10 votes

How 'Off-Topic' can someone go

I think it was considered too localized because the problem was a missing join condition. The scope of the site states dba.se is for those needing expert answers to advanced database-related ...
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Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

I was not one of the reviewers or close voters, but a contributory factor may have been the first comment (now deleted): A vote to close as too localized around the same time initiated a Close Review ...
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9 votes

Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

The "close reason" text: Too localized - this could be because your code has a typo, basic error, or is not relevant to most of our audience. I've italicized the part I feel is relevant to your ...
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9 votes

Why was question closed without any consideration around the content?

All my fault. I missed: I would accept that answer if it didn't work perfectly with another server of the same version already ... so you can blame me :-) That part completely changed the ...
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How can this question still not be clear enough?

My suggestion would be to add information currently only found in comments into the body of the question, then flag out-of-date comments as obsolete. At the moment, you are asking people (including ...
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7 votes

How 'Off-Topic' can someone go

The question is pretty basic - essentially it is asking how to write a simple join. Our on-topic help centre page says: but, dba.se is not the right place to ask questions about... Client-...
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Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

Clear the migration history and let the community decide A moderator can prevent the Q & A from being auto-deleted by clearing the migration history. This would make it appear as if the migration ...
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Can we open "Launch Python Script from Insert Trigger"?

As I write this, the question has three of the five reopen votes needed to reopen. I don't personally feel strongly enough about it to cast my own 'vote'. It also has two of the three delete votes ...
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6 votes

Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Not all closures will fall precisely into the exact interpretation of the wording jammed into generic close reason text. No matter how much we fiddle with that text, someone is not going to be happy ...
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6 votes

Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

Question #1 - while it is certainly not strictly about Java, the question is framed in the sense of a programming question, which is on-topic for StackOverflow.com, and since it doesn't reference or ...
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6 votes
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Can this be removed from hold? If not, what else is needed please?

The question you've asked is not a 'bad question', it just isn't a good fit for the Q&A format here on Stack Exchange — note this from the help centre (linked in the close banner on your question):...
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Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

For the opposition: Don't delete it. People are going to Do Dumb Things when they can. When they can't Do Dumb Things they want to do, they're going to try and find a workaround. Smart People™️ ...
5 votes
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Closed as Too Localized

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 ...
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5 votes
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Are trivial questions 'too localized'? Any need to improve respective close reason message?

Assuming the 'too trivial' premise is correct (if it is not, please disconsider), perhaps we could improve the close reason to: "Too localized - this could be because your code has a typo, basic ...
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5 votes

Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

First question: would be on-topic for DBA if it wasn't also about how to interface this query to the Java code. Therefore I felt it was a better fit for SO. Second question: I have no idea why I ...
4 votes

Closing questions as off-topic when they belong on our site

I voted to close the individual questions because of .... It contains references to Java and in the statement it is asking for the syntax of a Java/INSERT statement with specific variables: The ...
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4 votes

What can I do to get my deserved badge on a closed question?

This was a network-wide bug that affected multiple badges; the code tried to award them, and did everything (including notification) except actually award the badge. It was fixed within a short time, ...
3 votes

What can I do to get my deserved badge on a closed question?

From comments: Andriy M: I think you've already done what little you could do: this looks very much like a bug and you've reported it. ypercubeᵀᴹ: You did get the badge, about 50 minutes after ...
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Can i edit on-hold or closed questions with different subject to reopen?

If it's still basically the same or closely related question, by all means edit it to improve it. If it has been closed, and you edit it, it goes in a review queue and will be reopened if it's ...
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Can i edit on-hold or closed questions with different subject to reopen?

If you have a new question, simply ask it by clicking the "Ask Question" button at the top right of any page on the site. Editing a question should only be used to refine the question or to add ...
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2 votes
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What can I do to get my deserved badge on a closed question?

I've voted to re-open your question since it is likely to help future visitors to the site.
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2 votes

AppArmour question - why was it closed?

It was bumped to the home page by the Community User as an old question with no answers at a positive score. The point of bumping is to reassess the quality of the question and its answers. On ...
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1 vote

Can/should this question be prevented from deletion?

This doesn't seem to be an "example of scenarios we as DBAs work hard to prevent". It is most likely an example of a person having not a slightest idea what he/she is doing on a local workstation; ...
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1 vote
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How 'Off-Topic' can someone go

I think he's wrong, but Paul White said it very clearly: the question is too basic... [for some]. I think this adds tremendous confusion and dissuades people from using this site. As a member of the ...
1 vote

Why was that question about a database administration GUI closed?

I was one of the vote-to-closers but if I remember correctly the review queue was fairly big at the time, which may be a reason I didn't add a comment. I admit I may have been a bit trigger-happy ...
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Why was that question about a database administration GUI closed?

There was a difference of opinion on this one: The initial close vote process had two "Leave Open" dissenters. The reopen process had two "Leave Closed" dissenters. The question has two upvotes and ...
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