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Change the 'unclear what you're asking' text

After this answer and its subsequent comments, I propose a change to the "Why should this question be closed?" dialog, which is currently as follows: unclear what you're asking Please clarify ...
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Why is the Charlie Brown question closed?

Why is https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/28207/2703 closed by @LarianLeQuella? It apparently passed @Sklivvz's inspection with only a title edit. Should I have not answered it, and flagged or ...
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Do we need a "widely believed" filter for claims made by celebrities? [duplicate]

Currently almost everything a celebrity says qualifies as notable here. The only exceptions that I've seen applied (until yesterday) are: what a celebrity says in fiction (e.g. in a magician's show ...
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What happened to my Ken Bone question?

I asked a question about Ken Bone and his newly acquired Internet fame, and whether Anderson Cooper, the moderator of the second presidential debate, intentionally selected Bone to ask the last ...
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What is this site for?

"Scientific skepticism" doesn't sound like an adequate explanation to me. Is it like a Q&A factcheck regardless of the topic?
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Why was my recent question about Jewish CEO's deleted?

Recently I asked a question and then forgot about it. But I found that it was deleted by mods. Why was it deleted? The mods didn't give any reason.
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Is a private communication from a celebrity notable?

One of our foundational rules on notability is that claims made by celebrities are automatically, ipso facto considered notable by the very fact that they were made by celebrities. Most of the ...
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The question is incorrectly flagged as duplicate despite valid clarifications in my comments

I have a question about my Skeptics Stack Exchange post: How does fasting affect your immune system when you are having infection? The question is incorrectly flagged as duplicate despite valid ...
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Question edited to alter meaning

I'm new to this particular SE subsite, so maybe there's something I don't understand. This question was edited by a different user in a way that fundamentally alterred its meaning. The asker of the ...
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Should we give more exact definition on what can actually be asked?

I know how this sound. Say I saw a page like this http://thegoodlordabove.com/god-talks-several-trump-supporters-need-safe-space/ And I asked whether God actually created the page. The claim is ...
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Should I ask this question here?

I've asked this question regarding Presidential record of personal ties with the power of pardon practice but it seems to be off-topic on the Politics SE community. The question to me seems political ...
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Improve the About page

Further to Can the About page be improved? I suggest adding something like the following content to the page. The purpose of this site is to question whether notable claims are true. In general any ...
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Is "belief in the claim" part of notability time constrained?

I was reading a Meta question about "Flat Earth" question, and the answers (at least one) seem to be predicated on a time constraint: Several people believe (note present tense) the claim I think ...
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Would it be on topic to use skeptics.se when ever I have a question no other SE site would fit for?

I just asked my self: Imagine I come across a question which doesn't fit on any SE site. (What not happens often, but it happened 1 or 2 times so far...) So when I phrase my question into a claim and ...
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Is notability a sufficient (not just a necessary) condition to ask a question here?

Stemming from this meta-exchange and also in view of some recent disputes on a q, is notability a sufficient (not just necessary) condition to ask a question here? As defined A claim is 'notable' ...

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