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I have a question about my Super User post: How can software track [1] how many subscribers to subreddits, [2] if subreddit is private, [3] if submissions are restricted?

Update the question so it focuses on one problem only. This will help others answer the question.

First off, apology! What does "focuses on one problem only"? My post is pretty snippy already. I asked about three characteristics, but do you want me to post separate questions for each?

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First off, apology! What does "focuses on one problem only"?

You asked 3 separate questions. You should focus on a single question.

I asked about three characteristics, but do you want me to post separate questions for each

The underlying question you are actually seeking isn’t within scope. We are not a script writing service. We can help you figure it out but only if you provide what you have attempted.

But how do I command Excel to check these?

You are basically asking us for the Excel function.

I don't even know if Excel can't do this. If it can't, how do I accomplish?

This is an extremely confusing sentence. Additionally, questions about Reddit, is specifically out of scope on Super User. So you must first determine if the information you want to collect can be collected. If you don’t know if it’s possible then that is specifically out of scope at Super User

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  • When the original poster says, “I don't even know if Excel can't do this. If it can't, how do I accomplish?” I read this as meaning in the original poster’s mind, someone doing something like this would use Excel. Or perhaps Excel is an easy entry point into doing this like, “I don’t want anyone to program complicated Python scripts but maybe there is a simple way with Excel to do this…” meaning the original poster has no clue where to begin and is trying to present an “easy” solution to this all as a way of someone presenting an answer. All off-topic, but my two cents on what that might mean. Dec 31 '20 at 16:44
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    @Giacomo1968 - It's up to the author of the question to tell us what they "mean", if I am left guessing what they mean, the question should be treated as "unclear". It seems new users take having their question closed as a negative thing, it's only negative if they never clarify their question or address the reason it was closed. To be clear it's only negative in the sense they don't get their question answered.
    – Ramhound
    Dec 31 '20 at 21:11
  • @Giacomo1968 apology!!! i fixed question 3 now. clear? Jan 1 at 5:12
  • @Ineverattendeduniversity. Why do you keep on asking me to re-open this when the answer was clearly stated previously that I am not in charge or reopening questions; I am not even a moderator. Underneath the question is a “re-open” link and if/when enough people click that link the question will be reopened. That said, I checked your edits to the question and you still do not get it: We do not provide software recommendations at all. That is what you are asking: What software or if someone can script this. This is not what this site is about. Jan 1 at 5:22
  • @Ineverattendeduniversity. - Your question now is asking for a software recommendation which is specifically out of scope. When the question is within scope it will receive enough votes to be reopened. Please don’t ask for this to happen via a comment (I will specifically ignore such a request and flag such a comment as unnecessary)
    – Ramhound
    Jan 1 at 5:29

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