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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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Why do we close too localized questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What questions should be closed with reason “too localized”? Question closed because was too localized Why do we close too localized questions? If there aren't a bunch of ...
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What does “Too Localized” mean as a justification for closing a question? [duplicate]

Hello all, I'd like more information as to why a question deemed Localized is grounds for closing. An example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1460190/sun-java-certification-exam-from-bangladesh/...
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Give an example of when to close as “too localized”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What questions should be closed with reason “too localized”? Too localized: This question would only be relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an ...
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Why can questions be closed for being “too localized”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What questions should be closed with reason “too localized”? I realize that the point of that criteria is that questions should be helpful for other users, as well as ...
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Do “fix my code pleeese!” questions qualify for closure as “too localized”? [closed]

There are many questions that contains only some code and a remark like "it doesn't work." https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5283635/php-and-mysql-update-problem is one example. Judging by "...
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Consider changing the wording of the “too localized” close reason

The "too localized" close reason currently reads: This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or ...
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“Software tools” in FAQ is too hazy [closed]

I notice people frequently complaining on Meta about closings of not programming related, but programming tool related questions. The closings, to me, are usually perfectly rightful, but the FAQ ...
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Asking the community for a reality check on my flags [closed]

Lately a significant (to me) percentage of my flags have been declined by the mods. Examples: Compare Columns B and C then shift data flagged as: too localized This question is asking for a help ...
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I do not understand the 'too localized' closure of questions [closed]

Yes, I get the other reasons for closing questions, but too localized because a question might only effect a small area of people? Personally, I see any question deserves to have an answer if it is ...
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What's a legitimate Stack Overflow question? [closed]

I had a question I felt legitimate closed on Stack Overflow. I went to peruse the faq, and I still can't see what was wrong with it. Here's the relevant parts of the faq: We feel the best Stack ...
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Change the text of “too localized” in the meta close reasons

From a certain perspective, every post on meta fits the definition of too localized since they're all about "an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide ...
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Close reason: “You tell me”

Let me apologize if this has been brought up before, it seems too obvious not to have been. There are certain catagory of questions (most recent to my attention is this one) that boil down to "will ...
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European Cookies Law Questions: Too Localised?

What's the general thought around questions relating to the European cookies law and how to implement it e.g. Cookies Consent Law. Setting aside issues of 'Is insert piece of code a legal way to ...
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Using the “ı” character in place of “I” to refer to self - why?

I've noticed that a few question-askers recently (such as this example) use the "ı" character to refer to themselves, where one would normally use "I". (this character is more noticiable in the fixed-...

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