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What does "close as duplicate" do?

It puts a big label at the top of the post that basically says "This question already has an answer HERE" where "HERE" is a link to the "original" post. It doesn't get deleted. Like with all closed ...
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It Is Appropiate to Welcome People Answering My Question?

I agree with this answer -- definitely ok! One general suggestion, though (not aimed at anybody in particular). We've gotten occasional flags on welcome comments that are more "direct"; if you say ...
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It Is Appropiate to Welcome People Answering My Question?

It's absolutely okay to greet new users under your own posts - please continute doing this! In general there are no guidelines about greeting new people. It's just a nice thing to do so that they ...
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New reviewer, looking for clarification about what appears to be a request to critique

It's not the strongest question out there, and it's pretty borderline in the sense of asking for a critique, but it's a writing question and is more or less on topic. We're not as stringent about ...
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How could this user have reviewed this queue?

You can always approve or reject suggested edits to your own posts regardless of reputation. You can see here the edit they approved on their own question: https://writing.stackexchange.com/review/...
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Please help guide new users with reviews

I just went through the entire queue. Thanks for the reminder — I had stopped looking at review queues about a year ago after I burned out over at GDSE when every. single. review. was "Send this ...
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Review Queues mismatch

This is a known issue since the change to dots indicator: Please don't show the red dot indicator for review items I can't do. It means that there still are pending reviews in the queue, but you are ...
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What to do when the problem with the answer is the question?

Thank you for helping to review. What you're doing is good -- if the problem is the question then the community should address that. In addition to voting to close, consider whether it'd be helpful ...
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New reviewer, looking for clarification about what appears to be a request to critique

You're correct, this is a request to revise a piece of writing and it should be closed. I'd also like to point out that the mods tend to be reluctant to close a question unilaterally. We'd prefer to ...
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What does "close as duplicate" do?

It doesn't delete the question - the question is kept, with a link to the question it's a duplicate of. If the question was closed before it received any answers, and it has a negative score, it will ...
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Is there a place for critiquing book proposals within stack exchange?

No, there's currently no site (or other formal process) where you can get critiques on Stack Exchange. The closest I know of is the mid-week group chat at writers where we freewrite and discuss, but ...
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What to do when the problem with the answer is the question?

I always try to rescue the question if at all possible, either by suggesting edits, or, occasionally by doing a full rewrite myself in the case that I don't feel the OP will be able to do it (in that ...
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