8

Under the section on What topics can I ask about here? in the Web Applications Help Center, it states: For managing and maintaining your own hosted web application please ask on Pro Webmasters DHIS 2 appears to be a self-hosted web application. It also offers data management and analytics, along with visualizations and charting, so might have been assumed ...


8

Please remove spammy links if the question or answer can stay up without them. If you are going to flag them as spam to be deleted, then please leave the spammy link in it. It makes it easier for the moderators to see that it is spam when it still looks like obvious spam. StackExchange also has automated systems that classify and identify spam across the ...


8

If a question is not in English it should be closed as "unclear what you're asking". With a few obvious exceptions, Stack Exchange sites are expected to be in English. At that point the content itself becomes irrelevant. Whether it is on-topic or could possibly be migrated to another site (assuming it meets their standards for question quality) is moot. ...


7

First, that question was closed because it is asking a very site specific question. It was worded as "What is wrong with my site? Here is a stack trace." Questions both here and at the WordPress Stack Exchange need to be written in a way that can help other people solve similar problems. As it stands, that question would likely get closed even ...


6

It is common on all StackExchange sites that pricing questions are off-topic. This includes questions regarding the relative, as opposed to absolute, prices of similar services. Prices change and vary from country to country. Such questions become obsolete quickly and are of interest to a limited number of visitors to the site. I see no reason to treat ...


6

I didn't decline it but I probably would have declined the flag, too. The question is good with the possible exception of the last part where they essentially say recommending a tool for this be cool, too. I think editing that out would be sufficient to salvage the question. If the question had been a blatant request for a tool, due to its age I would ...


6

I agree that they could be much clearer, potentially reducing the number of questions put on hold, and confusion for new (and even more experienced) users. As suggested in this Meta answer: Our site gets a lot of low quality or ostensibly off-topic questions. How can I fix this? If your site is having issues with its scope—whether it's from ...


5

I think any questions related to email can be divided into six camps: Software client questions (i.e. What isn't my email software like Outlook working?) belong on Super User. Server software installation, email server management, and spam filter installation belongs on Server Fault. Web-based email issues (i.e. sending email via Gmail) belongs on Web ...


4

Cody's comment on that question was posted when the question was still on StackOverflow, before it has been migrated here to Webmasters. Pricing questions are indeed off-topic at SO: Burninate pricing tag I couldn't find the specific reason behind it, but it appears that on-topic questions about coding rarely have pricing figure into it there. Pricing is ...


2

Questions about Facebook Ad Manager and other social media marketing would usually be on-topic here. As long as you are using Facebook Ads to drive traffic to your website, you could ask about: Ad buying strategies How to use the user interface Problems with your account there Changes to the service This is similar to how we treat other web services ...


2

Absolutely. A question can be flagged as off-topic no matter how old it is. Moderators have special tool to deal with such situations. You could suggest in your flag that that this be used: Lock Historical significance This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this ...


1

I suggest that we edit the help center to more closely match our off-topic close reason. I'm proposing that we change the recommendations section to: Recommendations for sites and resources — Questions that ask for recommendations of external websites, tools, resources, services, or software attract lots of self promotion and spam answers. In addition, ...


1

This question does not appear to be about running a website. For guidance on which questions are on-topic on Pro Webmasters, please see the [help/on-topic].


1

No matter how perfect the help center text is or can be, it is rarely read by users and even less so before they ask a low quality question. So updating it, while being worthwhile and helpful, will not stop questions from being closed. I'd also like to point out this is normal. Every site in the Stack Exchange world experiences closed questions every day. ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible