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A guide to moderating Computer Science Stack Exchange yourself — close voting

We've had complaints in the past that too many questions were closed by moderators. And as the site grows, we have more questions in need of closing. We have a growing number of users who can cast ...
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Closing questions because of the attitude of the asker

Here, we have a vote to close on the grounds that asker is rude to people trying to help him. My instinctive reaction is that this is not a reason to close the question. Part of the purpose of ...
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Reduce voting threshold from 5 to 3 votes for close/reopen

I would like to propose lower threshold for votes. I motivate this with high threshold for votes, rather small community (compared to SO for example), which in turn yields poor users' moderation. To ...
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Missing MathJaX in the duplicate subtab of the close review queue

When I review a question with a vote to close as duplicate, I see MathJaX formatting for the question body, but not in the tab that shows the proposed duplicate. Chrome 23.0.1271.17 beta in case it ...
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Closing questions that are too broad

I voted to close This is a broad question, asking for an overview of a whole subfield. While the answers do provide some ...
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Duplicate on other SE site

It turns out that this question What is tail recursion? has an answer at It is not possible to vote for closing as exact duplicate,...
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