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Please specify why my question is on hold

I don't find any post talk about running of TCP port on long polling. Why my post is on hold? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20736575/how-to-scale-up-a-web-server-supporting-long-polling
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Title vanishes when editing a question

While trying to edit this question I noticed the title vanished: This is for inline edit, in the edit page there's no title and no tags as well. Most likely the cause is the first revision of ...
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Area 51, Super User, and Stack Overflow, what is the key different? [closed]

I have read from the about page of each site. Area 51 (Area 51 is the Stack Exchange Network staging zone) Super User (Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power ...
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Why is my question put on hold? [closed]

I posted this question: Google Map based on ASP.NET/SQL database field "Google Map Link" I don't know the reason why this question is put on hold?
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Question improperly closed for being too broad?

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 ...
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“Removed” question, is it possible to see the history of changes?

A bit disappointed to see ... since I have put quite a lot of effort and time answering the question also received 55 rep points from it so I can't understand the reason it was removed. After some ...
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What kind of character is this? [duplicate]

I was reviewing one question on SO, but the question was having a weird or say special kind of characters/lining over it. I dont understand from where it came ? although that question was removed ...
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Help understanding why my question was closed [closed]

I asked https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20376418/how-to-integrate-way2sms-in-android-application?noredirect=1 I had asked poorly, without trying anything, hence it was put on hold. But, on ...
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Why is this question about unit testing off-topic? [closed]

How do I unit test the "exists" validation rule? I don't understand why it is being voted closed and downvoted. If it is a poor question then that is another matter, but I can't improve it ...
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Can we pay more attention to questions before we act

I'm posting this mostly because of this question(it's been deleted now) 10k Only.. To summarize, The question had the qualities that we usually ask people for, and it's main fault was it's ...
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Should I reword this question to get it reopened?

I've asked a question that has been answered and then closed. To me, it's a quite specific question with a good answer. I know what an AST is and I know how to build it in a few languages, but this ...
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Request for migration reversal [closed]

How to use triggers with functions that require parameters from the spreadsheet? was incorrectly migrated from SO to WebApps. The question is about Google Apps Script, is properly tagged, and is one ...
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Question about issues on VPN [closed]

I've lost 14 reputation points because and admin thinks that VPN is not about programming. It's incredible. This is the post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20444805/is-ftp-on-vpn-possible (...
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Why has my question (on stacks in C) been marked as off topic on stackoverflow? [closed]

My question on stackoverflow was first marked as 'unclear'. I edited the question and raised a flag. After a few days, it was reopened and in a few hours it has been flagged as off-topic with the ...
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Why is my post locked? [closed]

I posted this question on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20415261/how-to-get-the-threshold-of-pedometer-app-in-windows-phone minitech♦ locked it afterwards with the comment: ...
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Need help on editing a VIQ (very important question) [closed]

I wanted to ask first before doing a potentially risky edit to the 6th top score question of javascript How to check whether a string contains a substring in JavaScript?, the thing is that the ...
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Why has my question regarding PHP operators been put on hold? [closed]

I was wondering if someone can direct me in the right direction as to why my question was put on hold.
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Un-delete of questions that have been edited to comply AND an answer has been given [duplicate]

This question was deleted because several users could not determine the question/problem behind the OP. Well, I was able to figure it out as well as give a complete and accurate answer. It also ...
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Why doesn't my question show up on the frontpage? [duplicate]

I just asked a question on Stack Overflow. Often I notice my questions coming through on the front-page, but this one isn't there, even after I gave it some time. Why is this?
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Why is the following question closed as duplicate?

I am specifically talking about this question. It's about parsing a string the GMT timezone in it. Initially it was asked as how to parse a time string with any time zone. There was another question ...
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A specific question has been revised 16 times…what to do? [duplicate]

I have a specific situation for which I require the input of the community before I take action, because I am not confident enough in my evaluation of the situation to take the appropriate action. I ...
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Off topic and now deleted, with no feedback on how to improve [closed]

This is in reference to my question on Stack Overflow; I am willing to change the question such that it is complying with the requirements / rules; despite asking for comments on my edits to remove ...
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Question gone into the void (not visible even for 10K users)

While going through those revisions I saw this: It did not say the duplicate target which is suspicious by itself so I clicked the link still available in the old revision just to be greeted ...
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Is it possible to undelete this incorrectly migrated-then-locked post to reveal useful answers?

I wrote a lengthy question last year on SO about matrix multiplication. It was answered well, and it had gotten about 20 upvotes and 3000 views. In January a moderator decided controversially to ...
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Should we reopen a question if it is closed with a wrong reason?

The question in question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18515135/triple-less-than-sign-in-bash It is closed as "Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the ...
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My question is closed for being unclear. I don't think it is. Could it be reopened? [closed]

I have asked the following question on Stack Overflow: How to encode stream of bits (not bytes) in Python - is any simple module for it? It was closed for being unclear, but I don't see how it is. ...
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Why was my answer, linking to my Google Code project, deleted? [duplicate]

My answer to a question was recently deleted by Andrew Barber (20K+ member) and I am wondering why. It fundamentally answers the question (although it wasn't the accepted answer) and was also up-voted ...
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Why was question 20155337 deleted? [closed]

Question here: Why is this query slow the first time after I start the service? tl;dr: After about an hour, someone swung by and started editing and answering and whatnot, as one does. Pretty ...
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Why were all my comments deleted?

Originally(ie. before the revisions history), this answer said you can't pass a value type variable by reference. I have posted my answer which contradicted the linked one. I have demonstrated that a ...
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Move question on converting a shapefile from SO to GIS.stackexchange

This question Convert a shapefile (.shp) to xml/json seems a perfectly appropriate question for GIS.stackexchange. It is even referenced in some of the answers on that site. Seems unnecessary to ...
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Is this a valid Stack Overflow question? [closed]

I am wondering about this question, which popped up in the close review queue: 8 Queens Algorithm: Not getting full result set I have read the opinions stated in: Should we close 'fix my program&#...
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Question marked as opinion based; no fact that makes it opinion based?

I asked this question on Stack Overflow where I asked about the proper way to handle the database in Android. Why I asked this was because I had seen different answers on which would be the proper ...
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Please reopen, not a dupe! (Replace non-ASCII characters with a single space) [closed]

The following question: Replace non-ASCII characters with a single space ...was closed as a dupe of this question: How to make the python interpreter correctly handle non-ASCII characters in string ...
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How do I bring this question in line with SO standards

I originally asked (https://stackoverflow.com/q/19892688/2483138) with the intent of having the interactions of Rails/Bundler and the shell that calls it explained to me. It was closed with no ...
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Reopen meta question?

I don't think I actually ever wanted to vote to reopen a question posted on meta until today. I have had a -2 in my reputation history and wondered where it came from. Went to meta and found this ...
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Wrong reason given to close question [closed]

I am referring to this question I have some problem in the jsfiddle so posted the question in stackoverflow. From the,stackoverflow jsfiddle wiki we can ask questions related to jsfiddle.But this ...
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Should we close question that keeps being bumped by Community?

This question, Compare two files and write it to "match" and "nomatch" files, has appeared this morning as modified by Community. As I understand it, Community bumps old questions ...
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Can I see why my question got a downvote? [duplicate]

My question got a downvote. Can I see somewhere why this happened? This is my question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19877894/error-with-pdo-query
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facebook and facebook.stackoverflow tags

I understand that the facebook tag is for all facebook related questions on StackOverflow and Meta. Now what is the point of tagging this question with the facebook.stackoverflow tag? It does not ...
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Hard to determine what type of off topic this question is [closed]

I guess a custom reason could be used, such as "Not programming related" or something similar, but I am at a loss what is best for situations such as this question (which I stumbled on as a result of ...
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Seeking feedback on downvoted question?

I am trying to improve my skill at asking questions, so I would like to ask feedback on a question I asked that was downvoted. Force child class to override function of ancestor via parent Why do ...
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One of my questions was deleted, is it possible to recover it?

The question was about software and network security books, and someone gave me a jolly list of very good books. I asked it before summer 2013, so not so long ago. Any possibility to retrieve the ...
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What is the difference between these questions and are they valid questions for Stack Overflow? [closed]

Here is a question, which I asked, that is voted to be closed because it was not considered a valid question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19748999/why-does-a-stream-need-to-be-obtained-in-...
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Why is this question closed with the specified reason? [closed]

WSDL validator A couple of useful answers and no flaming but still it is closed due to "this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion". That seems rather harsh, ...
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Is it necessary to downvote a question like this? [duplicate]

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/19733504/how-can-i-display-something-where-the-users-insertion-point-is-using-javascript Someone is asking a question about autocomplete options for jQuery. ...
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How to encourage users to self-answer rather than delete?

Is there a way to encourage users to answer their questions if they've found an answer, rather than deleting the question. For instance, its owner deleted this question: Buffered I/O in Chicken ...
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I find this questions similar, but could not say they are duplicates

I just looked over one of my old questions and came across this: Python: Why operator "is" and "==" are sometimes interchangeable for strings? Now looking more in-depth over the ...
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Closed, deleted, rewarded: what's going on?

I do not understand what's going on with (the community-wiki) What is the best macro-benchmarking tool / framework to measure a single-threaded complex algorithm in Java?: the subject ends with "[...
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Reopening or bumping question on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Some time ago, I've asked a question on Stack Overflow and haven't received an answer. I'm really interested in answers to my question. How can I reopen my question or bump it up in the queue without ...
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When is a question off topic for lack of description

Looking at this question and the comment on one of the answers by Henk Holtermann, I wondered when a question is considered off topic due to a lack of description. In my opinion (as also noted in a ...