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Not-a-particular dataset request – still not kosher?

I think I know the answer to this, but as a naive newbie I posted a plea for "some interesting datasets" for a particular purpose. I see the rule about asking for "a particular dataset", and I suppose ...
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“Questions about Datasets”: Possible Exceptions?

By and large, I agree with the practice of closing questions which refer to specific datasets (Matt Parker very nicely summarizes the issue in his answer here). Nevertheless, it's undeniable that ...
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What's wrong with this question about datasets?

This question seeking example datasets was recently closed as off-topic. Per the FAQ, Questions about obtaining particular datasets are off-topic (they are too specialized). As I interpret ...
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What is a good place for “how/where do I get data on X” questions?

I am trying to figure out where the line is for acceptable questions about sources of data and what is the best way to deal with such questions. In my mind, this is a special case of data collection ...
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Suitable venue to help find specific statistical data?

Let's say I'm trying to find a particular statistic. For example, I want to find the equivalent of the Gini coefficient, but for taxation instead of income. Can that sort of question be asked here? ...