Questions tagged [close-reasons]

This tag is for instructions and guidance on closing or migrating questions, and the reasons for those closures.

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Should we enforce quality standards on style identification questions?

I mentioned this at the end of the question on revisiting AI, but it deserves some separate focus. In the early days of the site, there was discussion on whether or not to include style identification ...
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Can a question that's too old and unanswered be closed?

This question has been up for almost 11 months already. Can we close questions that are too old and unanswered? I also think that the question is too "open". It's asking us: "what is ...
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Are we too lenient toward questions?

Disclaimer: this question starts out quite egocentric, but bear with me :) I have the distinct notion questions that would really be considered too broad or unfocused for our website are not filtered ...
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Do we want a custom close reason for questions about art history/appreciation?

It's been established that art history and art appreciation, including "history" of current/living artists, is out of scope for this stack. Instead, we're focused primarily on the making of art, the ...
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Please use custom (fill-in-the-blank) off-topic close reasons!

If you have sufficient reputation to see the tools (2000 rep), I invite you to check out this page. This is the close statistics page and it's really helpful to moderators and high-reputation users to ...
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How do we deal with idea generation questions?

As we know and will likely keep seeing as this site progresses there will be plenty of subjectivity. I anticipate that we are going to get questions along the lines of What can I do with [x] I just ...
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