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Question closed under the arbitrary pretext because of its content that undermines common knowledge

I'm the moderator who cleaned up some comments on the question, closed the post, and locked it after you began an edit war. I'd like to write out a few things for transparency and clarity. There was a ...
HDE 226868's user avatar
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Cavalier insta-closing of a new user's first question without even giving them a chance to respond?

I don't agree with the close vote on knowledgeseeker's question. I also don't think the duplicate marked is the same question as the original. The accepted answer to the 'duplicate' is a great ...
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Cavalier insta-closing of a new user's first question without even giving them a chance to respond?

When a question is off topic, a duplicate, or is of very poor quality (for example, needing clarification) the BEST thing to do is put it on hold quickly, so people do not waste effort answering a ...
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Did this question get closed too quickly? Doesn't it actually have a good answer that's now impossible to post?

I agree with the answers posted by James and David Hammen, but there are some facets I don't think have been discussed yet or stated explicitly: The analogy you draw isn't great. Higgs and Englert - ...
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Is insta-closing of potential duplicates always the best way? In low Q-rate sites? Is there something to be said for slow-closing or eventual closing?

I am just one member of the community, but in my opinion, closing questions for correct reasons quickly is always desirable even in the rare case that the duplicate linked question has a wiki answer. ...
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Is insta-closing of potential duplicates always the best way? In low Q-rate sites? Is there something to be said for slow-closing or eventual closing?

When closed because of duplicate, a question has a clear link to the original question: This question already has answers here: [Link to original question] So had ...
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Did this question get closed too quickly? Doesn't it actually have a good answer that's now impossible to post?

This was a poor question and appropriately closed. I downvoted and commented (however Prof Rob's comment was the same as mine so I deleted my comment). The downvote was for "Lacking research ...
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Did this question get closed too quickly? Doesn't it actually have a good answer that's now impossible to post?

You don't like closed questions, period, @uhoh. Other people don't have a problem with closure. I looked at the question multiple times before I decided to join the herd and vote to close. Closing ...
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Why was my comment deleted, and this this replacement comment okay?

The original comment was seen as being too confrontational, and I could see where they were coming from. The new one looks fine.
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