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For instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.

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Voting to close a question because one thinks it is extremely specialised

My question was recently voted to be closed. One member said it was because the question is extremely specialised. I don't think it is extremely specialised. It's a criterion of a prime being ...
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General reference : not constructive or what?

I flagged this question since it could be answered by a simple Googling and especially from the Wikipedia article posted in a comment. This is what I discussed here and got no attention. It can be ...
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why don't we have a “general-reference” close reason?

I realized some SE sites like English Language and Usage have a close reason called "general reference". Why don't we have such a reason to close questions while it's obviously not the same as not ...
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“…its answers may be merged with another identical question. ”

When a question is closed, because it's an exact duplicate, it says: closed as exact duplicate by Chuck Norris 8 hours ago. This question covers exactly the same ground as earlier questions on this ...
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Why was the Hamlet question reopened?

After the Why was the Hamlet question closed? reinvoked the interest of some users, the question was reopened. I would like to open this to discussion, since I think that we should have let the ...
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Why was the Hamlet question closed?

I was browsing some questions, and I noticed that Given an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite amount of time, would one of them write Hamlet? was closed because it was off topic. While it is ...
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Why was this question closed?

I am talking about this one. Maybe I am being stupid, but I don't see anything wrong with it. Could those who closed it please explain what I am missing? Or was it just a case of people not having ...
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Use of “too localized” as reason for closure, perhaps too “subjective and argumentative”?

With respect to the stated reason for closure, I'd like to get some clarification as to what, precisely, "too localized" encompasses (at least a definition, or explanation, that is more specific and ...
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Meta.Meta: Option to migrate questions to meta.stackoverflow.com?

Like the close as off-topic -> migrate to meta site option on math.SE, we need a migrate to meta.stackoverflow.com for some of the questions posted on meta.math. I would expect this would be needed on ...
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Meta.Meta: Please add new close reason: Noise or Pointless

Like meta.stackoverflow.com, I think we need a "Noise or Pointless" close reason on meta.math. (Note: I am talking about the meta site, not the parent).
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Should the reason individual voters gave for closing a question be displayed?

I recently voted to close this question and was surprised to see my name listed as one of the voters who had given the reason, "Not a real question." (Now I realise, of course, that all the categories ...
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Closing questions as “too localized”

It's probably worth starting a few meta threads to discuss and debate policy for closing questions, even though this is -- as MO experience suggests -- likely to evolve over time. Note that typically ...

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