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Are questions about syntax errors too localized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should syntax error questions be closed as too localized after being answered? Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Are questions solved by fixing a ...
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Are questions solved by fixing a typo or basic syntax error “too localized”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Questions solved by fixing the OP's typo are pretty common. Here's one I recently came across: https://...
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What is better to do with question that at first sign was great, but after author's remark looks like a 'local incident'? [duplicate]

What is better to do with question like this: Images not showing on Jasper report? Firstly it was looking as an interesting (valuable) question. But lately, the question's author add the remark (add ...
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Should typo questions be closed as localized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions where a problem arose from a typo be closed? Questions like this are answered due to a typo by the OP. Should these types of questions be closed as too ...
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Should I close a question with a silly error but some code involved who can potentially be useful (or maybe not)? [duplicate]

I made a silly typo here, but beside that the code works and might be helpful. Better delete the question, auto answer or vote to close it?
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Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized

After a ton of discussion, work and input from the community, we're rolling out the remainder of major closing changes that you've helped us design, as discussed in these prior posts. They're live, ...
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Close all the typo questions [closed]

Update 2013/03/06: I've been playing around in the Data Explorer (first time I've used it) and put together a basic query to help identify typo related posts a little better, improvements welcome: ...
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Should self-answered “It was something stupid I was doing” questions be deleted?

There are a couple of categories of the self-answered question that to me, seems like noise. Personally, I think the first category should be deleted, and I'm in the air on the second category - ...
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How to flag a typo question [closed]

I came across this question today. In reading the answer and the comments it turns out that the issue was just a simple typo that the OP made. So that being the case I decided that this question ...
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Now that too localized is gone should we embrace the “typo questions”? [closed]

The old "too localized" closing reason included "questions that are unlikely to help future visitors". It was generally agreed, that if a question resulted from a typo in the OP code those questions ...
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Should we answer or comment on a typo question?

According to this, questions with a typo or syntax error should be closed. However we still have to address the issue where the OP has made a mistake. Where is the best place to respond to him, in the ...
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Should one-off questions be discouraged?

Before stackoverflow (and currently, to a lesser extent) I helped out on several IRC channels. There have always been certain FAQs for each channel. Over the years there have been a variety of ...
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What is the policy for typos or silly syntax error questions? [duplicate]

Say, there is a question titled "Mysql query doesn't work", and a query inside, assembled from randomly picked operators. What is the policy for such questions? I mean real policy, not imaginary ...