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Emphasizing OP's lack of background when they ask unclear questions?

I don't think this question is unclear at all: How can someone prove that he knows you more than yourself? I know about personalities of some people, but I cannot prove it through valid ...
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Stop closing questions that do not need the attention of a medical professional as 'self-help'

Every now and then, we close questions pertaining to a single individual as 'self-help' questions. This can be quite confusing to the OP if they do not need the attention of a medical profesional. For ...
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Should we close specific programming questions?

There are now and then questions like this one. It's a clear and laser-like focused Q. All good. However, it's basically a die-hard computer programming question on a specific EEG toolbox in PsychoPy....
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Is my question about free will and law on-topic?

Earlier I posted a question about free will. By the time I got around to checking my stackexchange account, my question had been migrated to Law SE, put on hold there, and now I can’t even comment. ...
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Certain Statistics/Mathematics are on topic? [duplicate]

My question is regarding questions such as What's the best way to calculate an index score based on reaction time, variance and accuracy? and I just wanted to have what I consider a grey area ...
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Questions about broad topics should not necessarily be closed as 'too broad'

Having provided some suggestions on how to disambiguate between the different close reasons, I will now argue against a misuse of the 'too broad' close reason I encounter at times. In short, a ...
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Disambiguating close reasons: when should questions be put on hold?

Most close reasons are fairly well known by high-rep users. However, with our newest addition 'not framed in cogsci' finally put in place, potential overlap with older close reasons arises. Therefore, ...
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Vote for a new close reason enforcing the minimum expected question quality

As part of our ongoing efforts to reboot CogSci we agreed on introducing a new close reason to enforce the minimum expected question quality: We agreed that a lack of initial research is reason for ...
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Question on hold for a different reason to the reason I gave

This is in relation to How does this Anamorphic illusion work? I noticed there were several votes to close for an "unclear question" and when I voted, I voted to migrate to PhysicsSE. However when I ...
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Are questions looking for a theory based on observations self-help?

Example question: What makes a personality of rapid anger outburst? At a glance, one can see that question lists an extensive number of symptoms, which easily be classified as self-help looking for ...
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Should we close poorly researched questions?

My question was triggered by the following question, as it serves as a good example case applying to a general issue: What is Psychoanalysis I voted to close because it is poorly researched. OP ...
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Proposed Reason for Closure: No Initial Reseach

In chat, we've talked about how unformed, unsourced questions weaken the utility of CogSci.SE, and how requiring some initial research might improve the general level of questions coming from new ...
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Would the question, on movies.se, regarding the feeling one gets after watching a dramatic movie on-topic here?

Is the question The feeling after you watch a dramatic movie or great movie that remains inside you on-topic here?
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What should our custom “Off Topic” close reasons be?

Stack Exchange has recently changed how questions get closed. Part of this change includes defining three custom messages to be used as additional information when closing as "Off Topic". “Off-...
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Over-moderation and building a userbase

I believe that this SE may be slightly over-moderated. By that I mean, the moderators are acting too often. I see many people come on the site, ask an interesting (if broad or poorly worded question), ...
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How should “Too Basic” questions be closed?

As per this post there's some confusion on what some close vote reasons mean. It was brought up that on CS Theory.SE, questions that are too basic fall outside of the scope since it is a site for ...