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Is a question that asks "What does Judaism think of x" possibly off-topic?

At the time of this posting, this question has 4 close votes. Several comments have leveled accusations of being off-topic as not about Jewish Life and Learning. However, the question asks "...
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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 was my comment deleted?

I put wrote relevant comment to this question. It was even upvoted. Now, both it, and DoubleAA's noticing a typo, are deleted. What happened? I am not upset, I just want to understand the process.
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What should we do with an accepted link-only answer?

Link-only answers are discouraged here, because answers should contain all the necessary information rather than being pointers to (possibly-volatile) information. Usually when we come across link-...
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How is this question off topic?

Does the word X appear in Tanach? How could such a question be off topic? Tanach is squarely on topic, words in Tanach are squarely on topic. So what is the problem? If it is motivation, then what ...
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What to do when a new question is a superset of an older answered question?

This old question asks why Pesach and Sukkot last seven days. This recent question asks why Pesach and Sukkot last seven days and (in contrast) Shavuot lasts only one. What is site policy in this ...
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Should this question remain open?

SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation? is an old question with a bunch of up-votes. It's a list/survey/riddle question and would probably be closed if it ...
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Should we do anything about the related "moshiach job description" questions?

We have several overlapping questions (not precisely duplicates) that cover the same territory. To save people regenerating the answer anew each time a new question is asked, should we do anything to ...