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Or do we count how many countries are involved? Because if we do consider area, I think it's rather discriminatory. Countries like Canada or India for example, have large areas. I'm referring to one of the reasons for voting to close a thread btw:

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    The community uses its judgment. IMHO, it tends to be generous, allowing even questions about large cities stand. The ones that are closed are usually clearly of very limited interest.
    – whuber
    Nov 5 '12 at 15:43
  • I think that quote is hardwired into the Stackexchange app. Before closing a question I think we always provide a more detailed justification in the comments section. Is this not the case? Nov 5 '12 at 23:27
  • Got it. Thanks for your responses :)
    – R.K.
    Dec 19 '12 at 11:11
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it concerns a close reason choice that is no longer offered.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    May 25 '16 at 12:59

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