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To start with: there's a difference between list questions and opinion-based questions, even though we traditionally use the same close reason for both. This is due to most list questions being opinion-based, and technical limitations to having lots of close reasons. Now that's out of the way, I'm going to post a Type I answer. I think this question is not ...


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You're right, it is a lousy question and off-topic. However, when I first saw the question, I left it to be closed (or not) by the community rather than use the moderator's hammer. It is not for moderators to dictate so I use the hammer very sparingly. The community seems to have taken to the question, HNQs are wonderful things. Maybe the community will ...


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Although it hasn't happened on this site, there have been times when I answered a question and only later after some thought decided to vote to close it. What's more common is that I write an answer and later find out that the question is a duplicate, in which case I vote to close it as a duplicate. I think it is not an issue to close questions that you've ...


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I'm not going to try to defend the question on its own. Others have justified that the question may not be off-topic and I don't want to rehash that. It has also been noted that this may have been better received on other SE sites. Since it doesn't seem there's much interest in migrating it I'm guessing we're "stuck" with the current audience. Do quality ...


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I'm a little disappointed right now So am I and I i think it's partly for the same reasons. Except: that a completely subjective and opinion-based list-question Only partly true. Yes. It is asking for opinion. Even thouh it asks for a maxima ('simplest'), answers may be opinion based. May, since an answer can strive to attack the hidden issues, here that ...


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I put one of the "long-tail" answers on that question, with apologies that anyone at all found that unpleasant. I quite enjoy SE in general, and the question in question showed up in the sidebar so I answered it ... never having even heard of RCSE before. But being old enough to be a bit retro personally, I thought I'd chip in with a suggestion which ...


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