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Could you explain to us what closed a post is, and how it works?

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I was browsing through the questions, and I sighted this and wondered what a closed post is. Could you explain how/what this works? By the looks of it you closed the post for being a duplicate instaed of the usual hiding, and I could no longer answer the question, and I could not edit it; only retag it.

asked Oct 16, 2012 by ƒιzz
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Ha, I know someone would ask! Closing is a feature that I turned off because it doesn't work quite how I'd like. I just turned it on for a second to close that question, for the hell of it.

When it's turned on there is just a "close" button next to "hide" that essentially locks the question from new posts. The idea is so that new users can see what they did wrong instead of their question just disappearing.

I haven't got around to changing it to how I want it to work. It will probably work like this: you click "flag" and it gives you some reasons to flag the question (duplicate, spam, rule-breaking), then when enough flags have been given, it closes the question. Then some time later the question will be hidden.

answered Oct 16, 2012 by Pokemaster
selected Oct 17, 2012 by ƒιzz
Interesting...
OK, good to know. This sounds like a good idea.