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So I asked this question and it got closed:

Perform OCR with a remote control

Can someone please help me understand why so I can possibly edit it?

Cuz when I Google "OCR question android," for example, this site comes up and I see people are asking a bunch of related questions.

So what's the problem with mine?

Or does anyone know a site where I can ask my question?


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Welcome to SO! Please read the About page soon -- it answers the meta question on your question. Also, read the Help on asking questions. –  Jongware Dec 11 '13 at 22:26
Since you confessed you do not know how to program, you might want to ask on SuperUser.com instead. That forum is more geared to non-programmers, while this on is primarily targeted to programming. –  Jongware Dec 11 '13 at 22:37

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Cuz when I Google "OCR question android," for example, this site comes up and I see people are asking a bunch of related questions

That's not sufficient evidence to establish a question's ability to be on-topic on any Stack Exchange site.

Your question is not on-topic on Programmers OR Stack Overflow (you posted the question to both sites, a technique we call cross-posting. We don't allow that either).

Then you posted this question to the wrong site. Then you re-asked the same question twice on Stack Overflow.

Before posting any more questions, you might want to learn a bit more about how Stack Exchange works by studying the material in the Help Center for each site (you can find a link to the help center in the black bar at the top of each Stack Exchange page).

You should also lurk for awhile on the sites you are interested in to see what kinds of questions are considered acceptable by their respective communities.

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The reason "off topic" includes two kinds of questions

  • questions about something we don't discuss here. For example, "Why did my cake burn?" on a programming site
  • questions that can't be answered because they are about the right subject, but are missing some information. For example "here's a cool idea, how do you code that anyway?" on a programming site.

Your question is one of the second type. The fact you see lots of questions on the same topic is how you know it's not one of the first type but it doesn't prove your question belongs. The explanation banner, right after it tells you the question is on hold, says:

Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and the expected results. See also: Stack Overflow question checklist

Read the checklist. Read the comments. You can fix this question into something that can be reopened.

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