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How to make question not "too broad"?

Recently I posted a question that was soon closed for being "too broad", without any comments. I would really like an answer to my question, but there's not much more details I can add. Is there any ...
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Would this question about correct usage of MS Word styles be on-topic

I'd like to ask this question about microsoft word styles, and I am not sure whether it is ontopic here: When is it advisable to modify the standard style in a word document? I would like to ...
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Why close a straightforward question about master and slave drives?

This is regarding a question about master and slave drives. By the time Gareth completed an edit, the question was rather straightforward. Being familiar with the technology, I found the question ...
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Please reconsider “Mac OS spell checking” question for reopening

The question How to Improve Mac OS Spell Checking?1 was downvoted and (rightfully) closed as a product request.  It was then edited to make it a solution request rather than a product request.  ...
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Superuser FAQ note about "websites and web services" is unclear?

Possible Duplicate: Superuser website applications policy I recently had a question on Superuser closed: https://superuser.com/questions/104025/is-there-any-free-forum-software-that-supports-...
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Why was my network synchronization question closed as offtopic?

I have a question about my Super User post: Real-Time Sync Utility My question got recently closed as off-topic. While my actual question (what I wanted to know) was on topic in the first place, I ...
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How do you lose -5 rep?

Not that this really matters to me, but the reason isn't obvious, so I'm curious. In the "Achievements" tool in the page header it shows -5 for yesterday on a 10 month old answer. Viewing my profile ...
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Perfect reason for ban to ask more query?

Yesterday, I have asked a question Difference between `Tracert` and `Traceroute` that was treading. But, I am unable to ask more queries since "You have reached your question limit", before my above ...
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What more can I do to my question to get help?

I have a question about my Super User post: Windows 10 Jumplist pinned server items lag? I'm quite disappointed that I have had very little response to this question. This is an issue which I am ...
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I created a resource for an answer. Are there specifications/rules to include it as picture or link?

I answered to this question "Looking up gnuplot abbreviations", in the beginning giving only the method to find the meaning of the abbreviations used or usable. After I've created a a resource (a ...
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Why this question is still open and not migrated?

Why this question "Windows utility to render which key I am pressing on-screen" is still open and not tagged as "software recommendations" and migrated to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com ?
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Question about Linux/Android coexistence on a device are on topic?

I just find a closed question that asks about "Security Issues using Android/Debian Systems at the same time on a single device". Originally was titled "Use MaruOS or wait for Ubuntu Phone with Unity ...
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Is compiler bootstrapping on-topic?

https://superuser.com/q/1090890/31983 became a Hot Network Question, and I answered it, before I noticed that it might actually be off-topic. According to the Help Center, questions about programming ...
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Why might 50% of reviewers consider this as content that should be deleted?

Consider: https://superuser.com/review/low-quality-posts/536732 Why is this voted to delete? I mean, my answer probably is not exactly what the OP was asking for, but it still fits as an answer. In ...
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Two long answers disagreeing with each other - how to canonicalize?

Someone posted a new answer to a rather old question of mine, Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?. The answer I accepted has 13 upvotes at this time, and I have accepted the information therein as ...
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Would this question be on-topic for this site?

I have this question: Title: How can I access the fm radio chip in my Android smartphone. Content: Android is based on a Linux Kernel, and is therefore a variant of Unix. As such I would expect some ...
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Downvotes on question about Yahoo email, but no comments to improve

I asked, Yahoo Inbox Email Preview has text which is missing in Normal view, which now has two downvotes. But there is no advice or comments on what is wrong or how to improve it. I have edited ...
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How to cast attention to your question?

I have a question which is two months old, viewed 19 times, and no answer or comment on it. Thus, I asked people I know "IRL" to help me, and no one could. I thought I could "up" it, like on forums, ...
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How can this question about display adapters / protocols be made acceptable?

I recently asked Which of VGA/DVI/DisplayPort/Thunderbolt/HDMI supports all the others?. It was closed and eventually auto-deleted: The reason given was that it was a hardware shopping recommendation....
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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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How is this question off topic?

https://superuser.com/questions/1028107/fatal-error-when-running-the-game-war-thunder The purpose of Super User is for asking for help on the topic of hardware issues or software issues. Last I ...
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Helping a user - Question clean up

I come looking for some guidance on how to best help a user in a couple of ways. They have come asking a question, which is a follow on from this question on Superuser about a specific problem. But ...
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Why was “How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user?” closed as too broad?

Why was How do you configure a Windows machine for a Linux user? closed as too broad? I can see that it might appear broad. It is broad. But there's a distinction between broad and too broad — broad ...
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I have an answer for my "too broad" keyboard question that was closed yesterday - shall we re-open it, or forget it?

So my question What could have caused the * key on my numeric keypad to stop working in Windows 7? got deleted yesterday as too broad. I just voted to undelete it today, because I figured out the ...
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Is this general printer refill question appropriate?

I asked a general question regarding refilling toner in laser printers. Is this question appropriate? When refilling toner, why only to half capacity? SuperUser is appropriate for computer support ...
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*One* answer gets incomplete "flag" menu — cannot flag as VLQ

I was going to flag this answer as “not an answer” (it’s little more than a bunch of links) when I noticed that the “flagging” dialog box didn’t include the “very low quality” option:                ...
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What should I do about a question I posted that is not answered?

This question I asked ("How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up”) is not being answered. What should I do?
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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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Please undelete this answer that was converted to a comment

In the question How do I stop Windows 10 from updating my graphics driver? The correct answer is pretty much "Run this tool from Microsoft" however Random deleted that answer and converted it to a ...
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Why was “What programming languages can I assume on a random Linux server by default?” closed?

Why was What programming languages can I assume on a random Linux server by default? closed? The close reason is too broad, but I don't understand what makes it too broad. I'm confident that my four-...
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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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How to improve my tumbleweeded question

I haven't gotten much of a response on my question Folder structure for GUID named files, and got in fact the Tumbleweed badge for it. However I would like for it to be answered, so could you guide ...
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How to handle questions closed as duplicates, when the duplicate has been closed and deleted? [duplicate]

I came across How should I dispose of all of this old hardware?, which was posted in July 2011 and closed after about an hour and a half, with two answers posted. That question is closed as a ...
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Request for bounty on this question about common MS Outlook 2013 problem?

I apologise if this request offends or wounds anyone. For the past several months, I've failed to find an answer or resolution to this Outlook 2013 problem: How to exclude notifications for all junk ...
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Are questions on the form "will hardware component X work in my system?" really seeking "hardware shopping recommendations"?

I came across the question Will my PSU 450w be able to handle?, but I have seen this in many other cases as well. The basic form is that someone comes along, lists their system specs, and asks about ...
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Is SuperUser for IBM/PC only?

I have recently asked this question about file management issues with the mobile version of Foxit in iOS. The question was downvoted and marked as off-topic as it belongs to apple.SE. I am just ...
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Understands why question got closed, still not sure how to rephrase

I asked a question and it got put on hold with the motivation that it's asking for a service/software which quickly get outdated etc. I'm perfectly fine with the action taken and I do understand the ...
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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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Why has 'How do I corrupt a boot sector?' been removed?

Why was the question How do I corrupt a boot sector? removed from this site? It seemed to be okay to ask and already had some good answers.
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Can a question about Windows SSH clients find a more appropriate site to live on?

Windows CLI SSH client? seems to be bringing in a fair amount of users. It would be a shame to let all those people ending up there via Google search results hit a 404. Can this question be moved/...
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Can i ask a question about a website's preferences, specifically Youtube?

My question is about disabling Youtube's HTML5 video auto-playing. it takes more than an add-on on Chrome since none of them are working and i don't use Chrome. is it okay to ask that kind of question ...
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Appropriate to edit the title after answers point out what the actual problem is?

I have been involved in answering a question about font rendering (nothing brilliant, just gathering and ordering information from many sites into one place). When the user first asked the question, ...
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Is this Really a Bad Question?

I'm getting slightly annoyed at people's continued comments on my question, and I'm wondering if I really should be, or if I need to actually fix something. I've asked what I believe to be a very ...
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How can I improve this question?

I recently asked Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages, which wasn't received well, and got 2 downvotes, and I'm wondering what I did wrong/how I can improve the question. I can't really ...
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Need insight on down-voted question

I recently posted this question on Java and Linux: Need latest Java in Linux environment. It was downvoted, which often doesn't mean much, but I took another look at it because I thought it was a ...
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Why wasn't this question deleted automatically?

Here's the link: https://superuser.com/questions/614234/errorunable-to-acsess-jarfile As it's downvoted and old, it is supposed to be deleted automatically, but that doesn't happen. Looks like that'...
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Getting downvotes I don't understand

Could someone please tell me what's wrong with this question I asked?, it first got a downvote and no answers, shortly later I changed the question and still I got downvoted again. I'v asked alot of ...
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Where I can ask about "Where (on which site) I can watch specific TV-Show?"

I've the following question: Where I can watch full episodes of British Got Talent? which I've asked on Movies & TV SE site, but it was closed. Therefore, can I ask here, or if not (off-topic), ...
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Is there something wrong with my question regarding Outlook?

I asked a question Outlook 2013 gives Windows Security warning when adding live account on the website and only got a downvote. I am not sure why. Can anyone explain whether my question has some ...
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Should I put this question on ServerFault or SuperUser?

I'm referring to this question: https://serverfault.com/q/624902/67975 Since it's about connecting to a domain, I put it on ServerFault. But I'm considering putting it on SuperUser instead, because: ...