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This is fair. Note that there are no review queues for delete / undelete at present either - we're limiting the scope in order to get the kinks worked out, but the number of queues will be expanded. I certainly don't see a problem with reviewing questions nominated for re-opening. FYI: there are currently 944 closed questions on Stack Overflow with ...


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You may be wondering, what in the wide world of sports is going on here? Why did I close your question twice? Both are really good questions, and I'll state for the record that it's generally preferred if moderators do their thing and then ask other moderators to step in and check it out. I did not do that here, and it could have turned out differently if ...


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The Reopen Votes review queue is now live! Vote whether or not to reopen closed questions with reopen votes In most ways, it's the mirror image of the Close Votes review queue. The available review actions are: Leave Closed if this question is not appropriate for the site in its current state Edit and Reopen to correct the issues with this ...


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Your question is: Executing a program in VMware machines, not inside the machine I have multiple VMware machines, they're all running Windows server, and I would like to run a program in all these machines, not by copying + double-click executing, but use some VMware API to do that, just like VirtualBox SDK. What's missing in there is... a question!...


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This is not a suitable question for Stack Overflow - apart from being a Gorilla vs. Shark question, it is generally overly broad. If it were more focused, in particular in regards to the actual requirement you have, it may have been a good one. This explains why I believe it will not be reopened. Now, the problem is that you have brought much attention to ...


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This type of question (i.e. asking for a list of things) is not a good fit for Stack Exchange sites. Recommendation questions are not answerable: there is (usually) no right or wrong answer, everyone can have a different favorite. The answers don't age well either: the "best" library do to X right now might be a really bad choice (or have much better ...


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Stack Overflow is not a program debugger. If you have a specific problem you want to post, then post away, but if it a general: "Here is my program and stack trace, what is wrong??" type of question, that is not a good fit for Stack Overflow.


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Let's look at your question. It starts out with I want encode and decode ... Great, that's what you want. Now reading further, besides some unclear parts regarding your precise objective, I can't help but wonder what the problem is. What is your question? How far have you gotten towards what you want? What is missing? Why can't you create it? Or did you ...


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I see where George is coming from. Any answer to your questions that could claim to be "right" would have to be riddled with qualifiers as you must consider the particulars of each situation before making this decision. Or if you don't expect a universal answer any answer is right for some situation. Argh!


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This is a question about pros and cons, features and drawbacks, strengths and weaknesses. It's not chest beating subjective, but it is bullet list comparative. What's the difference? Nothing much other than delivery and fervour. And the only solution to that is a matrix of whatitgots and whatitdonts. In bold essence, a Gorilla, a Shark and a Pterodactyl ...


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No. Bad closures happen, there's no denying that. But good closures also happen, and we don't award close voters with reputation when they get it right. Penalizing them when they get it wrong would be extreme (and it feels a bit vindictive). Just vote to re-open and move on.


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How have I transgressed with my question? You have not. Frankly I was surprised that it was closed as off-topic; I have asked and answered many PowerShell questions in a similar vein. I'm surprised, too. This looks sufficiently related to a programming/scripting context that it would fit on our site (whereas PowerShell questions mainly about end-user ...


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Think about this in the context of Gorilla vs. Shark. What you're asking can be distilled into a FFA cage match between Django, Pyramid, and Flask. Also, if someone decides that it's Shark Week, you're going to also get recommendations for web2py and CherryPy as well. Or the network decided that it wants to retool, so you're getting a suggestion to work ...


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I am on the fence here. On the one hand, you supply good details, I don't think it's really too localized, and what you're asking is pretty clear. On the other hand, as written, it shows no apparent research effort. It's a description of the question, but there's no "Here's what I tried", or "Here's where I'm stuck". Based on your question here and your ...


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Yes, Stack Overflow encourages "little" questions in that questions should be specific, focused, and answerable without writing a book and/or a multi-page tutorial, and giving a lecture. Your question, in its current form, is not a good fit for SO because it lacks that specificity - How do I do (insert huge, non-trivial task here) is usually an indicator for ...


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Some people aren't comfortable with the idea of having questions that don't entail any sort of (apparent) programming workflow, even if they're about programming tools, on Stack Overflow. See notepad++. I don't know about the duplicate links, but it certainly isn't off topic (and I'm not even a Windows Phone developer... although that $8 promotion looks ...


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You ask Can you provide me any help, tutorial or guide for this and what technology do I need to use to make them? Such a question is simply not a good fit for Stack Overflow for a variety of reasons. The major problem here is that it's simply too broad and there is no practical issue you face at the moment. You should ideally do a majority of the ...


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More than likely because this reads as a request for code rather than an actual question. We ideally like to see some effort on behalf of the OP. What have you tried? Where are you stuck? What is the practical problem you face? The fact that you don't have the code to solve your problem does not count as a real question. If you go to the "How to Ask" page, ...


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As you've stated, your question is quite confusing: Why is there a discrepancy? Is it because of a lack of standards for web typography, or is this a bug that can be filed against one or the other browser? Also, I apologize for making this a multi-part question, which seems to have caused some confusion. More important than how to work around this ...


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At first, your question was missing key details. That's the primary reason for it being closed - without a clear picture of what was being done, the question was impossible to answer. In your defense, you did go back and add that information (your example code) prior to the question being closed - but by then, it had already attracted several votes; in ...


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As the mod who declined it hopefully I can explain my reasoning a bit better here: When I saw the flag in the my interpretation of the flag was that you wanted me to reopen and then reclose the question as a duplicate. The problem however was that the discussion as to what the new duplicate should be was conspicuously absent, which essentially left me ...


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It isn't a good fit in its current form: I need a working example in PHP of how to make the server-side call to Nanigans API. I suppose it should be a simple CURL call to URL like: http://api.nanigans.com/event.php?app_id=<APP ID>&type=purchase&name=sale&s2s=1&user_id=[Replace:user_id]&ut1=[Replace:email_hash]&unique=[...


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The problem with this question is: I'm looking for the authoritative source of this information itself -- or preferably, a free version of the source (e.g. a draft of the standard) where I can more or less treat as official. You're asking the community to find something for you rather than solve an actual programming problem. The question might be ...


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This question is a great question and it's well researched. But... In its current state, it doesn't belong on Stack Overflow. Here's why: It is asking why where no reasonable person can actually answer it. Unless the Chrome developers or Mozilla developers see fit to answer it, it's essentially unanwerable. I can provide my opinions as to why, but that'...


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Other answers have tackled the issue of what is wrong with your question. I want to tackle another thing. You seem to feel that there is just one moderator, and that this moderator, after closing your question, is obliged to notice it was edited and return to the question to revisit the decision. This is wrong. There are thousands of users with "vote to ...


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I'm rather on Ron's side here. I would argue that "Is there a [something rare and hard to find with google]?" is enough different from "What's a good book on [hot topic of the month that you can hardly avoid without going to live in a cave]?" to be considered for different treatment. My guilty secret: Is there a “File IO in Postscript for Dummies”?


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The question is rather long winded for what is really an easy question: In TFS, the bin and obj folders are listed as locked, and it throws a monkey wrench into the build process. How do I fix this? Certainly a constructive question (although the use of the phrase best approach probably triggered the close crowd). I re-opened it. I will edit it. You ...


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