '13 by Mad Scientist
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The link was added, but the user edited his post afterwards, removing the link and changing the entire question. If you check the old revision, the link was added. But it is possible for users to rem …
answered Nov 9 '12 by Mad Scientist
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so far, there are some ideas to add site-specific sub-reasons for closing for the "off-topic" reason. This would enable the sites to make their own special rules official directly in the close reasons …
answered Apr 5 '13 by Mad Scientist
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That is intentional behaviour. If a migrated question gets closed or deleted, the migration is rejected. This removes the link from the source site to the target, and closes the question as off-topic. …
answered Feb 19 '13 by Mad Scientist