Following up on our recent discussion on closed questions, I'm wondering if it might not be a bad idea to create a tag for closed questions. This might help us to "corral" them a bit better.


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You can simply use closed:1 in the search query - no need to abuse tags for this.

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    See the "\search" page for more searching kung-fu. – eykanal Oct 16 '12 at 19:22

You don't want to "corral" your closed questions.

Closed questions should be destined for one of two fates.

  1. Deletion.

  2. Reopening.

Time will tell which route a question goes, but having a "pool" of them around is defiantly not the idea you want to promote. As noted by TheifMaster you can already find them for the purposes of doing site cleanup using closed:1 as part of a search query.

If nobody has expressed any interest in getting the question whipped into shape to re-open (or if it's obvious that isn't going to happen from the get go), they should be deleted. Otherwise they need to be poked until they are ready to open.

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That's a good idea, I was actually looking for a way to search only for closed questions.

EDIT: The keyword "closed:1" seems indeed enough, as pointed out by ThiefMaster and Steven Jeuris, so it's probably not necessary to have a tag.

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