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What if people have different opinion about the question's closure?

I recently asked a question, It was commented to re-alter the way it is posted and change the title of the question by the moderator. It has different opinion on its closure. So i believe based on the ...
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Why has this question been closed as off-topic?

Once this question was considered on-topic here: If I have the Comixology app, do I need the publisher ones? Today, I asked a similar question: How does unlimited subscription of Marvel Comics work? ...
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Are questions about science fiction/fantasy itself not considered on topic?

I'm rather confused as to why my most recent question is being voted to be closed. Even some of the answers are saying it will be closed. But why? Do questions HAVE to be about specific sci-fi/...
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Should this question still be closed as off topic?

The question: Why was Firefly cancelled? I've been here a while, and I can't for the life of me see why this would be considered off-topic by modern (2015) standards. It was closed in 2012.
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Should we change the linked duplicate for this question?

This question on Star Wars canon was (appropriately) closed as a duplicate. However, the question linked in the close reason doesn't fully answer the newer question, yet this other previous question ...
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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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Should this “list question” really have been closed?

The question: Is there a website that shows which SF book/film awards there are? was recently closed as a list question. I'm happy for this to be closed if it should, but based on the meta question: ...
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Why was the “two Hulk films” question closed?

Please help me understand why this question was closed: Why were there two Hulk origin films within five years of each other? I cannot work it out from the brief close reason: "This question ...
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How did this question get an answer after it was closed?

According to the timeline, the question Why haven't the Sith tried to harvest midichlorian? was closed as a duplicate at 19:51 UTC. It then received an answer at 20:00 UTC. Questions aren't ...
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This question was closed, even though the fate of these questions is not yet clear

With "How should we handle "any" (list) questions", the highest voted (+9, -3) answer right now (by a mod) is: Since we're debating the issue right now, I'm not going to wield the mod close hammer ...
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Why the inconsistencies with closed questions?

Why are there inconsistencies with closed question? This question, The Matrix, taking both red and blue pills? is clearly what people would regard as a speculative question as there is no possible ...
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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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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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Are we consistent when flagging questions as 'too broad'?

Today a general question about vampires* was put on hold as 'too broad'. as no fictional universe was specified. But we also have this question which is pretty recent, with 15 UV's and 2 favs about ...
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Should we be more active in migratintg science questions to other SEs

We have a close reason: "Questions seeking scientific solutions or explanations are off-topic unless they relate directly to a cited work of fiction. There are a number of other Stack Exchange ...
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Should you be able to be flagged as duplicate by newer post? [duplicate]

This happened to me. And I think it is a bug that it COULD even happen. A user saw my question and spawned a similar question (a more general question). After a user saw the newer question and then ...
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How can I fix my unconstructive question?

My first question here was this one: What real-world substance most closely corresponds to mithril? Admittedly it's getting old, but it still bugs me that it got closed. How can I fix it to make it ...
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Is there a policy/guidelines on deleting questions?

Do we have an official SFF or SE policy/guideline on which questions (among closed ones) merit a deletion? I usually just exercise my judgement (e.g. duplicates are OK to stay to help with SEO, ...
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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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Re-open the Game of Thrones missing characters question (105371)

The question Which Game of Thrones book characters are missing from the HBO series? was closed as too-broad, and rightfully so. It has since been edited, and in my opinion is not too broad any more. ...
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Why is this question closed?

This question asks if there's going to be a 7th Star Wars film. The asker heard it was going to be made, and seems to be asking for confirmation. The question received many downvotes, and was closed....
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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 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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Should we re-instate the “many memes” Meta question?

At one point, the "many memes of SFF.SE" question got closed. However, at this point, it seems to be a fully acceptable and standard practice on SE: Meta.SE original Arqade/Gaming IT Security Travel ...
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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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Should this Game of Thrones question be closed?

I found this question on Meta: Is the ultimate goal of Stack Exchange really to build a knowledge base for Googlers, not to help individual users (even if they ask good questions)? Although this may ...
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Why has this question been closed as a duplicate when it clearly asking a different question?

My first question on the SciFi exchange has been marked as a duplicate, which it is clearly not. Not only does it reference it's "original" as a means of what prompted the prompted the question and to ...
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Why was this 'how to sell my Analog magazines' question closed?

This question asks for recommendations on good ways to pass on a Sci-fi magazine collection. It was closed as 'unclear', which seems pretty goofy to me, since there was nothing unclear about the ...
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How is this question not in line with the faq?

I have this question, What types of keyboard does Neo/Mr Anderson use? It was recently closed as off topic. I've read the faq previously and I think it's clearly on-topic. The faq says what is off-...
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Why is this closed?

Why is this closed? The fall of the Communist bloc as seen from the eastern side It's not really subjective. And it can't possibly be argued to be off-topic for SFF: sociopolitical fiction about ...
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Re-open the question on Clara's death?

Shouldn't this question: Do we know how Clara will leave series 9 of Doctor Who? be re-opened? The closed reason is simply not true: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on ...
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Why was the question about All Halo Books List (100702) closed again, after it was re-opened?

Ok, so the question, Is there a list of all Halo-related reading?, was closed and then re-opened, after a bit of discussions in the comments section. The question was then re-closed very soon after. ...
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Why was this question closed and downvoted?

What is happening at a specific part in Harry Potter - The Deathly Hallows? I'm specifically referring to the question version AFTER my edits that made it (hopefully) clear that he was asking for a ...
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Why exactly was this closed as “not constructive”?

This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, ...
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Re-asking an already closed question

A question was asked which was (deemed to be) not constructive. This was true of the way in which the question was asked. But the question itself was (in my opinion) quite interesting, and I have ...
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What makes this creature question too broad?

The question in question is this one: Why are vampires not rotten like other undead? I know of no zombie/vampire fiction where this isn't the case. That means a trope/genre type answer should be of ...
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Missing “Edit” link on closed questions

Today, I wanted to try an edit a potentially valid question which was asked in incorrect tone (as a rant) and was thus closed. However, there was no "Edit" tag. I know this is not a general rule on ...
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Question closed as Dupe (Xmen Sentinel Question)

If the "Sentinel" Program existed since 1973 why it was never mentioned in the original trilogy of X-Men? was closed as duplicate because of the answer in What timeline is the post-credit ...
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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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Should moderators wait till community made its opinion fully known before closing?

Moderator votes are "binding" - meaning that, while it takes 5 close votes to close a question, a single close vote from moderator will do it no matter how many other people voted before. I would ...
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Can this Q please be reopened?

What elements of Arthurian Legend are adopted in Harry Potter? I'm trying to provide a decent answer, but the question got closed under my nose so I can't post it... :( I don't mind locking and/or ...
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Why was this closed as “non-constructive”?

What were all the occasions where the Star Trek Captains have met each other? The question very clearly indicated that it was about main figures of each show (e.g. Picard/Kirk/etc...) meeting, NOT ...
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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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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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Why did the community close this question as duplicate?

This question has been closed as duplicate by community despite I updated the question clarifying why it wasn't duplicate: Why did Lucas choose to keep memory of R2-D2? Unlike the other question, I ...
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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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Should we have an etiquette for NOT “stealing” answers on reopened questions?

I have observed this several times (full disclosure: most recently happened to me. But I considered it a 1*&k move even prior to that event): User observes that a closed question is closed as "...
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Why was this 'is this movie being made' question closed?

One more time. This question asks if a 4th Transformers film is being made. They heard it was being made, and saw some pictures. But a trailer for it just showed footage from the first 3 films. ...
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Why was this question about FTL engines closed?

Why was the following question closed? What are the different types and classes of FTL engines? closed as not a real question by Zypher♦ 13 hours ago It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. ...
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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?