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If a question is off topic, then vote to close with an appropriate close reason. It doesn't really matter if it's old or new. Site standards do change over time, and whether a question is open or closed should reflect its current status relative to the subject scope of the site. For a long-term, well established user on the site to have a few closed ...


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No: It is my opinion that creative SE's are better served with a broader tolerance for creativity. Sometimes, questions (especially those asked by new contributors) are not always phrased in the most perfect terms. People are free to edit questions, give helpful comments, and yes, vote to close. On many SE sites, there is a culture of downvoting and shutting ...


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Could we include a search bar to pick any SE site to migrate to instead of just 2 options? This is actually what we mods have. While regular users have only a limited list of options, moderators can migrate a question to any site on the network they choose - even other sites' Metas! Of course, since my close-votes are binding, I have to be absolutely ...


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An ELU mod writes (on the suitability of the question for ELU): While discrete questions of grammar are probably more suited to ELU than writers, in this particular case the question would probably end up rejected by being closed. Using asyndeton [omitting all ands in a list] or polysyndeton [putting and between all elements in a list] is not really a matter ...


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This seems like a good use case for historical locks. From the linked FAQ: A historical lock preserves content that was very popular when it was originally posted, but is now off-topic or otherwise out of scope for the site it is posted on. Historically locking a post ends the debate over whether a question should be kept on the site or deleted... When ...


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Yes. While 800 rep points hardly allows me to be included in the group of "a fairly small number of high reputation users who regularly complete moderation tasks", I do try to check the review queues every few days, and I've cast 281 VTCs (and 8 reopen votes) to date. Nonetheless, I agree that there are far too many blatantly off-topic questions ...


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I think yes. You have good reasons. I agree with them. I'd put more but then it's just me rephrasing what you already said in the question.


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Thanks to @AndrewLeach for the ELU perspective. I agree that the question is probably more stylistic than it is grammar so I think we'll leave it where it is. I've added the 'style' tag to the question.


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Moderators have the power to add additional target sites to the list that you have quoted (except on beta sites). As already suggested, you could raise a proposal to add a specific site. If questions are regularly being migrated to a site that is not on the list, then adding it makes sense. Moderators are provided with a lot of guidance regarding migration ...


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How much is 4*8? How much is 64/2? The fact the answer is the same doesn't make them both the same question, and a person seeking answer to one will not even consider to check the other as it asks about something else! There are other such situations. Q: How is a splorch that is squack called? A: It's a flurple. Q: What is a flurple? A: It's a splorch that ...


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