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Questions tagged [close-reasons]

The set of reasons available to give when closing a question, including which to use when and proposed new reasons.

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On closing questions as primarily opinion-based

In the spirit of being more welcoming, I'd like to revisit our use of close votes for questions that are "primarily opinion-based." I'm specifically thinking of the recent question Street food spots ...
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Incorrect dupliicate closure by “community”

This question about somebody who has been refused a visa once has been marked as a duplicate of this question about dealing with multiple visa refusals. It was closed by "community", whatever that ...
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'Are there any free phone plans in the Toronto area?': closed?

https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/92617/13759: why was this closed? It is analogous to Prepaid SIM card in France with Free mobile.
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Why were my questions based on Thomas Kinkade unilaterally deleted or closed?

Where can vistas per Thomas Kinkade's 'High Country Christmas', be found in Canada? is closed allegedly for being 'too broad'. https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/94985/13759, https://...
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What's the problem with question about number of guests in single hotel room?

Can someone explain me, what is the problem with this question? Why it was closed as too broad? It is absolutely specific and by no way too broad in my opinion. And the direct, precise answer to it ...
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When voting to close as unclear, please briefly explain why, and request clarification from OP

In the comments on both the question and answer on this meta question, I was having a brief discussion with two users regarding the degree of friendliness and openness TSE shows to new users. OP ...
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Buried wheelie bins versus writing on churches. Clearly defined criteria?

"Why are wheelie bins half-buried in parts of Luxembourg?" has four close-votes now and will likely be closed as off-topic soon. I was about to cast the fifth vote, but then I thought about it a ...
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Question about domestic tolls in India was wrongly closed as a duplicate

This question was marked (or closed?) as a duplicate of this question. But it's not a duplicate at all. The marked question is about toll regulations domestically in India, not involving any foreign ...
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Would this question have been too broad if I hadn't restricted it to a certain country?

In this question my real interest was the general situation around the world. But I knew that questions that are too broad are liable to be closed. So I restricted it to just the Norway/Sweden border. ...
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Are pros and cons questions opinion based?

I recently asked this question about the pros and cons of the different St-Jacques-de-Compostelle routes. In my opinion, this isn't really opinion based as I am not asking about any judgement of ...
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Closure: 'How long will online flight search engines need to feature and include NewLeaf?'

Can my question be reopened please? I emphasise the reasons generously stated by user 'mts'.
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Getting more specific on “too broad”

This question was recently closed as "too broad" and/or because of the strong chance answers might be based on experience. The question seeks factual information, not subjective opinions. The second ...
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Are questions seeking experience-based answers off topic?

First, I agree with the premises of this Meta question and its accepted answer: There are a lot of questions with factual answers that can be researched online. I can go through travel forums and ...
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Editing an older answer and subsequently marking a newer question as a duplicate

In context of this question of mine that was closed as a duplicate, I have a few questions: 1) What is the policy on editing the accepted answer to an older question and then marking a new question ...
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Can we be more careful in marking duplicates on questions that are related but ask for or about different things?

Ironically, a similar question has been asked before two years ago... We need to be more careful about closing questions as duplicates... but that was about questions with answers that might answer ...
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Why was the man from seat 61 put on hold?

I made a question here: How up to date is the Man from seat 61? For some reason the question was put on hold. I can even understand that at a first glance the question might considered too broad. But ...
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What is 'too broad' about the question about firearms in the USA?

The question How common are firearms in USA exactly was put on hold today as being 'too broad.' However, I didn't see any comments from any of the users who voted to close explaining what was too ...
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mail related question randomly closed

Can someone explain why my post-related question was closed, but another nearly identical one is alive and well? How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA? Can I combine two French ...
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Should questions on visa refusals be closed as standard?

We have quite a few questions on why visas got refused. I don't think we've ever taken a stance on this, but I feel this is a category of questions which should be closed as a standard. My rationale ...
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Why was this considered off-topic: '…online community with StackExchange's features to discuss travel?'?

Why was https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/40052/13759 deemed off-topic, but not Is there an online community to find travel partners (for mountains, sightseeing etc.)? or What online communities ...
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Please edit or rewrite 'How to plan for road trip in Canada productively …?' [duplicate]

I've truly tried to improve https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/38929/13759, but my imperfect, rudimentary English seems to have impaired my repeated attempts thus far. So would someone please edit, ...
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Improve “price shopping” off-topic text

We have an off-topic close reason for price shopping: Questions on price-shopping for specific goods or services are off-topic as prices and availability change frequently in many locations. See: ...
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Should we add e.g. an “immigration” tag to help us (automatically) filter questions that should go to our sister site?

We have regularly been receiving questions about immigration, and now we finally have the possibility to move them to our sister site. I'm aware that not every off-topic question is actually a good ...
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Voting on-topic questions off-topic

At least a couple of people openly voted a question today as off-topic, despite noting that they considered it on-topic here as well. After I posted about this in the chat, @hippietrail suggested I ...
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Are Identify-this-questions too localized?

First of all, I really like this questions - most of them are really interesting. Our community has much travel experience and these questions got good answers. But would these questions also help ...
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How did temporary stays longer than a tourist visa become off-topic?

I found a question about a student visa that was closed as off-topic. Someone commented “your question is about immigration and thus off-topic”. I would agree with that sentence — but the question isn'...
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The WANTA™ debate (We are not travel agents)

In the close question reasons debate, we seemed pretty in favour of not wanting to become travel agents. That is, doing all the research and so on for: someone's specific flights from A to B, the ...
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Joel's hard line on closing questions - which we overruled?

Thought this was worth a discussion, and worth pointing out as it shows the mentality of stackexchange being hard on questions has been around a while, isn't just travel, and is the right way, despite ...
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Skeptical Travel questions?

I stumbled upon a peculiarity... Considering whether to VtC a question as off-topic, I was presented with the following: And the link goes to meta.Skeptics. I confirmed this wasn't just a browser ...
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What should our three off-topic close reasons be?

New changes to the close reasons are all but imminent. Long story short, the following close reasons are going away: not a real question not constructive too localized The replacement reasons will ...
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Localised events - closing after time?

We have a few events like the Egypt riots, the Prague flooding and more, which have questions on them. However, these obviously are no longer relevant after a period of time. Should we decide on a ...
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What do I need to do to make this question acceptable for the site?

This is the question: What is overbooking (of flights), and why do airlines all seem to do it? I was a bit surprised that it was closed. It was about travelling, it was about a "practical" everyday ...
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Should critical questions be closed

I am a bit concerned that some readers may use this site to get visa or legal advise instead of consulting the correct authorities. Should we allow questions like "How do I find out which visa I need ...
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Recommendations for 'shopping'

Not to pick on anyone, but there've been a few recent questions that come very close to bordering on failing our [faq] Examples: Recommendation for accommodation in Montreal Can anyone recommend a ...
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Cheapest way from x to y

We have quite a few of these style questions, which are only going to become more common. Without fail, my first reaction is to want to answer that hitchhiking is the cheapest, but obviously, many ...
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Is a Freudian slip a reason to close question?

I've found this question: How to avoid polar bear in Antarctica? closed because it was too localized. Yest, there are no polar bears in Antarctica, but they live in Arctica, which was what the OP had ...
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How do we make questions like “What do I do when I get to Destination X?” good for the site?

I see any number of such questions, that basically vary with regard to destination. A few of them are answerable. Most of them get closed. What separates the first group from the second? Some ideas ...
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What is a shopping question?

My question was closed because it was "a shopping question, and as such, not allowed on any SE site." I commented Not sure I understand what a shopping question means. Is it because I put the ...
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Localized Questions

On most SE style sites, localized questions are generally closed. However, that is not the case here... The questions must be localized. I just asked a questions regarding diving/ecotourism in ...
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Are questions that will go out of date “on topic” for this site?

Are questions that will go out of date "on topic" for this site? For example, the answers to the question Is it safe to travel to Japan due to the nuclear situation? could conceivably become ...