I had some questions about why my post was closed and I thought I would come here for answers and clarification of site rules and closing criteria.
My question,How to "unprotect" malicious workbook without knowing password was closed with the following feedback:
"Questions asking us to break the security of a specific system for you are off-topic unless they demonstrate an understanding of the concepts involved and clearly identify a specific problem."
And the following comment:
"Despite the context and your intent, you basically want to know how to unprotect an Excel spreadsheet without knowing the password. There are lots of approaches to this, depending on the version of Excel used. As we are not a "hacking" website, this is off-topic here."
Looking at https://security.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic it seemed as though my question fell under the category of subjects that were considered valid, specifically identifying vulnerabilities (and malware analysis, if that could be considered within InfoSec).
I know that communities determine what questions are acceptable within their own walls, without necessarily referring to an overarching document, but based on the private feedback
"... unless they demonstrate an understanding of the concepts involved and clearly identify a specific problem."
I think that my question would be suitable: I have a specific use case/problem for this knowledge, and I believe I possess an understanding of the concepts involved. I'm concerned about posting more details about my research while my question is closed since I want to avoid mod censure.
In short, how does my question fail to "... demonstrate an understanding of the concepts involved and clearly identify a specific problem."? Also, can someone link me to documentation on this closing criteria?