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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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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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Should we revise the recipe recommendation close reason to include menu planning?

This is a draft wording to try to get discussion going. We don't have to use this, but it might be easier to decide whether we want to make a change if we hash out a reasonably good possible wording ...
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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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Should we start closing substitution requests without a recipe?

I think this is probably one of the places where trying to make explicit rules is going to do more harm than good; what we need to do is look at each question and ask whether it's too broad/unclear ...
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Should we start closing substitution requests without a recipe?

There are examples of sites on the network which close questions with too little context There are also stacks which close questions for being so narrow that the answer won't help anyone but the OP. ...
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But I already ate it! (Should this question be closed?)

I think that this is something of a special case - from what I can tell, this sort of post-ingestion question doesn't come up that often. However, it may be worth revising the stock answer included ...
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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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Close questions that are too localised

I think you might want to have a look at that question post-editing. It's actually not that localized at all; this is the kind of question a lot of people might ask during the holiday season. Turkeys ...
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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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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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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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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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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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