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I think the solution (closure) may be attacking the wrong side of the problem. The problem isn't the question; it's the answers that need moderation. The Moderator originally 'protected' the question (before ultimately closing it), because the influx of answers were reportedly widely speculative; offering little more than opinion than anything authoritative....


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Here's what happened with that question: Jan 15 - 4 answers (one of which came the closest to actually answering the question) Jan 16 - 8 new answers, then question is protected. Jan 17 - 2 new answers Jan 18 - 1 new answer Jan 19 - 0 new answers Jan 20 - Question closed Of these answers some have since been deleted. One such answer (the one that prompted it ...


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That question could just as equally been closed as being Not A Real Question, as the OP wasn't really asking anything in particular, and even though that was pointed out to the OP in a (up voted) comment they made no improvements to it. A reasonably similar duplicate was found to link it to so the question wasnt totally wasted, but really it's quite a poor ...


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I think that this is a trait shared among most "Why is X as it is?" questions. People are curious creatures and love to reason and come up with theories. Proving the theories, well, that's hard work, we can leave it out. I think that this could have been a good question if the asker had said, "Does a washing machine with a bull eye have advantages over one ...


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The questions that remain open are ones that are both useful to other people (i.e. situations that could present themselves in future projects) and can be answered using expert UX knowledge and don't rely on explicit localised information from the one specific UI designer, as is the case for several of those questions. Your question about the iOS closing of ...


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I'm not sure whether you tried to submit an answer or a comment based on your post/comments, but you should be perfectly able to leave an answer. However, due to the message you got, I'm pretty sure you got caught in a service disruption the Stack Exchange network is experiencing. It's nothing deliberate and will probably be resolved shortly (or is resolved, ...


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Looking over the timeline of events for that question the following happened: The question was asked It received several votes for closure for being 'too broad' It was reviewed by the community; several others suggested for it to be closed (although a few voted for it to remain open) it recieved the fifth close vote and was therefore put On Hold. You edited ...


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The general pattern on the site seems to be: to disable features you don't have permissions for and give a message explaining why (for example the Review queues) to hide features that are not relevant to the current context (for example, the answer box on closed questions) Because the button is not applicable to the current context (but may be applicable ...


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