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77 votes
11 answers

What prewritten Pro-forma (aka AutoReviewComments) userscript comments can we use and share?

I'd like to gather a list of boilerplate comments (AKA canned responses) for Ask Ubuntu which can be used in combination with the awesome Pro-forma comments userscript. Post suggestions too, you are ...
23 votes
5 answers

Closing abandoned questions is harder than it should be.

I've been doing a bunch of digging around to help solve our accept rate problem. It's probably a multifaceted problem so I thought I'd tackle this one for now. According to meta, our policy is to vote ...
Jorge Castro's user avatar
12 votes
2 answers

How should I deal with old unanswered questions that are unlikely to be answered satisfactorily?

I'd like to have my accepted answer rate increase from 57%. What's dragging it down, though, is that I've posted a number of specific and/or difficult questions that haven't been answered, are ...
Scott Severance's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer

What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time?

On viewing unanswered questions I came across this question. While there was nothing wrong with the question, it is very old and the OP hasn't visited the site for a long time. Hence, any answers/...
VedVals's user avatar
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9 votes
1 answer

Why don't we have "required/requested input not provided" close reason for abandoned questions?

While I've just recently acquired the privilege for voting to close questions, I find it hard to find the right close reasons for the following very common scenario. Someone asks a question, but does ...
gertvdijk's user avatar
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8 votes
2 answers

How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason?

Assume a question is clear, fully fleshed-out in details, compliant with question policy, and relevant to a large audience... but unanswered. At what point (if ever) does this question because ...
Jjed's user avatar
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4 votes
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Time Frame of Abandoned/Old Questions

I have checked the following questions: What to do with abandoned questions? How should we define "Abandoned" as a close reason? Changes to how we close abandoned questions Closing ...
Luis Alvarado's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer

Can moderators confirm abandoned questions should be closed TL, not NARQ?

For quite some time, we've been using the too localized close reason for abandoned questions. Of course, if the question merits closure for another reason--it's a duplicate, it couldn't have been ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
0 votes
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what to do with questions without an owner? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do with abandoned questions? what is the guidlines for questions without an owner? Should they be closed? should they be maintained by anyone? what's the deal? ...
Alvar's user avatar
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Can we merge many meta Q&As about "abandoned questions"?

Can we merge these three Q&A's (they are all ~5 years old) together? What to do with questions whose OP hasn't visited the site for a long time? What to do when users have been inactive for ...
WinEunuuchs2Unix's user avatar