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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

Personally, what one person considers a "pro" or a "con" is an opinion. Let's use apples as an example... Person A really likes Red Delicious. Person B really likes Granny Smith. For Person A the "...
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Why was this question about Neapolitan pizza ingredients closed?

I'm glad that we have a meta question on it, since the comments on the original question seemed to go off on too many tangents. TL;DR The reason the question was closed that it is what we nowadays ...
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What defines "opinion-based"?

This is something that's been discussed a lot, and which various members of the community have differing strongly held views on. I do think that despite its age, Good Subjective, Bad Subjective is a ...
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I've followed the rules, I've even edited but still put on hold - what gives?

I'm sorry you're having trouble dealing with our site and community. We'd really like to make it work for you, and are very happy to explain anything you're having trouble with. However, that does ...
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Comment on deleted answer

sorry about the mixup. I thought that you are able to view comments on your own deleted answers. I was the one who deleted the answer, and left the comment as an explanation to why it was deleted. ...
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Should very old questions be closed as duplicates of FAQ posts (if appropriate)?

I hope so, because I voted to close too! In all seriousness, I believe this is the right thing to do. The primary purpose of marking duplicates is to help guide people to the good answers. The more ...
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How does Seasoned Advice categorise 'basic customer support' questions & how to handle them?

Historically, what you call "basic customer support" questions have not been a problem on this site. There just aren't that many of them -- particularly compared with the number of "I left this meat ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

I could go either way on this one. What I'd really prefer is to see the question edited a bit and reopened. (And I've now done this, since the OP seems to in principle be okay with it.) You really ...
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What makes this off-topic?

There may be other reasons, but the one that jumps right out is: suggest a good recipe Asking for recipes is considered "off-topic", as it can generate too many responses, none of which ...
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What defines "opinion-based"?

I'm going to specifically address those two questions, and why one is opinion-based and the other is not. I'm not looking to learn a new skill; how do I make my knives better at cutting? This question ...
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Close Vote, Belongs on another site, should not require target site

The even simpler approach is to use either a custom flag where you can suggest a target site, a custom close reason, or just close as off-topic. The number of migration candidates is so small that ...
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Do questions have to be completely identical to be closed as duplicates?

We generally close B as a duplicate of A if conceptually, everything that B asks is also asked by A, i.e. (good) answers to A are guaranteed to completely and clearly answer B. That "completely and ...
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Why was this ingredient subsitution question closed?

I almost closed it myself, and while I decided to see what course it will take, I stil, think this is the best thing. The first problem is that it can really be mistaken for a flavor question. That ...
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