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I have absolutely no idea what is the right way to ask this question.

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To my own understanding I did not seek for "product, service, or learning material".

Can you help me ask this question the way that is acceptable?

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    To me it feels more a question for English Language & Usage than being a problem specifically to do with computer hardware or software. – Mokubai Apr 23 at 18:54
  • Thanks. I'll try to ask there. However, this was not the reason specified by moderator, so I am still curious what was the right way to ask this question. – adontz Apr 23 at 19:31
  • The reason this was closed was as follows, “…Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations…” and this question falls under the category of “…learning material recommendations…” since you would like to know what that type of notation is. Seems like a sentence diagram to me, but it is clearly not a sentence. The right way to ask that question is not here but in English Language & Usage; the question is 100% valid for that community. – Giacomo1968 Apr 25 at 1:52
  • @Giacomo1968 Can you define "learning material"? – adontz Apr 26 at 0:21
  • @adontz Give it a rest. You asked why it was closed, you have been given explanations and now the question is posted on the proper site and has 4 upvotes. You simply posted a non-technical question to a technical forum. The reason sites like English Language & Usage exist is to answer language questions like this. That’s that! – Giacomo1968 Apr 26 at 10:09
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    @Giacomo1968 Really no need for being rude – adontz Apr 26 at 21:17
  • @adontz “What was the right way to ask this question?” Is it being rude to bluntly state the whole premise of your question is 100% off for this site? Your question was never wrong. Where it was asked initially (this site) is 100% wrong. By asking it on the wrong site initially (this one) resulted in downvotes and the question being closed. By [moving the question to the correct site](“english.stackexchange.com/a/566078/36558) resulted in a rock-solid answer with upvotes for you and the person who answered the question. Done! Why you pester this site far more rude than anything else. – Giacomo1968 Apr 30 at 15:42
  • @Giacomo1968 1. I do not care about upvotes and downvotes, I care about the answer. The answer is my goal, not looking cool. That answer may be upvoted a thousand times, but it is incorrect and thus useless nevertheless. It's not "parsing diagrams". IT's something else, I am still looking for. You effectively tell me to STFU and be happy I have upvotes. My answer is no, I do not "Give it a rest" just because some irrelevant answer got some upvotes. – adontz May 2 at 8:25
  • 2. I'd rather ask a plumber for a plumbing terminology, rather that English teacher who knows entire Shakespeare. So, I do not really agree site was wrong either. But not the point right now. – adontz May 2 at 8:29
  • 3. I was given a very specific reason for closing question by moderator. It was "Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and attract opinion-based answers." Not because question does not fit the site, but because I seek for learning material and that becomes outdated quickly. What exactly made a moderator think that I am seeking for a learning material is still a mystery to me. You, personally, ignored my question about learning material. – adontz May 2 at 8:32
  • @adontz “You, personally, ignored my question about learning material.” If you ask me the closing reason should be “This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center.” But anyway your pedantic attitude is the exact wording of the rationale for closing does not fit your ideas of what it means. (1/2) – Giacomo1968 May 2 at 16:47
  • @adontz You also state, “I'd rather ask a plumber for a plumbing terminology, rather that English teacher who knows entire Shakespeare.” So you really believe this knowledge is mutually exclusive? That people in the English Language & Usage community don’t know tech? That somehow there is utterly no cross-over? The reality is you are stubborn when you say, “It's not "parsing diagrams". IT's something else, I am still looking for.” If you know it is not a parsing diagram, why are you even asking? Tell us all what it is! As it stands “parsing diagram” is a very reasonable definition. (2/2) – Giacomo1968 May 2 at 16:49
  • @Giacomo1968 I know it's not "parsing diagrams" because I have googled for this specific terminology and received result which do not look like my example. "parsing diagrams" according to hundreds of examples I have found are top-down representations of abstract syntax trees build by parsers for a specific input. Like this cs.nyu.edu/~gottlieb/courses/2000s/2008-09-fall/compilers/… Some examples were railroad diagrams, which are different type of diagrams too. – adontz May 2 at 22:57
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    Also to make it crystal clear I totally agree with you that "This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center." would be much better reason, absolutely acceptable and understandable reason to me personally. – adontz May 2 at 22:59
  • If I know what an apple looks like, show you a picture of cucumber, ask you what is that and you tell me that it's an apple, I know it's not the right answer even if I know nothing about cucumbers, even the very word "cucumber". Hope it makes sense to you. – adontz May 2 at 23:01

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