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Where can I ask, if I can ask at all, the following question (search for an e-commerce software)

I opened a question on SU, about looking for a self-hosted E-commerce software with advanced importing and exporting capabilites. Soon after, the question got closed. Can I ask such a question? If ...
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Explain why this was closed

This question asked a specific, meaningful question that presumably has a specific answer. Why was everyone so quick to pounce on it? Granted, the question was asked out of academic curiosity rather ...
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Add Android Enthusiasts to the default migration targets, drop Gaming

As Android devices become more popular, Super User gets more and more off-topic Android questions. To quote our FAQ (emphasis mine): If your question is not about... videogames or consoles ...
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question is closed without proper reason

This was my question How can I benchmark Linux PC I see its closed as not constructive. Which means, This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve ...
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{merged} or {closed} markers for merged questions

I had to use {x} in the title, because I'm not allowed to use [x] (especially not [closed]): Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: title can't include the closed marker. title contains ...
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Styling deleted questions in post lists for awarded badges

On the list of flagged posts (Flagging Summary), deleted posts are shown as such: In the favorites list, they also appear deleted: Deleted posts are not indicated on lists of posts for which ...
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Why was "SSD read/write usage & AntiVirus impact on SSD life" closed?

I made a question regarding SSDs and Antivirus here: https://superuser.com/questions/379790/ssd-read-write-usage-antivirus-impact-on-ssd-life Three users closed this question claiming that it was ...
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Creating word games

Can someone please explain the controversy over my closed question? I followed the FAQ to the letter. Random's comment: Do something and then ask as question about it. Current format is polling/list ...
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Is a question about computer output history really off topic or not constructive?

I'm trying to understand the scope of SuperUser and figure out what it is about my question about the history of computer display outputs that warranted closing. It's my understanding that questions ...
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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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Why was Straighten Microphone Cables closed?

Why was my question Straighten microphone cables closed? It is a practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that I currently face. It is not chatty or open-ended.
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Why was my question closed (351486)?

My question was closed due to it being "Not constructive". Now, I hate to be the one whining and stuff, but I really think the reason for closing the question is kinda.. odd. As far as I can tell, ...
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Question closed as dup but link to duplicate is a dead link

In such a case should the question be reopened? I am especially referring to this question here. You'll find that the question that's supposedly a duplication refers to a 404 page not found -- a dead ...
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Request to Re-Open Question #331125

The question: https://superuser.com/questions/331125/why-would-moving-from-anything-microsoft-be-such-a-good-idea According to @Random (who closed it) it was due to the likelyness of it 'solicit ...
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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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Remove closed questions from the review tab

It seems pointless to have these questions in the reviewed tab, as they have already been closed. There is nothing else to do to them, and they take up space.
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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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Why can't I delete a closed question?

There is an specific reason to disallow that a closed question be deleted by his owner? I mean, if the question is closed and it doesn't reach the forum rules, why the owner can't delete it if he ...
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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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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 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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Why was this question closed?

https://superuser.com/questions/284021/remove-documents-from-main-library-on-kindle I think this is a legitimate question about a piece of software (the Kindle's OS) which was abruptly closed by a ...
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Closed MSE question - What would be acceptable? How should I ask this one?

So ... usually when a question of mine gets closed, I don't open a new question about it. However, this got me thinking. I've been an Avast, BitDefender, AVG, ESET user through the years. I've seen ...
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why was this question closed?

I asked a question about whether a certain type of computer hardware exists and it was closed. As this pertains directly to computer hardware and has an easily definable answer I do not see why the ...
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Why was this question closed?

Why was this question on Windows documentation closed? It is based on an actual problem I faced, it is answerable and it is about software. The reason given to close it, being outside the scope ...
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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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Why was my question on Windows Mobile closed ?

https://superuser.com/questions/246940/how-to-associate-m3u-files-with-windows-media-player There are 101 Windows Mobile questions https://superuser.com/questions/tagged/windows-mobile and 178 WMP ...
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Why was my question moved, and why was it then deleted off of the original site?

I asked a question a while ago on Super User: https://serverfault.com/questions/227152/what-is-a-good-os-to-mess-around-with-xen-dom0 I logged into Super User today to find it had been moved. I don't ...
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My question was closed as exact duplicate, but instead was exactly the opposite

my question has been closed as exact duplicate of this - but has anyone bothered to read it? Or do you just blindly cast close votes? The "duplicate" is asking about exactly the opposite of what I ...
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Please save this useful question

my question was migrated from stackoverflow A Google approach to email I think its a really good question "Does Gmail show real data or is it fake or prediction?" and it might be useful for other ...
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If (see body for link) was too localised, where can I ask such a question and get useful answers?

I asked this question earlier today, but it was closed as being too localised. That's fine, I guess. However, where can I ask such a question?
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why is my question closed?

Why was this question closed: https://superuser.com/questions/223366/can-ping-ip-address-and-nslookup-hostname-but-cannot-ping-hostname-closed ? Please reopen it since it hasn't been fixed yet.
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Why is stating a reason not required when closing a question?

A few of my questions are closed and no reason is ever provided.. this is incredibly annoying, why was closing questions like the following allowed? Examples: https://superuser.com/questions/209110/...
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WordPress software questions on SuperUser.

I have recently had a question regarding my WordPress based blog closed. The closing comment says, "Questions on Super User are expected to generally relate to computer software or computer hardware ...
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Attempt to open a closed question.

One of my questions has been closed as not a real question because some people fail to grasp the implied question. I realise this is a public board and I must cater for all levels, so I have edited ...
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Proper Stack Exchange site for hardware recommendations

As title says, is there a Stack Exchange site for hardware recommendations? Mistakenly, I thought that general (non localized) question about hardware without specific prices and stores would be ok ...
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Please don't be so trigger happy about closing questions

The ability to close questions as duplicates is great when used properly. However, I believe the community got a tad trigger happy with my question: My question: How to (re)enable the “New” context ...
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What are the restrictions on closed questions?

Let's say A is somebody that asked a question. B is somebody that gave an answer. C is somebody that didn't. The question gets closed. Presumably, C cannot post an answer. A can comment. Can B or ...
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Why was this question about computer monitors closed?

Question: What size HD widescreen monitor would I need to buy to match my 19" monitor? I asked a question a few weeks ago to help me understand how to find a widescreen computer monitor to match ...
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Answering a question you previously voted to close

This question was recently posted, asking very ambiguously about the Windows 7 SP1 RC. I voted to close it as "not a real question", since it was just asking for comments on whether anybody had tried ...
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Why was this question closed ?

This is getting plain ridiculous: https://superuser.com/questions/204710/what-happened-to-the-corel-forums-for-paintshop-pro-closed If this isn't a question about computer software (support for it) ...
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What does "too localized" really entail?

Having just received the ability to vote-to-close questions I have seen the option of "Too localized". At what point is the question deemed to be too localized? I personally have asked questions ...
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Possible to "protest" the transfer of a question to another forum?

I just asked my first question on Super User, and found it to be the most appropriate category among the Stack Exchange sites. However, it was immediately migrated to "Web Applications", an unrelated ...
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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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Please show close votes state for questioner

I would like to see how many close/reopen votes my question currently has. The ratiocination is such that I can decide how much effort I'm going to put into it, how many people think the same as the ...
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How was this question not a real question?

I'm just wanting some clarity of why this question was closed. It states that the question is "ambiguous, vague, incomplete, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form", ...
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Quick way to find questions nominated for closing?

Is there a fast way for someone with 3k+ rep to find questions nominated for closing? If there's not, can we make one? I think this would prevent a lot of redundant effort, i.e. 5 different highish ...
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Migrate previously closed question to Gaming?

Now that https://gaming.stackexchange.com/ exists, can we migrate questions that were previously closed as off-topic because they are related to gaming to it? Specifically, I'd like to move this ...
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Close as duplicate loop

usb write protected! is closed as a duplicate of https://superuser.com/questions/112401/why-would-disks-mysteriously-become-write-protected which is closed as a duplicate of Remove the write ...
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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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