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How should a closed question that is a duplicate be updated to point at the duplicate?

This closed question Valérios itching cutscene Evil Within, appears to be a duplicate of this question What is happening during this flashback scene from The Evil Within?. Both questions are ...
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What part of the "Ruby Rhod appearing on the menu screen of The Fifth Element" question needs more focus?

This is regarding the question: What is the significance of Ruby Rhod appearing on the menu screen of "The Fifth Element" video game? It was closed as "needs more focus" and left ...
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How should we handle [story-identification] questions that are word-for-word duplicates (or slightly reworded versions) of a prior question?

There are these two story-identification questions that seem to be asking to identify the same thing: Anime with boy who can grow crystals on his body, posted in July 2021 and currently unanswered ...
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Duplicate of a closed question

This recent story-ID question is a duplicate of this old question with the same answer accepted in a comment by the OP. Unfortunately, that old question was closed by the site police for allegedly ...
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What to do when you know the answer to a question closed for needing more details

Pretty much the title: This question is closed for needing more details, but I am very sure I know the manga/webtoon that is being asked for. What do I do now? Comment the answer Comment that I know ...
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How should I phrase this question to avoid getting it closed immediately?

I asked this question very recently. It seems that people are confused as to whether I'm asking about science fiction or real life--but even before anyone answered the question, I had two close votes. ...
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Future Works policy on The Rings of Power, a TV show that has not yet finished its first season

Currently, we have two questions asking about a comparison of the TV show, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, to its source material: How close is Amazon's 'The Rings of Power' to ...
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Why is this question too broad?

In this comment, it is proposed that that because "this is technically three different questions" the question should be closed. It seems to me that the question is about the interpretation ...
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My question was closed as asking two questions but I'm only asking one

I asked a question about Cosmetic surgery and crime in Star Trek which has been closed as not focused and a comment stating that it's asking two questions. I'm slightly confused as I'm only asking one ...
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When are questions about characters in trailers Future Works?

I just had my question about the Thor: Love and Thunder trailer downvoted into oblivion and closed. What's baffling is that it was closed as a "future work". From the original meta BAD ...
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Reopen request for the "Adventure book, possibly published around 25 years ago" question

I'd like to request that this question be reopened, and to respond to the reasons given for its closure. The blue box states that the question "needs details or clarity". I would say that ...
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Why was "Why do vampires hiss?" considered to not be focused enough?

The question Why do vampires hiss? asks: Is there any thought process for [hissing], or any evidence for the choice, or did Bram Stoker just decide that? It's tagged as history-of and trope, and ...
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Why was my question about the sentience of androids in "Alien" closed?

My question was closed. Are Androids sentient in the "Alien" franchise? I've responded by adding some additional detail (in this case a better definition of required definition of what I ...
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Should the question "What to read in History of Middle-earth?" have been closed?

The question in question: What to read in History of Middle-earth? It's had a little bit of history to it, originally closed as a dupe to: In what order should Tolkien's writings on Middle-earth ...
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Looking for feedback on a Looney Tunes episode identification question closed as off-topic

Note: The question is closed as off-topic and deleted, and I want it to remain that way. I just wanted to ask for feedback on why it was closed, so I can avoid doing the same mistakes again (if ...
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Should this Tolkien legendarium question have been closed?

Yesterday the question Why did the Orcs bother with the Elves at all? was closed as opinion-based. I voted to reopen it, and commented that I believe there is a definite (quote-supported and fact-...
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Lists of Works or Recommendations

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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Commenting on a Closed Question

If I ask a question, then, for whatever reason, close it, what does it take, after that, for someone to comment on it? My understanding is that once a question is closed, all comments are locked so ...
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Audience-specific texts for custom close reasons: Scientific Solutions or Explanations

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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Should a question lacking detail and clarity be reopened if we have an answer?

Lately, we've been getting a lot of two line isekai questions, seemingly hit-and-runs where the question is incredibly barebones and we seldom see the person again. For one of them, Manga about a male ...
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To what extent can I edit an unfocused question to improve its focus?

A while back, somebody asked a question that actually contained three related, but fairly distinct subquestions. This question was subsequently closed a few days later on account of being too ...
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Should I delete my answer to a closed question?

So I answered a question and shortly after the question was closed because it was opinion-based. Should I remove my answer? I answered the question neatly and precisely, and I can't find anything ...
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What does it mean for a question to lack focus?

I asked this question as I was curious if elves were still procreating. The question was simple and obvious, it basically asked birth rates of elves near the destruction of the ring. I did my research,...
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What are the limits to changing my own unanswered questions?

If a question has no answers and is closed, an edit will necessarily change some of my original intent. I am the OP, and it just wasn't working. How tightly do I have to stay in the box which didn't ...
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Help me understand why my Star Trek question is on hold as 'unclear'?

Five people flagged my question from yesterday was "unclear" while not comments to help me understand why. How did one specific torpedo hit the USS Enterprise in one specific episode of Star Trek: ...
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Why is my question "Chronological order of Star Wars Literature" closed for lists of works/recommendations?

I have a question that has bothered me since my question, "Chronological Order of Star Wars Literature", was closed for being off topic. In the note about why it was closed there is this titbit of ...
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Is it possible to bump or promote an edited question to get more eyes on it?

I made my closed question more clear per recommendations and would like some votes. How, if at all, can the edits be promoted or bumped for a new audience?
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How is this question unclear?

How can Jor-El represent entire Kryptonian culture? This question has been closed as "unclear what you're asking". May I know what is unclear about it so that I can improve it? Update: Edited the ...
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Why is my question considered opinion-based?

I asked this question that compared the physical strengths of Hodor and the Mountain in GoT/ASoIaF. It was quickly closed as being "primarily opinion-based," but I tried to make clear that I wanted ...
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Is the question "Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)?" rightfully closed?

See this question: Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? It has been closed on the grounds that it's asking for real world "scientific ...
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How do we resolve this supposed dupe situation?

I asked this question: What is Agent Coulson's status as of the end of Endgame? which multiple people insisted is a dupe of Why aren't MCU movies featuring Coulson after Avengers? The ...
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How can I make my question about scheduling clear?

I recently asked a question about the scheduling at Hogwarts. The question was quite long, and the argumentation therein may have been confusing. That said, I thought the question itself was pretty ...
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How can I make my question "Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ?" clearer?

I asked why there are differences between the models of communicators shown here: Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ? How can I be more clear?
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Should the question about the number of rooms in The Burrow be closed as Primarily Opinion-Based?

Based on this Meta post it seems that the feeling is that there should be a dedicated Meta post discussing whether the specific question Why are there so few bedrooms in the Burrow? should be closed ...
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How does this question fail the "related directly to a cited work of fiction" criterion?

The question How is Accio a safe spell? is closed with the following close reason: Questions seeking scientific solutions or explanations are off-topic unless related directly to a cited work of ...
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What is unclear about this question?

What does Grin refer to in Harry Potter? Are there any other important references aside from this one: Seamus Finnigan: "The Grin? What's the Grin?" Bem: "Not the Grin, you idiot....
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Reopen Question: B'Elanna Torres's Head Ridges

I really don't know why this question was closed as being "primarily opinion-based" Why didn't B'Elanna Torres have her cranial ridges removed? This seems (to me) to be a decent question and ...
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Why was this question reopened by a mod?

This question was closed as per the FWP. The question was about a scenario which has not occurred yet, but is extremely likely to occur in the upcoming season. One of our Mods, Rand al'Thor, took ...
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Why it's so hard to please the admins here on this site?

Consider the below question:- Power of Infinity Stones in the Avengers Infinity War movie Any lay person can also understand what I am asking here and that is: Was the power of infinity stones ...
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Why was this Shrek question closed?

This question: Was Fiona actually cursed to be a human? in the shrek tag is currently closed. I can't for the life of me work out why it is closed at the moment, never mind closed as off topic with ...
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Why was the question about Sirius Black possibly fathering canine children closed as Primarily Opinion Based by a moderator

A question was asked today about Sirius Black and whether or not he was a "dogfather" as well as a godfather. While initially not perfectly worded and receiving a couple of votes for "unclear what you'...
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Why was this question about maester chains closed?

The question Can a maester's chain include multiple links of the same metal?: A maester can be recognized by the chain he wears around his neck. The links of the chain can be made of every ...
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Should a moderator have reopened this question?

This question; What's the most money actors earned for Star Trek in each era? was asked in August 2015. A few minutes afterwards it was closed as too broad on the grounds that it asks for answers ...
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How does the site pick the reason for closure?

Yesterday I voted to close this question as Off-Topic. However there were already 4 votes to close as Duplicate and so, along with the Dup-link at the top of the question, the Close Reason got set as: ...
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How can we make this question on-topic? Should we, at all?

Yesterday, this question was asked by a user. "Would the War of the Five Kings have occurred if Ned had refused Robert's request?" The trouble was: It was based on a hypothetical premise i.e. ...
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Can we please reopen this question about NuSpock?

This question was originally closed as "Not Constructive", reopened, then closed again as "Opinion-based". Did Spock warn of disasters in the new Star Trek universe? Given that it's unlikely that ...
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Why has this Animal Farm question been reopened?

This question about Animal Farm has just been reopened by site moderator Rand al'Thor. It was closed in 2015 as off-topic due to 'not being about science fiction or fantasy' in line with the accepted ...
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Please reopen "Did Maeve choose to go and save her child of her own free will?"

Can we reopen the following question? Did Maeve choose to go and save her child of her own free will? The question is answerable with only the information provided in the episode in question. I ...
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Why was this "general reference" question kept closed?

This question Where did Doc Brown get plutonium from? Was originally closed as "General Reference", presumably because the answer was largely covered in the same scene in the film. Since "general ...
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Should we reopen "general reference" questions as a matter of course?

After the decision was taken to burninate General Reference, the close reason was removed but I keep coming across questions that were closed for this reason. This one, for example. Given that this ...
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