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I was hoping to have this question answered, but it was closed. Pleading in the comments for an explanation has gone unanswered, and I see no way to privately message the closers other than resorting to Twitter. How can I get this question reopened, or at least get an explanation of how it is too broad?

I believe this question can be answered in less than a few paragraphs and only would have one or a few correct answers, one of which would be the best answer.

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    Seems pretty broad to me. You're asking for an entire approach to a large problem, rather than a specific question about a specific problem. I wouldn't say it's a bad question, just one that doesn't fit into this site's scope. – Servy Dec 17 '13 at 20:12
  • It isn't a large problem at all--what makes you think so? It is also very specific--what makes you think it vague? I'm dealing with mocking a specific .NET class, part of which may involve saving fake files in memory. – Patrick Szalapski Dec 17 '13 at 20:34
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    The comments above have already departed a far way from the question and narrowed down what the answer would be. If you question is about mocking a specific .NET class then that should be the question, not what was posted. – Hogan Dec 17 '13 at 20:48
  • One way to make it seem less broad is to take out the conceptual nature of the question and give us some code to play with. – George Stocker Dec 17 '13 at 20:58
  • Hogan, I did mention the class I was dealing with in the question. What more do you want? – Patrick Szalapski Dec 18 '13 at 3:12
  • @PatrickSzalapski - I don't want anything, I'm trying to help you understand how to ask questions on SO that would get results. I can say (in general) being snide and snippy probably won't get you far. Feel free to try prove me wrong. I also understand sometimes it comes out that way -- I've been both of these. – Hogan Dec 18 '13 at 15:01
  • Addressing not really "you", Hogan, but all of SE. Just exasperated that I am asked to be more specific and answerable when my question is already specific and answerable. If I am having trouble once in awhile, I think hundreds of newer/more casual users are as well. I'm just worried that the best Q&A site will go the way of Wikipedia, with only a relative handful of contributors. Stack Exchange should be a bit more tolerant of good questions. Anyway, thanks very much to those who moved to reopen it. – Patrick Szalapski Dec 18 '13 at 19:26

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