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Why was my forex question off topic, when other similar questions weren't?

The question you asked is a broad level economic and politics question. It is hypothetical as to what happens to Euro. Well it would depend on politics ... There was no Euro 15 years back. What ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

Ganesh has pointed out that they are explicitly prohibited in the help center. We could certainly change that if the community wanted to. I would be against such a change. We don't need any more ...
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Are questions based on books off-topic?

Questions based on books in general may or may not be on-topic, we have to look at the specific question. From my perspective, the problem is that the questions are really theoretical and don't seem ...
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Luxury car question on topic?

I voted to leave this question open the first time through the close vote queue. (It's in the queue again with 3 votes to close.) I don't love the question, so I didn't answer, but I do think it's a ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

No, they're off-topic - see https://money.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic: What about other money and finance related questions? Please note that the following subjects are considered off-...
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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

I'd suggest the politics stack. Despite "money" in our name, this is a personal finance stack. Not all money questions are on topic.
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Questions about company types

In my opinion, this type of question is on-topic here. According to our on-topic help page, questions about sole proprietorships are generally on-topic. An example sub-category that is explicitly ...
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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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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?

We've had well-received questions along those lines in the past. This one comes to mind: Why are there income limits for Roth IRAs? However, as I said in a comment to that question, asking for the "...
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Why is this Sole Proprietorship accounting question off-topic?

Thanks for asking. For a small-business or self-employment accounting question to survive here as on-topic, such a question must typically be both: practical (i.e. not academic homework), and relate ...
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Why isn't there a small business finance community?

You need to assemble a group of people willing to kickstart the site, then propose it on https://area51.stackexchange.com/. The full process is described here but be aware that you need to get through ...
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Luxury car question on topic?

I can't speak for the other mods, so this is my opinion. Questions that are off topic can be voted up, and hit HNQ (hot network questions, for the acronym challenged) skewing the voting faster and ...
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Are questions based on books off-topic?

The #1 problem with the question is that it is about contract law rather than personal finance. The correct people to answer such a question are lawyers and lawyers are found on Law.SE. The kind of ...
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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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Help pages: Add "website recommendations" to the list of off-topic subjects

One of the examples under the "requests for specific service provider recommendations" was already "a website for learning about something". I've just edited that to "a ...
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Are questions based on books off-topic?

In addition to the two great answers you've received, I'd add a third point. The element of 'book' does not matter in the slightest, but the question should be a good question regardless of the book'...
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Where's the line between "Asking for a software recommendation" and "How to file taxes for my state"?

I closed it, in response, and agreement with a flag-to-close. And another mod agreed with me, rejecting your flag-to-reopen. There are now 4 reopen votes, and one more will open it. My gut reaction ...
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

Since you are flagging, not voting to close, the reason that you pick is not very important. Those with the reputation to Vote to Close (3000+) can select the correct reason for closure. If, as in ...
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

First, it's interesting that my view is slightly different. What we have, as a stack, are 3 choices we (I mean the mods, but ultimately, that means the members) can edit. The first 3 as listed above. ...
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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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Is this on topic? If not, is there anyother SE where it is?

Yes, your gut is correct, it would be closed as an economics question. This definitely isn't speculative, since I'm asking about what standard expectations would be, not what will actually ...
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Topicality of Questions about trading sites or exchanges

Questions about where to trade certain stocks/options/etc. should be on topic, whether it is a trading exchange or a trading platform, so long as it is something that has a reasonable answer and is ...
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Are questions about market regulation ontopic, even if it is about regulation pertaining companies?

Some Question on market regulation are on topic. a question about the regulation on illegal insider trading This is on topic and we have few question on this; more to understand at a broad level ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

Does TGNA's position in broadcasting and low PE make it a compelling value play? This is a bad question for the site because it changes constantly. So the right answer today may be wrong tomorrow. ...
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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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Accounting vs Financial Statement Analysis

Yes, we should allow questions about analyzing financial statements. Investing is on-topic. Looking at financial statements is important in analyzing stocks. Therefore, questions about financial ...
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Luxury car question on topic?

I think this is clearly not on topic. The test is primarily, would an expert in personal finance be an expert on this question? And in that it clearly fails: expertise in personal finance likely ...
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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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Are questions based on books off-topic?

I just edited a question of yours, What does 'raise money on the security of the house' mean? It seems to me that part of the reaction you've been getting is the style of how you are asking the ...
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