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Are some (not all) users closing questions for not being clear just because they don't know the answer?

From the comments here, I think that's what's happening there. I think it a very interesting case of cognitive dissonance, rather than any form of self involvement, though.

Cheers.

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    No: you have assumed that synonymity can be extended indefinitely. "labour means work, and work can (according to google definitions) mean the materials you use at work," so labour can mean the materials you use at work. That's not the case; it's stretching the synonym too far. – Andrew Leach Sep 3 '17 at 20:13
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    @AndrewLeach and that makes the question un-understandable how ? – user3293056 Sep 3 '17 at 21:02
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    and obviously i haven't assumed synonymy can be extended "indefinitely" – user3293056 Sep 3 '17 at 21:02
  • It makes the question unanswerable, because the question is invalid; it's based on an incorrect premise. – Andrew Leach Sep 3 '17 at 21:06
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    @AndrewLeach but nowhere do i imply that it can be extended "indefinitely". i think in this instance, you would close because the question is too easy? i'm not clear on your reasoning here, tbh – user3293056 Sep 3 '17 at 21:08
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    No, if I were to close it, it's because it's unanswerable because it's based on an incorrect premise. See my first comment. A=>B and B=>C does not imply A=>C. – Andrew Leach Sep 3 '17 at 21:12
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    @AndrewLeach it's not based on an incorrect premise! you misunderstand the nature of inference. where do i say anything about "infinite" extension, where do i even seem to imply that? i ask about one inference, not an infinty of them. i am disappointed that you are so wrong about this, yet are happy to willfully vote – user3293056 Sep 4 '17 at 0:27
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    @AndrewLeach As I see it, the transitive relation isn't the premise - it's actually the question, or at least the rationale the OP wants validated or invalidated. – Lawrence Sep 4 '17 at 11:24
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I honestly understood the question quite clearly. It's an interesting one imho. It's unclear to me what's unclear in it. Maybe it's because I'm a non native speaker that I understood OP's thought process.

If the answer to it is "no, you're sadly mistaken, and here's why...", then that's a valid answer. And that's a valid on topic question as well.

If it wasn't asked, how would OP know an answer to it?

(EDIT: It slipped my mind that you're the OP. So you have schizophrenia, you say. So that might explain why you can't think as clearly as a native speaker usually does. I hope Edwin's partial answer was helpful to you. I've preserved it in a CW just in case.)

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    incidentally, thank you. i am an EL native, i just had to relearn how to read and write, in my early 20s. cheers – user3293056 Sep 4 '17 at 2:42
  • @user3293056 So you're a native, ha! I wonder how you thought up a question like this. It's not supposed to even come to a native's mind, I think. :) – NVZ Sep 4 '17 at 2:44
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    my friend. exactly what i said. i speak schizophrenia – user3293056 Sep 4 '17 at 2:45
  • no offence meant... but yes. we shall feast on their lungs, on their heart, and on their brain. i'm deleting all accounts, i do not need to be misunderstood. thank you, and good luck ha – user3293056 Sep 4 '17 at 3:32
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    @user3293056 that's a very rash decision. Account suicide solves nothing. – NVZ Sep 4 '17 at 3:35

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