[meta] Remove option to close a question because "the question is answered, right answer was accepted"

asked 2015-11-05 12:41:23 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-02-12 22:22:16 -0500

mether gravatar image


I am observing that new users of ask.fedoraproject.org often close a question once the questions is correctly answered. I did the same in the beginning, and I don't find it intuitive not to do so, especially since the system offers an option called "the question is answered, right answer was accepted". Even if people read the guidelines (which I doubt many do), it is not easy to catch this rule since it's not a separate item in that list.

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Suites me. The only real use for it that I can see is to close old questions that some new user brought back from the dead over a year later.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-11-05 12:47:32 -0500 )edit

@sideburns: Yes, there it could be used. Alternatively, you could use the entry saying "not relevant/outdated)

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-11-05 13:09:21 -0500 )edit

Which one I use depends on circumstances. I've used your suggested reason a few times for questions related to a specific, outdated version, and the one the question's about for more generic subjects.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-11-05 13:43:38 -0500 )edit

If i start a question, then end up being the only one to answer it, that tells me that no one had any interest in it, so I close them. simple as that.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-01-30 08:17:32 -0500 )edit