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Is it OK to solicit votes to close a question?

In the comments section for the below question , one of the users, Sarvabhouma is soliciting votes to close a question as duplicate - Parbrahman was the real author of Bhagvad Gita and Krishna was ...
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Can we increase the number of votes to close a question?

I understand that currently 5 votes are needed to close a question. Can we all agree to increase this number? Or is this a fixed number that cannot be changed?
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Was it reasonable to close this question as opinion-based?

Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? This question has been put on hold as "primarily opinion-based" by a mod. The automatic reason stated in the banner is: Many good ...
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Is there a change in the policy regarding closure of verse translation questions?

There was a huge debate recently on allowing pure translation questions as on-topic. What is the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita? English translation of Madhva Bhashya on ...
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About marking a question Duplicate after four days of posting it

I am here discussing about the question : Which of the six Darshanas are atheistic? It was marked as duplicate after four days of the original question being posted, by one Moderator who answered the ...
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Queries that rank users according to the number of close/reopen votes they have cast

I know that I can check this statistics for my profile by going to the "votes" tab. But for other users I can not do the same (it is hidden). I want to see which users have cast the most number of ...
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Difficulty marking a question as “belongs to another site”

I was trying to close vote this question. What were the races of the horses in Mahabharata? Under the option of "off topic because..."--"relates to another stackexchange site"---- only 'Meta' site is ...
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Quoting random persons opinion/reference about scriptures

Are we allowed to quote a random article or person who has an opinion about our scriptures or mentions that something exists in our scriptures, and ask for reference/justification without doing any ...
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In what scenarios 'Community' user cast a close as duplicate vote?

From some meta posts, it seems that 'Community' user doesn't cast close as duplicate vote automatically. When a normal user cast a close as duplicate vote and then OP approves it (or cast vote, not ...
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Ambiguity in close vote numbers

When I cast a vote to close a Q, it says 24 votes remaining But in reality the Q gets closed in 5 votes. Can anyone please explain this ambiguity?
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Why is the “some good/bad omens” question not considered “too broad”?

This is about What are some of the good and bad omens? The question asks for both good and bad omens as per scriptures (I think all are also covered because good and bad covers all. If there is no ...
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Should we migrate all 'Jiddu Krishnamurti' questions to Philosophy.SE?

Questions like: What are the teachings of Sri Jiddu Krishnamurti? This is what he thought about all religions: The question is: Is there not truth in religions, in theories, in ideals, in beliefs? ...
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Allow users to see who is voting to close their questions

After a question is closed, we know who voted to close it, but in the case of unsuccessful close attempts you never know who tried to close your question. This information should be made public. If ...
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Notify OP in inbox, when people close vote a question

I find it creepy that you put your question out there and as it percolates downwards due to newer questions, people maybe voting to close it, unbeknownst to you.
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Is “What scriptures/XYZ say about …<my off topic query>?”, a freeway to convert a Qn to on-topic?

There are numerous Qn-s (including few of mine), which starts with, "What scriptures/some school/my favorite philosophy/acharyas/XYZ say about [some concept]?" Many a times these Qns are on-...
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Closing featured questions

We are unable to close featured questions. The current one 'evil eye' has nothing to do with Hinduism, but because it is featured, it can't be closed. Why can't we vote to close featured questions?
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Should we close questions related to Sanskrit language and grammar as off-topic?

Some questions on the main site seem to be about Sanskrit and not directly related to Hinduism. For example: Representation of number 0-9 in Sanskrit shloka Correct gender version of Sanskrit name ...
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Why not help people convert their off-topic questions to on-topic?

I see a lot of questions being marked as off-topic for various reasons. Should more focus not be placed on helping these people to get their question trimmed to bring it under the guidelines of the ...
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Why some questions can't be linked to other questions as duplicate?

For example, I felt What is the difference between Poorna Avatar and Ansh Avatar as duplicate of Anshavatar and Purnavatar - are there different types of avatars?. So i tried to close the question ...