Why was my question Straighten microphone cables closed?

It is a practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that I currently face. It is not chatty or open-ended.

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There's actually many reasons why this was closed as off topic.

  • It has nothing to do with computer hardware of software.
  • Its not constructive. - There isn't a real answer to this. You could possibly get a million different ways of organizing your cables out.
  • Its too localized - This isn't going to help a lot of people in the long run.
  • I agree that it may not have anything to do with computer software, but I can say that this is just as poor a question. Would it make that much of a difference if I would have said that I have a 3ft Ethernet cable bent out of shape, and I need it to go 2.98ft, it doesn't reach because its bent...?
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:29
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    @wizlog a low-quality question from 3 years ago is not an excuse for a low-quality question today.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:31
  • @wizlog That question is closed now. Very poor example too. the site has changed a lot over 2 years. Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:31
  • and I can't put a bounty on a closed question, right?
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:37
  • @wizlog No you can't... you wouldn't be able to get any answers. Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:37
  • @SimonSheehan Thank you for explaining this to me... I appreciate it.
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:39
  • @wizlog No problem Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:39

The question is off-topic. You're asking about setting up audio recording equipment. As explained in the FAQ, questions should be about computer software and hardware, of which this is neither.

  • Its a computer accessory. It plugs into my computer.
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:25
  • And shouldn't it then have been migrated?
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:32
  • If you think there is another site where your question would be appropriate, by all means, flag it for migration. But keep in mind that a) there are over 65 sites now; we can't remember them all, and b) we only migrate things when they're of a sufficient quality level. Your question isn't very easy to even understand what you're doing.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:34
  • @wizlog Migrated to where? Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:34
  • @SimonSheehan I have no idea, I was just being hopeful...
    – wizlog
    Commented Nov 8, 2011 at 23:36
  • there IS an AV SE site i believe.
    – Journeyman Geek Mod
    Commented Nov 9, 2011 at 1:31
  • @JourneymanGeek if you're talking about Video Production, that's only for A/V production. It might be applicable, but I kind of doubt the question would be on topic there either.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Nov 9, 2011 at 1:37

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