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Generally such questions are off topic, unless the text is used merely to illustrate some general feature of English language and usage, and the question is formulated so as to make it clear what that general feature is, and how the question is about it (and not about the subject matter of the text). It doesn't seem that any such question could reasonably be ...


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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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nothing to hide If the question is really seeking, fundamentally, body language (and not terms for body language), as in, the only way to answer is with a photo, then no, off-topic. In this case, seems like the OP is an author looking for ways to phrase a certain idea for his readers, i.e. he's looking for language. Now, if this were simply "...


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Such questions are not off-topic, per se. You have generalised from the particular. If there's a "write-in" reason for casting a close vote, then it doesn't get mentioned in the close banner, but it can be inferred from the question timeline and the list of comments under the question. Four close votes (the original plus the three comment up-votes) ...


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