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Questions inappropriately closed are too hard to reopen

What are the commonest checkmating moves in the Lichess (or similar) database? has been closed by 2 people. How is it that 2 people are sufficient to close a question, while 5 are required to reopen ...
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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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Why was the analyse immortal draw question deleted an hour ago?

How do I analyse immortal draw? I really don't get this game at all. 1 day I just heard about it. I plugged it into lichess. But apparently lichess analysis is getting it wrong. It says move X is a ...
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What is unclear here please?

Farmbitrage: Fixed starting rating for chess960 causes loophole to easily get 2000 rating?
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Why was the endgame post deleted 9 minutes ago?

Here's the post: https://chess.stackexchange.com/questions/35641/practical-endgame-resources-whats-next-after-josh-waitzkins-series-in-chess I was just submitting an edit for re-opening after this ...
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Why was my shogi question closed and then later re-opened? Who was wrong, and why?

I did spend a lot of time to write that 2nd xiangqi post. The Chess960 analogue in shogi, xiangqi, etc The Chess960 analogue in xiangqi Hope this site will not be so hasty in closing questions by too ...
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Should this question be closed?

Computer science/chess related master's thesis [closed] I want to link this person with a new initiative in mathematical chess problems which was started from an article in the Spanish magazine ...
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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consider reopening or otherwise give suggestions for improvement: Are the chessmaster lectures (insert antonym of outdated)?

Are the chessmaster lectures (insert antonym of outdated)?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 ...
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