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I would really like to understand how this questions is supposed to be a "shopping request", when there is

  1. no request for specific products or manufacturers
  2. I clearly am discussing a most general hardware setup question.

I hope this mod behaviour does not reflect the spirit of this community that I just recently joined.

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    Even if you disregard the recommendation-y stuff, it's still opinion-based.
    – Daniel B
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:20
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    @DanielB No, I am trying to understand if there is an underlying technical advantage to the KVM solution that I am missing. At no point was I asking for an "opinion", I precisely asked what the advantage is.
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:23
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    Maybe just rephrase the question a bit instead of accusing the mods of being abusive? Or maybe do both. Or neither. I don't wanna tell you how to live your life but ehm... other options are available. If you rephrase it a bit its probably easy to get it reopenend
    – Gantendo
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:24
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    @Gantendo I raise the accusation because it is the 2nd time this has happened today. superuser.com/questions/1803774/… In my first question I was asking about compatibility issues. Yes, there was a recommendation question, but it was totally optional and "on the side", which is indicated by it being the last sentence and beginning with an "Also, ...".
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:28
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    This site is confusing as fuck and the rules and unwritten rules will feel unfair. But if you stick with it for a bit you also notice that some people here are knowledgeable as fuck and not everyone is a dick (except me, I am)
    – Gantendo
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:30
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    @Gantendo I'm not new to SA, just SuperUser. SA has saved me so many times and I love the community in general, which is why I feel really bitter right now.
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:33
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    @JoepvanSteen I may have overreacted here, true. But the repeated closing of questions that were definitely not shopping requests let to me being upset and questioning the mod behaviour. Let's get back to why the question was closed then. What did I do wrong?
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:49
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    If they see phrases like where I can buy and are there certain manufacturers that can be recommended and words like cheaper and amazon the mods might get confused about your true intentions
    – Gantendo
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:52
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    @Gantendo Okay, I get that. But tbh, if they put that little effort in reading the question and the context, one could just as well let a bot do it.
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:53
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    What you can't see (and I don't blame you) is that our mods are incredibly underpaid (we call em "volunteers" but everyone knows its just an abusive relationship) and overworked. A bot would do everything correctly. Humans make mistakes, and most of our mods are human. One of our mods is literally a cute dog tho.
    – Gantendo
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:54
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    @Gantendo I get that too and I also find it highly problematic. But wouldnt a more relaxed question handling strategy be in ordner then? It does more harm to unnecessarily close questions than leave some open that a harder to decide. Am I wrong?
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:56
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    You are the worst form of wrong. Correct. But imagine you find yourself in their shoes (god forbid). And you see an endless stream of shitty ill-formatted questions that break the rules in one way or another. And you have only a small set of close reasons. People will complain no matter what you do. Will you end up relaxed or will you close everything that is imperfect? People who don't smoke weed end up a bit, you know, triggerhappy. They are idealists; if they weren't they would do something more fun. So they are dreaming of a site full of perfect questions with perfect answers.
    – Gantendo
    Aug 12, 2023 at 20:59
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    @Gantendo Thank you for taking the time to explain to me, I learned a little bit more about the SA community in general. I still hope they reopen my question, but I do understand them to some degree now.
    – Felix
    Aug 12, 2023 at 21:08
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    My mistake, I saw "where I can buy the switch" in a separate statement within parentheses while reading and mistook it for a separate recommendation. I have reopened and edited to remove all the parentheticals which honestly make it difficult to read.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Aug 12, 2023 at 21:47
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    @Gantendo That one needs work in my opinion. "are there certain manufacturers that can be recommended" is a bit too close to asking us to go shopping, and on top of that "Are there commonly connection or compatibility issues?" is too broad, and vague. I'm fine reopening the one I closed at is was a mistake in reading, but that other one is off topic to me.
    – Mokubai Mod
    Aug 12, 2023 at 22:10

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My mistake, I saw "where I can buy the switch" in a separate statement within parentheses while reading and mistook it for a separate recommendation.

I have reopened and edited to remove all the parentheticals which honestly make it difficult to read.

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