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I've made several edits to this question trying to focus it for this site. But rather than guessing what is focused enough, could you please tell me how focused it needs to be? Even having some suggested wording would be helpful.

Why actors change their accents long-term?

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I'm one of the close voters, but I voted to close as opinion-based, not "needs more focus".

I believe that the question is more likely to be answered with opinions rather than facts and citations.

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The problem is that each actor may have a different reason for altering their accent and that the community believes there is not a common answer that would apply generally enough to answer the question when asked about actors generally rather than about specific actors. See: Is the "needs more focus" close reason a catch-all?

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  • Although, as the question-asker, I don't know on what basis the community believes there is not a general answer to the question. Having evidence about that would on it's own be valuable as an answer.
    – user96544
    Aug 13 at 6:06
  • And wouldn't this have been a good answer to the question? movies.stackexchange.com/a/118138/96544
    – user96544
    Aug 13 at 6:13
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The reason was that I was that the question requires statistical evidence to answer. I should have asked separate questions about individual actors.

It would not be appreciated to ask a different question for every single actor that one can find on YouTube, though.

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    I don't think asking a different question for every single actor you can find on YouTube would be much appreciated, though.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Jul 21 at 9:27
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    “I should have asked separate questions about individual actors.” You stating clearly shows that you understand this is not an issue of all actors doing something like this but some actors doing this. Some actors use their natural speaking voice. Some don’t. Some adopt a wide range of accents. Some don’t. This is simply not a binary issue: Each actor is their own person. And how they approach their craft and career varies as much as any other human out there. Aug 15 at 20:43
  • @Giacomo1968 I was just proposing that "I should have asked separate questions about individual actors" as a potential answer to this question. The fact that it has been downvoted five times indicates that I was perhaps incorrect about that assertion.
    – user96544
    Aug 15 at 23:54
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I'll post a competing answer to my own, so that votes can help me understand which is the right view.

I've been told that the real reason my question was closed was not about focus, it was because the answer was obvious and the question wasn't interesting

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    I think you need to stop latching onto every little comment and taking it as the nonplusuntra word of god. You've gotten various responses to your questions so far and they sure can help understand what the community thinks about your question. But it seems like after every one of these you rush to meta and think this is the one true word of how the entire community feels about your question. Maybe take a step back, calm down, gather feedback, and try to craft an informed opinion out of it, rather than changing your mind (and your question) 180 degrees after every new comment.
    – Napoleon Wilson Mod
    Jul 21 at 13:55
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    “I'll post a competing answer to my own, so that votes can help me understand which is the right view.” By engaging in doing something as ridiculous as this you are effectively trying to “game” this site in a way that makes it a message board. It is not a message board. Like all Stack Exchange sites; this is a question and answer site. You need to simply ask one question or post one answer. Provide clarity and evidence for all of your main questions and answers and just walk away. Aug 15 at 20:36

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