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Why was this question closed and upvoted?

This question was closed for being off-topic. It also has 7 upvotes. How does it have that many upvotes if it's not on topic and was closed?
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How shall I fix my question about line continuations?

My question What are some syntax options for line continuations (splitting a logical line across multiple physical lines)? was closed. I don't see how it's fundamentally different from, in particular ...
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What should the community-specific close reasons be?

Many communities have their own list of community-specific closure reasons. For example on Stack Overflow they are: Not about programming or software development Seeking recommendations for books, ...
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Can I re-ask this question about compilers vs. interpreters?

Currently, the question What are the advantages of compiling/interpreting a programming language? is closed, with a score of -7. This seems, for the most part, to be partially due to its short and ...
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My pros-cons question was closed - what's the difference between it and the on-topic pros-cons questions?

I noticed that there are quite a few questions which start with 'What are the pros and cons of using -this feature-...' I promptly posted a question about using different types of for loops. ...
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