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Two years later …

Our site is now approximately five years old and it has come a long way since then. About two years ago we have graduated, which gave us a very big boost in all our statistics. Since then there have ...
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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 ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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My question was closed as too broad, I edited it as directed, but nothing happened

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is there a terminology contradiction about whether the conjugate of a strong acid is a "weak base"? The original version of my post ...
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A question was put on hold, but gained an answer about thirty minutes later

I closed the following question at 2016-04-10 11:36:57Z as off-topic: Yet about thirty minutes later, at 2016-04-10 12:05:02Z, it received an answer. ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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What shall we do with closed, up-voted questions, which have no answers?

During my ventures in cleaning, I came across another phenomenon of quasi-dead questions, that won't get cleaned up, but (most) are essentially noise. There are a few (currently 227) questions which ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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It makes no sense to me that this question about thermodynamics was closed as being physics rather than chemistry

Several users voted to close this question, Pressure-dependence of electrolysis voltage, in which the OP asked for help identifying the flaw in an electrochemical perpetual motion machine. I gather ...
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Recent close statistics

The data speaks for itself: $$\begin{array}{c|c|c|c} \hline \text{Time span} & \text{Number of questions} & \text{Number of questions closed} & \text{Close percentage} \\ \hline \pu{90 d}...
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Custom close reason text for "homework"

Recently, Stack Exchange has allowed moderators to customise the wording that is associated with custom close reasons. Here I would like to focus on (by far) the most used close reason on the site, ...
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What should happen to the unanswered duplicates after a newer duplicate of that question is answered?

The title is probably a little hard to grasp, so let me explain what I mean with an example. I'll make it a very specific example, which will ignore other closing criteria for the sake of simplicity. ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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What should be done if one "edit a closed question" and write a "completely new question" such that it gets reopened?

Assume X is an OP. He writes a question A which gets closed. Now, X has a history of writing poor quality questions. So, he cannot post more questions. He then decides to edit his closed question(A). ...
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Why was my question so quickly closed as too broad? I really don't see how it is

Why would tellurium + sodium hydroxide have been a good gasoline additive (if it wasn't so smelly)? was quickly and unilaterally closed. I'd removed the second question but then there was an ...
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Why was my question closed?

Why is fluorine a oxidising agent? No reason was giving for closing the question, to me the questions seems quite clear. And also in the future I request the mods to provide appropriate reason for ...
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