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Would it be better to show some amount of humbleness considering close votes?

I agree with you that there's at least some tendency on this site to close prematurely. My personal policy as a user has always been to err on the side of caution and cast a close vote only when a ...
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Would it be better to show some amount of humbleness considering close votes?

I feel like in some ways this gets into very general questions about StackExchange itself, but I will try to talk about how our community uses close votes. Some Quick Thoughts Close votes express a ...
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Answering, then voting to close

What would appear to me to be inconsistent is if one flagged a question as rude or spam and also answered the question. The reason to flag such questions is to have them deleted not simply closed. I ...
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Updating Philosophy.SE practices to allow for Rebuttals and edits

If the proposal is to change Philosophy.SE settings to be a bit more forgiving of automatic deletion of posts, then yes, I'd be all for that. Understandably, it makes sense to give new users a chance ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

What can be done to help users improve their questions? The site should insist on precision and brevity. The positive message could be that such qualities improve the site for everyone and advance ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

A few quick responses. (This is a great discussion to have and I hope others weigh in too!) Question-closure is important for indicating the on-topic line "negatively". It sends a signal to new ...
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How should this spammy post be handled?

I agree with your line of thought. I flagged it as spam and since my flags work a bit differently, this nuked the question instantly as well. That was content promotion.
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Rename this SE to philology

There is too much hasty closing of questions on this site, to be sure. Others have made the same observation. On the whole I would say that any question that already has some answers, particularly ...
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Cue with red dot

That means there are relatively many questions in the Close Votes review queue (compared to normal Philosophy.SE levels). 50, that's quite a lot for a site this size. More details on Meta Stack ...
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