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How do you reword this question so it's not asking for a list which is a reason to close or put a question on hold.

Any full web pages or examples using Twitter Bootstrap 3.0?

The question read:

I know Bootstrap 3.0 is still work in progress. I was wondering if there's any example site or page template using it?

closed as off-topic by ale, Ward, Glorfindel, Robert Longson, curiousdannii Mar 20 '18 at 10:57

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    Well, it's kind of hard to reword a single sentence that's asking for examples... Is there any other sort of question in there? – animuson Jun 28 '13 at 16:38
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    It sounds like you're asking us to tell you how to ask a question that is off-topic in a way that it's not off-topic. You can't; it's off-topic. – Robert Harvey Jun 28 '13 at 16:40
  • Did you try using it? What problem did you encounter? – Bart Jun 28 '13 at 16:41
  • Even if it weren't asking for a list, it would be too broad. It seems you're just looking for general information about [topic]. That's not appropriate for SO. You need to have some much more specific question related to [topic] to ask the question. – Servy Jun 28 '13 at 17:09
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    Can we please stop ████ing deleting questions while we're still talking about them? – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Jun 28 '13 at 17:13
  • @pekka: I undeleted, and locked it for an hour. Is that long enough? – Robert Harvey Jun 28 '13 at 17:15
  • @Robert, not to put speak for Pekka, but an hour might barely be long enough, it really depends on whether this discussion goes anywhere or not. – jball Jun 28 '13 at 17:17
  • @Robert thanks! That sounds perfect (although jball has a point, but you have to draw the line somewhere.) – Pekka supports GoFundMonica Jun 28 '13 at 17:17
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    @jball: OK, locked for 1 day. – Robert Harvey Jun 28 '13 at 17:18
  • @animuson You want it as question: Do you know of any sites..? – Tony_Henrich Jun 28 '13 at 17:28
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    @Tony with 5k rep you should know better. – MikeTheLiar Jun 28 '13 at 17:28
  • @Robert Why is it off-topic? Bootstrap is a html template which is web design which is related to SO. There's even a tag for it. – Tony_Henrich Jun 28 '13 at 17:29
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    @Tony_Henrich: Have you read the close banner that was attached to your question? What part of it is unclear? – Robert Harvey Jun 28 '13 at 17:32
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    Your agreement is not required. This is not a new thing; list questions were never allowed on Stack Overflow. – Robert Harvey Jun 28 '13 at 17:33
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    @Pekka웃 perhaps you want to add an answer to this meta question if you want to set a policy of not deleting questions being discussed on meta. – Servy Jun 28 '13 at 17:56
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The question is not a good fit for Stack Overflow and I can see no way to make it one.

Consider instead:

  • asking at the project's support forums or mailing list (if such a place exists)
  • finding other places that have discussion about the project
  • asking in the related Stack Exchange chat room
  • contacting the project's authors
  • Googling around for uses of the product, e.g. blog entries
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My best shot would be to reword it to something like "Hello World/minimal example for Twitter Bootstrap 3.0", but even that is dicey. What would really be useful is addressing a specific problem you are having trying to include Twitter Bootstrap 3.0 in a template or webpage, which would I think naturally lead to a minimal working example as an answer.

  • I don't have a problem yet. I would like to see some sites or examples. It's like window shopping. You may check out a new gadget. It doesn't mean you need one right now. – Tony_Henrich Jun 28 '13 at 17:38
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    Right, so maybe it's not the right time to ask an SO question about it. If you still feel compelled, ask about a specific challenge you forsee from your window shopping. But generally, a "help me window shop" question seems off topic. – jball Jun 28 '13 at 17:45
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What are you trying to do? What problem are you trying to solve? Is this idle curiosity, or do you suspect you might have a use for Twitter Bootstrap 3.0?

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    This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – BoltClock's a Unicorn Jun 28 '13 at 18:02

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