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Questions about reasons for closing a specific question (use [specific-question] too), and the predefined reasons users are able to choose from when voting to close

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Why was question about the space required for installing Raspbian closed as off-topic?

Question: How much space does Raspbian use? Why was this closed? The Raspberry Pi is a real computer and couldn't find the information elsewhere? If this actually should be closed, is there any ...
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Why was my question on Itanium closed?

I asked a question about Why Intel dropped the Itanium and it was well received (IMO), but was closed as "Not Constructive". Is there any reason why it would be closed?
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Why are open-ended questions closed so fast?

Why are "open-ended" question closed so fast when whether a question is open-ended or not is actually subjective? Someone can always come with a rock-solid collection of facts that will make his ...
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Why is my question considered to be "off topic"?

I asked this question: Automatically reclaim my IRC nickname (without underscores) globally? Without any comments it was "closed as off topic". I don't understand why. The box informing me about the ...
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Why is question 480733 off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/480733/communication-software-wanted-email-sms-im-phone-calls Would you please explain, why this question is off topic? I think I am a power user making high ...
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Why was 451805 closed?

Why was this question: https://superuser.com/q/451805/101850 closed? I don’t see anthing offtopic with it. It’s about computer software.
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Are "X vs Y" product comparison questions not constructive?

The comparison of two distinct products with similar purposes, as in this question, seems to be the sort of question that solicits opinion and therefore not constructive. However, these questions are ...
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Listed close reason is wrong in /tools?

Not really sure what is going here, but here is a picture: The stated reason at the bottom is that it is too localized, but the only close vote is for off topic. What is going on?
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What constitutes a subjective question on Super User?

What constitutes a subjective question on superuser.com? I'm thinking of a RAID setup and want to throw around ideas, is that too subjective?
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What steps can I take to check and improve lower quality questions?

It is sometimes unclear in which way a question should be handled. What can I do to check why excactly it doesn't meet our standards? What could I do to inform the user and improve it to be of higher ...
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Are consumer features of fingerprint biometric scanners on-topic?

My question about fingerprint biometric scanner was migrated to IT Security. I think I made it clear that the question is about consumer features of these devices, e.g. speed of detection, reliability,...
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Beta Software (eg Windows 8 at this time) Too Localized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we have a sub-tag for beta/RC? Would not any beta software (such as Windows 8 at this time) be considered too localized since it is subject to change and thus should be ...
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Why was this question (356778) closed?

Can data tapes be recorded/played on a standard cassette recorder? was closed as off-topic. I can see why someone would think that this is about a tape recorder ("electronic devices") but in the FAQ ...
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Are languages too localized?

Are questions related to specific natural languages too localized? One of the reasons questions are closed as too localized is geography as stated e.g. here, even if the question is possibly relevant ...
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How to ask a question which is similar to other questions but not exactly similar

I find many questions which are similar to my question but not exactly what i want to ask. Some people feel it duplicate so they vote down or sometimes it leads closing a question. I can edit a ...
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Why is the "noise or pointless" close option still enabled here?

So why do we still have "noise or pointless" as a close option on Meta Super User (and Meta Server Fault) and nowhere else? I've just noticed that the "not a real question" option is missing. They ...
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Why was the question about the difference between an Intel i7 and Xeon processor closed?

Are there noticeable differences in Intel i7 and Xeon 5400 chipset family? [closed] Initially, I may have phrased the question incorrectly but was essentially getting to the primary question of the ...
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Why was my question about "Intentions and security risks of AIM bots" closed?

I've recently made a question at SuperUser about the intentions and security risks of AIM bots and it was downvoted and closed as Not a real question. I've browsed the site guidelines and I'm not ...
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question closed as exact duplicate, but the referred question appears to be only loosely related

My question was closed as exact duplicate 11 days ago: batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically For some reason i did not receive any notification about this, so I noticed it just ...
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Why was question 311149 marked off-topic and closed?

This question was marked as off-topic. This of course includes a link to the FAQ which actually I had read before asking my question. None of the other Stack Exchange sites seemed to apply. The part ...
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Request for reopening question 305862

I don't understand how my question is off-topic. It talks about a desktop app, called Steam browser. https://superuser.com/questions/305862/is-it-safe-to-pay-for-games-through-steam-app-browser-...
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Why was the question "Why are there 8 bits per byte?" closed?

TL;DR: I'm looking for opinions on why this question should be open or closed. Answer: I now understand why it has been closed: It is not a real problem because it has no practical use. https://...
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A Kindle question closed; why? It's software+hardware...

https://superuser.com/q/276010/65570 was closed with a message "Questions on Super User are expected to generally relate to computer software or computer hardware in some way". According to the ...
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Suggestion for new Vote to Close Reason: Shopping recommendation

Now, a good number of questions I get around to closing are obvious shopping questions, and tend to be closed off topic when I do. Considering shopping questions are a definite no-no, could we have '...
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How does one appeal a close decision due to supposed question duplicate?

How do I 'share' a folder to the public in dropbox? This isn't my question and I fully agree that my answer isn't the best one, but it is very clear to me that @Sathya is incorrect in his ...
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The infamous "My PC is freezing" question...

We all know what they are: My PC is freezing and I don't know what to do? Please help me! Here's my specs: I think it's a windows 7 It has a power supply There's some RAM ...
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Why was this question about computer hardware closed as off-topic?

Why was this question closed? I can't see how it does not relate to computer hardware.
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Are TeX/LaTeX questions off-topic?

This question was closed as off-topic. Yet it fits squarely within the topic of Super User as defined by the FAQ (it's a question about the beamer plug-in for the TeX program, to put it into general ...
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Will an option to migrate to Web Apps be added to Super User's Close dialog?

The title says it all really. Now that Nothing To Install WebApps is live, will it be added to the close dialog?
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Close reason not shown?

This question has been migrated from StackOverflow - and apparently back. Both sites show the question as closed, but the close reason is not displayed anywhere.
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how to deal with an answer that is resolved, but not answered?

For example, if the problem was resolved without answering the question, how do you deal with the question so that it doesn't remain opened. Perhaps a device was replaced, or a different software ...
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saving streaming video played in web browser is off-topic on superuser?

I really want to save this video as I love the show but I have some troubles with their fast English ... so ... I asked here any-idea-how-to-save-video-from-this-site and the question was closed as ...
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Isn't the close reason "gaming" a dupe of "off-topic" on Super User?

Due to this question, the close reason on Super User not computer related has been replaced with off-topic now: close reasons http://www.imageuploading.com/ims/pic.php?u=19720qFeUy&i=122378 This ...
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Close not computer related questions on StackOverflow instead of migrating them to SuperUser

Recently the SuperUser FAQ has been updated to be a little more strict on what questions should be asked Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about … ...
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Asking questions about facebook in superuser [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Official stance on Facebook questions on SU? I wanted to ask a question about facebook in superuser only to discover that almost all questions tagged facebook have been closed....
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Official stance on Facebook questions on SU?

https://superuser.com/questions/73214/facebook-profiles-for-non-people-okay Ok, there are many questions that reference Facebook, but this one seems to be directly about facebook. I need an official ...
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