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What should we do about the guess the password chess puzzles?

There have been a few of these posted lately. I have been down-voting and casting a vote to close. It's been pointed out that as puzzles, they are technically on topic, however, they aren't very ...
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Late closing of opinion-based post?

Post closed as late as 2023Jan20 What is it about Magnus Carlsen? Even Brian Towers ♦ edited Jul 20, 2019 at 11:33 (I assume mod at the time? Or not?) But only 3.5 years later Post Closed as "...
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How can I make a chances question not opinion-based? [duplicate]

Perhaps this is different for sports / gaming SE sites, but I notice similar questions on say Law SE or Academia SE eg Asking the chances of a particular legal strategy: Would it be / have been ...
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Are questions that ask for help with specific chess sites, like chess.com and lichess.org, on topic?

My question How do I get the chess.com engine to list all the best moves? (I later deleted) was closed by Brian Towers♦ who said This is Chess StackExchange, not the chess.com help center. (btw ...
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That was quick: "Is Auto Chess good for the future of chess?" closed already. Why?

Is it really the case that just two votes are sufficient to close a question these days? I may not like the subject matter, but it would be a terrible thing if we can't discuss the evolution of ...
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