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To migrate or not to migrate (just close)

Assume that we have a question that is off-topic on cstheory and is getting closed, and it is on-topic on some other SE site. We have two options, 1. we can migrate the question to the other site, ...
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Why the extreme strictness on topic closing?

I'm curious as to why the moderators on this site are so zealous about closing topics that they perceive as off-topic, "not real questions," etc. There are many questions, and I count one or two of ...
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The number of questions and closed questions

After reading a post by user Gopi in the chat room, I wrote a query on Data Explorer which lists the number of questions posted in each month and the number of closed questions among them (although it ...
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Our custom closing reasons

We have to decide what should be our custom close reasons. We can have 3 custom close reasons. Each can be up to 400 characters. The default format of a close reason as follows: ...
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Another go at scope of desirable questions

There are active discussions around both meta and several TCS questions about what questions should be rejected. The two reasons most often stated are (afaik) too basic (aka too localized, whatever ...
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Close these questions? [closed]

update: since we now have moderators, should we close this thread, using separate threads for each discussion, or should we keep it, appropriately reworded ? Update II: This question is now closed, ...
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On topic or off topic: Do you use any article organizers?

Currently the question “Do you use any article organizers?” has three votes to close as off topic. However, in my opinion, this question can be interesting to people working on theoretical computer ...
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What does “closed as off topic” mean?

What does the following message mean? closed as off topic by [Someone], [Someone], [Someone], [Someone], [Someone] [Date] Questions on Theoretical Computer Science are expected to generally ...
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