11 votes

Replacing our "research" close reason

Dictionaries don't necessarily answer super basic grammar questions, so the new close-reason wouldn't easily apply to those types of 'too-easy' questions. Are we just going to migrate those all? AFAIK,...
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Replacing our "research" close reason

There are two distinct, although related, questions here: (1) Is the show-research reason for closing used too much, and, if so, how should its use be limited; (2) Should that reason (perhaps narrowed ...
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Replacing our "research" close reason

As my name was invoked regarding drafting text for the close modal and post notices, I thought I might offer some guidance in addition to what y'all have already discussed. What's presented below is ...
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What resources do I need to consult before asking a question?

Asking questions Many questions can be easily answered by searching for a word, phrase, or idiom in a free online dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, and even some grammar questions (such as which ...
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Replacing our "research" close reason

I wholeheartedly support this observation and the proposed change. It should be noted that this is very close to how that very closing-reason was originally devised here, as General Reference. ...
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5 votes

Replacing our "research" close reason

In one of your suggested CV reasons (I guess it would be "usage guidance"?), you included this text: Make sure a link to that dictionary has been provided in the comments before closing. I ...
MarcInManhattan's user avatar
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Has the insufficient research close reason been retired?

There are lots of high rep users who disagree with closing these questions. They have the right to disagree and also to answer them if they wish. But shouldn't the mods be modeling the site ...
herisson's user avatar
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How does the current version of the "cyan" pronunciation question not show research?

The timeline available to moderators shows that the question was closed with five votes, then you edited it and it was reopened with five votes. It's now had five different people vote to close again, ...
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Has the insufficient research close reason been retired?

The close-reason "more research required" is meant to be a means of closing questions that require more research to be useful and interesting questions. When users ask questions that are self-...
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Replace "Please show the research you've done" with a clear threshold requirement

I agree with most of what @Tonepoet said, but I would like to try a simpler answer. Anything more complicated than a "clear threshold limit" of non-zero will be too complicated to define and ...
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Why are etymology questions that show research getting/staying closed?

TL;DR Etymology questions are no different from any other on-topic question. If they show no effort and no research, they should be placed on hold until the OP, or someone else, fixes/improves their ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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Replacing our "research" close reason

I also wholeheartedly support this change. I think that the high closure rates can make ELU appear hostile or unhelpful for new users. "Difficulty" per se is a completely arbitrary and ...
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Has anything changed regarding voting to close for lack of research?

Well, ain’t this a turn. Nothing on the site has changed; but maybe I have. I am usually being called to task as an overly enthusiastic VTCer. I am the original commenter quoted from that post, ...
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Has anything changed regarding voting to close for lack of research?

I agree in principe with Casabel's answer around this quote from the help center: With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about English ...
JJJ's user avatar
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Why are etymology questions that show research getting/staying closed?

Here are some thoughts I have on the matter: The probable reason One thing that needs to be considered is that it takes time for things to be processed through the review queue, and even if a ...
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Has the insufficient research close reason been retired?

While I generally agree with Araucaria's opinion that a certain leeway is necessary in judging the required research for a question I do think that any research effort should go past this: I've ...
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