Questions tagged [closed-questions]

General questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.

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What do we think about answers-in-comments for recommendation questions?

I've been mulling over this for a while myself, ever since I saw this comment, on a question asking for recommendations for poetry like "The Raven": A couple of ideas: "The Pied Piper ...
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Care needed over the "too broad" close reason

This question ("Doubts concerning Chapter 15 of Persuasion by Jane Austen") was closed today as "too broad". I would like to invite the close voters to reconsider. The reasons that I think the ...
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Questions closed too quickly on meta

Specifically, the following two questions: Are the guidelines for asking questions too easily abused? should be downvoted but not closed. It's a bit ranty, but it is actually asking a real question - ...
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Should questions be closed if they don't provide context for a quote?

The question What does this Pablo Neruda quote mean? was recently closed by two users including site moderator Hamlet, who said in a comment: Hi. I'm afraid that this question can't be answered ...
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What's the difference between these two questions asking for lists of devices?

What is the meaning of "To Autumn"? (open, score of +3) What I'm looking for is quite simply examples of commentary on devices in the poem "To Autumn", which would help me further ...
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Are questions about the themes of a work Too Broad?

I asked the following question on the main site: What are the themes in I, Robot?, and as such it has been closed as Too Broad. I have conflicted feelings on this, because on the one hend yes, there ...