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I asked a question about how my code can interface with Quicktime - a formerly popular solution for browser audio, I felt that it was relevant to a wider audience than myself, and it should have a specific answer. It is also a very real problem which I need to solve asap.

I recognize that frequently the precise skill combination required to answer such a question is uncommon - which is most of the reason that I put it on Stack Overflow.

When I do solve such odd questions, I have a policy of posting my solution as an answer (and if another answer which I could not accept is more generalized, accepting it instead), thereby search-indexing the answer for the next person with the issue.

Why was this particular question on Stack Overflow closed as "Off Topic"?

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Had you flagged the question with a custom explanation, I might have summarily reopened it, as I too don't see how this is off-topic. However, since you've asked for community input, I'll wait and see what the community has to say. ;) – Robert Harvey Dec 4 '12 at 21:07
Note that comments you place on your own post will go unanswered unless you preface them with @user; nobody is listening. See… – Robert Harvey Dec 4 '12 at 21:07
I have to say it took me some reading to discover the programming question there. The particular format is somewhat confusing. "Ah, that's his problem. What, he has a solution already? What's this alternative business? Hmm, seems like a Super User question...ah no, wait a minute" – Bart Dec 4 '12 at 21:08
it is a poorly presented question though. The requirements aren't very clear, and you don't get to the point quick enough – Sam I am Dec 4 '12 at 21:10
I'll avoid using an expository format in the future then - thank you for the feedback, @Bart and Sam-I-am. – Iiridayn Dec 4 '12 at 21:16
@RobertHarvey thank you for clarifying a better course of action. I'll use flags if I should have similar (hopefully valid) concerns. – Iiridayn Dec 4 '12 at 21:20
@RobertHarvey Link to the link to the main FAQ is helpful, had never heard of it before. Will now read entirely. – Iiridayn Dec 4 '12 at 21:26
up vote 5 down vote accepted

That looks like an on-topic question to me. I've gone ahead and reopened it.

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