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Questions tagged [closed-questions]

Anything about questions that were closed by community or a moderator

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Why is the question about knowing which window manager too broad?

How to know the window manager a specific program uses? Why is this question too broad? I only ask one question at a time, which is specific and answerable. I think this kind of question is very good ...
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Closure of question and rude approach

My question here has been closed. Rename files 000…001…002… to 001…002…003 as too broad. From my point of view, it is clear what I am asking. I'm asking of a simple way for these files to be renamed, ...
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Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as “not about computer hardware or software”?

Regarding the question: How does BlueJeans estimate the number of meeting participants? Why has this question on BlueJeans people account inference been placed on-hold as off-topic as "This question ...
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Closure - How can I find reputable manufacturers that sell (online) Windows laptops with Chinese keyboards, in Canada?

I have a question about my Super User post: How can I find reputable manufacturers that sell (online) Windows laptops with Chinese keyboards, in Canada? I just thought to seek your feedback, as this ...
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Why was that question was declared off-topic?

I thought all questions about browser add-ons where on topic. In that case, I’m failing to understand, why this question is not in the scope of this website : Does Encrypted Media Extensions is ...
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Reevaluate closure of question 515115 (meaning of cylinder light on computer) – not a typical “guessing game” question

Question 515115, "What does this light shaped like a cylinder mean?", was closed by a moderator as off-topic on the grounds that it is a visual identification question. However, I have several ...
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How to close the question that you had answer already?

I have a question about my Super User post: Windows 10 Creator Update Version 1703 I have get the answer i was expected so how can i close this question?
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In the middle of writing answer on a question when it's closed and losing the answer content?

Scenario A moderator, review voters, etc. initiate a status change of a question to "closed", "off-topic", and so forth. At the moment of the approved change someone was already in the middle of ...
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Why was this question about recovering metadata from an image file closed?

The question Recover metadata information from photo was closed as off-topic. IMO the question is asking how to recover (meta)data from an image file, not about the camera used to capture the image. ...
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Why was this question closed as “Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations”?

I asked the following question: Is there a list of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems that Dragon Professional Individual intentionally do not support? http://shop.nuance.com/store/nuanceus/...
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Why close a straightforward question about master and slave drives?

This is regarding a question about master and slave drives. By the time Gareth completed an edit, the question was rather straightforward. Being familiar with the technology, I found the question ...
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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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Question about computer software with 37 up-votes closed after six years?

Concerning question Can I create a new session in another tab or window in Google Chrome? This is surprising to me for multiple reasons. It's not off-topic, but it was closed It was deleted OK, let'...
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Windows question closed as duplicate of Linux

How to reorder the files of a FAT32 file system? This question was closed as duplicate; however this does not make sense. The closed question is for Windows, and the supposed duplicates are both ...
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Chrome 'backspace key navigation re-enable' question dupe closure should probably be the other way around

How can I re-enable backspace navigation in Chrome? (2016-06-04, 6006+ views) is currently closed as a duplicate of Re-enabling backspace as "go back" in recent Chrome (2016-08-09, 630+ ...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

I've often commented on chat that "HNQs seem to straddle the line between the septic tank and greatness" - well not exactly but various things to that effect. I came across a situation where a fairly ...
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How is this question primarily opinion-based?

I just noticed that the question When unplugging a USB external hard drive, is it safer to unplug the cable from the computer, or from the external hard drive? had been closed as "primarily opinion-...
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How is this question off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/1028107/fatal-error-when-running-the-game-war-thunder The purpose of Super User is for asking for help on the topic of hardware issues or software issues. Last I ...
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I have an answer for my “too broad” keyboard question that was closed yesterday - shall we re-open it, or forget it?

So my question What could have caused the * key on my numeric keypad to stop working in Windows 7? got deleted yesterday as too broad. I just voted to undelete it today, because I figured out the ...
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Why was “How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user?” closed as too broad?

Why was How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user? closed as too broad? I can see that it might appear broad. It is broad. But there's a distinction between broad and too broad — broad ...
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This question was closed-as-dup but the accepted answer is out-of-date

Google brought me to this question: Is there a way to identify the busy (CPU-consuming) tab in Firefox? But that question is marked as a duplicate of this one: How to find out which firefox tab is ...
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Why is a question on Inkjet refill Off Topic for Superuser?

How do I refill a CD887A inkjet cartridge? My question is on Inkjet Printers and how to refill them with ink(a very common operation). The Wikipedia definition of Computer Hardware includes printers....
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The process of closing a question is arguably rather hostile. Can we please find a better way?

Yes, I understand why questions are closed. I don't agree with many of the reasons for closing, but that's another issue. In any case, despite the somewhat-helpful information provided to the asker, ...
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Downvoting a Closed Thread?

This is more of a overall StackExchange question than anything else, but it springs to mind that users can downvote a question that has been closed. Why is this the case? If a thread was closed for ...
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Why was “What programming languages can I assume on a random Linux server by default?” closed?

Why was What programming languages can I assume on a random Linux server by default? closed? The close reason is too broad, but I don't understand what makes it too broad. I'm confident that my four-...
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Question closed and Edit suggestion rejected

Can someone explain why this question was closed? To my opinion it was a clear question. However, since it was closed as unclear what you're asking I explained it with an example and the edit was ...
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How to handle questions closed as duplicates, when the duplicate has been closed and deleted? [duplicate]

I came across How should I dispose of all of this old hardware?, which was posted in July 2011 and closed after about an hour and a half, with two answers posted. That question is closed as a ...
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Question closed as too broad because of the wrong belief?

I asked this question and was closed as too broad because of the statement that it would require upward hardware compatibility but which is wrong. (ᴡɪɴ9x still works natively on latest hardware with ...
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Help improve my question, or move to StackOverflow?

I'm seriously considering making a registry change in Windows that could impact a considerable number of all Windows users, which possibly would affect PCs either supported by, or using software ...
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Question incorrectly marked as duplicate

I recently asked https://superuser.com/questions/930988/where-does-chrome-store-credit-card-data, which was closed by a moderator, stating that it's duplicate of Google Chrome view saved form data. I ...
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Why is this question on SQL migrated?

I've asked a question about SQL, not asking for a piece of code per se, but more of a general advice. I hesitated between Stack Overflow and Super User, tried a search on the topic, found thousands ...
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Why questions like “Developer laptop SSD and HDD setup” are closed?

I want to ask why this question is closed: Where to put Visual Studio and SQL Server databases - SSD or HDD? I would like to discuss about topic like this and share my experience related with using ...
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Questions put on hold and then deleted tell the user to edit the question or comment, neither of which is possible

Questions put on hold and then deleted tell the user to edit the question or comment, neither of which is possible.
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Why was this question on parsing a pdf closed?

re: https://superuser.com/questions/822541/breaking-articles-into-sentences-for-easy-reading about breaking a pdf into sentences The original wording of the question included the option for a ...
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Question about converting a multi-page PDF file to PNG files - can it be reopened?

This is about my question: How to convert a multi-page PDF file to PNG files, with one PNG file per page of the PDF document? - which has been recently closed as off-topic for "seeking product, ...
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Why was my 'statistics' based question closed?

One of my questions: How is UEFI pronounced? was closed because it apparently was primarily opinion based. Know that it had the potential to flagged as such, I specifically worded it to ask for 'most ...
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How to reopen a question?

If a question is closed but then later the edited, how do you go about re-opening it? I came across Unable to open Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 in one of the review queues. Originally, the question was ...
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Why my question was closed?

I'm referring to this one. The reason was "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on ...
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Appeal regarding the closure of a question

I asked a question and it was closed as being primarily opinion based. I frankly don't see how and am willing to listen to anyone who is willing to explain how a question about latency in RAM is ...
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Question put on hold, but why? | Topic: Potential Hardware Solutions to a given problem

I posted for the first time at SU looking for advice on potential solutions to a problem at hand, https://superuser.com/questions/775782/potential-inexpensive-standalone-display-system. While it may ...
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How to Reopen and Vote to Migrate?

I recently encountered a question in the reopen review queue that had been closed as off-topic (“This question is not about computer hardware or software, within the scope defined in the help center.”)...
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What's wrong with this question?

I received down-votes for this question: https://superuser.com/questions/753966/looking-for-a-forum-with-anonymity-support Now my understanding is that it is not a question which has readily ...
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My questions were closed as duplicates. How come?

I was going to reinstall Windows on my computer, but I wanted to clarify first some questions I had. So I started searching through superuser.com. I've found answers to my questions but they were ...
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My question was closed for an (in my opinion) incorrect reason

My question was closed a while ago. I forgot to make this post until now, sorry it's so late! Anyway, it was being closed for being primarily opinion-based. However, this was not the case. The ...
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In what cases do I see a more elaborate off-topic close reason?

In some cases, I see a newly extended off-topic post notice: closed as off-topic by OneUser, TwoUsers, ThreeUsers, FourUsers, FiveUsers This question appears to be off-topic for this site. ...
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Should we reopen #693440 and #617327?

This is not a reopen request, I want to discuss my view on those duplicates. Why does an exe file not appear as ones and zeros in a text editor such as Notepad? is a theoretical question. OP doesn't ...
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Why is the general off-topic close reason when closed by a moderator slightly shorter than when closed by the community?

I noticed a discrepancy in the general off-topic close reason (when the question is not about computer hardware or software within the scope defined in the help center). When the question is closed by ...
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Why and When are closed questions deleted?

It seems closed questions are very insecure. Why and When, are closed questions deleted? (Even highly voted well formed closed questions can be deleted). What is the argument that they can't just ...
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Questions about beta/pre-release software. Why are there still 73 questions tagged [Windows-8.1]?

Questions about bugs in pre-release/beta software or prototype hardware are off-topic. Bugs in pre-release products are common and even expected, and are often fixed before the final version is ...
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If a user didn't want to hear opinions, but the answers were primarily opinion-based, would the question be closed?

I'm talking about my question: How far should one go to protect his PC? Closed as primarily opinion-based. But I never wanted to hear opinions, I wanted facts, like "Is FTP safe?", And the fact is "...