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Why is this recent highly upvoted icon suggestion question not closed?

I was flabbergasted to see this question: I'm designing a no-data USB cable : How should the end be marked? not only in the "Hot Network Questions" sidebar, but receiving many upvotes, and not ...
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Clarifying what constitutes a duplicate question

I was just want some clarification on what exactly counts as a duplicate question in regard to "This question has been asked before and already has an answer". Does saying the original question must "...
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Review close reason

This question (not mine) was voted closed today based on a duplicate : Should "Deletion successful" confirmation be red, or green? this question I think is quite different from the ...
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Primarily opinion based questions?

So, in general terms I am not sure when something is primarily opinion based here on UX.SE as UX is not an exact science, so every question is at some level opinion based. The skill lies in ...
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Do we need to add an additional close reason for Shopping Request questions?

This is sort of a follow up to this question from a while ago: New custom close reason for shopping questions However, that question took a bit of a turn into whether or not we replace any of our ...
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Close reason “Implementation Question” may be taken too literal

When deciding on close reasons, the community upvoted Implementation Question to the top. And as the answer was written then, I agree to it. Which css rule to use or which software to buy, is surely ...
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Why is the “washing machine having windows” question opinion-based?

Going through the question Why do washing machines have windows? I couldn't find anything opinion-based about it. The question describes a general observation and is seeking an explanation for it. ...
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What should I do if the reason a question should be closed changes?

A question was recently closed as being unclear what was being asked. The OP edited to make it clearer and I found it in the queue for potential reopenings. I think it is now clear what the OP was ...
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Let's document that site reviews are off topic

There's a custom close reason for Site Reviews (in the Off-Topic section), but the section of the FAQs titled "What types of questions should I avoid asking?," does not explicitly say that site ...
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New custom close reason for shopping questions

Do we need a new custom close reason for shopping requests? Stack Overflow has one: Questions asking us to recommend or find a tool, library or favorite off-site resource are off-topic for Stack ...
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Not enough options for off topic vote

I wanted to flag a question that was off topic because it was asking legal questions however there is no option for this. The closest, 'belongs on a stack exchange site' doesn't apply because as far ...
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So, what exactly is off-topic for UX.StackExchange?

So, for those of you who don't frequent the main Meta.StackOverflow site you might not know that change is afoot. NO MORE CLOSED QUESTIONS OK, that's not strictly true. Questions will be closed off, ...
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I don't get it. What is the difference between these two questions?

I've been contributing for while but I'm still coming to grips with the nuances involved with accepting a question or trashing it. I didn't post a response to this question - Good UX for a form - ...
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Should “Why does x company do…”or “Is there a reason why x does y” questions be removed?

There are many questions (including one of my own) that fall into the category of "Why did X company do Y?" Should these questions be removed for not being constructive? Examples: iOS multitasking ...
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Bummed that UX interview question was moved then closed

I noticed this question was migrated out of UX yesterday: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/19039/potential-questions-on-css-for-a-ux-designer-interview/19040 It was a question about ...
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Closing of subjective questions?

I have a couple questions that I hope the community can help me in understanding the closing of a question I posted just a few hours ago - https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3951/should-a-ui-...