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Questions tagged [closed-questions]

Why were certain questions closed? Which questions ought to be closed? What to do with questions that have been closed.

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Are Brexit questions off-topic?

This well-researched question about the impacts of Brexit on travel was recently closed, apparently on the grounds that the best answer to the question is not immediately available at the time the ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels It states Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. ...
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Why was a question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question?

Why was this question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question? As indicated in the question and illustrated in the comments and the the only answer, this question is ...
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Is this question still unclear?

The question below received a comment stating that it's unclear. Then OP updated the question and it became totally clear (at least to me), however it was put on hold 2 days after the edit. Options ...
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Why was the question “International vehicle registration sticker” Put On Hold?

Why was the question International vehicle registration sticker put On Hold as being related to emigrating (Expat Stack Exchange)? While it's true that the OP was emigrating to the Czech Republic (it ...
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Why is a question about the process of entering the US on an international flight ok, but the equivalent about entering Japan too broad?

This question is now trending in the 'hot questions' so it's getting lots of upvotes though it clearly shows no research effort: What happens when entering the U.S. on an international flight?. This ...
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Is there any nuance to the price-shopping policy?

I recently asked Cost a local would expect to pay for a short Indian elephant “safari” [closed] [...] I don't care about the "cheapest" option, nor do I care about a specific location or ...
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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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Is “Where and how to safely buy X drug in Y city?” off-topic?

As most of you already know, in many countries, doing drugs are parts of their culture and rituals and is considered healthy even if it's declared illegal by the authorities. e.g. Psilocybin mushrooms ...
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No duplication: 'Are there portable Reverse Osmosis water systems for long-term travellers staying in apartments?'

It is unclear why How to always have Reverse Osmosis filtered water when travelling between apartments with varying plumbing? was closed 'as duplicate' of Are there portable non-electrical water ...
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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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How to delete an old Closed Question that is spread across two sites?

Inexpensive beach locations to learn surfing as a newbie? [closed more than a year ago] is both on TSE and The Great Outdoors, with the latter seemingly having rejected migration there. How might ...
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Why is this question about entering the UK marked as a duplicate of a layover question?

How to enter the UK during a layover as a Filipino citizen? is marked as a duplicate of Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK? The first one is about ...
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Please reopen “How to search catalogues and evade interlibrary loan fees, for libraries outside the London Libraries Consortium?”

Can https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/79991/47623 please be reopened? Reasons: My grandparents are travelling to London and ask this as travellers. This question affects travellers. The City of ...
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How can I make this question not opinion-based?

First of all, I'm very comfortable with the fact that the answer to this question may be "there isn't a way", but if it all possible I'd like to reword my question so that it can be answered in a way ...
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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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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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Another “question closed wrongly” complaint

Okay... I was going to just not come back to this site, but, I can't let this go. It's gnawing at me. (And I want to ask another question.) A couple weeks back, I asked Can non-EU residents request ...
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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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Should the duplicate flag be removed if the target question doesn't answer the same thing?

I came searching for the question what should a North American driver know when driving in Europe for the first time, and the following question: What should someone from the US know when driving in ...
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Is a hard-to-answer question off-topic?

I fail to understand why the question Can browsing some websites cause someone to land on the US no-fly list? was closed. Some people mentioned that the "question as off-topic because any answer can ...
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Closure of 'Where can you rent watercraft to explore the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay?'

Why was Where can you rent watercraft to explore the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay? closed, when it resembles these questions?
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Will Question on Work and Travel in Montréal be reopened after requested edits have been made?

I have posted a question about job-opportunities in Québec in general and Montréal in particular that are open to people who travel with an open work permit ("working holiday"). The question was ...
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should questions closed as being off topic / better intended for expats be auto moved to expats? [duplicate]

I was looking at *Urgent* American citizen studying in the UK. Flight leaves tomorrow, visa in processing and no biometrics? and wondered... maybe that should be auto-moved to expats instead of just ...
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Please reopen this erroneous closure as a duplicate?

Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas? was unilaterally closed as a duplicate of Does Central Ontario contain any 'drive-...
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inconsistent standards for what qualifies as a travel question

Recently Obtaining a Library of Congress reader ID card as a souvenir was closed because it's "not about travel". There was also some discussion of whether or not Where to look up times for shows in ...
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Remove a hold from a question

How do you remove a hold from a question that has been edited? Who removes the hold? The user? I posted a question is was put on hold I have since edited to remove the "opinion" nature of the ...
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Are internal tourists tourists?

The comments on (and migration of) my question https://travel.stackexchange.com/questions/50836/how-can-us-citizens-not-residing-in-the-us-visit-the-white-house seem to suggest that a person who is a ...
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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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Where can I ask a question about tourism in Greece?

This question was voted off-topic in TSE... Preparing for Greece to Exit the EU (Grexit) It involves difficulties that may be confronting tourists to Greece this summer, specifically that ATM's may ...
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Closed question that needs to be edited

This question... Family visitor visa refused, should I apply for dependent visa? needs its title corrected. But the question has been closed and so is off limits to would-be editors. Raising a ...
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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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Are down votes on closed questions reclaimed?

Sometimes I need to down vote a question because it is inappropriate or misconceived or just plain off-the-wall. When I do this I will also initiate a close vote. I have had the understanding that,...
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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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Can the question on “Which sights are open late in Paris?” be reopened?

Could the following question be reopened? I'd like to turn a comment I posted there into an answer: Which sights are open late in Paris? The question was already edited to turn it from just “What to ...
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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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How to improve 'How to find audiovisual travel guides for Canada productively?'? [duplicate]

Based on user Mark Mayo's numerous generous posts, I am here adopting his suggestion to open a discussion on meta as to why you believe your question is on topic, despite the close votes. Would ...
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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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How could I have asked my question about Korean better?

"Speaking" Korean without really speaking Korean, as a tourist in South Korea got 2 downvotes, and put "On Hold" as "Too Broad". On the other hand, it also got 8 upvotes and three great ...
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How can I get recommendations for places of a specific type without getting my question closed?

How can I ask fellow travelers to contribute places satisfying a narrow set of criteria? Here's an example.
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Creating a CW checklist of prep tasks that apply to any international trip, regardless of destination

EDIT: I have edited the question severely so that it better conforms to the format of a more successful CW question: What problems and solutions arise with data access when travelling through ...
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How is the traffic in York opinion based?

I got my question on traffic in York closed because it's apparently "primarily opinion-based", but didn't get any suggestions on how exactly that was the case. I would have thought a question about ...
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Immigration once again: What makes something an “expat” question?

I think I have said it before but I still have difficulties understanding the hostility to “immigration” questions on Travel S&E. I think there is a lot of overlap and just merging/welcoming the ...
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Should we close old questions?

There are many old questions that would be closed, if they get asked again. But what should we do with them? Some new users asked too broad or subjective questions and use these old questions as a ...
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Why was my question put on hold?

This question (my post) is causing me quite some stress in trying to figure out when I should backpack, and so I really need the feedback of the TA community. I had taken Mark Mayo's advice and tried ...
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How do we migrate “on hold” to “closed”?

I'm not sure where to ask this since it is applicable to all sites, but I believe we need a way to migrate "on hold" to "closed". I'm encountering questions that are clearly not redeemable - usually ...
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What about these cellphone questions?

Sorry to bother you again. After pointing out some inconsistencies, I found the following questions, quite close to each other on the main page. They are about cellphones: Usable cell phone network ...
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Please reopen this question

Please reopen this question: Which (South) East-Asian contries are the cleanest? A user said he created an excellent answer just before it was closed, so he cannot post it.
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Why is this camping question considered off-topic?

I just discovered this site when a question here... What are my options for accommodation whilst travelling by bicycle ...was closed and migrated to Bicycles. (I saw the question there.) ...