Here are the questions I've reviewed today in the closure queue and the reason I made the vote that I made:
ARM assembly IDE for Linux (compiler, debugger, assembly view …)
This question doesn't define enough requirements to be answerable. Personally I would have chosen Too Broad but Unclear What You're Asking is interchangable in most instances, as ...
Well, in that specific question there are couple of issues that you may or may not be aware of, so lets try to fix them:
The features/characteristics you are looking for are way too common!
I seriously doubt any image editor (and correct me if I'm wrong) doesn't have any of the characteristics you are looking for. Those are kind of basic functions of any ...
No, if OS isn't given, we can assume that they don't care.
For two reasons:
A lot of people have access to multiple OSes.
Its not unusual to see people (espically power users)
who use Linux, windows and Mac.
Alot of software now, will run on all OS's, because the OS market is diverging. We've seen in the last 12-18 months Games, which used to be a big ...
Yeah, it is a grey area, and I made a judgement call there (of course, if it got reopened by 5 users of sufficient rep, I wouldn't be inclined to overrule it). I'll probably give the other mods a poke to get a sanity check on it in any case
There were a few things I was thinking of when I closed it.
Firstly, it was a user in good standing, which made me ...
Thank you for bringing this to our community's attention.
I just took a look at the question, and I see no reason that it cannot be reopened, so I reopened it for you and the community.
Several community members (including myself before I was elected as a moderator) voted for it to be re-opened in the past, but we didn't meet StackExchange's required number ...
Welcome to Software Recommendations:), it seems your question isn't asking for recommendations on software - kind of necessary here, and so that's why it was closed for being off-topic.
You can do one of three things with closed questions:
Simply leave the question be and possibly ask for a migration of the question to another StackExchange site where it ...
The word “recommend” does not imply an opinion. Furthermore, while answers might be somewhat opinion-based (but no more than on other Stack Exchange sites), they are not supposed to be primarily opinion-based. The close reason isn't “opinion-based”, it's “primarily opinion-based”.
Here, like on other Stack Exchange sites, we focus on solving problems. “You ...
I think editing the tags of a closed question can make sense in various cases, for example:
We want to get rid of a tag that is (now) only used on closed questions.
Remove it, otherwise this tag will keep existing (until the closed questions get deleted, if at all).
No category tag.
Add it, otherwise it’s likely that many domain experts never see this ...
First to admit, that page in the help center is not yet complete (it will hopefully be filled when we mature), so it's not that helpful in some context.
But to your question: This site is named Software Recommendations as it is about recommending software for specific purposes. While that includes libraries and APIs for developers, everything else is out – ...
Standard stack or protocol
Examples: Mediawiki, Drupal, WordPress, PHP, MySQL, HTTP, FTP, email, etc.
Many companies provide it
Offers only differ on price, usage limits, and service level agreement
Very specific requirements
Example: Wiki with rare feature X and rare feature Y
Hard to find, might not exist yet, no 2 ...
As indicated by Journeymans comment on the question itself, there's a causal chain:
"Hosted Wiki" → requires a service → requires hosting → Are hosting recommendation requests on-topic?
I agree with the term "grey area" here, as a minor change would make it completely on-topic – that is, if Nicolas would rather ask for the software to accomplish that, e.g. ...
You forgot to cite the bit in the help center that says that questions are supposed to be software recommendation requests. Your question appears to be asking how to do something, not what libraries or application to use.
Your question can probably be reopened if you edit it a little, to clarify that you're looking for an existing library or an existing ...
A good question has a purpose. A purpose is “I want to accomplish this”. It's a problem to be solved. Here, there is no problem to be solved, just “I'm looking for something with the following characteristics: …”. A purpose is “I need it for …”.
Without a purpose, what we have is not asking for recommendations, but for a list.
Recommendations have two ...
A good question I'm also thinking about from time to time: though "closed", those questions stay and are often kept as references – especially with "duplicates", which serve as pointers to the "originals"; which allows for finding those with different search patterns.
Still, I'd say: Unless worth re-opening for some reason, those should not be edited at all ...
I agree with Gilles and Izzy on why this question is off-topic.
As I was one of the close voters, FWIW:
On all SE sites, I rarely give comments on why I vote-to-close (well, unless I use a custom off-topic reason), because I consider the put on hold reason to be the comment. It describes what happened and gives advice on what to do next (editing or ...
Expanding a bit on Izzy's answer. Closed questions are of several types:
Questions closed as duplicates: These questions remain as a reference and serve as an additional link to direct search results to the answers of the original (sometimes even less popular) question. In this case, I think that the tags on such questions should be already pretty close to ...
You haven't posted anything as of the time of this writing with the account you used to post this meta question.
It's possible that you used a different account to post it, but I'm on mobile at the moment and can't investigate very far right now. When I get home I'll look closer.
In my opinion, it is a bit overdone to aggressively close these question. Ask in a comment if the asker can edit in his preferred OS in the question, and if it is done, delete your comment (and flag the response as obsolete). This prevents potentially good questions to be overlooked, and I can not imagine that an asker will not add the necessary information ...