I'm talking about this question: https://stackoverflow.com/q/14121900/1087848.
It is a kind of obvious solution, but it is a practical and answerable question, it was most probably even a problem that the OP faced. Literally from the FAQ:
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
To me it seems that it is, actually, a good question answering al SO's FAQ's demands.
Then it got a score of -6 (actually -7. but I upvoted)...
And it got closed as not a real question!
Literally from the grey block saying the question is closed:
It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form.
- It's absolutely clear what was being asked there, so it is not vague
- All relevant information was present (well, maybe you could argue the OP did not include the error message, but that was not necessary for solving the problem. Anyway, many question on SO don't come with the exception and errors etc. at first. No reason to close).
- It isn't broad, the answer was to change one character, and you could explain why in one sentence.
- It is reasonably answered, so that is possible (or one should assume all people on SO are supernatural, whatever is more likely).
- I wouldn't call it rhetorical.
It couldn't even have been closed as
too localized because it is a common problem. The only thing I could think of is a duplicate, but that is not the case here.