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Is there a place where to find examples of questions that should be closed?

I have recently gone above the 3,000 reputation mark and have hence been given the ability to review closing questions. I have recently missed some key details in how to review and close questions (as ...
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Inconsistency in Gorilla vs Shark closing?

We've discussed Gorilla vs Shark. The majority seemed to conclude that we don't like those kind of questions. Right now we have a question that was just closed for this reason: Can Wolverine beat The ...
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Can we get a more specific definition of what this site considers "too broad"?

Currently, the close reason (which is standard for all SE sites) has a description of: There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add ...
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Why was this question closed as off-topic while a very similar one was left open?

This question was asked and closed today as off-topic due to being a "lists of works or recommendations" question. In the comments, the author asks why his question was labeled off-topic while this ...
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Are *all* list questions off-topic?

"List questions" are generally off-topic on Stack Exchange sites, and Science Fiction & Fantasy in particular, because they tend to be open-ended, generate debate, have some level of personal ...
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Are we now allowing list questions that are long or that change over time?

I've noticed a few list questions recently. I think it was started last year by the super popular: Which 2015 technologies were correctly predicted by Back to the Future II? More recently I've seen: ...
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A first look at questions so far

Six days into the private beta, I've taken 100 questions more or less at random and came up with: 22 “list works containing X” 20 trivia questions (that are only interesting to people who've read/...
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Is this an unpopular type of question?

The question Is a rocket landing on a ship on an ocean literally “something from Science Fiction”? received several down votes in rapid succession. Comments suggest that while it may not be off-topic (...
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What is our position on closure when the community appears to be split?

Discussion in comments on this question have raised an interesting point: Our community seems to be fairly evenly split on how we should handle "are there any" questions. Yet the question was closed....
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Why is my question about the limits to the Magic School Bus' magic "too broad"?

This question was closed as being too broad: Are there any limits to the Magic School Bus's magic? Why is this too broad? It's not something which is reasonably demonstrable. In fact, barring ...
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Are "does this appear in canon and if so, where" questions on-topic?

I have recently asked a few questions on Star Wars: Are old-order storm trooper helmets sight restrictive? Did any Jedi in the Old-Republic employ prostitutes The basic formatting of these ...
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Why has this question been deleted?

I posted this question, Does any science-fiction handle the ethics of teleportation ("kill and clone")? a long time ago and it was closed. Now it seems to have been deleted. Why?
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Is it OK to ask a question in the form "Are there any sci-fi books featuring this plot element"?

Is it ok to ask a 'plot element' question? Something such as, "Are there any sci-fi books where a future Earth uses the gold standard'?
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Why was this question about Captain America closed?

My question about fanfic on Captain America was closed, but no explanation was given. It was closed as "off topic" but there are other questions about Captain America, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and ...
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Why is this question put on hold?

Some people have put this question on hold; it has lost its momentum and now will not be a Hot Network Question. It has answers and is absolutely not too broad as there have not been very many ...

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