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When a question posted in the main site doesn't concerned webmastering and has been closed by a moderator.

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Question not in English

This question has multiple issues: Phpmyadmin erreur de l'ors de l'ouverture First and most obviously, it's not in English. Not entirely sure what to flag it as under such circumstances. ...
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Are questions about Azure pricing off-topic?

I want to ask about pricing for an Azure MySql database. It looked at Micoroft's pricing information, but it is hard to understand. Is asking about pricing, especially on how the achieve the cheapest ...
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Are social media marketing questions on-topic?

When I tried to tag this question What is the difference between two URL in Facebook Ad Manager?, I found that there is no tag about facebook-ads-manager or similar tags. This raised a suspicion that ...
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Flag for off-topic software recommendation declined, discussion

I flagged this post as off-topic as a request for software recommendations, but it was declined. In my opinion, the question is such that the only possible valid answers to it are tool recommendations....
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Document the “recommendations” off-topic close reason

Our close reason for questions that ask for recommendations states: Questions asking for recommended external websites, tools, resources, and software are off-topic as they tend to attract ...
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Improve the Default Off-Topic Close Reason

Our default off-topic is currently: This question does not appear to be about $Topic within the scope defined in the [help/on-topic]. I find "webmastering" as the $Topic to be fairly awkward. I'...
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Are questions about email hosting on-topic?

Are questions related to email hosting on-topic at Pro Webmasters? We get a fair number of questions about email such as: What is X problem with DNS MX records? Problem X when sending email through ...
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Is DHIS2 on topic?

There are a number of questions with the DHIS2 tag and even more that are just missing the tag. WebApps seem to keep migrating them here, even though it doesn't seem to be a tool for webmasters. Is ...
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Is it ok to remove spam links from an off-topic question even after flagging the question as Spam?

Today I removed a spam link from an off-topic question (Removed for reasons of moderation) and flagged that question as Spam. Even after flagging it as Spam, I removed the link from the question since ...
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Can I Flag a question asking a Tool which is off-topic in Pro Webmasters but asked 3 years ago and having an accepted answer?

I found this question is asking a tool that can provide details of quick updates/changes of some other websites to OP. As asking a tool is off-topic in Pro Webmasters. Can I flag this post as Off-...
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There are a lot of questions being put on hold on a daily basis

There are a lot of questions put on hold, and because of good reasons. Maybe we should make the rules clearer? I see every day at least 1 or 2 new questions put on hold.
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Off-topic WTF? This has to be a mistake

How can asking how to register a domain be in-topic, but asking about domain registration stats be off-topic? It makes no sense!
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Close - Off topic pop up?

I've noticed on some questions when I click close and off topic I sometimes get no option to select another SE site to move the post to. Is there a reason why some questions let me select a SE site ...
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Are questions about script recommendations on topic ?

There is currently a tag under the name looking-for-a-script This tag has 53 questions. What is this tag about ? It sounds like "Find me a script that does X" Is that the intended purpose of ...
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Is this on-topic?

I asked Planet feed aggregator for django yesterday and it has only received 2 views. I've now improved the question a fair bit in case that was the reason for the low view count. However, this is m ...
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Why is this deemed Off topic - is handling mail to a domain not an acceptable web master task?

The question on ProWebmasters: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/8335/what-is-the-aim-of-this-email-is-this-a-ping-sping (link to question) has been closed as off-topic. I was asking it ...
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HTML/CSS questions - Doctype or here?

I have previously asked this question but it seems things as changed. The FAQ no longer mentions that HTML/CSS questions belong on Doctype. When did this change? And, what does the removal of that ...
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Can we please get some of the new migration goodness?

To powers that be: When should we expect to see the new migration options come in to play? There's a few questions I'd like to shuffle off to Server Fault or Stack Overflow
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Why is this eBay centric question being closed?

The question with close votes found here: How to overcome eBay CSS limits for auctions' pages? does it self no favours on first glance. But there are two tangents of questions, which are useful to ...
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OK, I love WordPress as much as the next guy, but is Pro Webmasters really the right place for WordPress questions?

The WordPress proposal on Area 51 is still in commitment phase, and there isn't really an existing site that addresses WordPress (or any other CMS when it comes to using it - development questions ...
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Web apps questions

This site is being flooded with off-topic questions about building web apps. Unfortunately, these off-topic questions are being upvoted a lot. These are clearly not questions about webmastering, they ...