Questions tagged [closed-questions]

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Are questions being closed too quickly?

I check G&FH at least once day. This morning a new question (Getting birth certificate of German born in Romania in 1895) was already closed as a duplicate because it asked for birth records in a ...
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Closing questions because they are “opinion based”?

As I write this, How (and if) to include name change for transgender person in genealogy? has two close votes, with the reason given being that the answers are likely to be "opinion-based". Under ...
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Why are close votes not being used?

This is regarding the following question, but is part of a broader pattern of people not using their votes: If my aunt got married and had a child with her ex-husband, would that make my cousin's ...
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Wondering what's happened to all the proposed changes to 'closing'?

Coming soon to a site very near us: Closing changes: on hold, unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-bye to Too Localized I'm hopeful that this will help us with some of the ...
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What should happen to a closed question that is re-asked?

Some months ago, this question Who were the children of Jacob Fisher and Sarah Hodges? was asked, closed and not re-opened after a meta-discussion about how it could be improved, although it had two ...
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How Can I Find Out Where Someone is Actually Buried - Closed Question

The question at Finding out where someone who died in England during 20th/21st century is actually buried? has been closed. Although it was badly phrased, it was obvious what was being asked. I have ...
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Changes to the way that “close as duplicate” is handled

There's a post over on MetaStackOverflow which explains some changes going on across all StackExchange sites: Changes to "close as duplicate" (part deux). I recommend reading that for the ...
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Another take on Family Historians and Duplicates

Even through some basic "rules of thumb" likely apply, genealogical problems are specific. If questions are asked in context (the problem I'm facing is ...), we have the opportunity to solve "real ...
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How to improve 'Software that will print everybody - related and unrelated'

I've closed a question: Software that will print everybody related and unrelated -- what should I look for? that is a 'shopping list' question as it stands, although I think it stands a good chance of ...