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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 “A Multipurpose Quine” be reopened?

A Multipurpose Quine This challenge was closed for the reason that it was unclear what the challenge was asking. The main reason was that the challenge required all outputted quines to not be ...
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Is my question a duplicate even though it doesn't impose a requirement that the original one did?

I asked a challenge to interpret deadfish here, but it got closed for being a duplicate of a challenge to write an interactive deadfish interpreter here. Is this really a duplicate?
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Can this challenge be made on topic?

I'd like feedback on this challenge I posted which was closed as unclear. Make (a ==1 && a== 2 && a==3) evaluate to true? One issue raised was the vagueness of "reasonably equivalent ...
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Should we reopen the “Tips for golfing in Befunge 93” question?

I'm referring to this question: Tips for golfing in Befunge 93 It's currently closed as a duplicate of "Tips for golfing in Befunge 98", but they're really not the same language - they're probably ...
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What makes this question unclear?

A few days ago, I asked this question after leaving it in the sandbox for a bit. It got closed as "unclear what you're asking", because I didn't notice something that needed clarification in the ...
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Should Output a number bigger than TREE(3) be edited an reopened?

The question output a number bigger than TREE(3) was closed as unclear what you are asking. I like the idea behind the question and would like to edit and reopen it. To start I'm not even fully sure ...
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How transitive are Duplicates?

Suppose I have a closed challenge "Closed" and an old challenge "Old" and want to create a new challenge "New". Closed is closed as a duplicate of Old because entries from Old are competitive in ...
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Has there been an increase in Spam/Off-topic questions?

Latest example: Hopefully it'll be gone soon. Over the past few days I've noticed an increase in spam/off-topic questions and answers. The community itself seems to handle these very quickly (...
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Question deleted by Community

This question was deleted by Community. But I can't see why. Shouldn't it only delete the old/closed questions?
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Is the new showcase a duplicate of the old one?

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/q/100928/26997 is currently closed as a duplicate of Showcase of Languages, which is currently locked. The reasoning is that once the proposal here is applied to ...
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Making an exception for the “Showcase of Languages”

Comparing the vote tallies on Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant before and after the Showcase of Languages was closed and locked leads me to the following conclusion. ...
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Should “Showcase your language one vote at a time” be unlocked and reopened?

The current second highest-voted PPCG question, Showcase your language one vote at a time, was recently put on hold for being too broad and locked as historically significant for reasons explained ...
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Closing one's own question as a dupe

I was curious why does it permit users to close their own question. What is the rational behind this? Is there any reason a user should be allowed to do this?
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Downvoting Questions on Hold

What is the current community opinion on this action. While certainly a downvoted is a very clear way of leaving direct feedback. I feel that downvoting a question that is already on hold is almost ...
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How could “Crash your favorite compiler” be edited to be on-topic?

I recently found the closed Crash your favorite compiler question and was wondering how a type of question like this could be changed to fit the requirements of a challenge question as outlined in the ...
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Which questions should get deleted (and how fast)?

Note: This question is mainly about closed questions that haven't received any answers. Questions with answers should potentially be treated differently. First the numbers: Duplicate questions: 226 ...
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High-rep hammers hamper high-rep humans

Sorry about the silly title - it just sort of happened that way and then I couldn't resist the alliteration. Tag badges are awarded when you earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-...
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Closure Guidance : Why was my question closed

I recently asked the question in code golf, I have followed the standard template : I have provided : Sample input Sample output Sample code & rules what else this community need in order to ...
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I don't understand why this is “unclear”

This is the question in question (no pun intended) It was put on hold is unclear. I do not understand what is unclear. I asked a flagger why it was unclear. @Mego: 1) There is no objective winning ...
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Should I repost a revised version of a really old, closed challenge?

I found an interesting, closed challenge. I know that I can address the flaws that led it to closure. Normally, I would edit the challenge into shape, but the question is over a year old and I want it ...
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Is my question THAT similar to be considered duplicated?

Today I have asked a question here on PPCG. The question consisted in a set of wildcards and groups which one should make a string that matches it. The question can be found here: String generator ...
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Wrongly Marked Duplicate - Life can be colorful!

The problem has been resolved. Thanks everyone! I posted this question a few weeks ago and originally it only asked about the Game of Life so it was closed as a duplicate of Shortest Game of Life. I ...
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Should we reopen and then close with the right reason?

I just came across this question in the review queue. It was originally both too broad and lacking an objective primary winning criterion. It got closed with the latter reason, but then the owner ...
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Shouldn't the users on codegolf be able to close their questions?

Shouldn't the users on codegolf be able to close their question after let's say the question's winners are announced without them having to have some amount of reputation?
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Why was the analog clock popularity-contest question deleted?

Why was this question deleted? For those who can't see it, its title was "Analogue Clock with any language". It was closed as a duplicate, but it happens that it is not a duplicate. The question ...