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How can we encourage posters to fix their questions?

Related/followup to this post. Many posts get closed for being unclear. In a previous discussion (above link) someone suggested that we are closing too many questions as unclear. In my answers there ...
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Too many questions closed as “unclear what you're asking”

I think that the "unclear what you're asking" close reason is being overused for questions people dislike, or which don't explain themselves well, even when the question isn't unclear. Going through ...
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May I ask a question about whether a claim about Judaism made by a non-Jewish religion is true?

Related: What should we do with "does Judaism permit this random special case that I won't elaborate on" questions? A website promoting a religion other than Judaism has a statement ...
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Fibonacci numbers question

Why was this question closed? As the poster pointed out, a near-identical quesiton--but about irrational numbers, rather than Fibonacci numbers--was left open as a PTIJ last year. The closer of the ...
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How proactive should we be in reviewing sexuality questions as “private”?

Since December 2017, we’ve had a close reason that certain questions should be discussed only in private. Does this mean that we should, for instance, go through the sexuality tag and close many of ...
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Should we have a close reason for immodest posts?

The current FAQ includes the line: Please respect that in the Jewish tradition certain questions, especially certain questions relating to sexuality, are discussed only in private. Such questions ...
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Is there a way to update the off-topic reason to make the *except as related to Judaism* a bit clearer?

Quite an awful lot lately, I’ve seen a bunch of questions regarding Tanach grammar popping up in the review queue as off-topic for Hebrew language, most recently Explanation of Kamatz vs. Patach ה ...
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Are questions about Samaritanism on-topic?

Are questions about Samaritanism, especially questions about Samaritan teachings or practices that differ from Rabbinic Judaism, on-topic? I was thinking about asking a question about why the ...
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Jewish Life vs. Opinion-based

This is not to rehash the Jewish life parameters. Go take that over there. My question is where we draw the line between that and off-topic as opinion based. Jewish life questions seem to be of the ...
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Should Q&A rules be lifted when a question implies that the asker is facing high Halachic or health stakes?

Sometimes we get questions that either indicate or suggest that the author is seeking advice regarding a matter of high Halachic or medical states, for example: Determining whether a particular ...
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False Premises as a reason to VTC

Can "false premise" ever be used as a reason to close a question? I know it can inspire comments which ask the questioner to provide sources, but if the evidence shows that the underlying presumption ...
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Is Jewish culture really off-topic?

Earlier today I asked a question about the background and history of a well-known Jewish folksong (What is the source of the words of the Hebrew folksong "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem"?). The ...
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What should we do with “does Judaism permit this random special case that I won't elaborate on” questions?

We've had some questions (not just lately, but recent events prompt the question) that are of the form: "does Judaism permit some very specific implausible thing that I don't provide motivation or ...
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Closing as duplicate of broader post

This seems incredibly obvious to me, but I've been challenged on this before on the site, so I just want to make a post and form a community policy through consensus. I think that if question B is ...
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What happened to 'too localized'?

Does the 'too localized' close reason still exist? I recently went to vote to close a question as too localized, but didn't see it.
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A standard comment for new users asking psak questions

I wanted to suggest that we put forth a standard comment to put on psak questions asked by new users. The goal of the psak-close reason is, as I understand from various chat conversations, to instill ...
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The scope of Comparative Religion

This question created a debate about the scope of comparative religion (or in that case, comparative ideology) questions, which can be found in the comments there. The issue seems to be as follows: ...
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Are “what if I …” questions off-topic?

One of our off-topic closure reasons is a psak-oriented question. Questions in which a person clearly provides his or her personal situation, followed by a question, are clearly in this category. ...
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“Do any poskim say” questions

Should questions which ask "do any poskim say such and such" or "are there any poskim who permit such and such" without specifying parameters of who qualifies as a posek be closed as either unclear ...
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Purim Torah as a close reason

Should we ask to add a close reason for purim-torah-in-jest? Admittedly, anything we do on that front is a hack to the system.
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Choose standard off-topic closure reasons

As described more fully in a very informative post on meta.stackexchange.com, which I recommend you check out, we're going to lose these two closure reasons: off topic Questions on Mi Yodeya are ...
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Dealing with posts containing multiple questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with multiple questions asked in one? When faced with a question which clearly contains multiple questions within it (eg, the asker even says "I have X questions. ...
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Ridiculous questions

How are we supposed to treat questions that are, or would be considered by many, to be ridiculous, but which the poster apparently takes very seriously? I voted to close one such question as too ...
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Why don't we have the “general reference” close option?

EL&U has among its reasons for a close vote "general reference". I wanted to vote to close this question for that reason, but it doesn't appear on our list. Should it, or did EL&U do ...
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What is our attitude to “list questions”?

There are a few questions on this site that are in the form of "List all ...". Are these questions on topic? Founders of Jewish movements Accurate list of Gedolim List of Techelet Wearers words ...
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Limited Purim Torah Questions

In response to Isaac Moses's last question here: This question was recently asked as a Purim torah question. I am sorely tempted to vote to close it as too localized. IMO the kinds of Purim torah ...
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“Questions on Empty are expected to generally relate to ,”

On a closed question, I see the following auto-text: Questions on Empty are expected to generally relate to , within the scope defined in the faq. It looks like the name of the site and the scope ...