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I don't think the intention of the "answers must be competitive" rule ever was to close all questions which can't be improved on, nor does requiring closing follow from noticing a question which has an answer that can't be competed with. Should we also close a challenge with a 0-byte answer if it said "least amount of bytes wins, with tie breaker being post ...


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Personally, I don't see any need to close old challenges that have ended, as people can still post (non-competitive) answers to them The "(non-competitive)" is a red herring. In a well presented KotH, anyone can (subject to being able to install all the necessary compilers/interpreters/runtimes) run the contest and reproduce the results. If this isn't the ...


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Having one of my questions being quickly close-voted for this reason, I think it shouldn't happen. Just because an answer is late to a challenge, I don't think it's bad or invalid. The late answers are often some of the best, since they aren't just quickly thrown together to try to win a challenge, but instead designed purely for the sake of deigning them. ...


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Asked the first two users listed as voting to close what part of the question is not clear to them, to which no reply has been posted. Putting @username in a comment doesn't always notify the user. I'm not sure of the exact list of behaviours which make a user available to be pinged like that, but empirically it doesn't include casting a close vote, because ...


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The situation described sounds like one in which the question needs to spend a few days in the sandbox. Vote to close and comment with a pointer to the sandbox.


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I don't think your example fits the question you are asking very well. If a challenge only asks programs to take in a 3D matrix, then there is no unclarity. Languages without a 3D matrix cannot compete which is bad, but not unclear (although the challenge as a whole can still be good in these scenarios). And we shouldn't close vote questions just for ...


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