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Where it the line drawn between asking for product recomendations and trying to find a tool for a task [duplicate]

I was happy to find a question about on-screen rulers with many recommendations for programs. I was surprised it didn't have any close votes. Under what circumstances is it ok to ask for a name of a ...
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Why was this question plus answer closed?

IE10 unexpectedly sends a HEAD request for PDF. What has changed? I had a genuine problem. I am not the only one. While I researched the question, which was not obvious, I came upon the solution. I ...
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Is this question really not constructive, if so how can I salvage it to get some answers?

It's a bit old but I came to remember that I had a question on non-standard RAID implementations, which got shot down for being non-constructive. I do not agree with that assessment and would like to ...
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I think my question have been wrongly closed

I don't understand the argument on why the mod closed my question: AMD Radeon HD 7000 cards that do not use more than the total bandwidth of PCI-E 2.0 Small geographic area? I think my question could ...
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Can you repeal a closed question?

There have been several questions of mine here on this site that have been voted by users to be closed. The majority of them I understand the reasoning to why they were closed but a few I don't agree ...
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2 diamond moderators closed a post

How did this question get closed by two diamond moderators? I was under the impression that a single diamond moderator vote to close immediately closed the question.
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When people select different close reasons, what will the final reason displayed be?

Just wanted to know, when different people select different reasons to close a question, what's the reason finally displayed? Is it the one that received the first close vote? What happens for ...
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Important question about svchost virus was closed

I asked this question and It was closed as a Exact duplicate of a question which does not resemble it at all. First of all, nowhere in this "dupilcate question's" answers does it mention the stop ...
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I'd like to know why my question was closed

I posted a question detailing my problems with Windows 8's File History. I use it for backups and I have a couple of things I'd like it to do, but it fell short. With certain specific needs in mind, I ...
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I believe my question was unfairly closed as off-topic

I cannot understand my mistake, and now feel discouraged to try solving my issue with the help of community. The question is this: How can I constantly monitor if my server has network traffic? I'm ...
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Fixing a question for reopening

I recently asked How do I calculate the cost of printing a given page? and it was closed as NARQ. The question might have flaws, but I don't really agree it's NARQ. What had it closed is probably ...
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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 this question closed and the one on Ask Different wasn't?

Here is the question: https://superuser.com/questions/514427/recover-completely-erased-mac/514430#comment617124_514430 I spent 30 minutes working with the person that asked the question. This ...
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Why was my question on RTF editing problems on linux closed?

I asked a question about a specific problem with RTF editing on linux with details about what I tried and observed, but my question was closed as off-topic. How can I edit huge RTF files produced by ...
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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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Where to ask a question about iTunes/AppStore

I had asked this question some time back and it had been closed as off-topic. Now I have another question related to iTunes and the AppStore. Can anyone say which stack exchange site would be ...
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Question was closed?

Why was this closed? This seems like it matches the Q&A format. What can I use to track application internet usage?
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Questions closed as duplicates of questions that are different

Why was this closed? It was closed as a duplicate, yet that other question is not a duplicate of it. It seems to me that people just quickly skimmed the question, and without paying too much attention ...
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Request for re-opening a closed question

I posted this question, https://superuser.com/questions/491034/what-applications-have-a-version-for-modern-ui-and-desktop, which was closed. I understand the reasoning; the answer is going to be a ...
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Why was my question closed as exact duplicate?

I am talking about this question. I am not trying to argue to have it reopened or anything, I would just like to know how it's an exact duplicate of this question when the other question is about ...
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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 do questions get closed?

I'm having a hard time understanding the reasoning behind closing questions. Not that I think questions shouldn't be closed, but I do not understand the reasoning and/or thought processes behind ...
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Why was my popular question about spaces in filenames closed?

My popular question below was recently closed as "not constructive" and I'd like to know why. As a Stack Exchange moderator myself, I'm puzzled. Here's the question: If spaces in filenames are ...
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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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Question mistakenly closed as duplicate

I arrived at a question through a web search and noticed that it had been erroneously been closed as an exact duplicate. The question was on how to tell if a port is USB 3.0, and the duplicate ...
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Why aren't more questions deleted?

There are a lot of questions that have already been asked (same title or something), or are just... not questions or are very poor attempts at questions. Why aren't questions like these just deleted ...
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Request to reopen question 461022

I've made drastic changes to this closed question How does the CPU and GPU interact in displaying computer graphics?. Since it was a quite popular one with more than 300 views in just a couple of ...
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Myths about batteries

I asked a borderline question on 07 August 2012. I asked what the pros and cons were for different rechargeable battery types, using a context of applying those battery types. The question was ...
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Why did slhck close this question?

I was going over the main page and found the question Free batch image watermarking software from 09'. The question is well formed and is on topic from what I can tell. What was wrong with this ...
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Anti-virus question, reasons vs opinion

This question was rapidly closed, as I was writing a detailed answer actually: https://superuser.com/questions/458666/is-it-neccessary-to-use-antivrus-tools-for-linux I'm not questioning why the ...
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Why is this question off topic?

I don't know why the following question is off topic: https://superuser.com/q/456716/109333 I thought a system administrator was a super user. Are there any Stack Exchange sites I can migrate ...
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Closed DLNA question

Yesterday i edited my closed question to specify that i will be using it for my computer, as explicitly stated by the FAQ: Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a ...
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IS the too localized term being used too liberally?

I posted a question that was closed as too localized. It was originally worded to be relevant to everyone outside the US (It was phrased: how can I securely access a website that requires a us ip?). ...
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Why was my question closed?

My question was closed due to being "off topic". But I am curious how my question is different than many other question out there that exist regarding Excel, Access, R, etc were a SuperUser is asking ...
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Server software or hardware question closed?

My question https://superuser.com/questions/327971/is-the-server-hardware-or-software was close on the same day citing wikipedia quotes that Server can be both hardware and software hence this is not ...
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Why was "Microsoft Office Professional vs. Home and Business" closed/deleted

Just saw a sudden drop in reputation, and I would like to know why that question got closed?
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Complain - moderator edited my question so that it became duplicated then closed it

I have asked a question about how to draw lines without antialiasing in Photoshop. My goal was just to draw straight lines without antialiasing and nothing more (or less). First a moderator asked "...
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Lack of anti-aliasing leads to question being closed without chance to improve it

My question Turn off anti-aliasing in Photoshop was closed because people do not know what anti-aliasing is. I had no time to improve it. The same user who demonstrated lack of knowledge closed the ...
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Why was this question about sharing internet connection to a phone not closed as off topic? [closed]

These two questions: Use PC internet on mobile phone via bluetooth sharing internet connection to browse internet on my phone The second question was closed as off topic, which means is not supposed ...
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Why is voting and commenting still allowed after a question is closed?

What I know is closing a question means it's not appropriate to ask it in the community. That's why it's closed, but is it fair to continue voting for such closed questions? Whether it's up or down ...
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Why was the question about the future of laptops closed?

I suggest you to go through these questions first: Why are we still using CPUs instead of GPUs? Desktops turned into Laptops and these laptops turn into..!!? In the first question some one asked ...
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Anyone in for improving / reopening the "Why is boot time still relevant?" question?

Why do people care so much about boot time of an operating system? This question can certainly be scientifically approached. Let's attempt to improve and reopen it...
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Why was question about erasing SSD closed?

This question Restoring the oxide layer of the NAND in a SSD to restore performance was closed a not a real question. I'm really unclear on why. It does not seem to be ambiguous, vague, ...
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Please help reopen "What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?"

Consensus: I agree with: "Workflow involving computers would be less SU and more Productivity" If that won't work I'll try CSTheory.SE and Skeptics.SE, if that won't work I'll complain at ...
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Please help to reopen "managing huge personal data"?

This question is now deprecated, this is now to be resolved by: Please help reopen "What was scientifically shown to support productivity when structural organizing/accessing file and folders?&...
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Inconsistent closing of questions

Last year I posted the question "How Often Should I Run ChkDsk?" and the question received a decent amount of views and a handful of answers. Today, I asked the question "Should I ever put my computer ...
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Where can I ask something about pricing?

I just got this question down-voted and closed about the pricing on GAE/AWS/Asure. And I would like to know if there is a stackexchange site that is appropriate for it. My decision to ask on ...
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So this is not a (real) question? But.. what is it?

https://superuser.com/questions/400724/a-small-open-source-firewall-for-windows-xp#comment455486_400724 May be someone is shooting too fast? (not every short question lacks a point, I mean)
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How is a question about increasing performance of programs in Windows-7 too localized?

I asked a question, How to most efficiently utilize CPU resources in windows 7?, that was closed as too localized. It is not clear to me why this is too localized. I did mention specific programs ...
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