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Regarding: Is a service request considered an incident? I'm a new user on Stack Overflow and I don't understand the logic of closing of this post. I've read the FAQ and effectively the question is probably off-topic, but I have also seen many questions with similar topics that are still open:

Reading these other questions and their many responses, while noting their votes for the clarity and usefulness, I thought my question was acceptable.

Other related questions:

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May be all questions you've mentioned in this post are off-topic, on Stack Overflow. –  YOU Apr 15 '11 at 13:16
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Voted to close all four questions. –  XMLbog Apr 15 '11 at 13:21
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They are all closed or migrated to programmers now. –  justkt Apr 15 '11 at 13:38
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Voted to close as off topic all seven new questions. –  ChrisF Apr 15 '11 at 14:37
    
Did the SE engine just get tired of managing links-to-titles, you think? –  Grant Thomas Apr 15 '11 at 14:51
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"Why is my question closed here are other examples of off-topic questions that have slipped through, or are from the first year of SO, and haven't been closed yet" –  Won't Apr 15 '11 at 15:00
    
Sure, all is off-topic. It could create a stack-offtopic to accommodate the novices's questions. But on FAQ I read "This is not a random discussion board, this is a place for improving our community and websites!". Improving is also indicate what are the off-topic questions –  ema Apr 15 '11 at 15:44
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@ema Thanks for identifying so many off topic questions for us! –  C. Ross Apr 20 '11 at 13:22

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

I've read the FAQ and effectively the question probably is off-topic...

Good to see that someone is actually reading and understanding the FAQ if his question is closed. :)

...but I have also seen many similar topic question.

These are relicts and/or slipped through the system. Watch them go down. 8-)

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