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Why was my question closed as opinion-based when other similar questions have remained open?

How is Why not BOTH destroy the dam & evacuate the people? any more 'opinion-based' than my other questions which ask why certain characters didn't implement (or consider) alternative strategies?...
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(where) does the tour/help pages state that opinion-based *answers* are deprecated?

It's easy to find information that will tell site users that questions that attract opinion-based answers are bad ("good subjective bad subjective", the tour ("Avoid questions that are ...
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Now that I know the answer to my closed question, should I reopen it?

My question was closed as opinion-based. Yet, one of the comments (provided by a person who has read the book and hence understood what I was talking about) suggested the answer and, after thinking it ...
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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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Questions about in-world legality and ethicality are primarily opinion-based?

The legal governance of any reality, and the ethical concepts of that reality, I do not believe are a matter of opinion. Pedantically, you can say how we "out here" (the audience) feel about the ...
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Answer-based reopen request

A (somewhat common?) point that is made by Primarily-Opinion-Based close-voters is that we can close questions that we think have never been addressed, and simply reopen them when someone does come up ...
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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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Is the Primarily Opinion-Based close reason being overused?

Disclaimers This is a long post. You are forewarned. Everything in this post is only based on harry-potter. For the most part that is the only tag that I spend much time with, so I don't know if ...
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How precise do the close reasons have to be?

When voting to close a question there are five options you can choose from: The ones that interest me here are the third and fifth choices. While I don't think this is a pervasive issue, I have seen ...
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Question about opinion-based answers

I posted a question about the best way to use fictional characters to generate power. I was looking forward to all the comic book wonks battling over the best scenario. But it was put on hold. Is this ...
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Should we ever close a question as "Primarily Opinion Based" on meta?

What are the "must read" comics/issues from the following publishers? received a close vote with the reason "Primarily Opinion Based". But on meta, we're asking for opinions. Shouldn't that ...
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Please help me to understand what is wrong with this question

Why wasn’t it Worf attacking in the Yesterday’s Enterprise timeline? While the question was on hold, I added the following addendum edit hoping that it would make my intent more clear "EDIT: I'm ...
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