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Closing off-topic questions with Other
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Done @J.R.'s way: The help/on-topic page discourages things we don't have a canned close reason for. Here are some canned comments in a copy-and-paste friendly format: "How to improve my ...

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Techniques to automate quoting from sources
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I've always been willing to work hard to be just a little more lazy. So I wrote a few regular expressions that work in notepad++ on sites like http://dictionary.reference.com/ to automate this ...

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Question on hold
1 votes

I see no reason to claim this isn't about English. This is, infact, a disambiguation issue. I'm more on the fence regarding research. Research is a hard close reason to argue for or against ...

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Closing off-topic questions with Other
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As @Rathony points out some questions are closed as off-topic because the community has decided they are not what this site is about. While it's always good to direct a new user to the help it may ...

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Should we be leaving comments discouraging users from answering off-topic questions?
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Yes, we should leave comments discouraging users from answering off-topic questions. No, we should not flag such comments. If you close a question you are actually preventing people from answering ...

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Closing off-topic questions with Other
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The help/on-topic page expressly forbids things we don't have a canned close reason for. Here are some canned comments in a copy and paste friendly format: "How to improve my English?" (this is ...

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Can anything be done about mean-spirited requests for terminology?
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I rise in defence of mean people. The reason I believe vocabulary questions are skewed to confrontational words is because when we are dealing with a disagreement the last thing we want to seem is ...

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Should we be leaving comments discouraging users from answering off-topic questions?
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How to react to a questionable question is the most critical thing anyone acting to moderate this site can know. This defines what the site is about. I don't come here to talk about cooking. ...

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