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Should this question be closed or answered?

This question concerns running minikube, a Kubernetes VM based on VirtualBox. The OP is experiencing the error as minikube can't be run on a nested VM (Windows, running Ubuntu on Vbox, runnin minikube)...
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Vote to close specifics

I would like to learn about the vote to close. As I understand it, it is a moderator who does so. Does it only take one moderator to make that decision? Is there a link that shows all the ...
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How to open a certain question in the Close Votes queue?

Unlike the edit-button which brings me to the Suggested Edits-queue when an edit is pending, the close-button always open the VTC-dialog. I'd prefer to be brought to the Close Votes-queue if there ...
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Are we too fast in closing questions as unclear?

I've seen many a times questions are put on hold as unclear within some hours of posting. For example, this question was closed within 3 hours of posting. Suppose in some country there is a user who ...
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When does Community ♦ vote to close a question?

As the title says, when would the Community moderator vote to close a question? Example:
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Why don't close votes reset on a question when the review ends?

This discussion had started in chat. And I thought I'd move it here. This question currently has 4 close votes. I had previously reviewed it and selected "Leave Open". The review ended with 3 "Leave ...
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Shouldn't we stop closing questions instantly as Off-Topic if we see the words “mint”, “debian”, etc.?

I'm not suggesting that Mint is on-topic, but recently I've noticed questions getting closed as Off Topic, just because a question contains the word "Mint" or "Debian". If you need to close them, I ...
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What happened to “blatantly off-topic”?

If I remember correctly there was a "blatantly off-topic" option in Flagging > Closing > Off-topic (while flagging a question). But while closing this question What does it mean physical realty of ...
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What are the acceptable number of close votes to initiate per day?

I've started a VTC project based on abandoned questions about EOL Ubuntu versions. Tonight I VTC'd only one so far: Boot failure after shutdown during upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. However over the ...
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Erroneous message pops up in close dialog

I try to vote to close a question, but am greeted with this error message: So I patiently wait until 3 seconds have passed, try again, and get the same error, over and over again. What is wrong here?
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Question with an accepted answer is being close voted as unclear one and a half years after the answer was accepted

This question with an accepted answer is being close voted as unclear one and a half years after an answer to it was accepted. I noticed this immediately after the first close vote and edited it to ...
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Why are there a limited amount of close votes for high rep users?

I am a reasonable high rep user and have been around for some time now, and even though both of those are the case I still have a limited amount of close votes I can cast (40), why is this? Surely the ...
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Duplicate circle?

I was just casting a duplicate close vote on this question when I got this notice: What does it mean and how should I proceed?
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How is it decided which close reason is to be given?

I have recently been VTCing questions and noticing that even though I may VTC a question as off-topic, because there are a larger amount of people VTCing it for another reason, the other reason is ...
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Are questions on removing Ubuntu and getting Windows back on on-topic or not? [duplicate]

I have noticed many questions from new users asking about how to remove Ubuntu and get Window back on, half of these are getting closed as a duplicate of this, and the rest as off-topic, but this ...
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Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one?

Are there certain circumstances where one should close an old question as the duplicate of a new one (for instance if the new one is better and actually has answers)? And if not, then why does the ...
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Socratic badge amount gone down unfairly with off-topic I cast on my own post

I feel that something rather unfair has just happened, so I would like to complain about it, my next gold badge that I will get is the Socratic, and just a few minutes ago it said: Now however it has ...
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Why can't you vote on a question once you have retracted your vote?

Once you have voted on a question, and then retracted your vote, you are unable to cast another vote, why is this? Because for instance I could VTC something as unclear, but then when they update it I ...
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Why is the Close Vote queue so long?

You know I find it strange that the close vote queue is so long, because if 10 users went there and did their 20 a day, then you would already have 200 done... So just a few more users and we could ...
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Flag vs Close, when to use?

Today I voted to close on an off topic question, but this made me think, if I vote to close is the question also flagged too get the attention of other user's?, or should I also flag as a duplicate to ...
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Methods for combating EOL questions

I see an awful lot of questions on EOL releases, and I think that this site should have some automatic features to help combat it, as it is really quite a major thing with the quantity of them. So I ...
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Why was this question closed?

I came upon this question (If Windows 10 "upgrade" affects GRUB2 and screws up my dual boot with Ubuntu will I have to completely wipe my computer and start from scratch?) from Google and I ...
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It is off-topic now, but it wasn't then, so do I vote to close? [duplicate]

I have recently (after reaching 3k and unlocking the ability to cast close and reopen votes) noticed that a lot of questions that were not off-topic when they were originally asked are being flagged ...
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Do we need a vacuum cleaner? (corvee week?)

Related to this one and even more to this one, and probably a lot more; Do we need a "clean up week" to get rid of the depressing load of posts, waiting to be reviewed (without forgetting to be ...
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Can I troubleshoot wireless on Ask Ubuntu?

I followed the instructions at this post: My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue? and posted a specific question about intermittent (but ...
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What's wrong, Ask Ubuntu?: Closures

The system for closing questions on an SE site is rather simple. There are various types of close reasons and votes, that fit in roughly three categories: Low Quality Posts The close reaons "unclear ...
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PSA: Quantal is now off topic

Yeah, that time again, we will have from here on each 6 months new EOL announcements so, here the general plan for questions: New questions about Quantal 12.10 that only affect Quantal (e.g., APT ...
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How do I cancel a close vote?

If I have marked any question for close by mistake and it shouldn't be closed, then how can I remove the close vote of mine from that question?
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Why has this question been closed?

I fail to see why this question has been closed as "Not a real question" - it is an interesting question, has upvotes, 4 good relevant answers and is on-topic. More broadly, I'm a bit concerned that ...
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“Review completed”: why isn't the fate of that post decided?

I am talking about https://askubuntu.com/questions/338436/i-cannot-get-vpn-to-prompt-me-for-userid-and-password-when-the-always-ask-opti At the same time the review screen shows while the question ...
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Can we get more close votes?

Currently we only get 24 close votes a day. I find this much too limiting, I can use all 24 of those votes really quick and still find a use for 24 more votes. Is there any way we could get a couple ...
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Why does this question have 4 votes to migrate to Meta?

Why is this being shown on a review? It has 4 close votes to migrate to Meta. Why does it have 4 migration votes (unrelated to Meta)? That option isn't even available for me on most questions (...
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How did a <3k user vote to close a question?

From this LQP review item: but the user 'Olli' has only 2,804 rep (at time of writing), how did he 'Close' it?
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Shall we try and clean the close vote review queue to start the new year?

Another update We only have about 26 questions to review! Update Due to hard work of several ask ubuntu community members and a mod or two we have now reduced the queue considerably. We are almost ...
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What do we use for “not a question” posts?

So, since the changes to the close and flag reasons we lost the ability to mark "not a question" as a reason. We can still use that reason, for posts that are simply guides to fix something but aren'...
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Closing questions using a non-valid argument

I posted yesterday this question and I was put on hold as off-topic because: "Bug reports and problems with the development version of Ubuntu should be reported on Launchpad so that developers can ...
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New battle plan for the questions that require god-like powers to figure out user problem: Close everything on sight!

TL;DR: Please, decide a policy, adhere to it and enforce it. The main problem here is the lack of cohesion about how to deal with the questions. For that I rant about the following: Yeah, guys, we ...
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Isn't the first step to post a comment rather than vote to close?

Can a question be closed without even a single comment? I have an example here in which I do understand that several voters close the question without asking for clarification: https://askubuntu.com/...
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Why can't I VTC this as duplicate? It has an upvoted+accepted answer

Look at this question. I bumped into it using the Review Queue for Close Votes. I agree with the proposed duplicate, but I am unable to vote-to-close it: The error This question does not have an ...
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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 ...
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Let's reopen this Wubi question that Microsoft Windows thought was off-topic

In this question posted yesterday, the OP has a Wubi system that will not start, because the Windows boot loader (which loads Wubi--in a Wubi system you select Ubuntu from the Windows boot menu) has a ...
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Is this Perl-related question being closed too hastily?

This question is about to be closed: Perl doesn't include directory That's too bad, since: Perl scripting is a standard system administration technique and it doesn't make much sense to reject ...
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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 ...
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Are bug complaints with addressable non-bug causes on-topic?

Sometimes a user asks a question and shows the error message, and the error message clearly indicates that there is a bug in the application. If it weren't for the bug, that message wouldn't be shown. ...
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Closed vote remains after comment was deleted

I "pulled the trigger" on a question that was an 'exact duplicate' however, I realized that I had NOT copied the correct duplicate to show the example. The incorrect example was now shown in the ...
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How to “ping” people who voted to close a question so they review their vote?

This question was closed as off-topic - I believe it is not, maybe it was worded too vaguely or mentioned too many irrelevant details or something. Now, I edited the question to make it more direct ...
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Request: Please take time while reviewing close votes

First I must say, the new review system is great. It is easier to review items, especially the linked duplicate question tab is very useful. But I think, the easiness of reviewing posts has posed ...
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I'm not able to flag after using all my close votes

I've used up my close votes for the day, so I am trying to flag duplicates instead. I can no longer flag a duplicate for moderator attention. I have 39 flags remaining, this should work. (I'm ...
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Should recent controversial question about Zeitgeist and pop culture be reopened?

Recently there was a question that some interpreted as a rant: What is zeitgeist used for? This question now has a good answer (written by one of the people who had voted to close it, which by ...
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Certain users should get more close and delete votes

20k+ users (or something) should get more close and delete votes. It is limiting when we are out of votes and come across questions to close or answers/questions to delete. Flagging is cool, but ...