I had a question I felt legitimate closed on Stack Overflow. I went to peruse the faq, and I still can't see what was wrong with it.
Here's the relevant parts of the faq:
We feel the best Stack Overflow questions have a bit of source code in them, but if your question generally covers (...) software tools commonly used by programmers (in my case documentation, which is a tool commonly used by devs).
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face (it was a yes/no question).
Your questions should be reasonably scoped (it was a yes/no question).
I had done all the research I could think of (pinging, trying other.android.com sites, which worked.)
So here was the programmer question: "is developer.android.com down?" - I got the answer I wanted in two minutes, and no other place on the web would have provided it that fast, because Stack Overflow is precisely the best possible place to ask it.
Could anyone please explain precisely what was wrong with this question, and best of all, link to a specific faq that explains it?