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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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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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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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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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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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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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If a question is put "on hold" but I have answered, should I remove the answer?

Context: You will notice on the topic What is Facebook's privacy policy regarding photos? that it has been put [on hold]. However it was done after I had posted an answer. Question: At the time,...
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Editing "on hold" question

The question https://superuser.com/questions/612281/reason-for-unexpectedly-shutdown-with-unexpected-symbols by unregistered user was put on hold with "unclear what you are asking" as reason. ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is Deltek off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/580843/is-there-any-way-for-an-individual-to-learn-deltek-vision?noredirect=1#comment710957_580843 Why was this question considered off-topic? According to the FAQ: ...
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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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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?&...
Tamara Wijsman's user avatar
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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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Why was this question closed and what should I do about it?

Where can I legally download Windows 8 for my OEM product? [closed] The question was closed for being "off topic" or is not within the scope defined in the faq. Let's review the FAQ shall we. ...
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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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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 ...
Nikita Kipriyanov's user avatar
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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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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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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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Appeal of a closed question

This question was closed while I was working on an answer, and now I can't answer it. The person who posted the question revised it, yet it remains closed. This question is a perfectly valid question. ...
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Reopening my question about destroying file contents

I rewrote my question How to destroy file contents without deleting files. I believe now it's not asking for the shopping advice. Is there anything I can do to the question so that it is no longer off-...
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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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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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My question still on hold after adding details?

I have asked this question and it got put on hold for the lack of details and for asking many question. I have edited it to one question and I have added the details that have been requested from me ...
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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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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 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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Please help me distinguish between "Question" and "Discussion"

I posted this question earlier today on SuperUser: What was your biggest waste of money and what should you have bought instead? I think it's a legitimate question, because I've spent a lot of money ...
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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 my comparison question closed?

A while back, I asked a question about how the Raspberry Pi compares, but it was closed as "Not Constructive". I don't see how. I'll break it down: As it currently stands, this question is not a ...
Cole Tobin's user avatar
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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 ...
Anurag Kalia's user avatar
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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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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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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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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 ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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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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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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Which Stack Exchange site should I post a question about certificate providers to?

https://superuser.com/q/571905/172193 That was closed as being off topic. In my mind it ''does'' "relate to computer software" just as much as such questions as "What's a good free GUI zip client for ...
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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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please review hold on my blocker question

https://superuser.com/questions/1057348/blocker-setup-to-protect-non-technical-users has been rewritten with objective criteria.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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