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Question which should have the answer "it is impossible"

I asked that question: https://superuser.com/questions/1842310/collaborate-on-a-ms-word-document-while-prohibiting-word-online It has been closed. But it seems, by reading all the comments, that the ...
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Why my Questions closed is not opened after 2 times re-editing..why not admins re-edit themself?

I have edited two time and remove all questing leaving one and question still explained to make them understand what i am talking about still question is not opened and even banned to ask more ...
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Why questions are closed and why asking new questions are banned?

Its good to organize and maintain the forum and make it look good and have question or research or knowledge sharing. As in stack exchange specially super user i have faced strict rules of closing ...
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Closure on CPU bottleneck, "opinion-based"

Why was this question closed as opinion-based, but not this? Latter is less focused and more open to speculation, like many other performance-tagged questions I've seen. Former should be answerable ...
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How do I get my question reopened?

My question was closed because it was not worded properly. The helper box prompted me to edit my question but it is still closed. I'm unable to find instructions on what to do next to get it reopened.
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We have bad question closing habits

Not all of us and not all the time, of course, and I'm sometimes guilty of this too. I don't want to point the finger at anyone - just discuss what I think is a problem and how we can improve. The ...
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Could someone review my post regarding product data?

I have a question about my Super User post: How does the WD_BLACK SN770 2TB connected to PCI 3.0 NVMe 1.3 compare to the Samsung EVO 970 Plus 2TB SSD? Heat, power at idle, speed at 80% full? I'm not ...
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Why was this Nushell question closed?

Again, can we stop closing (especially Mod-closing) perfectly reasonable, understandable questions? (See my previous post on this topic) how to get a list of keys from a record? was closed about 5 ...
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Why did one mod close this question on removing the password on several RAR files at once as a duplicate?

The question How can I remove the password on several RAR files at once? was closed by 1 mod as a duplicate of Can I remove a RAR file's (known) password without recompressing the archive?. Why? ...
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The normal-appearing question closed with irrelevant reason

I'm asking about this queston: Is this UPS Product safe to be around? I don't understand why the question was closed. The reason is about shopping recommendations, while the question is not. It asks ...
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Was this question closed because a new user made an (easily correctable) Markdown formatting mistake and (correctable, ESL) grammar?

WSL2 duplicated terminal was Mod-closed as "Needs clarity or details", but even as originally written it was (again) quite understandable to me. It definitely had two problems: The new ...
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Why is this simple, straightforward question on a standard Windows feature closed as "Needs details"?

Once again, I find myself confused on why a question was closed as "Unclear/Needs Details": Why are there empty files in %localappdata%\Microsoft\WindowsApps? What is unclear about that ...
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Question considered "opinion based" inquiring about objective status of software project

Why is this question considered opinion based?: Project status of SUSE WebYaST I believe that whether an organization maintains a project is an objective matter, and I would be pleased if the ...
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help with "opinion based" closing

My question, "SSL error 14090086 "certificate verify failed" in browser and in curl: how to troubleshoot? [closed]" was closed as "opinion based". Would anyone be ...
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"How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises" - suggestions improving the question

How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises was closed within minutes of posting with the stated reason: Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are ...
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Question closed as unclear but an answer was already posted

This question. The reason why the question was closed is "This question needs details or clarity". Let's follow the link. Needs details or clarity - Sometimes we need more information in ...
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Question about Microsoft Outlook behaviour closed on assumption that I should contact Microsoft

I asked this question about an issue I am experiencing with software (Microsoft Outlook). The question was mod-closed under the assumption/reason that I should report the issue to Microsoft or more ...
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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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Clarification regarding Question Closure as Off Topic

I have a question about my Super User post: dnSpy: What do included reference assemblies affect? This question was closed as off topic, it was asked in reference to dnSpy and how it recompiles DLLs. ...
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Why is this whatsapp question off-topic?

Delete messages after hours WhatsApp why is this off topic? question text is How can I delete messages for everyone after several hours in WhatsApp?
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Why is this question "opinion-based"?

This question got closed for being "opinion-based". I don't completely get why it's perceived that way. The kind of answer I was hoping for was something along the lines of: "USB 3.0 ...
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Why was my question regarding migration from G-Suite to Office 365 closed?

I wrote the following question: https://superuser.com/questions/1715257/migrate-g-suite-to-office-365 - why was this closed? According to the Super User Tour Super User is a question and answer site ...
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Why are mod-close rates so much higher for Super User than for other similar SE sites?

Why are the mod-close rates here on Super User so much higher than on other similar Stack Exchange communities? For comparison, I pulled the questions for the last (roughly) 11 days to analyze close-...
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What's unclear about this question on how to configure Acrobat so that it runs an Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened?

I asked the question: I wrote an Acrobat Javascript script. How can I configure Acrobat so that it runs a Acrobat Javascript script whenever a PDF is opened in Acrobat? It was closed as "needs ...
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Does having the same answer as another question automatically make a question a duplicate?

I'm thoroughly confused regarding the the closing of: How to fix wsl2 not opening graphical apps? by a single gold-badge as a duplicate of: How to skip update to Windows 11 on Windows insider program? ...
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My question was closed as "opinion-based" despite not being opinion-based

My question Why do SSDs tend to fail much more suddenly than HDDs? was closed by a mod as "opinion-based", despite being in no way opinion-based. It asks for factual reasons why SSDs tend ...
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

I wrote a question about computer hardware. A smartphone (tablet) is a computer these days. However, this question is "off-topic". Let's admit. However, why then there are topics like this: ...
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Where does this question belong?

I asked a question about Whatsapp. It wasn't about the mobile version. It's a general question that is relevant to the desktop app as well as the browser version or the mobile app. But someone thought ...
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My question incorrectly marked as duplicate

recently I asked a question here WiFi keeps reconnecting when ICS is active on Windows 10 and its been marked as a dupe by mistake cause even though it has a lot of similarity to USB WiFi Adapter ...
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What do I do when a question was closed for "needing clarity", but doesn't state what needs clarification?

I recently asked a question that was closed about 1 minute later due to it needing "details or clarity". However, there weren't any comments in the closure remarks, and there were no ...
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How is a question defined as “Too Localised”?

This question covers an earlier deleted meta question regarding configurations in a more general way. The official reason for closing a question as "Too Localised" is: This question is unlikely to ...
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Why are questions off-topic for Super User being migrated from other trilogy sites?

It's unbelievable that Super User is still being used as a dumping ground especially for questions not on-topic on Stack Overflow. Latest example: https://superuser.com/questions/194442/recommended-...
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why this question get closed on SU which is related to gmail?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy https://superuser.com/questions/127516/web-cam-symbol-in-gmail-chat-window-closed This is the reason showing closed as off-topic by ...
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Asking question about Outlook.com

I asked a question concerning Outlook.com. As I was not sure whether Superuser was the proper place, I did some research and realised that there is a dedicated tag: outlook.com. The tag is relatively ...
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A hidden passive-aggressive attitude toward questions

Some moderations to close a question do not make sense here. The reason stated for the closing of question the at the top of the page, for example, says this question needs clarity. The OP has asked ...
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Question closed because I don't know what commands I can use on this case

I have a question about my Super User post being deleted: Need a command to find and move (and mix) subfolders (and its content) to another subfolder on the same parent folder, all matching specific ...
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Not sure why closed as "opinion based"

I have a question about my Super User post: ACPI thermal zone driver in Windows 10. Not always available My post has factual information we have found and possibility of factual answers to the ...
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Is it opinion based to ask for reasons for a specific technical decision?

Sorry for another "it-is-so-unfair-that-my-question-was-closed-bwaah" question, but hey, it is what it is, so here goes: Today I submitted a question asking for reasons to equip an external ...
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Is it possible to accept answers in closed questions?

Out of curiosity (since I don't have any closed questions), is it possible to accept answers on closed questions?
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Why is my website question off-topic? Where should I ask then?

I just posted this question and readily it gets flagged as off-topic. The question is about websites that work as proxies. Super User seems to me a good place to ask, but anyway suppose that it's not ...
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Anyway to contact moderator? I believe they closed my thread because of misunderstanding

I'm talking about this thread Where to get boot image for Windows I'm looking for boot image FOR Windows, not boot image OF Windows. The moderators closed the thread for "duplicate" and ...
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Question 1553415 and 1553653 re-open request

Not focused: What explains this poor intercontinental internet bandwidth? (Asia to Europe) Marked as duplicate: Why is this international internet traffic routed so inefficiently? I had a question. ...
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Why is my firewall question off-topic?

Question is Block TCP/UDP high-latency connections I thought it clearly fits "personal and home computer networking" category, as listed in Help Center. Other questions on intersection of gaming and ...
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Why was this access question closed as off topic, and what community would be better suited for it?

I posted this here earlier, but it was closed as off-topic. I figured since it was access related, which is software related, this was the best fit community. If that is not the case, could someone ...
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Make question about Java MaxHeapSize more focused

This question about Java MaxHeapSize was closed because it needs to be more focused. How can it be made more focused? "Needs more focus" is defined here as "has many valid answers (but no way to ...
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How do I get feedback as to why my question was flagged and closed?

I posted a question which was flagged as off topic and then closed. Questions seeking product, service, or learning material recommendations are off-topic because they become outdated quickly and ...
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How to answer a question that was migrated away, then closed and migrated back?

In this question: my php script does not work, the answer was migrated away correctly to Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow closed the question being unclear as I was adding my answer and that action ...
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Did I do something wrong with my question?

I just got a question removed, without any comment or explaination. I'd like some opinions to know whether I did something actually wrong, or if my question might have just been hastly judged, due to ...
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My question was wrongly "put on hold" as "off-topic"

My question is truly clear-cut: Do devices that implement certain machine code instructions (which are an extension to the ARMv8 ISA) exist? (I give instructions for how to check it.) As per the ...
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My question has been put on hold citing a rule that I think I haven't broken. Is there any way to appeal the decision?

I have asked a question on Super User a few days ago. As it is common on the StackExchange family, it's quite an obscure, but very specific scenario, and I think unopinionated, objective answers exist ...

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