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Shark tooth ID question on topic?

The question Identify this...item found on Myrtle Beach essentially asks "Did I find a shark tooth?" The title could be better, the question could do with more information, but is now getting close ...
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Are individually-composed “because it belongs in” a proper off-topic close reason?

The question Plastic VS carton VS glass VS tin— harm to environment is almost certainly off-topic here, and Sustainability SE might be a better place for it. Question: But are individually-composed "...
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Custom close reason for “push questions”?

It's always been difficult for me to decide how to treat questions based on clearly incorrect reasoning such as this one. A lot of times someone is pushing pseudoscience or a well-discredited ...
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Proposing to add a custom close reason for rock-identification questions that are lacking in sufficient detail to be useful and answerable

Out of 29 questions closed in the past month, 23 were rock-identification questions. All of them were closed because the asker did not follow this very good guide on how to ask them. Those questions ...
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Able to flag as 'Not an answer' after having reviewed 'Not an answer'

I just came across this answer (corresponding question) and I was able to flag it as Not an answer (2) after I already marked it Not an answer in a review queue (1). Shouldn't that be impossible? (...
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Should we add a “not mainstream science” close reason?

As a science-based stack, we do and will inevitable get questions that are, to put it mildly, not based on "mainstream science". Some examples: https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/q/6928/6 Why ...
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Are counterfactual questions on topic?

I'm personally a bit ambivalent about questions like this: Would there still be wind if Earth had no water? How would the Earth look without water in the oceans? How would plate tectonics differ if ...
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Close question or leave open with answer “There is no answer”?

This question is getting close votes as 'primarily opinion based'. Shouldn't it stay open with an answer "There is no data"? The question is pretty straightforward: For what proportion of the earth'...