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I agree with Andrew Leach's comment that closure as opinion-based is a bit odd, given that to some degree all SWRs are seeking an opinion on what might be the right word to use. However, I'm guessing that what triggered the VTC was the question being based on your own purely personal (and possibly idiosyncratic) opinion, i.e. that an alternative to a word ...


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A one line, low effort question should not be reopened. Even if the author was still engaged with the site, they shouldn't be rewarded for the extensive rewrite needed to salvage it unless they did the salvaging. If the question only needed a slight shift in focus to bring it on-topic, that would be different. It would be better to write a new question that ...


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What is ‘opinion-based’ about your question? Three members of our community cast individual votes to close your question. As none of them has said anything else in the matter, the close-reason of “Opinion-based” is all we have to go on. Speaking only for myself, I agree with their collective action to close your question for the close-reason given. Your ...


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The What topics can I ask about here? help center page implies, but does not outright state, that simple & basic questions that can be easily answered by looking them up are off topic: If your question is simple and can probably be easily answered by looking it up, then you may find common online internet resources to be of some help. View our list of ...


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A question somewhat similar to the ethernet vs. Ethernet question that piqued your interest popped up ages ago in connection with the World Wide Web words internet/Internet and web/Web. See Should the words "internet" and "web" be capitalized? A later question that asked only about internet/Internet was closed as a duplicate. See ...


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The migration option is under A community-specific reason: Clicking on 'This question belongs on another site ...' reveals another problem: Philosophy isn't listed in the so-called migration paths: Only ♦ moderators can migrate questions to arbitrary sites in the network, so you'll have to raise a custom flag, as indicated in the FAQ about migration. The ...


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I think "opinion-based" generally means "there are a large number of answers which are possible and all of them will answer the question in some way or other." Which answer is given and accepted is purely subjective. Pronunciation is not standard, even within what might be termed "RP". Narrowing it down to "Southern British&...


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