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I am confused as to why this question “What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation?” was too broad and closed?

I asked this currently closed and deleted question, "What is the exact step by step process of Borg assimilation? [closed]" (only visible to 10k+ users; sorry). I can't figure out for the ...
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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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Should some VTC reasons on questions be restricted to people with proven question asking expertise?

PROPOSAL: Restrict certain types of VTC votes on questions to users who have passed a minimal positive threshold of question asking activity. Rationale and Details One of the things in Stack ...
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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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What is wrong with “broad” questions?

For example, this question https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/1223/terraforming-new-planet-turns-out-its-a-gas-viable This is an interesting question - and could spur a lot of discussion which ...
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Why is question #41037 (spaceship repair) closed?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/41037/spaceship-repair This is a perfect question to generate an insightful synthesis-type answer classifying the repair types and giving mini-examples of ...
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Questions about identifying stories are on topic according to the faq!

Please reopen this question, which after editing is on topic according to this FAQ item: Story Identification Why did no users, mods, or repliers inform me or edit it?
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How is this question too localized?

This question has been closed using the “Too Localized” basis: In The Matrix, why did humans scorch the sky to block sunshine? I want to know how it is too localized. It doesn't look to me like "Was ...
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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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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 closed? It has an answer. Objective one

Why was this question closed as "opinion based"? Why didn't Vader save Luke this easier way in Return Of The Jedi? James Kahn's novelization was pretty clear on the answer, and it's not in any ...
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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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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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Who determines if a post should be re-opened?

So who determines if a post should be re-opened? It seems that anyone can close a question, but re-opening is a different story.
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Why is my question closed?

After moderator and users trying to close it, it got reopened by the sane. In Star Wars: "The Force Awakens," how could this lightsaber have turned up where it did? Why has it been put on ...
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Re-open “What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first?”

What episodes of Doctor Who should I watch first? is closed as primarily opinion-based But I think that's a mistake: the suggested-order is well established here and I can't see anything else ...
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Questions asks about an image, all answers contains only text

What is wrong with this question? I've asked about picture, a fillmed and shown on-screen example. No one provided a correct answer (an actual image pasted into answer or name of the episode, where ...
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Why are these questions closed

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83085/where-is-marvel-cinematic-universe-heading https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/83092/would-there-be-infinity-stone-in-avengers-age-of-ultron ...
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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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