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Should questions on the technical usage of a financial management tool be on-topic, or off-topic?

I would like to see questions about the use of budgeting software stay on-topic. We have had quite a few questions about gnucash, quicken, and mint.com, and recently we had our first question about ...
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Was this question incorrectly closed?

Maybe you could salvage the question by stripping out all the business about designing the DB. If the question really is about managing your finances it shouldn't be necessary to ask your question. ...
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New question is a duplicate of an old question, someone answers it and closes the old question. Is that the common practice here?

There is not a rule saying that the older question has to be the one that remains open. In general, if we have duplicate questions, we want the best question-and-answer(s) be the one to remain open. ...
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Why was the question about a mortgage formula off-topic?

As I just commented on the question, basic mortgage calculations are perfectly within the personal finance area of accounting.
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Should the question about making a living in real estate be reopened?

I would like to invite users to join me in voting to reopen this question. We don't close questions because they have a mistaken premise that we don't agree with. Indeed, the OP is asking the question ...
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Why was the question about a mortgage formula off-topic?

I agree with Ganesh. The mods did not vote to close, and it seems it would have been re-opened via voting as well. If those who voted to close do not return to the question itself, they are not very ...
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Why was this question about Student Loan minimum payments deleted?

The question was closed by 5 regular (non-mod) members. Closed questions can be edited to fix whatever reason prompted the close. This question was closed over 10 months ago, with no such edit, and ...
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Should the question about Chase's 5/24 rule be reopened?

In my opinion, this question should be reopened. The question is about applying and getting approved for a credit card. This is a subject that is most certainly related to Personal Finance and is ...
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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

“Ethics” does not make the question off-topic. We have lots of questions that talk about ethics. And multilevel marketing is inherently about personal finance, as the business model is to become ...
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Advice needed on asking question about stock splits

Your questions are not bad questions. They are about a subject that a lot of people wonder about. I think some reviewers were making weird assumptions about your motives (looking for a way to scam the ...
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What is our stance on questions aiming at finding official documents about companies (assume the question isn't specific to just one company)?

Unfortunately, we seem to have a culture on our site for closing questions as “product or service recommendation” (shopping questions) that are not really seeking product recommendations at all. See ...
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Why was my question closed?

Questions seeking product, service recommendations or other off-site resources are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem ...
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Reopen request - Debit Card Risk

I've reopened along with three others. I think as a site we sometimes try to steer clear of very very specific questions about a particular provider, perhaps with either the "product or service ...
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Why was this question about a specific currency off topic?

I'm not sure whether it's on-topic or not and I haven't voted either to close or reopen, but some possible reasons: "What is its value in INR" is very time sensitive. Perhaps could be replaced by "...
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Why was the question “Why does the IRS require US taxpayers to report dividend income per country” closed as opinion-based?

The question has been reopened, so the issue is fixed. Still no idea why it got closed though!
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Why was this question closed as opinion-based? (“Why do bond markets close slightly early (at 2 p.m. ET) on December 31 vs. the stock market”)

Unless someone was sitting in the room when the decision was made they have no idea why something is the way it is. That's the general problem with almost all questions that start with the word "...
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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

If you are doing a massive rewrite of the question, and that invalidates the answers, you should reconsider attempting a rewrite of the question. In the question you refer to, 10 people answered the ...
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Why Question about "US demonetize large bills" was closed

You posted this meta question about 8 minutes after the original question was reopened. You asked it on April 3rd and it was closed same day, as off topic. April 7 is when the votes to reopen ...
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Why was this question about a specific currency off topic?

I voted to close. I thought it was clearly off topic, and I still do. We have a picture of a coin. we are asked to identify the coin and then give it a value in a specific currency. It doesn't ...
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Should questions on the technical usage of a financial management tool be on-topic, or off-topic?

My own feeling is that if the question is a general one of how to organize data -- something where the principles are potentially useful even to folks who don't use that particular product -- it's ...
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