Questions tagged [closed-questions]

This tag is for general questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.

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Must the OP specify whether they are using the web version of the product of interest in their question?

I read on https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/a/4789/18147: By the other hand in the case of Slack, as it happens with a lot of "software as a service", it has multiple apps for ...
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE?

I am confused about whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE. Requirement means that if the OP doesn't show research, then the question must be closed. One of my ...
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Why was this question on searching for a string across an entire overleaf project closed?

The question: I have a project in Overleaf containing several latex files. How can I search for a string across all files of a project in Overleaf? was closed by 1 mod. The comment left by the mod ...
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Why was this question asking how to view all the messages one posted in a Slack channel closed by 1 mod?

The question How can I view all the messages I posted in a Slack channel? was closed. It was posted over two years and a half ago, attracted 12,000 views, 24 upvotes and not a single downvote. Why ...
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What can I do if my questions are getting closed by 1 mod as “needs details or clarity” but no comments are given as to what is unclear?

I have used this website for years and this is the first time I have this issue: One moderator is either closing or downvoting my most recent questions. The reason given for the closings is "...
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Why is this question about Google Docs closed?

This question was closed: Google Docs shared link requires login to edit document The closure text says: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?

ale and ChrisF closed Why Math Jax rendering on Chrome, but Firefox?. This question needs details or clarity. What "details or clarity" you need?
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Webmail apps not considered web applications

My question concerning the use of two features in Google Inbox has been put on hold, motivation being: This question does not appear to be about web applications within the scope defined in the ...
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False grounds for “on hold”

Anyone concerned about questions being put on hold on false grounds, see this example: https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/99849/is-free-google-app-engine-as-slow-for-everyone-else-too
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Is my question off-topic?

This question, is it off topic? Let me ask a different question as an example: Question: Can I use Instagram, the mobile app, from PC? Not run the app on PC, no no no, can you use Instagram from ...
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Should a “high traffic” Q with an Accepted A be marked as a duplicate of a lower traffic Q asked years later?

A {duplicate} marker links these two Qs: How to prevent my friends from seeing my friends’ list on Facebook How do I control who can see my Friends List? Some stats for each: Former Asked 4 years, ...
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Old notable question closed as “Off topic” in December 2017

This question I asked in 2012 has more than 282,000 views and it was still getting upvoted till early December: Is there any service that provides accurate driving directions to a location at a ...
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Question marked off-topic, don't see why

My question was closed as off-topic. The help says (shortened): What topics can I ask about here? If your question generally covers … Using Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or any other website ...
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Question closed without consultation. Unhappy with linked question/answers

I asked a question on Super User, it was migrated to 'Web Applications' and then linked with another question and closed as a duplicate. I'm not happy with the answers provided in the linked question ...
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Considering “scope” for a specific example

I came across these two Qs, one immediately after the other: How does this website manage to avoid its content being copied and how to copy its content (asked Aug 30 '12 at 22:07) How to download ...
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How can this Q about Outlook mail forwarding be off topic?

I recently asked this question relating to Outlook mail forwarding functionality. I guessed it would relate to webapps.stackexchange.com since the Outlook email sending tool is not listed as off topic....
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How to deal with rejected migrations?

As of now, the site has over 100 rejected migrations: questions that were migrated here and then closed. They are locked, so can be neither deleted nor answered, nor improved. This is particularly ...
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Why was this question about one-click file-hosting closed?

For a question on the gaming.stackexchange.com site, I wanted to upload a few files that can be useful as a solution to a technical problem with a game. I know there are file-hosting services that ...
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Is question on how to use a website's in a specific function opinion-based?

The question https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/73368/is-reddit-a-good-place-to-ask-questions I asked has been put on hold as primarily opinion-based. So I come to the What topics can I ask ...
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I wonder if you could please reopen “How can I find a cuddle friend online?”

Earlier this year, ChrisF voted to close "How can I find a cuddle friend online?", claiming that I haven't specified what I've tried already. But, in fact, I indeed specified what I've tried already — ...
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Remark Added By Closing Question Based On Duplicate

Can we please rephrase (capital P) possible duplicate of into Possible duplicate of See screenshot below:
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Why is my question closed as off topic?

https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/45373/what-are-allowed-characters-in-emails-addresses?noredirect=1#comment36164_45373 How is it off-topic ? What can be modified in the question to be re-...
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Why is this question non constructive?

Why is this question non constructive? The question is specific. It doesn't solicit debates or arguments. An app either sends to Facebook and Twitter or it doesn't. Isn't this consiered like a fact? ...
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Question closed as “exact duplicate” but is not an exact duplicate

This question was closed as being an "exact duplicate" of this question. However: The question that was closed is a specific question: what is the solution to the specific problem of finding threads ...
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Closed question reappears at the top

Why is a closed question brought back at the top by Community? I might be wrong, but it really doesn't make sense. Even less since it was closed as an exact duplicate.
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Facebook question closed as duplicate of earlier version, which was closed as NARQ

My question, Facebook likes constantly changing, was closed because it was ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form: I rewrote ...
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What's vague about this Question?

I'm here referring to a Question that asks for equivalents of Disqus. What's so vague about it to justify it getting closed?