Questions tagged [closed-questions]

This tag is for general questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.

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Should we answer really bad questions?

From time to time we get questions that are really not appropriate for our format, which often ask for a specific layout. Recent example: How to get this format in latex? Here it is entirely unclear ...
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Speaking of LaTeX editors

Currently there are 505 questions tagged lyx, 184 tagged emacs, 92 tagged texniccenter, 89 tagged vim, 47 tagged texstudio, 54 tagged winedt. Producing La/TeX from the command line is theoretically ...
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Text for 'off-topic' closure

Currently, closing as off-topic adds a notice reading This question does not appear to be about TeX, LaTeX or related typesetting systems, within the scope defined in the help center. below the ...
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Same disease, different symptoms

We often have the case where two questions are asked by users facing completely different phenomenon, but where if you have the right understanding, you can see that the same thing is going on in each ...
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Closing questions as duplicates when the duplicate's accepted answer isn't ideal

The following question: Using quotation marks was just closed as a duplicate of this question: Automatically convert quotations in the form of "abc" to become ``abc" But the ...
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Is closing a question as off-topic for being answered in the comments a valid close reason on this site?

Just looking for clarification of the off-topic close rules here. My question How to remove indentation from one section? was just closed as off-topic. The comments indicate that at least one person ...
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Re-open question with non-TeX-solution to non-TeX-problem?

[Joseph Wright recommended asking this question here.] This question has been closed as off-topic because the underlying problem has been determined to be on Adobe Reader's side. Now I've tried a fix ...
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Are troubleshooting questions off-topic?

Some days ago, I asked in Troubleshooting for biber for guidelines what to do/check if biber does not produce any output. The occasion to ask this question was of course that I had such a situation ...
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Reopen NSF Fastlane question

The following question was closed as off-topic. NSF fastlane removes hyperref links from PDFs when fontspec is used I really don't think this question should have been closed. We have other ...
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Reopen or Migrate LyX & MiKTeX installation question

This question was closed as "too localized": LyX & MiKTeX installation problems on Windows 7 The definition given for "too localized" begins with: "This question is unlikely to help any ...
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Reopening 'hand wave' question on main TeX.SX

I've been looking for a "hand wave" symbol to use in a handout, and I came across this question on the main TeX.SX site. Currently, the question has been closed as a duplicate of How to look up a ...
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What is the meaning of the dots within the review queue drop-down?

Why is the grey circle of the closing request in my account very frequent in REVIEW QUEUES compared to other items? Is there a specific reason or is it something random? EDIT by comments: First ...
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Why are the eminent contributors in such a hurry to close questions?

Here are two real facts that show that prominent contributors close questions without taking the time to read them carefully and verify that they are really a duplicate question. First issue: Look at ...