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

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Why was this question about early check-in closed as opinion-based?

The question What's the point of checking in several days before a flight? was closed as opinion-based. Why? The existing answers show there exist objective reasons, e.g. seat selection or ...
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Why was this question whether there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the US closed as opinion-based?

The question Is there a limit on how full of items a car is to be allowed to drive from Mexico to the United States via Sentri lanes, and if so, what's the limit? was closed as opinion-based. From the ...
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Why was this question about making sure one's car doesn't get impounded/ticketed closed as off-topic?

The question How can I make sure my car doesn't get impounded/ticketed before the 72h parking deadline in Seattle, or at least, prove it wasn't parked over 72h? was closed as off-topic, which ...
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Why was this question about whether airlines check the weight of the passengers' clothes closed as off-topic?

The question Do airlines sometimes check the weight of the passengers' clothes? was closed as off-topic, whereas there exist many questions pertaining to item weight when checking-in or boarding that ...
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Why was this question about why US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports closed as a duplicate of whether they do it?

The question Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports? was closed as a duplicate of the question When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US ...
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Why was this question about free parking closed whereas many other free parking questions are open (and typically upvoted)?

Why was the question Where can one park one's car for free for a few weeks reasonably close to Seattle (SEA) airport? closed whereas there exist many other free parking questions that are open and ...
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Why is this question closed?

Why is Can an airline prevent a passenger from boarding the plane during a layover because they left and re-entered the transit area? closed? I took the comments into account to improve the wording ...
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Mods shouldn't close a question with 1 single vote as unclear without giving a chance to the OP to clarify the question

The question Why do flights sometimes share the same flight numbers? was closed by one moderator as unclear. The question hadn't received any other close vote.. No comment were left by the moderator. ...
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What is our stance on questions on people traveling with F1 visas?

What is our stance on questions on people traveling with F1 visas? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Sometimes they get closed, sometimes they stay open: Can I travel to Boston from Bangalore with ...
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Why was this question asking on how to get from a given location to a given area closed as not focus enough?

I see that How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location? was closed as: Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. ...
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My question about prepaid roaming billing was closed. I've improved it. Perhaps we could reopen it, or perhaps I could somehow improve it more?

My question about prepaid roaming billing was closed. Perhaps it was too carrier-specific. I've now edited it to make it non-carrier-specific. Is it ready to be reopened? If not, is there some way I ...
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Should questions whose answer may depend on the airline or the check-in airline clerk be closed as "opinion-based" or be left open?

I asked the question If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine? and it got closed on the grounds that ...
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Are questions looking for a business that sells a specific item on- or off-topic?

What is our stance on questions looking for a business that sells a specific item? On-topic or off-topic as not related to travel? I see that there exist 200+ questions such questions in shopping, e.g....
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What is our stance on questions on how to use Google Maps for travel purpose?

What is our stance on questions on how to use Google Maps for travel purpose? On-topic or off-topic as not related to travel? I see that there exist such questions: Road numbers' colors/shapes in ...
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What is our stance on questions on curfews requiring individuals to return to and stay in their houses or homes?

What is our stance on questions on curfews requiring individuals to return to and stay in their houses or homes? On-topic or off-topic as not related to travel? I would have guessed that such ...
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What is our stance on questions asking for a percentage related to traveling? On-topic or off-topic as being a statistical question?

What is our stance on questions asking for a percentage related to traveling? On-topic or off-topic as being a statistical question? Examples of questions asking for a percentage related to traveling:...
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What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral?

What is our stance on questions on airlines/governments' activities/policies pertaining to COVID-19? On-topic or off-topic as too ephemeral ("the answer may change many times as airlines/governments ...
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What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific?

What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific? I'm asking as I saw that there exists some questions specific to one airport (probably why many ...
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Why was this question on onward ticket policies closed as opinion-based?

The question If an airline or immigration policy requires an onward ticket, is it ok to purchase it at the last minute / after being refused check-in/entry? was closed as opinion-based and comments ...
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Why was this question on airport fee administration closed as opinion-based?

The question Why is the airport tax at some airport charged outside the airfare ticket but instead must be paid at the airport? was closed as opinion-based. However, none of the close-voters left a ...
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Why was this question about tipping closed?

Why close https://travel.stackexchange.com/q/151871/76132? there's a Tipping tag with 112 questions. Chris H says I didn't address his question. Apologies – I thought this was obvious. I typed out ...
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Why was this question on why Myanmar got removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit put on hold?

Why was this question Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019? on hold? Knowing the reason(s) why ...
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Can these questions be re-opened?

This question What documents should I take to the interview for my US B2 visa application? was closed as ‘opinion-based’ but part of it asked for advice on documents to take to the visa interview. ...
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Was this question about train schedules closed appropriately?

This question has been put on hold: Traveling from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe The reason is "Questions covering tasks normally performed by travel agents such as constructing travel and tour ...
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Why closed? "How can I find out efficiently when an airline is flying a route?"

I don't get why How can I find out efficiently when an airline is flying a route? is closed as "as unclear what you're asking". itai understood it. Thanks Itai for supporting me! I've come up ...
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Should we close "What would authority/company X do" as primarily opinion based or as off-topic?

Not too long ago, I reached the reputation level necessary to access the Close Votes review queue. This has been a rewarding journey so far; one of the things that puzzled me is the prevalence of ...
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Why closed - Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren?

I'm trying to understand the socioeconomic allusions in the quote at Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren.
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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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