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I don't watch GoT, so I am not sure about the question. However, if you take a look at it, you will find so many assumptions without source(s) backing it up. And in the end, you asked what do you think. I am sure we don't ask for opinions of the people here. It's not an internet poll. Here are the lines where I see the problem (with the emphasis on the ...


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I'm seeing three separate but closely-related issues here: you think your answer was deleted unfairly, you think your question was closed unfairly, and you believe that the moderator responsible for both actions has a personal vendetta against you. I'm going to try and address all three. Let's start with your deleted answer. I can separate it into two ...


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I have cast the final reopen-vote along with a few tweaks to the question. It is certainly surfing the fuzzy edge of list/first-appearance/has-there-ever questions, an edge worth guarding against useless lists based on random nonsense criteria. All the existing close-votes were for "recommendation", which kind of makes sense as the go-to reason for list ...


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Asking for exceptions is not asking for a list. Yes, it is.... It's essentially asking for a list of exceptions. What this means is that there will be possibly many individual different answers which actually makes the question too broad. In general our ideal Q&A has a single correct answer not multiple answers from multiple sources. I will grant ...


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This question was voted off-topic because there is a lack of consistency between the community members in what constitutes a trivia question and what does not. The reason given was "Trivia questions are off-topic; we're not trying to duplicate IMDB." Some examples that suggest that this ruling is not consistent with other rulings: First appearance of a ...


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If you look at the revision history, there's no special magic going on here, the question was closed and then reopened by the moderators. Specifically, I reopened the question since it doesn't really seem opinion-based at all. It's asking for an apparent contradiction that a user saw between a character's actions when compared to what they know (or think to ...


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I almost closed it as "unclear what you're asking" (or however that's called now). If it wasn't literally asking for "what type of alarm" it was (which seems utterly irrelevant and isn't shown to be relevant), then I have difficulties understanding what else it is asking instead. Yes yes, I'm usually myself on the forefront of complaining about users ...


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Why was the question closed? The question was closed because deliberately cross-posting the exact same question to multiple sites by the same user is discouraged. Therefore the slightly newer instance of the question was closed for exactly that reason. You are right in that your question is not actually off-topic. However, the only way to close a question ...


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Yes, if the question has been closed without improvements and stayed closed for a significant time (SE uses 9 days as a measure). Either the question is appropriate or it isn't. But saying it's inappropriate for the site yet its answers should be conserved somehow is rather odd. If that's what you say, you obviously think the question does have merit and ...


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It was closed without improvement for more than 9 days (or 29 days, to be precise) and thus deleted in a cleanup effort. If you want it closed and downvoted (and even expressed thus with a corresponding close-vote), I'd rather ask you why you would want this question be left in existence.


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The question has been reopened. By user AJ and moderator Ankit Sharma: https://movies.stackexchange.com/posts/70301/revisions (I'm not sure why nobody answered this meta question back then, when it was reopened, but I'm posting an answer now so that at least this can be marked as answered.)


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I agree with the heart of Napoleon Wilson's comment that your question is a good one, well written, and ultimately too broad. The big concept I see in your question is: How do I effectively use movies as a method to learn and/or improve mastery of spoken English? That is a big topic. I would suggest you break up the question into more bite sized chunks ...


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So here's what happened with that question, the first 2 steps of which are exactly the proper way as outlined in your question already: It was migrated from the main site to meta. Then it was indeed closed as a duplicate of the existing faq question. Then the user actually deleted his migrated question on meta later. Then he also deleted the original ...


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@John Smith Optional is asking for examples of classic Western influences in Breaking Bad in support of the creator's statement that such influences exist. This is a far more interesting question than most that are asked on this site. It references a series that is highly popular and might bring fans to the site. It may not have one perfect right answer, but ...


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Now first of all as a general remark, a different question being open is never a reason for another question to stay open, too. Neither can nor should the close-voters look at 3-years old questions and assess in which way new questions are similar/different to determine on-topicness. However, old questions can very well be a signal for a perceived ...


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It shouldn't be. It's an objective question that asks for an objective answer related to the film industry. While we may not know all the rules or criteria, it can be answered in a completely objective way. I edited it to clear that up, and Voted to reopen.


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I am one of those who closed the question and therefore I feel I can't deny the responsibility to speak for why I closed the question. Maybe I haven't seen Breaking Bad, but your question is definitely asking for a LIST here. I think you already had a look upon the meta post Tyler suggested you to see. Please read these two paragraphs once more. What's ...


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I'm sold on the idea - I think @JohnSmithOptional would need to transfer his answer though.


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As @chanandler linked to, questions get reopened by community consensus. Same as closures. Normally its 5 users, or a mod. In this case it was 3 users and a mod (counting as 2 instead of 5). At this moment, 3 people (myself included) have voted to reopen. Others may agree and vote to reopen as well. But it may not happen. There is no guarantee. Them's the ...


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As Napoleon mentioned on the main post, this was completed on 2018-01-20. Due to the fact that the process involves employee intervention, the questions appear as closed by me, and locked by Shog9 (timezones got in the way, and that's why it had to involve two of us).


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Have the guidelines changed since 2017, or what am I missing here? Not as far as I know but the community has become a little more strict about what constitues TRIVIA in the intervening period. From the help page... Unimportant trivia that does not add to the understanding or appreciation of the title. What the knot is, essentially, is unimportant to ...


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If you see a question closed as unclear and it seems pretty clear to you, then feel free to edit it to reflect so. This is what edits are for. Seems like you've explained the question in your post so why not edit it into that question. However, there is one more thing. The question in the end Shouldn't she better stay home with her mother? may make the ...


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EDIT: Allow me to point something out real quick at this stage. The question has since been altered and re-opened. Not by any one moderator, nor did any one moderator close the question. But these decisions were handled by the community This is the beauty of the SE network at work here. Everything boils down to community opinion and work. The ...


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