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The reasons leading to the votes of moderators to close the question.

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A new policy of closure: November 2016

What's the current homework policy? The current HW policy is laid out in this post. In essence, only blatant homework copy-pastes should be closed. These often get closed unilaterally by moderators. ...
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Let's decide on what we should close as homework

The homework close reason is a thing I click on often these days. Recently, we're close-voting questions as homework that are from a broad range of scope. Unlike what's being seen in that screenshot, ...
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Temporary Suspension of the Homework Close Reason (concluded)

Statistics and conclusion below. We have been struggling for a long time with the homework close reason. There are shortcomings to all approaches we have tried so far to change it. I believe one of ...
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Let's talk about effort, shall we?

I think the recent experiment of suspending the homework close reason has already produced a very valuable result. However, I really feared that this will happen, and I hope I can steer our thinking ...
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Is "Lack of Research" enough reason to close a question?

As everyone who's spent a couple of minutes moderating Chem.SE knows, the bread and butter of the close reasons is homework. I really want to stop this, for reasons discussed and agreed upon before. ...
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Gaps to Fill Without a 'Homework' Close Reason -- Overview

I realize this 'homework' topic has been discussed before, tiringly so, but please Paddington with me. I'll try to attack it from a different angle. If you're not all caught up, check these previous ...
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Close Votes Aren't Super Downvotes

Unfortunately, we've had a problem for quite a while now. It basically boils down to close voting questions with reasons that don't fit. Essentially, the Homework off-topic close reason, "unclear ...
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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false premise

According to the closed question statistics the most used custom close reason with 12 occurrences in the last 90 days was: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false ...
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What should we do about homework problems?

I have no statistics available, but when you take a "tour" in homework tagged posts, the ones that are on hold, usually get closed; not due to moderation strictness, but mainly due to the asker's ...
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How do multiple users close a question for a reason that doesn't seem to apply?

I posted a question asking "What is a rigorous definition of a 'strong Brønsted-Lowry base'?" (noting that the usual glossary definition of "strong base" was that it "dissociates completely", but that ...
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Norms for declaring a question off topic with an example

What are the norms for declaring a question to be "off-topic" when it appears to relate to one of the categories outlined for on-topic questions and does not fall into the category of questions that ...
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Fallacy in my argument, reason for getting question closed? How to improve my (another) question? Why did I get half the bounty amount?

I recently added an answer to Why is [Ni(en)3]2+ paramagnetic? Atomic number of Ni is 28, $\ce{Ni^{2+}}$ has configuration $\mathrm{[Ar]3d^8}$. It can not form lower spin octahedral complex due to ...
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The reason "unclear" is unclear

Putting questions "on hold" or the closing of questions is a recurring phenomena seen on this the Chemistry StackExchange site. Most questions I have seen so far have been closed for good reasons, ...