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Should a question ever be closed?

Asked by blastfamy (2159points) August 26th, 2008

Sometimes, questions tend to veer off of their intended path: people get into heated debate over senseless, useless subjects. If it goes too far, should the asker have the right to close the question?

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jrpowell's avatar

Nope.. Let the mods deal with it. Flag it and let them sort it out.

gailcalled's avatar

The questions, like the undead, can show up forever, I think (if one can ever find them. I occasionally search for one of my old questions and it behaves like Jimmy Hoffa, even when I get the tags right.)

augustlan's avatar

Trust me on this…the mods will take it out if it gets too bad. believe me, I know

richardhenry's avatar

[Fluther Moderator:] I don’t think having the ability to ‘close a question’ would really help… It’s not like ending a discussion puts it back on track. We occasionally end up removing very off topic chatter to keep things together, usually if the question hasn’t even been answered yet. But 99% of the time, censoring things and ending discussions is what we like to stick away from. Giving this power to everyone isn’t the way we want Fluther to go. Silencing people is the last resort. Hope this gives a little insight.

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question closed ;)

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