Why was this question considered off-topic?

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My question is about computer software. It seems to be exactly on topic.

Here are other questions:

Where can I find information for learning to use Cisco IOS?

Learning the basics of Linux/Unix


All of which are still open and have answers. As far the tag question - CRM is a tag and Deltek is a CRM platform. So what reason is there to close mine, especially when I showed more research then any of the above questions.


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Thanks for pointing out the other questions. They've been closed accordingly.

If you look at the other examples you linked to, you'll find that the most answers just consist of links to resources. This is a problem. We don't want to build up a list of links. We want actual answers here. But those link-only answers are of course just the symptom of the actual issue, which is the question being too broad (e.g., how to learn using an application).

We want actual answers for questions about specific problems someone's facing. Super User is for asking about how to go about doing XYZ in the application, and not how to learn it from scratch. People should read the documentation, and if they encounter specific problems or need something explained, then they may ask about those here.

My question is about computer software. It seems to be exactly on topic.

Your question is not about the software itself. It's about websites or organizations that may provide training for said software. This is not a specific computer problem you're facing and out of scope here, sorry.

Finally, I have to admit that even if you had a specific issue with the program in question, you problably wouldn't find a good audience here. Super User is for enthusiast computer users in a home environment, and people rarely do CRM just for the fun of it.

  • Understood. I am going to flag the question for migration to Project Management beta. That might be a better place for it.
    – Ryan
    Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 13:28
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    Questions should not be migrated to Beta sites, and also I'm not sure your question would be a better fit there (or any Stack Exchange site, to be honest). Your best bet is to ask on their Meta if your question would be suitable there, and then reask proper.
    – slhck
    Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 13:33

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