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I created a couple of questions and I have a feeling that no one will answer them. There are lots of questions with no answer.

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    Well, the number of programs is limited, while the number of user requirements is pretty much infinite. – Franck Dernoncourt Aug 28 '14 at 2:43
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    This is more of a feeling than anything data driven, but it does seem like only the question asking audience is really active for this particular stack exchange site. There don't appear to be a lot of people actively answering. – Matthew Vines Oct 10 '14 at 19:49
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Definitely not, as the site statistics for Software Recommendations on Area51 show:

  • 59% answered
  • on average, 1.9 answers per question

But admitted, there are a lot of questions without answers:

Not every question is answerable, and not every request has a fitting solution. To give an extrem example (not a real question, of course): "Android web browser without internet permission" would clearly stay unanswered, as it's a contradiction in terms. Other things like Extensions that blocks ability to click on ads are clearly niche products (if they exist at all). A few of your questions fall into the latter category at least (I e.g. have never heard of a tool to Remux http video file on the fly) – while for others I share your doubts (I'm pretty sure that e.g. a NFS server for Windows – but that's the only question I can say so for, and also the only one already having an answer. So in your case, it's clearly the "niche argument" being the cause.

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"Android web browser without internet permission" would clearly stay unanswered, as it's a contradiction in terms."

Shouldn't there be at least one answer here explaining the contradiction? And why such an application is not likely to ever be produced. The question shows a lack of understanding by the person asking it, but the community can provide a service by pointing them in the right direction. It is entirely likely that others at the same level of understanding may arrive later and also be educated.

I asked my first question on this site, not because I am unable to do the research myself, but because I don't fully understand the niche that I am exploring. My hope by asking here, was that people who were familiar could confirm or shoot down my assumptions, give me some leads, and point me in a good direction so I have some boundaries to use when I continue my research.

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