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Please consider reopening or otherwise give suggestions for improvement: Are the chessmaster lectures (insert antonym of outdated)?

Are the chessmaster lectures (insert antonym of outdated)? There was only 1 question really mainly. 1 was a follow up of another and 1 was a side question. In any case I now literally have only 1 ...
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Why was my question about Stockfish levels off-topic?

How do Stockfish 13 Levels (Lichess) work? This question does not appear to be about chess within the scope defined in the help center. So, what does the help center say? Chess-specific questions ...
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Where is the line on opinion-based and discursive questions?

Sometimes I encounter the closure of threads like Illustrative puzzles of chess themes Now I certainly agree with this closure in line with practice elsewhere on SE. But what about threads like this: ...
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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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Please give suggestions to improve question on Josh Waitzkin further

Josh Waitzkin on trading pieces ('the art of the trade') Rewan Demontay and I have already edited the above question. So far there are only 2 re-open votes (vs the apparently only 1 close vote ...
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Can we prevent people from voting down already closed posts?

So: Forced mate in 'n' from opening. Here was a reasonable question from a completely new user with 1 reputation, which just happened to have been anticipated 4 years ago with a completely ...
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Why was my question about why chess accepts resigning closed as a duplicate?

My question Why is it acceptable to resign? was closed as a duplicate of an earlier question I asked, Is it poor sportsmanship to resign immediately after a major blunder early in the game? These are ...
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Please merge this duplicate about old FIDE laws

This question about copies of old FIDE laws is a duplicate of this question, but it has high-quality and helpful answers that I think would be beneficial for the older question. Can the duplicate ...
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Reopen question 'Chess principles for beginner'

The question Chess principles for beginner has been closed as too broad, but it is a very precise question about the validity and relevance of a particular set of principles. There is, in my honest ...
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What is the point of closing "off-topic" questions?

People often vote to close questions at the intersection of chess with some other discipline, arguing "that's really a [math|programming|etc.] question". Two recent examples are How do you calculate ...