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Adding a close reason to explain why recommendations (hardware, book) are Off Topic

The community has been doing a good job closing opinion based questions, but I wanted to see if there was community support for adding a new close reason to make it very clear to the OP how to improve ...
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Is there support to widen the pre-release prohibition?

This site has a longstanding policy to close pre-release software questions as off topic. Is there clear consensus to expand this to include: "pre-release software and hardware" "pre-release ...
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What exactly is a recommendation question on Ask Different?

Ask Different closes some questions as off topic and one broad category employed to keep the questions (and thus answers) highly focused on practical questions that have objectively verifiable ...
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Requesting re-open votes for a question

I'm requesting that people vote to re-open this question: What programs have trouble with case-sensitive (HFSX) filesystems, and how to fix them? The reason for closing as given by the closer was: ...
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Changes are coming to the close process. What custom reasons might help this site best?

I wanted to post a main announcement here: Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized These changes are going to be a very nice benefit ...
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Does this post's status suffer from wrong close reason and is indicative of robo reviewing?

This site suffers from overzealous community reviewers and trigger happy close voters. This can be exemplified with one of my recent posts: Is there any objective data on Apple laptop hardware ...
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Why does the FAQ say “asking how/why Apple does <some thing XYZ>” is off-topic?

I just asked a question about "Why Apple doesn't support android gear watches?" and did a lot of research on how they could support them. Other similar questions have been closed (or edited or simply ...
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Are Apple iCloud / iWork beta web apps on topic for the main site?

Apple has 4 web apps in beta status when you log in at www.icloud.com: Photos Pages Numbers Keynote Since the FAQ and help section state that questions about Pre-release, non-publicly available beta ...
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Do we need a generic off-topic close reason?

I don't have vote to close privileges here, but wanted to flag this question as off topic. Simply because it's not in the scope of this site, and just asking for an external website. However, the ...
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Should I delete my question or keep it?

Not finding a solution, I posted this question but now see it is covered by this one with an answer. Should I just delete it, or is it better to close as a duplicate?
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Many supposed questions are actually requests for debugging

Quite a number of questions posted require debugging of an individual situation. I don't think any of us volunteers are longing to be unpaid technical support, especially without the tools required to ...
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Are questions about Apple history on-topic or not?

I posted this question on Ask Different a few days ago. In this short time, it became very popular and got over 25 upvotes. However, a moderator put it on hold for "being off-topic". I have the ...