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Why are accounting questions off-topic here, even though there are small business questions?

I understand that questions about accounting are explicitly called off topic for this site. I don't necessarily see why that is the case, especially since it seems at odds with the fact that ...
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Should questions about legal matters be on-topic?

Should questions about legal matters be on-topic? Surprisingly, I couldn't find this question asked on meta yet. The closest I could find is "Should we have a custom close/on hold reason for ...
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Questions that appear trolling & hypothetical.

The latest question that fits this category in my opinion is Value of credit score if you never plan to borrow again? The OP hasn't won the lottery, nor reached his couple million level, but asks ...
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Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question?

If I see a question that, in my opinion, is off-topic for this site, should I answer it? Can I answer it and then vote to close it?
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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics? Let's say, ask for an explanation about why x government asks you to pay some specific taxes, for example? Or is it more on-topic in Politics ...
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Accounting vs Financial Statement Analysis

I understand that "accounting" questions are off-topic, and I can understand why since accounting rules are incredibly complex and contextual, but I see several questions (example) that I would ...
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Where's the line between "Asking for a software recommendation" and "How to file taxes for my state"?

I think clearly off-topic: "What's the best tax software to use?" (While many things here are opinion-based to some degree, this is a "shopping" question that's not really going to have a useful "...
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