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Is this the type of single-word request question we should be closing?

I understand that the site is now discouraging single-word requests, but I'm not clear if this is a sweeping guideline (as in, all of them should be closed) or something to be considered on a case-by-...
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Is the EL&U community overzealous about closing/down-voting questions?

I'm fairly new to the stackexchange network, but I participate quite a bit on stackoverflow. I've used a few others (like this one) for one or two questions. And I have to say, EL&U feels ...
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Why was this question closed?

The question in question: What is a less offensive synonym for "hypocrite"? It was closed as "not constructive." (it also got downvoted). Why? There's a fairly similar question that not ...
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This is a great question - why was it closed?

Here is my idea of a great question: "Key thob" and "key fob" It turns out whole bunch of people say "key thob" instad of "key fob" - enough for Google to automatically correct ...
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Declined flags on closed questions

Why are some flags declined when the question is being closed anyway? Is there a set of rules to decide if each flag was helpful when closing? Since the flag drew attention to a question that needed ...
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Basic questions are not so basic

It has come up in other threads that we have a lot of "basic" or "lowest common denominator" questions. However, a few myths about this need to be put to rest. First, we do have a general reference ...
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Is the *lingua franca* question to be closed as “General Reference”?

This question asks about the etymology of the term lingua franca. It can be looked up on Etymonline or Wikipedia with satisfactory result. But this isn't a word definition, and I actually found the ...
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Use of EL&U as a lazy programmers resource [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Python a snake or a programming language? If the latter, why is it choking my dog? I've seen several Questions lately typified by this one, which quite shamelessly solicits ...
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Should questions about pronunciation of a word be closed as “general reference”?

I don't think they should be closed, but considering that it could be enough to look the pronunciation reported in a dictionary, should questions about pronunciation be closed using the "general ...
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Why was my question closed?

I am referring to my question here. Within minutes of posting the question it was closed, and I am still confused about why. There are the comments: Maybe it's me, but I don't see the question ...
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Why were my questions on English meaning, usage and grammar closed and deleted?

I'd like to understand why my questions on English phrases, expressions, words usage, meaning, grammar and/or definitions were closed. What are out of this english.stackexchange.com board in them? ...
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How long should I keep my questions un-closed?

How long should I keep my questions un-closed? I've already got some answers, but some interesting comments and even some additional answers are still arriving and I wouldn't want that to stop. On ...

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