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This tag is for 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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List of questions nominated for reopening because lack of research is not a reason to close a question

Following Cerbrus' suggestion, here is the list of questions that were closed for lack of research. We'd like to ask the mods to reopen these questions given that it was clarified that lack of ...
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Is “needs details or clarity” connected to the help center article on questions that are automatically blocked for not meeting quality standards?

Recently, dozens (!) of old questions have been unilaterally closed in Web Apps SE as “needs details or clarity”, or closed as duplicates of questions also closed as “needs details or clarity”. (Some ...
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Why do mods sometimes decide not to follow the community consensus when deciding to keep questions closed?

For example, in the following meta questions, the community consensus is to reopen the corresponding main site questions: In the meta question Why was my question on how to disable "small caps&...
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What information is missing to be able to answer this question asking how one can use a dark background theme for the cells for MS Excel 365 (online)?

I asked How can I use a dark background theme for the cells for Microsoft Excel 365 (online)?. The question was closed by a mod who commented: Please edit the question to include the information ...
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Why is this question on searching for files with a specific extension and some file size range in Google kept closed?

Since a CM recently stated that showing research is not required, I flagged the question How can I search for files with a specific extension and some file size range in Google? for reopening, but the ...
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Why was this question asking how to view all the messages one posted in a Slack channel closed by 1 mod?

The question How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel? was closed. It was posted over two years and a half ago, attracted 12,000 views, 24 upvotes and not a single downvote. Why ...
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Why was the question “How can I download the form field data for several forms at once in Adobe Sign?” closed by 1 mod as “details or clarity”?

1 mod closed the question How can I download the form field data for several forms at once in Adobe Sign? as "details or clarity". No comments were left. What's unclear or which detail ...
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Why is my PowerPoint question still closed even though I added more details?

My question "How can I disable "small caps" in my text in PowerPoint 365 on the web?" (archive.org snapshot) was closed by a mod as "needs details or clarity." In ...
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Can I work out my question to reopen it?

The close reason given to my just closed question is... let's say not quite entirely correct. Wikipedia mobile app is an open source. Someone with enough knowledge (I don't have it!) could ...
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Request to reopen my Facebook question that I believe was wrongly marked as duplicate of a question closed as "needs details or clarity"

In November 2011, I asked "How do I let my Facebook friends view my Timeline posts without letting them comment on the posts?" I made sure to make my question clear, straightforward, and on-...
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Why was the question “Show email next to name in Gmail?” closed by 1 mod as “details or clarity”?

1 mod closed Show email next to name in Gmail? as "details or clarity". The only comment left by the mod is: Please show what you tried and add a brief description of your search efforts ...
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Why are questions being closed seemingly because they don't show research, even though it hasn't been decided yet if showing research is a requirement

I see a fair amount of questions being closed seemingly because they don't show any research. Examples: Populate a Google slide automatically via Google spreadsheet How can I export a single event as ...
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Is social media engagement really opinion-based?

I’ve asked a question about whether social media engagement is increasing and it has been closed as opinion-based. I can’t understand what is opinion-based about this question. Can somebody explain it ...
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Should questions asking about the existence of an undocumented feature on a website be systemically closed or left open?

One moderator closed How can I upload a file to a specific folder when adding files to an existing archive in the Wayback Machine via the web interface? with the reason: If the feature is not ...
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