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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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Do we need/want a 3-vote closure?

No, this controversial proposal to "close early, close often" is probably meant to apply to fast-paced sites where there isn't enough time to consider the merits of each question carefully, ...
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Should out of date/obsolete questions be closed

In general they should be left. The example you gave is a poor question, and could be closed as "unclear", but a good answer can be given to a such a question along the lines of "That was Jupiter, and ...
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Can a vote to close be reversed if a user is removed?

I would expect not. Account deletion preserves a user's (upvoted) posts and comments, because those contributions were judged by the community to have been made in good faith. Review decisions fall ...
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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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Should this question about touching event horizons really be closed as duplicate?

The questions and answers are extremely correlated to the degree I would feel uncomfortable unilaterally reversing a close action, but I agree both discussions seem helpful. Just keep tabs on it, and ...
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