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Document the “recommendations” off-topic close reason

Our close reason for questions that ask for recommendations states: Questions asking for recommended external websites, tools, resources, and software are off-topic as they tend to attract ...
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How can I procceed when a question is deleted with an invalid criteria?

Sorry for asking that but it's the first time that happens to me and I'm interested on giving the right steps following the site rules. I have asked something about how the inner working of a ...
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Improve the Default Off-Topic Close Reason

Our default off-topic is currently: This question does not appear to be about $Topic within the scope defined in the [help/on-topic]. I find "webmastering" as the $Topic to be fairly awkward. I'...
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Do LEGAL related questions belong on Pro Webmasters

I can see a similar question was asked 3 years ago and wondering if this topic should be revisited. Does LEGAL related questions belong on Pro Webmasters, these would include: Trademark ...
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Should old questions with no more interaction from the OP, be flagged and closed on the basis that we can not know if the answer helped?

A few days ago I flagged a question to be closed/removed since it is old, the user is not around, the question hasn't seen any activity in years and the problem didn't got a solution, or at least, the ...
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Could we change the wording of the “unlikely to help anybody else” off-topic reason?

Is there any way we can tweak the wording of the off-topic reason used in this question (and other similar ones)? In particular: This question appears to be off-topic because it is unlikely to ...
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What “off topic” close reasons should this site have?

Lets suggest the reasons that we should have (or remove). Submit one per answer and lets vote. Then the moderators can make a decision based on the top items.
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On topic question closed for being off topic?

This was a question I asked some time ago on this site that got closed. I still haven't found any satisfying information regarding it. Company or website logo as the search result image / Google+ ...
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Closed Question

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/38504/how-to-get-local-business-nationwide-exposure I would like to know why such question was closed. I believe it is a very useful topic for future ...
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Why is one question closed whilst another migrated when both are similarly off-topic?

Two recent questions, both off-topic, both programming related and both are of the style, "it doesn't work; what's wrong". Yet one was closed and the other migrated to SO. specific div css properties ...
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My question was closed as an exact duplicate, even if it was not?

I asked a question regarding forum software that matches particular parameters over here: Which free PHP based forum is the easiest to extend or customize? This question might even be useful for ...
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Why was this question closed as off topic?

Is this question really off-topic here? It was closed as off topic by John Conde. The question might be subjective, well actually it is (at least the title, ehich was edited in btw). But if the OP ...
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Is this really a good question?

I just noticed this question which has 5 upvotes. IMHO the question isn't really a good question since it looks pretty subjective / isn't really an question. I'm tempting to flag it (cannot vote), ...