My question in SuperUser was closed as off-topic.
I am not complaining. Moderator is entitled for this decision.
However, I would like a second, or maybe a 3rd opinion. Do other moderators also believe that this is off-topic in SuperUser?
What topics can I ask about here?
Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … computer hardware, <<<<<< YES computer software, or personal and home computer networking and it is not about … programming and software development, <<<< NO video games or consoles, <<<< NO websites or web services like Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress, <<<< NO electronic devices, media players, cell phones or smart phones, except insofar as they interface with your computer, <<<< NO issues specific to corporate IT support and networks, <<<< NO asking for a product, service or learning material recommendation, <<<< NO
… then you’re in the right place to ask your question!
Looks to me that this is the right place to ask this question. Granted, it may not be right in the middle of the set, but somewhat on the edges. Still, there is plenty of room there where it fits.
If you agree that it does not belong in SuperUser, then where else would you think it is better suited for? I don't mind moving the question to a more appropriate location, but so far this seemed to be the most appropriate one.
If unsure, then would it cause any harm to re-open my question and see if it gets 5 close votes, or if it generates answers?
Those finding it acceptable for SuperUser, could you please mark it for re-opening!
I have give this a lot of thoughts during the past week. I understand most of the concerns that were raised against my question. And when I say "understand", I also mean that I can agree with their reasoning. Yet, I still disagree with the decision. And I am extending this post with my EDIT1 below to explain why. Please keep in mind that I am still not suggesting that Mokubai's reasoning is wrong, I just believe it to be too narrowly focused. Only looking at the top shiny side of a coin and telling all valid statements about it is nothing incorrect. However, those statements alone do make the conclusion one makes about the coin incorrect, if nothing of its shady underside is mentioned and considered. So my challenge is to convince Mokubai and her/his followers that the coin has another side.
Who the question is about
Let me use Mokubai's own example, turning it against her/him. It's like asking about the gas cylinder in your "computer chair" just because it is a chair you use at your computer. Plastic manufacturing is not computer hardware, it is used to make computers, but is not one.
If you take a look at the makers of those gas cylinders, you arrive to the names of companies most visitors of SuperUser have likely never heared of, producers not relevant in the computer industry. Then take a look at who is making those slim, laptop-style keycaps and you do not get back names of chemical plants or plastic product factories. You get names like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo. Every single one of these manufacturers is a serious player in the computer industry. The relation here is very clear. Which proves that the subject of my question is closely tied to computer hardware.
Who can answer the question
High-end laptops have their body carved out of a few large pieces of aluminium (or just a single brick of it). Yet it goes against logic to ask questions about these in a Metal Forging and CNCing group simply because it is highly unlikely that the big metal-worker guys there would actually be familiar with laptop body manufacturing. However, it is highly likely that a certain set of SuperUser members know about it.
Similarly, visitors of a plastic moulding group would be unlikely to know how slim computer keyboard keycaps are made because it is too specific to computer manufacturing.
Where else would it fit better?
So far I heared opposers saying that my question does not belong to SuperUser, but nobody said where else it belongs to then. I even asked this as a direct question, yet, no better suggestion. I actually looked through the other StackExchange groups in search of a more approite one for my question, but because of the above reasons, I couldn't find any.
Regarding web search: David is right. A web search does indeed yield multiple on-topic results. Unfortunately they are all about the bulky legacy keycaps that I already have enough knowledge about, and not the modern laptop-style keycaps my question is about. The same goes for the Wikipedia article.
But, since I am guilty of not showing attempts to look for answers on my own, I am happy to add such a search query and the explanation of why those hits are not suitable to my original question, if there are no other issues with it to become active once again.
Regarding the question being too broad and showing 14 separate questions: NotTheDr01ds phrased it better than I ever could. The main question is indeed somewhat broad. But there aren't really 14 different questions, just one. The sub-questions all revolve around the main one. And are there exactly for the purpose of focusing that broad main question. You don't need to put in much effort to see what my intention there was.
Regarding NotTheDr01ds suggestion to break them up to individual questions: it would be very counterproductive to do all that just to literally satisfy a rule. And if Mokubai did not like my original post, 14 similar questions around the same topic would really piss her/him off. Because each of those sub-questions addresses the exact same set of people (those who can answer one, are most likely the ones to answer the other), about the same topic.
I am not saying that the above make SuperUser the ideal forum to post my question in. But it is not one where it would not fit either. Does anybody here really believes that this kind of question lessens the quality or focus of SuperUser? And while some people have earlier decided not to vote for re-opening it, would you also have closed it yourself? This is all the ammunition I have. If the above are not convincing enough, then I don't mind deleting the question from SuperUser. Just still don't know where else to post it then.