The Too Localized reason for closing a question seems to general. I'm still not sure why my question was closed: Database Implementations of ORDER BY in a Subquery

Too localized - this could be because your code has a typo, basic error, or is not relevant to most of our audience.

There are no typos / errors so I can only assume the "not relevant" part, and that implementations of SQL rather than SQL queries should be on SO rather than here?

I added comments and edited the question to try and make it of more use to a general audience, but no further insights as to why it was put on-hold were given prior to closing.

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The way the question was originally written, I voted to close as too localized because "it is not relevant to most of our audience". That doesn't mean it isn't an interesting or good question in general, by the way.

After the edit, my view was that the question is now just about on-topic, so I voted to reopen. The question has three of five required reopen votes at this time. I have flagged the question for a moderator because the question might not have been reviewed by enough people with the reopen privilege. We'll see what happens. Thanks for raising this on meta.

Update: the question has been reopened now.

  • Thanks. Hopefully that would have happened without posting on meta. I had edited the question and commented as suggested when on-hold, but from my perspective (without seing any reopen votes) it had seemed as though on-hold led inevitably to closed. Nov 25, 2014 at 10:43

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