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Why is this question about math notation closed as off topic?

Can anyone explain to me, why my question got closed as off topic ? I was asking about how to pronounce this symbol, as I find it hard to Google for a "symbol"
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Why not keep this kind of question open?

The question of mine was here. I know question without answers isn't prefereable. But this type of questions still relevant. The strange thing is we can find a final answer to question (as I said, ...
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Good answers to closed questions

This question was closed today because it was a duplicate of this question. Today's question, however, had a really good answer — by one Jon Purdy — which I believe actually adds to the answers given ...
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Request to reopen “what-is-bigger-a-squillion-or-a-kadgillion”

Question: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/51175/what-is-bigger-a-squillion-or-a-kadgillion While this seems like (and may very well have been meant as) a silly nonsense question, there ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/60880/why-dont-english-speakers-give-the-name-jesus-to-their-children was closed as off-topic. However, the FAQ clearly states that word-choice questions ...
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Why was my question about English pronunciation closed?

I wanted to know why the J in San Jacinto is pronounced differently than the J in San Jose, in English. It seems to be very comparable to the discussions on how to pronounce forte or baba ghanouj. ...
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This isn't a duplicate

I asked a question recently about synonyms that appear to be antonyms, and whether there is a specific name for such word pairs. It was closed as a duplicate of a question asking why such words are ...
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My question was closed

I wonder why my post was closed. My question was: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/57172/a-few-possible-answers-in-the-test
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Why are these questions about percentages closed?

I came across two very similar questions that were closed as "not a real question": Another word for "fraction" that fits in conversation like "percent"? Term for measuring in ...
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Why was my question closed as 'too localized'?

My question Is 'colorblind' the best word for people with color perception deficiencies? was closed as being too localized. I've gone through the faq and I can't find any reference to asking ...
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Why exactly was this question closed?

The question is Is it right to say "Is John lie?" The question is perfectly clear and has a perfectly clear answer. I don't see any specific section of the FAQ that would indicate that the ...
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Difference between “locked” and “closed”

After reading the Winter Cleaning question, I took a look at some old questions to see what could potentially be closed/removed. I found this proofreading question, which, being a proof-reading ...
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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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Priority on Close-reason votes

I'd like to give my contribution to the effort of some users in order to solve the current situation on the English SE. I asked this same question to Waiwai933 in his "A look at question quality" as a ...
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Can I have all my closed questions deleted?

I don't like having them there taunting me. I find them to be useless if they are closed. Is there a way to delete the questions I've asked that were closed?
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Questions about creationist terminology are unacceptable?

In this question about a creationist term for macroevolution, the introduction to this site for our new user was "I can't see why EL&U should become involved in helping creationists find more ...
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Close reconsideration - what constitutes “subjective and argumentative”?

My question What is the pronunciation of "Aussie"? has been closed as "not constructive": This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
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See close votes on my own question

Are users supposed to be able to see how many "close" votes their own question has? I know you have to have a certain amount of rep to close a question in general, but on Stack Overflow's meta, I can ...
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Closed question still allows answers to be added

This question was closed at 1:29. Yet, at 2:10 a new answer was posted. See the timeline. How is that even possible?