Moving a discussion from comments over to Meta, as requested. This is in reference to: Where can I post my rough drafts for peer evaluations?
A new user asked: "Where can I post my rough drafts for peer evaluations?" The community quickly marked it as a duplicate. I see two separate issues arising from this that I would like to discuss.
1) IS THIS QUESTION A DUPLICATE?
The duplicate tag points to another post that does indeed ask the same question and that had substantial answers. The problem is that the older question is 8 years old and was locked 5 years ago.
For some recurrent questions, it is reasonable to point to an ongoing (even if paused) discussion. For others, a pointer to a locked question can be appropriate if it is a non time-sensitive question with answers that don't need additions and won't change over time.
In this case though, the question is time-sensitive as it's about online resources. 5-8 years is a very long time on the internet. Most resources from back then no longer exist or have moved or morphed. And many new resources have come into being. Even if the older question were not locked, finding current resources would require wading through multiple expired answers.
I argue that the new question is not a duplicate of the old one, even though the topics are identical. Time has made the old answers obsolete. My vote is for a reboot.
2) IS THIS QUESTION OFF TOPIC?
The question got 5 votes for being a duplicate but none for being off topic. And the latter is really the question we should be asking.
The question is not a request to give writing feedback (something that is indeed off topic) but rather a request for writing resources that provide feedback. We allow posts asking for other writing resources, such as sites to find lists/reviews of publishers.
Some examples of recent posts here that are open:
How to research publishers by subject
What resources are available for amateur writers who need an editor and can’t afford one?
I would say that a question asking for resources for critique is just as valid as asking for resources for editors or publishers.
My vote is to reopen the question.