For a close reason to be displayed, it requires only three of five users to select that reason. It's possible that two of them chose something else, e.g. off topic, since you're asking for a product recommendation. That's actually prohibited, even if not explicitly mentioned on the FAQ.
Regarding the close reason not constructive, and why it applies:
I have always interpreted any questions that involve interfacing a device (such as a smartphone, iPhone, iPad, etc.) with a computer or actions that require a computer to interact with a device to be completely on topic. Examples might be how to back up an iPhone with iTunes on Windows, or how to Restore a specific firmware file to a device through iTunes. I'...
Thanks for pointing out the other questions. They've been closed accordingly.
If you look at the other examples you linked to, you'll find that the most answers just consist of links to resources. This is a problem. We don't want to build up a list of links. We want actual answers here. But those link-only answers are of course just the symptom of the ...
You have asked a total of 10 questions on Super User, 8 of which have been closed and/or deleted.
Your deleted questions, from newest to oldest:
Can you see me? [closed]
Does SE have a webmaster? [closed]
What is the best way to change my IP? [closed]
Long distance with VR? [closed]
Laptop Supercomputer via bluetooth/Wifi?
PlayStation Super Computer
Add a ...
Without wanting to repeat myself too much – I brought up this issue on MSO a while ago: Extending the “Why are some questions closed?” section in the FAQ
One of the points I wanted to include was:
Once you edited the question accordingly, you may use the "flag" link to inform a moderator about your changes.
Do not post the question again. ...
It was closed under the "shopping or product recommendation" clause of the off topic section.
If you had already bought a device and needed to get it working for your set up, that would be on topic. If it was about better understanding what you should look for in an item, that too would be on topic.
Super User works to give expert and knowledgeable advice ...
I got some good answers to this question too!
Q&A for computer enthusiasts and power users
do not conclude that a question is on topic. You can get answers for any question here, if people are willing to answer them, and just because you're a computer enthusiast, well, that doesn't make a question about Service Level Agreements ...
If you prefer, it could be closed as being not constructive, as we don't know what Microsoft is using and there's no objective definition of what "professionally looking" is.
It's a safe bet to say that all professional e-mail templates are hand-crafted and thoroughly tested on various e-mail clients to ensure that they look good. And they're all not sent ...
My OP clarifies the exact nature of efficiencies, which is quite narrow, and not over broad - efficiencies related to performance and stability.
Your question lists only a very small subset of the efficiencies Windows has received since Windows 8.1 was released. I would estimate that number of performance and stability improvements Windows 10 has recieved ...
Intel is going to release the 4th generation before this summer, but is there a point for me to hang around for it?
Even if this weren't a highly subjective question to start with (whether or not something pays off is nothing any other person than the OP can decide) — what value would this question have in a few months from now?
This is one of the reasons ...
If you believe a question is incorrectly marked as a duplicate, you can vote to reopen it (since you're a >3K user) using the "reopen" link below it. Five reopen votes will undo the closure. Casting one such vote pushes the question into the Reopen Votes queue, where other >3K users will examine it and decide whether reopening is warranted. If your reason ...
I have only asked 2 or 3 questions
You have asked 10 questions.
Is my status on other SE sites causing me to have a premature question ban here?
No. Your status on other SE sites makes no difference to your status on SuperUser.
On SuperUser you have asked 10 questions.
Those 10 questions have a total of 18 downvotes. Only 1 question has an upvote.
8 of ...
why is that question (which is now clearer) still bad?
While you have improved the question, the underlying question still cannot be answered by the community. You basically want to know the reason the developers of PDF-XChange Viewer, used a GUI element that behaves the way you describe.
While I could guess the reason, the control (bookmark panel) works ...
The original question was fairly vague, a sentiment shared by 5 users, some of them osx users & voted to close them. You may recognize the problem because you've been in a similar situation, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a good question. Also, it helps to have a cool mind and not blast about people for question closure.
Having said that, ...
As one of the five close voters I've chosen Too Localized because of this part of the close reason:
... an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience ...
Tweaking the priority settings on processes is something that works or breaks depending on your usage scenario, you have left out what your usage ...
This question (in either revision) is off topic for Super User as it concerns the building and deployment of your website.
There are three sites where you could post this:
Server Fault if you are installing this on your own servers.
Pro Webmasters if you are installing this on managed servers.
Stack Overflow if you are developer.
This is a question of being too broad in the sense of what defines getting the most of the system, as well as how many apps and tweaks are necessary to say that the experiences between the operating system is similar or same enough.
It also falls under the reason of being primarily opinion based from the read of what the answers have shown to be the crux of ...
Indeed, another Meta post from a different moderator suggests that certain types of identification questions, such as those involving connectors, should not be closed.
Said moderator wrote a community FAQ to close those against.
In any case we can use the same tests
Is there a minimum amount of effort put in?
Every manual in the past 40 years or so ...
The best way is to let us know you have edited you question is to post a reopen request here on meta.
You could also flag your question for moderator attention and request it be opened again.
The benefit of the first way is that you'll probably get some helpful advice regarding your question and that will increase the chances of it being reopened.
Reads like it's asking for understanding personal habits of other people. A more sociological and psychological question about how the mind works and why some numbers make people drool over another.
What's the importance behind boot time metrics?
Why do we care how fast it kicks up?
Why do reviewers hark on about it?
Why do other people turn off their ...
To start off, please note that question is 2 years old. Our standards have changed a lot since then.
The problem with your question is that we cannot pick the answer for you - it varies for every user. You didn't tell us your use of the machine, how often you generally keep it powered on, or any supporting facts about the computer. With that, its Not ...
There's actually many reasons why this was closed as off topic.
It has nothing to do with computer hardware of software.
Its not constructive. - There isn't a real answer to this. You could possibly get a million different ways of organizing your cables out.
Its too localized - This isn't going to help a lot of people in the long run.
This question is not related to the technology on the computer, but rather how the security design on the "other end" handles the data. How the agent software handles the security is irrelevant, as it's very much dependent on the overall security design of the online backup service.
Online backup services = off-topic.
Your question was closed as a duplicate because the other question has an answer which actually answers your question.
Since enabling and disabling a feature almost always involve the same actions, it's reasonable to treat them together.
I voted to close a little too hastily on this one. Looking back I must've been reading a little too quickly on the question and title and I sincerely apologize for closing it. I've voted to reopen and urge others to do so as well (I've even commented on the question my opinions as well).
However, we really need to be careful about these types of ...
The big difference between "Software to assemble text fragments into one long document" and "How can I edit multiple text files as one virtual document?" is that the former is already asking for a specific piece of software (which might have been designed solely for this purpose) and the latter is asking about how a certain goal can be achieved (agnostic of ...
There are two things that I see about this request.
This is not a software recommendation question. DHCP is a protocol. Suggesting that questions of this type are software-recommendation questions would mean that we would have to include all TCP/IP, FTP, HTTP, and any other protocol based questions; which is just ridiculous.
I'm hesitant to vote to open ...