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Specificly, this question - Can we get an OFFICIAL Instagram Response was just asked

Due to this policy by instagram which states

We are actively monitoring Stack Overflow and we will be removing the Google Group soon. If you have questions that have not been answered, please post to Stack Overflow or report bugs with the Bug Tool.

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    What is your question? – Rosinante Jan 4 '14 at 22:27
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    @Rosinante What is the official policy, and more interestingly, this would have been a perfectly acceptable question had it not been directed toward a specific person. I could actually see go coming from this sort of this with perhaps an instagram support tag or something. – 8bitwide Jan 4 '14 at 22:33
  • I think it would have been marginal even without the 'invoke the name and get an official response,' but there's only one of me. – Rosinante Jan 4 '14 at 22:34
  • this would have been a perfectly acceptable question had it not been directed toward a specific person maybe, but it was directed towards a specific person and that's not on topic on Stack Overflow. Just because Instagram tells you we are their new tech support forum doesn't mean it's true. – Pëkka Jan 4 '14 at 22:36
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    «I could actually see go[od] coming from this sort of this with perhaps an instagram support tag or something.» Been there. – Josh Caswell Jan 4 '14 at 22:42

Questions posted on Stack Overflow need to comply with Stack Overflow's guidelines, and there is no exception for Instagram related questions.

Posting a question asking for an official response from Instagram is most definitely off topic on SO.

If you want to complain about this, you want to talk to Instagram for creating a misleading policy. They should have added a paragraph telling askers to make sure their questions work under Stack Overflow's guidelines.

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    Maybe if the OP took a selfie of themselves holding a sign asking for help, and then filtered it a bit, and then posted it ... – Rosinante Jan 4 '14 at 22:31

Stack Overflow is not meant to be a place where questions are directed to specific entities, no matter whether those entities wish to have questions directed at them or not. Questions should be 'directed' at the community at large, and should not be so specific or require deep, insider knowledge.

I don't think the question in... question truly needs only an official response. Or, at least I think it'd be worth a community response. If it gets an 'official' one - great. Otherwise, I think it could also stand to be worded differently.

Disclaimer: I read the question very briefly, and it does seem possible it's not specifically a question about coding, but... ehh..

  • Yeah, I'm not really seeing how this is even related to programming. Sounds more like an Instagram bug report. – animuson Jan 4 '14 at 22:32
  • I've taken a stab at editing it to make it less a support request and more a "WTF? Docs are wrong." It still may not fly, though. – Josh Caswell Jan 4 '14 at 22:40

Some users of stackoverflow with close vote privileges feel that the question in question is not a programming question, since it is about policy / TOS of Instagram. instagram Facebook can paint themselves blue and run around their parking lot all they like, but that doesn't change the views of the community here.

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