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There are a lot of questions being put on hold on a daily basis

I agree that they could be much clearer, potentially reducing the number of questions put on hold, and confusion for new (and even more experienced) users. As suggested in this Meta answer: Our ...
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How could this question be improved?

Steven already covered the reasons why your question was put on hold, which I agree with, so I'll just add to that a little background about how this site operates which might help to explain things ...
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How could this question be improved?

The close reason given is because we don't do site reviews here. You can't come here and just ask "What is wrong with my site?" We have that policy because site reviews don't tend to be very ...
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How was an answer posted after the question was closed?

From Meta: We give people a server side grace period to answer questions, even if the question gets closed. If the client side checks fail, for whatever reason, and someone does post an answer, we ...
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Question closed because I didn't include an error message?

Before getting to your question, first let me state that moderating a site on Stack Exchange is a bit of a challenge since there's a higher level of standards placed on questions and answers so that ...
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Why did my SEO question get locked?

This question is not a good fit for this website for several reasons. Being a duplicate was just one of them so I'll start there. Just looking for coding SEO factors is covered in that canonical ...
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Why was this closed and only by one person?

This was closed by one of the four moderators here. Moderators can close questions on their own. It wasn't closed because it can't be answered. It was closed as off-topic because it's a ...
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Is it necessary to historically lock a question about HTML Imports given that HTML Modules will be recommended in a year or three?

I locked that question as it really is more of a web development question as opposed to a "running a website" question. It isn't really on-topic here but due to its popularity I didn't want to close ...
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Is this question really a duplicate?

Decisions on whether or something is duplicate is usually made mostly on the title of the question. If the question is really not duplicate, the best way to get it re-opened is to edit it and ...
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Why is asking for "Free whois history service" not constructive?

The answer to the original question is "yes". However I expect you would like a list of them. Such a list would go out of date as free services tend to come and go, because people find it difficult ...
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Why is asking for "Free whois history service" not constructive?

I would close it with: Questions asking for recommended external websites, tools, resources, and software are off-topic as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Recommendations for ...
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Document the "recommendations" off-topic close reason

I suggest that we edit the help center to more closely match our off-topic close reason. I'm proposing that we change the recommendations section to: Recommendations for sites and resources — ...
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Why is asking for "Free whois history service" not constructive?

Fact of the matter is that these services do exist and asking for software, services or resources is considered off-topic... no matter how little there may be and no matter how you look at it, it's ...
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There are a lot of questions being put on hold on a daily basis

No matter how perfect the help center text is or can be, it is rarely read by users and even less so before they ask a low quality question. So updating it, while being worthwhile and helpful, will ...
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How to reopen question incorrectly closed as a duplicate

The other question is certainly not a duplicate, so I have re-opened. I'm sure that a question about moving pages between domains has been asked here before. If so, hopefully it can be marked ...
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