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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Should we ban game recommendation questions? - Done

We've discussed this before, but I think it's time to put the final nail in the coffin of Game Recommendation questions. Take a look at the recommendations tag. The most recent stuff is first. Look ...
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Why are game recommendation questions off-topic?

This is one of the reasons questions get closed on the site - why? How can I find answers to these questions if not here? Note: this is a canonical question, for linking when questions are closed. If ...
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Should we close question that are just “what are good strategy tips for such-and-such game”?

I've seen a series of question posted on strategy tips for various kinds of poker: Description of Poker 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo Strategies? Description of Poker Omaha Strategies? Description of Poker Texas ...
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Are questions where the first result of a Google search has the answer good questions?

Sometimes a question is trivial to answer with a Google search or two, but the answer is not on a stackexchange site. Are those questions still worth asking on SE or should they be closed?
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Should We Edit First-Time Questions To Make Them A Good Fit For The Site?

It's the usual scenario: a newcomer to the site arrives and posts a polite, interesting and constructive question. Which doesn't have an objective answer. So the question is closed and the user gets ...
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Are there “degrees of badness” in close reasons?

The closing of a post for "duplicate" or "too localized" carries no penalty. On the other hand, the closing of a post for "off topic" or "not a real question" carries a downvote. Apparently the first ...
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What's an acceptable scope for a chess strategy question?

The question that prompted this is this one: I voted to close it as being too broad, specifically because of this line from the FAQ If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’...
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Was this question a game recommendation question?

What board or card games simulate psychological warfare? asks for games which meet some specific criteria. (It's now deleted, but the details don't really affect this question.) Is this a game ...
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Questions about specific bridge hands

Are these appropriate for B&CG? Does a Takeout Double Apply to a "Passed" Partner? In Bridge, Do You Count Defensive Points In the Opponents' Suit When Making a Takeout Double? ...