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Why has my question been left closed for 3 years with no feedback?

In 2016 I asked this question: C++ constexpr math (header-only) library it was closed as lacking details or clarity. The comment was: Need details of which platform, CPU, OS, etc., to possibly answer....
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Expand the list of sites in the Close Vote reason "Belongs on another site"on the main site

I suggest expanding the list of sites in the Close Vote reason Belongs on another site on the main site. That will at least give the 'offenders' more information than Blatantly off-topic (which they ...
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Can we get a close reason saying "Not enough information"?

With the avalanche of new questions comes a new category consisting of 2-3 lines of text hastily scribbled down, missing lots of essential information (Very often that it's supposed to be free, or ...
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Is asking for lists of software welcome?

Today I stumbled upon this question that asks for a list of software. That is, it doesn't seek a (1) tool to accomplish a task, but it seeks everything there is in that area. My first impression was ...
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Allow per-site close reasons that are not off-topic

About 2/3 of the questions that we close are due to a lack of clear requirements or purpose. Ideally, we would have a close reason that states something like Questions must describe the purpose for ...
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Discovering relevant evaluation criteria in the context of available software

I'll start with the example question I'd like to ask: I would like to know on what basis I might choose between available open source LINQ implementations (assuming there is a choice, not sure ...
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I think I once asked a question on about terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), which may have been deleted. True or false?

I think I may have once asked a question on Software Recommendations Stack Exchange, about terminal aerodrome forecasts (TAFs), though I'm not sure if I was logged in as "unforgettableid" or as ...
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Should we close custom program requirements as Too Broad or Off Topic? [duplicate]

Not sure why but I feel like few questions makes no sense whatsoever as far as the Generalized Functionality is concerned. I'm a web developer and I've programmed certain Systems (Tailor Made) where ...
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What are the pro and cons of allowing opinionable but useful questions?

Imagine I go on this Website and I ask for a mature implementation (also for a production environment) of an AOP framework which is usable in commercial projects for free and which allows me to ...
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What's up with all these “unclear what you are asking” close votes?

I've been seeing a number of questions closed (and had two in the review queue today, which I kept open, although I was only 100% behind one of them, the other still was not definitely unclear and ...
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Too-broad Close Reason in Software Recommendations [duplicate]

What is the rationale/criterion on this site for the Too-broad close reason? I think I have a pretty good handle on close reasons for existing SE sites, and the "too broad" close reason in particular....
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Can we have a migrate to meta.SE off-topic close reason

This question seems to request a general SE feature and not just one for SR. Can we have a new off-topic close reason: This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network - ...
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Custom close reasons for software recommendations

Due to the unique nature of Software Recommendations in comparison to the rest of the Stack Exchange network, I feel some discussion needs to go into the creation of close reasons specific to this ...