11 votes

My question on hold as 'random speculation' even though I provide facts to support my theory

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 ...
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9 votes

Why is my answer on this question deleted?

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 ...
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8 votes

People have missed the entire point of the question about bad gay guys in movies

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 ...
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8 votes
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Could the question "What movie takes place entirely underwater?" be re-opened?

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 ...
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7 votes
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Why is this "First appearance" question closed?

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 ...
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6 votes

Why was this question closed?

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 ...
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5 votes
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I'm at a loss as to why my question was put on hold because it was "off topic"

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 ...
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5 votes
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Close Vote invalidated?

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 ...
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4 votes

Please provide some direction about how much more focused this needs to be

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 ...
4 votes

Should we be deleting ID questions with positively upvoted answers?

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 ...
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4 votes

Unclear why this ID question was deleted

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 ...
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4 votes
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What happened with this question that was migrated to meta... why was it closed rather than duped?

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 ...
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4 votes

Why was my question put on hold as primarily opinion-based?

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 ...
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4 votes

Why is this question put on hold?

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 ...
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4 votes

How can I make my subjective question more constructive?

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 ...
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3 votes
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Why is my question not yet opened?

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 ...
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3 votes
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Why was my question put on hold as primarily opinion-based?

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 ...
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3 votes
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Identification Question Cleanup: Closing existing questions

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 (...
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2 votes

Why does this question have a Historical Lock? It should be reopened

According to the rules for when to apply a Historical Lock, given on the Main Meta What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? Questions can be historically locked when: The post does not ...
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1 vote

Question suddenly closed

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. ...
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1 vote
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How can this question be made clearer?

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 ...
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