During routine review queue patrols, I noticed that several microsoft-excel questions were being voted to close as off-topic:
In the latter two reviews, I voted to close as unclear what you're asking and too broad, respectively, but the questions were on-topic otherwise. The first two may be a bit too broad, but I decided to leave them open.
Microsoft Excel questions are very common here on Super User and are clearly on topic as computer software questions, so please don't vote to close as off-topic. Questions that merely ask for a script to be written without showing research effort should be closed as too broad, not off-topic—community consensus is that scripting questions are on-topic but must demonstrate a minimum understanding of the problem to be solved, including an attempt at solving the problem.
In addition, I suspect somebody is confusing Excel with google-spreadsheets, which is off-topic for Super User.
I got this message in Ask a Super User Moderator:
Re: closing excel questions, I am probably the one who you are referencing, and it's true, I do not frequent meta. Thank you for sending me this thread. I guess I don't understand how questions about using formulas in excel are about hardware OR software. I have no wish to add to problems here, and from what I gather here, I have been wrong. So, I will desist. Best regards,