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This tag is for questions regarding off topic questions, including whether a question is on topic and what to do with off topic questions.

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Is the allowed-topics tag redundant?

Currently, we have an allowed-topics tag which is to be utilized for questions about which topics are, well, allowed: Questions about which topics are permitted / in scope on this site. However, the ...
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Let's mark questions about where to read/watch X (legally) as off-topic

A related question asks if such questions are on topic. Result: All of these questioned should be marked as a duplicate of this question. Problem is, apparently we cannot mark questions on the ...
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How to handle questions that are very probable off topic / unanswerable?

I've seen a few questions so far that are very probably off topic (at least in wording and maybe even in what the OP wants to know). An example here is: "How much do VNs cost in production and how ...
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How does one know the difference between a question asking for announced and unannounced future events?

So i doubt it's just only me but for the most part i don't track anime/manga news since in the end it makes no difference. A little while back i voted to closed this question seeing all questions ...
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Are fanfiction/fanon questions on or off topic?

Recently, this question was asked wanting evidence in regards to 2 assertions. Since the question has been deleted, below is a screenshot for those who can't view deleted questions: Looking at the ...
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Are questions about why something didn't happen on-topic?

Why was there never a dub for Skip Beat? was originally closed but reopened when it was changed to 'Why didn't it happen' rather than 'When will it happen' Another question appeared recently https://...
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Do we need a fourth off-topic reason for identification requests that contain too little detail?

We currently have three off-topic reasons: Requests for illegal materials Reading recommendations Unannounced future events I feel that all three are reasonably used today, and I've noticed another ...
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Retag recommendation questions to reduce misused tag count

Many new users post "I want more anime like XXX" and it's closed forever as off-topic. But instead of diluting correctly tagged question count with these, let's just retag them to recommendation and ...
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Inviting users seeking recommendations to chat

I've a suggestion. We currently have the recommendation close reason: Questions about watching or reading recommendations are off-topic because they tend to attract opinionated answers and ...
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Deprecating "Questions about making your own anime/manga" in favor of "Questions about anime/manga recommendations" close reasons

I've noticed we're getting more and more of these questions. I've seen anime X and really liked it! What similar animes are there for me to watch? or I'm looking for an anime about Y to watch, ...
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Should we add a "Recommendation List" to the list of off topic close flags? [duplicate]

When you select to flag a question to be closed as off-topic there is 3 options which seem to have been added for the site with the other 2 looking like the generic options that all Stack Exchange ...
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Why are fansubs, youtube videos and such illegal?

I'm asking because I can't find a list of reasons why questions about where to read/watch fansubbed anime, scanlated manga online are illegal. I'd like this site to have a separate page on that, or at ...
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Off-topic reason: Requesting illegal materials is off-topic on this site

I've seen a couple of those recently, and the trend seems to be accelerating. We still have a couple more custom close reasons to spare, so I'm thinking of adding it as our second close reason. The ...
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