Closing a question

When a question is closed, it can no longer receive new answers from users. It can, however, receive comments.

There are 3 common justifications for closing a question:

  • Flame wars.
  • Questions that have run their course.
  • Off-topic questions.

How to close a question or answer

  1. Click on the Gear icon for the question or answer.
  2. Select “Close”.
  3. Select a brief reason explaining the reason for locking the question.
  4. Select “Close”.