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Old notable question closed as “Off topic” in December 2017

This question I asked in 2012 has more than 282,000 views and it was still getting upvoted till early December: Is there any service that provides accurate driving directions to a location at a ...
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Question marked off-topic, don't see why

My question was closed as off-topic. The help says (shortened): What topics can I ask about here? If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any ...
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Considering “scope” for a specific example

I came across these two Qs, one immediately after the other: How does this website manage to avoid its content being copied and how to copy its content (asked Aug 30 '12 at 22:07) How to download ...
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Should a “high traffic” Q with an Accepted A be marked as a duplicate of a lower traffic Q asked years later?

A {duplicate} marker links these two Qs: How to prevent my friends from seeing my friends’ list on Facebook How do I control who can see my Friends List? Some stats for each: Former Asked 4 years, ...
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How to deal with rejected migrations?

As of now, the site has over 100 rejected migrations: questions that were migrated here and then closed. They are locked, so can be neither deleted nor answered, nor improved. This is particularly ...
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Is question on how to use a website's in a specific function opinion-based?

The question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/73368/is-reddit-a-good-place-to-ask-questions I asked has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. So I come to the What topics can I ask ...
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I wonder if you could please reopen “How can I find a cuddle friend online?”

Earlier this year, ChrisF voted to close "How can I find a cuddle friend online?", claiming that I haven't specified what I've tried already. But, in fact, I indeed specified what I've tried already — ...
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Why is my question closed as off topic?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/45373/what-are-allowed-characters-in-emails-addresses?noredirect=1#comment36164_45373 How is it off-topic ? What can be modified in the question to be re-...
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Remark Added By Closing Question Based On Duplicate

Can we please rephrase (capital P) possible duplicate of into Possible duplicate of See screenshot below:
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How can this Q about Outlook mail forwarding be off topic?

I recently asked this question relating to Outlook mail forwarding functionality. I guessed it would relate to webapps.stackexchange.com since the Outlook email sending tool is not listed as off topic....
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Why is this question non constructive?

Why is this question non constructive? The question is specific. It doesn't solicit debates or arguments. An app either sends to Facebook and Twitter or it doesn't. Isn't this consiered like a fact? ...
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Question closed as “exact duplicate” but is not an exact duplicate

This question was closed as being an "exact duplicate" of this question. However: The question that was closed is a specific question: what is the solution to the specific problem of finding threads ...
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Closed question reappears at the top

Why is a closed question brought back at the top by Community? I might be wrong, but it really doesn't make sense. Even less since it was closed as an exact duplicate.
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Facebook question closed as duplicate of earlier version, which was closed as NARQ

My question, Facebook likes constantly changing, was closed because it was ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form: I rewrote ...
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Question closed without consultation. Unhappy with linked question/answers

I asked a question on Super User, it was migrated to 'Web Applications' and then linked with another question and closed as a duplicate. I'm not happy with the answers provided in the linked question ...
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Why was this question about one-click file-hosting closed?

For a question on the gaming.stackexchange.com site, I wanted to upload a few files that can be useful as a solution to a technical problem with a game. I know there are file-hosting services that ...
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What's vague about this Question?

I'm here referring to a Question that asks for equivalents of Disqus. What's so vague about it to justify it getting closed?