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Can we get a “Not Answerable” close reason?

https://blender.stackexchange.com/q/71770/2217 Picture just for historical reference. That is just the latest example from the plethora of questions BSE gets that may be clear, on topic, but we can ...
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New off topic close reason

There is a consensus that we have to do something to address posts that are off topic. See all the previous meta posts: Add a “Closing > Off-Topic > Not about Blender” reason How should I flag ...
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Add a “Closing > Off-Topic > Not about Blender” reason

There seem to be a considerable amount of questions that pop up from time to time that are off topic because they are not specifically about Blender. They are often about 'accompanying' software ( ...
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How to handle a question which is a duplicate of a question in a different stack exchange?

In a comment to a question, OpenStreetMap export, I noted that the question was already answered on Geographic Information Stackexchange. Should this be considered a duplicate and closed as a ...
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What leads our reaction regarding a question?

I am wondering... Regarding this question, our reaction is first, to ask about more precision, etc., then to close it (and for now maintain it closed despite the edit by the OP). Regarding this ...
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Can we add a “Low Quality” reason to the close vote?

Maybe it's just me, but I seem to be seeing a lot more very low-quality posts than before. Some, like this one, seem almost unsalvageable (especially pre-edit): Object Merge ShortCut EDIT: This is ...
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What's the point of closing as unclear?

One of the reasons for closing a question is as follows: unclear what you're asking Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's ...
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Cleaning up our custom close reasons

For a long time our close reasons have been wanting of attention. We've just now gotten around to making a few changes: Bug reports We've decided to change the wording of this close reason, as it ...
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How to deal with unanswered questions

It seems there's a lot of unanswered questions with good answers, but no up votes or OP's activity. I think we could use a closing reason allowing to: Close an unanswered question older than 15/30/...
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Custom off-topic close reasons: 2014 in review

The last new off-topic reason here was added on January 14, 2014 - one year ago today. So now is a good time to review how these have been used over the past year, and consider if changes are ...
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Can we change the close message of the “bug report” close reason?

This question appears to be off-topic because it is a bug report and not an actual question. These should be reported to Blender's tracker instead. Emphasis mine We usually close questions which ...
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Assumed off or on topic until proven otherwise?

Blender stack exchange receives allot of "import export problems" questions. Sometimes it is nearly impossible to figure out which software package is responsible. If blender is causing the issue, ...
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What do we do with questions which don't have enough info?

Sometimes there are questions which don't quite have enough information to be certain what the full situation is. For example: Dynamic Paint Brush Erase doesn't work in Render Output Cycles: No ...
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“Community” (the moderator) deleted a question that I linked as base question on an other post!

If this question is deleted, the base of my question will disappear! What should I do? Furthermore, it is NOT an already asked question, because it talks about OPTIMUS on Linux, case in which many ...
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When should a question be closed as a bug report?

When should a question be closed as a bug report? Should we only close questions which would actually make valid report on the bug tracker? (and if so, how do we determine if a report would be valid?)...
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What should our custom off-topic close reasons be?

Custom close reasons have been live for a while now. We currently have 2 of the (3) given in use but a recent surge in questions being closed has prompted the need for a few more that are more ...