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In defense of obscure, niche hardware recommendation questions

I see that https://superuser.com/questions/27891/keyboard-mouse-to-use-for-a-htpc-dedicated-to-the-tv was closed. While I don't totally disagree -- it is superficially similar to a shopping ...
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Why is looking for alternative programs "not constructive"?

Background I had asked this question a while back, and received some great responses, and a great final answer that helped me out quite a ton. Everything was fine until ~yesterday. Yesterday, however, ...
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PSA: Just because *you* don't understand a question doesn't automatically make it unclear

All too often, I'm seeing close votes (or even closed questions) as "Unclear" on questions that are perfectly understandable to me. It seems to happen roughly once a week, and that's just ...
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What the heck happened that made the question I answered so popular (and my answer along with it)?

I answered the question If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing? with a quick off the top of my head answer because ...
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The infamous "My PC is freezing" question...

We all know what they are: My PC is freezing and I don't know what to do? Please help me! Here's my specs: I think it's a windows 7 It has a power supply There's some RAM ...
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Clear question with examples closed as unclear

I’ve come across this question Non-intersecting values in columns in Excel which was put on hold as unclear what you're asking. What is not clear with this question? It is well explained and even ...
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Finding hard to fit into right site between Super User and Web Applications

This is addressed to the OP of How to wrap lines of code in Rstudio IDE? in relation of the following comment I am lost. My questions are migrated between Super User and Applications back and forward....
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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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Is it even possible to reword my question to be relevant?

So this is my question. Now I get why it was put on hold and I am not going to dispute that. Though I would like to point out that I am not asking for a product recomendation, service or learning ...
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How to fix an unfocused post, that I thought was pretty well focused

I have a question about my Super User post: Is it possible to write a cell as an "Accumulator" of conditional values? (Google Sheets) I need help understanding why my post was closed. I ...
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How far can we go when asking about beta software?

This question asks about OS X Mavericks, which is still in beta. There's a close reason specifically for questions about software that's still in beta. However, once Mavericks is released, the ...
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Complain or message to a mod at Super User

A moderator closed my question for being subjective, when I think is was not. About the differences between doc and HTML. Does he get reputation points for closing questions? I find it extremely ...
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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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Close reason not shown?

This question has been migrated from StackOverflow - and apparently back. Both sites show the question as closed, but the close reason is not displayed anywhere.
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Why was question 690388 (workstation video card pricing) closed as "too broad", and how can it be improved?

Question 690388, "Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?", was closed by a moderator as too broad. I can't quite see how the scope of this question ...
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What to do with "Opening local document files in Google Docs" from 2009

Please bear with me. I'm asking this because I'm got an edit ban because several of my lasts suggested edits were rejected. I'm guessing that people don't want that google-drive be removed from newer ...
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Questions with expired bounty

In case of questions where the bounty amount expires, I believe the bounty is supposed to be given to the highest voted answer after the bounty was announced, with atleast 2 upvotes. However, how ...
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Why is the question tagged twice with the same tag and yet the question count does not match ?

This question has been tagged twice with [windows-7-x64]. Oddly, the same tag shows up twice, with different counts. Clicking on each of those tags, brings the same questions, although one less than ...
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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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Why was my question about not being able to boot from USB poorly received?

PC does not start from Windows 10 USB It got downvotes almost instantly. I would like to understand why? Maybe I can improve my question. I asked it because I kind of feel stuck in my quest to make ...
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Misleading wrong answer in a popular question

There is a popular question about inputting Unicode characters: How do you type Unicode characters using hexadecimal codes? And an accepted answer: https://superuser.com/a/90669/456981 The problem ...
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Super User question of the week #30 was just deleted?

I wonder why Super User Question of the Week #30 (not sure if it made to the blog), being How to find and remove "spicy" media files from my PC, was just deleted? I think it was quite a nice question:...
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