On SuperUser, earlier today, Diago closed this question on Wolfram Alpha as not computer related. I fail to see how it isn't computer related. Or how it is different from the several Facebook questions on SuperUser.
It amazes me how whenever this question comes up, people are quick to pull out samples of old questions that are similar that has been kept.
These question either flew under the radar, or policy changed after they were posted. Simply put it means we will now close those questions.
As for the closing questions, I run through the close list at least 2 - 3 times a day, and will close questions if I am certain that the reasons are valid. This question was in no way computer software or hardware related. Most websites have support forums to cover these in detail, and questions for them should be kept within their own domain. SU is not a trash can, nor is it a free-for all, every question goes site. It has a purpose, and at least 95% of the time that purpose is met.
Macha, the question sucks. Fix it or stop whining. Thank you.
[Edit: to clarify, the question sucks because the author doesn't properly explain how his query is different from numerous other queries that produce the same result, he doesn't cite documentation that contradicts the results he's seeing, and most importantly he doesn't back up his assertion as to the results he expects. If he's gonna come up on to SU and whine about a problem he's having using a certain piece of software, then he should at least tell us what he's tried - if he's just trying to report a bug, then SU is the wrong place, since SU isn't in charge of some random website.
So again, fix it or stop whining. ]
The question you pointed to is not computer related and it can't be answered by any of us; I would have voted to close as well. However, not all Wolfram|Alpha questions are strictly not computer related. I'll explain below:
So my question that I posted last week about a Windows XP problem I was having should of been directed to a Microsoft support forum? Just curious
It's a completely different thing (most of the times). When you have a Windows XP problem, it can usually be solved one way or another via a workaround, a hack, some simple app or even by following a tutorial.
However, when something doesn't quite work the way you want to in a web app, such as Wolfram|Alpha, you can't just edit the registry (or use a Greasemonkey script) and make it do what you want, it's a simple support question, something the site owners must fix. This is the main difference; there was absolutely nothing we could have done to help him.
This can be applied to software as well. For instance, if you ask a question about volume licensing, or some other legalese stuff that's not in the EULA or on a Microsoft page, it becomes a support problem that we can't fix or can't help you with.
And, for reference, one of the Facebook questions Diago closed after reading your question was partly computer related. Someone asked here about exporting contacts from Facebook. Both the answers given pointed to software that was able to solve his problem, thus making the question computer related. Let's not try to blindly fit everything into categories without actually looking at the bigger picture!