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Answer to duplicate question no longer relevant once merged

This was completely my fault, I should have seen that. A community manager has unmerged it. Thanks for reporting it! And I'll be a whole lot more careful in the future. Much like Santa, checking ...
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Are these questions better suited to SuperUser?

Thats one of the tricky things about SR - we do have a natural overlap with Superuser (and well, most of the generalist, and OS specific sites). I think a good way to approach the problem on hand is ...
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Good question was never answered

It's one of mine. I've not found an answer that's worked for me the way I expected it to. It's the nature of the beast, really. One of the reasons software recommendations are not really accepted on ...
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Is source code an acceptable answer?

We've had a somewhat similar question in the past: Are answers which provide a complete script acceptable? As I write, the top two answers are: [+5] I would say that we probably shouldn't be giving ...
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Is my question bad or off topic?

Glad you brought this topic to Meta, sameer – that's the best place to seek clarification of this kind! Downvoters should have commented and give you hints why they downvoted. But unfortunately, they ...
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Is this question really off-topic because the requested software has to be hosted?

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 ...
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Is this question about Wattpad / Goodreads on-topic?

I would say yes, it is on topic. Although you would have to add details such as which platform you wish to run the software on and whether you want to pay for it or not. The simple wording you have ...
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Why has my question been left closed for 3 years with no feedback?

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 ...
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My question was deleted because it asked how much I should pay for SEO

I voted to close that question and its still there (unless you reasked it) . Your question is still there as far as I can tell. I do admit, SEO has a terrible reputation since most practitioners of ...
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Why was my TrueCrypt question merged into a different one?

I partly agree with you on the merits, but please keep the inflammatory tone out. A moderation decision that you disagree with is not the same thing as “over-moderating”. Criticism is welcome but ...
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Is source code an acceptable answer?

In my answer, I referred to iText, which is a PDF library. See also Free or nearly free PDF library for Java Due to the very specific requirements of the OP, I don't think that there's a solution that ...
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Reasons for downvoting question on password strength tester?

Self-answered questions are judged a bit harder here than your average question, and rightly so. While we don't discourage self-answering it is far too open to abuse for the end goal of reputation ...
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Why was the virtual microphone question closed?

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 ...
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Is this question really off-topic because the requested software has to be hosted?

Hosting: 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 ...
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Is this question really off-topic because the requested software has to be hosted?

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 ...
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Is this question bending the WebApp / WebSite rule?

I would argue that the question asks and the answer provides a webapp. If I had the tool myself without the data it would still be useful as I could enter the data of the cars that interest me myself ...
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Should software and OS license comparison questions be off topic?

I reopened it before seeing that there was an ongoing meta discussion, so here's my rationale: The question in its current form seems to be specific enough (after being edited) that I wouldn't have ...
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Was this question "opinion-based" solely because of the word "best"?

Basically, that's what we try to do whenever possible (and I've done that many times). But in this specific case, had I just erased the word "best" it would have been closed as "unclear what you're ...
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Why are users telling me my question isn't on-topic when I've already shown it is?

It is a web service request, and good web service requests are on topic. It is not a "website" (as defined on this meta), I agree. meta.webapps.stackexchange.com does not have any power here, but ...
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Can 'xpath' be added to the list of tags?

I added the xpath tag to this question: XPath GUI for Windows I think it shouldn’t be added to the following questions (which includes yours), because in these questions XPath support seems to be ...
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My question was deleted because it asked how much I should pay for SEO

Journeyman is exactly right. Your question could've been closed, in my eyes, for quite a few reasons. The question is so short I can paste it right here, Want to buy SEO I want to buy search engine ...
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Would this question be on-topic?

Ask this question here if it interests you. Don't feel obliged to post on behalf of someone else. Especially someone who's been suspended — that should be a red flag. I invite you to read our ...
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Why was the virtual microphone question closed?

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 ...
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Please reopen and advise on 'Most accurate programs to find similar music?'?

With your editing it, the question was automatically placed in our review queue (see my comment on it due to that). I'm personally still a bit concerned about the "most accurate" part, as that would ...
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Migrated question actually closed instead of 'on hold'? So how can it be improved?

A migrated question only lives on one site. Migrating locks the question on the original site and creates it on the target site. When a migrated question is closed (for any reason other than duplicate)...
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Why was the virtual microphone question closed?

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 ...
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Is this question acceptable? If not, how can I rephrase it to make it acceptable?

I'm not sure if it's valid as I'm not a meta-regular, but I can perhaps give some tips on how I'd like to see it improved as a potential answerer. Your bullet list is not quite a check list for the ...
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Good question was never answered

Like on other less popular sites of StackExchange, it will always be full of great question without attention. I think that is the problem, the main one. person who developed it had some clashes of ...
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Can't find a recommendation for some classroom PC management software

I remember that one: It was even cross-platform and could be used for Linux as well. Luckily I've bookmarked it: Veyon. Now let's see where that Q&A is… Here you go: Teaching tools (looking for a ...
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Where did the question edits go?

Your edit suggestion was rejected: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/24393 (You can find these under: Activity: all actions: suggestions)
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