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In light of the new close-reasons, how will we handle “too-localised” questions on non-SO network sites?

Given the impending changes to close reasons - how will we be dealing with "too localised" questions? I know the example given in the link talks about code, where we could create a custom off-topic ...
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Why do duplicate questions go through a different closing process?

Why is it possible for a question to be closed in two different ways? This one was closed by a single vote (a diamond user): This one took 5 votes but one of them is a diamond user: Would ...
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There should not be any free-form close reasons

I like the changes to the close reasons and the mechanism itself a lot and I think it is a significant improvement and clarification over the old system. But there is one aspect that I think has the ...
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Show sub reasons in close review queue

Currently close vote review queue shows the top level close reason in the header, but some close reasons, for instance, off topic have very different sub reasons. For instance, "demonstrate minimal ...
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Need for factual errors as a close reason?

Many feel the need for a close reason that expresses that the basic premises of the question are incorrect (factual errors etc.). Shouldn't there be a need for this close reason on many (most?) SE ...
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Policy and rationale for making close votes invisible to most users

Is the policy concerning visibility of close vote count documented somewhere? I gather that the count is visible to the submitter and the >3k crowd, but not to others. If so, is the rationale ...
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Can we apply the rules about “opinion-based” questions a little less zealously?

I've been seeing a large number of questions lately getting shut down for being "opinion-based" - for instance, when asking for advice on whether a given framework or library or language is mature ...
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Should questions be added to the reopen queue as soon as they're edited by the original author? [duplicate]

I'm listening to SE Podcast #37 – Back At It, Again and David mentioned that posts need one reopen vote to be added to the reopen review queue. He also mentioned that questions almost never get ...
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StackExchange Community Behavior [closed]

Why is a very large portion of members of this community so obnoxious? Downvoting people's questions or putting them "on hold" with no additional information; marking it as "too broad", for example, ...
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Why was my flag declined for this question [duplicate]

Just a simple question. I flagged this question as low-quality because thats what it is. I do not need to elaborate and call it off-topic or anything. However my flag was declined. May i know the ...
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Why was off-topic flag declined?

I flagged this question as off-topic. But since I didn't - and still don't - think it falls within the possibilities given as default off-topic reasons, I flagged it for moderator attention. If we go ...
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Do we avoid questions about current events that have a limited life?

RPG Stack Exchange, along with a few other older sites, have this bullet point in our on-topic FAQ: We don't want the information on our site to become obsolete, and so we try not to ask ...
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More reasons to put a question on hold [closed]

There are certain types of questions which are being asked on a regular basis, should be put on hold and don't fit properly within any of the existing reasons for putting a question on hold. All the ...
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This question appears to be off-topic because [custom ending]

I've seen a lot of comments in which people provide their own ending to this sentence. I'm confused by this practice. It gives the comment a slightly more official appearance, as it appears to be ...
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Is the title considered part of the question?

A question on SO was recently closed by 5 members of the community as "not a real question". If you look strictly at the body of the question, that's true, but if you consider the question's title, it ...

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