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What should we do with the Air Force One question?

I believe the original question, that is, "Is there anything visible in the airplane's configuration that would indicate if this is arrival or departure?" is a completely legitimate question. The ...
abelenky's user avatar
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What should we do with the Air Force One question?

I want to remind everyone that we aren't actually required to be strict about the rules if, as a community, we don't want to be. There are many communities on SE that are very lax with the rules, ...
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Why the down vote on my last 3 question?

You've been on StackExchange a long time now and have had a lot of feedback about your questions and answers on many SE sites, so you really should know by now why they're not very good questions. ...
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Opinion based? No, just quite difficult

I agree that asking for data would be an improvement and it's probably a good general way to improve 'fuzzy' questions and make them more focused and answerable. In this case, asking for data or ...
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Question closing is too arbitrary

I'm generally a little on the users-over-rules side, so it'll be hard for me to give an unbiased answer, but I'll present some research I did. Data collection I put together a Data Explorer query to ...
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My question was closed and deleted because of its humoristic phrasing

The other comments explained correctly what the issues are: the question is opinion-based (everyone will be able to come up with a new ridicolous way to "use" it, the non-professional tone ...
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Question closing is too arbitrary

Notwithstanding ymb1 very well put response I just wanted to add that even though I personally do not know the answer to that question it just feels very broad. It does not specify what the actual ...
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Should we have a dedicated close reason for events under investigation?

On these type of questions the correct close reason is not "off topic" but "calls for opinion." I don't see a specific need for a special close reason. People just need to select the right one.
TomMcW's user avatar
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Should we have a dedicated close reason for events under investigation?

I don't see a problem here. Yes, we talk about accidents, but as mentioned in help, after an investigation is completed. Why? Because then it eliminates speculations. Unless one of the members of ...
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Should we have a new reason for close votes which encompasses a case where the question is so sloppy that it obviously contradicts itself?

If you think the question contradicts itself, the closest reason for closing would seem to be "needs details or clarity."
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Why is this military related question considered to be off-topic?

In my opinion, as the question stands, it seems to ask about military aircraft losses sustained without enemy intervention, and an attempt to correlate whether they came from a carrier or not. ...
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Why is resource location off-topic?

I agree that some can be useful questions but the majority tend to be one of: "What is the best....." - probably subjective, and not the good type of subjective. "Where can I find.......
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Is the "what if I run at full throttle all the time" question low quality?

Things that stand out as low quality, in my opinion Very short 1 sentence. Therefore the question lacks clarity, context and purpose. It is hastily written without much real thought. "Engine&...
Jamiec's user avatar
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Should we have a new reason for close votes which is "There is an inaccurate statement or a false premise in the question"?

My current thinking is that on a site that is open to beginner-level questions, it is impractical to expect that some, even many, questions will not contain inaccurate statements or false premises. ...
quiet flyer's user avatar
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Are questions that are meaningless without site-external material not unclear?

My view is that this arises from the technological limitation that we cannot cache a video on Stack Exchange. The question, itself, is clear to me. If we allow a question to stand based on images ...
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Why can't I close this question as a duplicate?

I can't read! The error message says This question does not have an upvoted or accepted answer and I misread that as This question does not have an upvote or an accepted answer The question linked ...
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Are we supposed to be closing questions just because they seem to be ‘dumb questions’?

The short answer is most definitely NO - questions should not be closed just for being dumb. There is no such thing as a dumb question as long as (and here's the important part) they are on-topic. ...
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Question closing is too arbitrary

This question was asked 8 months 3 yers ago, and nothing has changed. It is beyond me why questions should be closed when they are not understood by the voter. @ymb1’s advise is sound. ---Update--- ...
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Are questions that are meaningless without site-external material not unclear?

To what kevin says I'll add only a few notes. If you think the question needs extra information say it in a comment. We are not mind readers around here, if you vote to close because you think the ...
Federico's user avatar
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Should we have a dedicated close reason for events under investigation?

If we start getting a stream of questions asking for the cause of an incident that is under investigation, we might need that closure reason. For the moment, I don't see the need to do this. Surely ...
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