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I fail to see what is wrong with this question, or why it is considered not a real question.

I am following advise given in this answer -- and yes, the warning given has been taken and I would be actually grateful if I am made to see the problem with my question on SO.

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I think "Off Topic" is a better close reason. It has nothing to do with programming. –  Mysticial Apr 23 '13 at 7:54
    
Probably because it is not "a specific programming problem, a software algorithm, software tools commonly used by programmers, or a practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession". Taken from the site FAQ –  JonW Apr 23 '13 at 7:54
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This is very, very off topic. –  Pëkka Apr 23 '13 at 7:56
    
Keep in mind that the fact that a site's audience might know the answer does not necessarily imply that the question is appropriate for that site. –  Bart Apr 23 '13 at 7:57
    
@JonW Here is the thing -- I am developing a browser add-on relying on this concept and I wish I could give credit to whoever used the term first. I agree, not a frequently faced problem, but it is related to programming profession in this context. –  Majid Fouladpour Apr 23 '13 at 7:58
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@Majid Sideways perhaps. It's an etymological issue rather than a programming one. –  Bart Apr 23 '13 at 7:59
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I have a slight pain in my left foot. It's affecting my performance as a programmer, but asking about it would still be off topic on Stack Overflow. –  Pëkka Apr 23 '13 at 8:02
    
@Bart, agreed; but those who may know the answer are more likely frequenting SO than etymology Q&As -- but I may be wrong there too. –  Majid Fouladpour Apr 23 '13 at 8:06
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WOW, you people deliver on your promise! –  Majid Fouladpour Apr 23 '13 at 8:11
    
@Majid In addition to that link, you surely have seen this one as well? meta.stackoverflow.com/faq#vote-differences –  Bart Apr 23 '13 at 8:12
    
@Bart yes, it kind of means we don't share your POV; that's fine by me. –  Majid Fouladpour Apr 23 '13 at 8:16
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Exactly. Don't take it personally. That said, perhaps there is a Wordpress or Github chatroom where you could ask the question. Maybe some of the people there can at least give you a hint? –  Bart Apr 23 '13 at 8:18

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Let's play my favorite game, Check the FAQ:

What kind of question can I ask here:

  • a specific programming problem > Nope
  • a software algorithm > No
  • software tools commonly used by programmers > No
  • practical, answerable problems that are unique to the programming profession > No, no, no

That's 0 out of 4...

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Well, you had No's for the last point, so it's really 0 out of 6. –  JonW Apr 23 '13 at 7:57
    
@JonW: Actually, it should be more like "0 + No", as the first three are optional, but the last one is not (really)...I think I need to write a tool for that or something... –  Time Traveling Bobby Apr 23 '13 at 7:59
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They really should just implement this themselves. Click on "Why is my question closed?" then users can just go through the checklist for what to ask and what not to ask. "Now you know why." –  animuson Apr 23 '13 at 12:44

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