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Why was this question closed as "General reference"?

This question was closed - by a unilateral moderator vote - as "General Reference". Question ...
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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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Why was this question about why 'Voldemort became more snakelike' closed as a duplicate?

Regarding this question: Why does Voldemort become more snakelike? The question links to the now marked duplicate here: How did Voldemort's face get disfigured? The question and the post marked ...
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Why was this time-travel Potter question closed?

This question about whether characters can be brought back to life in the Potter universe was closed. None of the closers left a comment explaining why they closed the question. Why was this closed? ...
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Can't close question as dupe. Just get error message

In what looks like another example of the same bug (Why can't I close this question as a dupe?) I don't seem to be able to close this question as a duplicate. Young adult novel involving Time-...
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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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My question was closed and I don't understand why

My question was marked as a duplicate but the question that's been linked is asking something different so I don't understand why
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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 was this question not closed/reopened?

What influence did H.P. Lovecraft have on science fiction? The main part of the question explicitly asks "can HPL be considered SciFi?" The title was edited by Gilles to be ontopic, but it doesn't ...
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