Questions tagged [closed-questions]

General questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.

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What are the limits of vagueness and obviousness in questions? [duplicate]

One of my first questions was successful (Link), but was closed as: "This question may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined. The validity of some answers may be based ...
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How to proceed with "Airline tickets puzzle strategy"

Today I asked Airline tickets puzzle strategy, which has been closed now. The reasons I received were: I was alleged to be cheating In response to that I would like to cite where I took this question ...
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If my question is closed, should I add my answer to my question?

My question was closed as inviting speculative answers. I'm willing to accept that; empirically this was true. I've decided against attempting to modify it to be fit for reopening. In that scenario, ...
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Why is this question considered a math problem? [duplicate]

I have asked this question recently. It's more likely a puzzle; because I have seen it in a puzzle quiz. Also, a math problem isn't asked in this way! It's a puzzle that challenges the IQ. Compare it ...
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How could a question be marked duplicate in 2 minutes?

I saw this question. 2 minutes later, it was marked as a duplicate. How is this possible?
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Can the question about a snail climbing out of a well please be undeleted and re-opened?

My question about a snail climbing out of a well was closed as off topic and deleted, because [...] it appears to be a mathematics problem, as opposed to a mathematical puzzle. The Question A ...
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Lateral thinking puzzles

(see also this question on meta) I noticed that this question was put on hold because "This question may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined. The validity of some answers ...
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Why are questions off-topic if they invite answers which are not demonstrably correct, or are otherwise speculative?

My question was closed with the following reason: This question may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined. The validity of some answers may be based upon opinion. Good ...
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