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Dubious premise, valuable answer - what now?

The question in questio- err, the question being discussed. I've made a question concerning a rather obscure question, and got a valuable answer explaining a valuable (and seemingly obscure?) ...
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This site's custom close reasons have now been reworked!

Prior discussions from the past couple of years: The need for changing our guidelines for etymology questions What should be done about "language-specific grammar and usage"? Does the no-...
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What should the site-specific close reasons be?

Stack Exchange has three standard closure reasons, “details”, “clarity” and “opinion. We can add three site-specific reasons (we do so), which I refer to as “language-specific”, “text” and “trees” ...
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How do I obtain statistics about closures, deletions and migrations?

I would like to know how many questions were closed between 1-1-2017 and the present: I would like to compare the official "reason" esp. "language specific" vs. "trees" ...
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Etymology questions and close votes

Recently I've noticed multiple questions about etymology getting close votes and, in at least one case, actually getting closed. The reason given was that language specific usage and grammar questions ...
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Can we no longer vote to migrate to meta?

I wanted to vote to migrate this question to Meta, since it's asking about reputation. But that close reason seems to have disappeared. When (and why) did this change happen? "Migrate to Meta" isn't ...
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Most common close reasons

Not a question, but an FYI for those who are interested in some site stats. Intrigued by user6726's impression that "no syntax trees" was one of the main close reasons on this site, I asked the ...
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What should be done about "language-specific grammar and usage"?

In my experience, "language-specific grammar and usage" seems to be the most popular close-vote reason on this site. And it certainly makes sense—we get a fair number of people asking about the usage ...
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Meaning / use of "belongs elsewhere" for closing questions

An option given as a reason to close a question is that the question belongs elsewhere. When you select that, you are given only one choice (which you have to select), namely that it belongs on ...
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What is the meaning of "Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-topic unless primarily concerned with linguistics rather than usage"

One of the 3 custom reasons for closing a question is the “Language-specific” property, expressed in the check-box item “Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-topic unless primarily ...
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Can we change the inadequacy of the off-topic list?

My observation is that we get a number of sub-optimal questions, and I don't think having poor questions at all enhances the value of this site. However, the grounds for closing questions is very ...
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Please undelete 'Unpaired word in one language but paired in another?' ?

Please advise how to improve my question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/11743/unpaired-word-in-one-language-but-paired-in-another. Please beware that I am requesting its undeletion ...
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Why were my questions on the subjunctive, and that on the gerund, closed?

https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12287/5306 and https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/12279/5306 were closed because it is claimed: Language-specific grammar and usage questions are off-...
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