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Why is this question put on hold?

It is at once both far too specific to be of use to others, and too broad. The number of people in the world who want to travel and see squirrels specifically is, I would suggest, far smaller than the ...
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Are Brexit questions off-topic?

The problem with such questions is that you are asking us to speculate on what 'deals' may be in place on specific policy matters even if there is no deal overall (a so-called 'no-deal' scenario). ...
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Another "question closed wrongly" complaint

I am with you here. I feel a strong urge to hit rollback and revert the post to its former state. I also strongly disagree with the question being closed as a duplicate. Here’s my reasoning: The ...
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Is "Where and how to safely buy X drug in Y city?" off-topic?

Okay to ask: How do I buy marijuana in Colorado? (legal at state level) How do I buy weed in Amsterdam? (officially tolerated by the government) How do I buy medical marijuana in Canada? (legal for ...
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Why was this question about tipping closed?

A comment under your question seems to explain the reasoning: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's purely about tipping decisions, not about tipping culture. – Nean Der Thal 2 ...
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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?

The significant difference is that the person going to Japan seems to want detailed instructions for every single step from the moment they first enter the airport in the US, through three flights to ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

Stack Exchange sites do not want long list answers with very many options, they want answers where one fairly short list, or even better some text without a list, gives a good answer and only one good ...
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Please reopen "How to search catalogues and evade interlibrary loan fees, for libraries outside the London Libraries Consortium?"

I'll let somebody else (OP?) put the case for re-opening this question but for the sake of something to vote on to indicate pros and cons I say not suitable to re-open. I see negligible 'Travel' in ...
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Closure: 'How long will online flight search engines need to feature and include NewLeaf?'

Yes — but please be patient! Much like closing, reopening takes five explicit votes from users to occur. Typically, users will browse the newest or active questions which will mean that they quickly ...
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Another "question closed wrongly" complaint

I love that xkcd! Exactly what I am doing right now ;) So yes, I agree with you (and the answer of @Jan). Others (and me) have raised that point already frequently on here. See A friendly reminder ...
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Are pros and cons questions opinion based?

Update after the edit: wow, perfect, and it got a great answer too. Nice! Before the edit: The essence of the question looks fine to me, but: 1) the criteria aren't clear, and 2) it's phrased in a ...
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What's the problem with question about number of guests in single hotel room?

Personally, I think that asking "Do Hotel receipts show number of guests?" is too broad since it will inevitably depend on the country, the establishment and a combination of both. Reducing the scope ...
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Are Brexit questions off-topic?

I disagree with the closure/putting on hold of the question here and of all Brexit questions in general. We have a history of responding also to rapidly changing events (I believe there even is a ...
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What is our stance on questions specific to one airport? On-topic or off-topic as too specific?

Questions about one airport can be fine. How do I get from Venice airport to actual Venice? Are there restaurants after security at [small airport]? Yes, in theory someone could come and ask variants ...
Kate Gregory's user avatar
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Why was this question on understanding what services self-service transfer kiosks at Amsterdam Schiphol provide closed as unclear?

Doesn't seem like a practical, real question you face, but a speculative/fictional scenario like some of your other questions. Doesn't seem like you have done any research (holding on a phone but not ...
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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?

I have noticed that a lot of TSE questions are close voted, later reopened and go on to become popular questions with good and popular answers. So, if you do not agree with a close vote, vote to keep ...
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Why closed - Corchevel vs Klosters or St Moritz or Val Thoren?

Asking for a ranking by prestige is inherently off-topic. Prestige (or reputation, renown, cachet, clout, etc.) cannot really be quantified; any ranking would be based primarily on personal priorities ...
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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?

Our stance should be based on a combination of the existing Travel.SE rules and common sense. In addition, the Covid-19 situation is so fresh, rapidly-evolving, unclear that it would be impossible to ...
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What is our stance on questions on people traveling with F1 visas?

I think it is not the visa on which the decision should be based but whether the person is traveling for a short time or with the intention to stay for months or longer. Some questions are about the ...
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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

You had been ask for more details, more than 12 hours later there were still no details. But that is not the point, questions get closed for 'lack of details' all the time, often within seconds from ...
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Why is this question about entering the UK marked as a duplicate of a layover question?

I think this has two aspects, the superficial and the substantive. The significance of the latter impacts my assessment of the former but to consider the superficial first: The Title as the time I ...
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Why was the question "International vehicle registration sticker" Put On Hold?

I agree with you that as the question stands, it's on topic and we have similar questions on our site. I voted to reopen.
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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?

As the first to vote to close, I’ll explain my reasons here. Fundamentally, I just don’t believe that why Myanmar doesn’t accept IDPs is a travel question as defined by the site’s rules. If you’d ...
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Are questions looking for a business that sells a specific item on- or off-topic?

As one who thought your question on ear-plugs was off-topic, as a shopping and not travel question, I would like to offer my opinion on the other shopping questions. Yes, I believe most of the other ...
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How is my question opinion-based?

Agreed, example of a factual, non-opinion-based answer: the result of a poll amongst former CouchSurfing users. I voted to re-reopen. You could try posting your question to https://www.reddit.com/r/...
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Why was a question looking for easily transportable monitors closed as a shopping question?

I've edited your title and reopened your question. Now it doesn't sound like a shopping question, at least to my opinion.
JonathanReez's user avatar
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Are Brexit questions off-topic?

The problem with all Brexit questions is that the answer should read: "We don't know." There are a few questions with answers and those answers are in conflict with each other because the rules will ...
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How to delete an old Closed Question that is spread across two sites?

Meta Stack Exchange notes: How can a post be deleted? By a user: You can typically delete your own posts at will; for exceptions, see When can’t I delete my own post? below. To delete ...
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Question about domestic tolls in India was wrongly closed as a duplicate

It's open again now :)
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