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What's wrong with this question looking for an exploit?

It is unclear - and the comment below the question explains exactly why. If you want a question answered, please make it straightforward for those who volunteer their time to answer it. Also, 15 of ...
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Too quick on close-hammer'ing

Regarding that specific post, it isn't a good fit. It would require an awful lot of work to take it from entirely opinion based to something that can be accurately answered. The recommended way to ...
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What's wrong with this question looking for an exploit?

Since the question in the comments keeps coming up as "What is it you want," I'm going to extract my comment into an answer here: Assume that the links you posted are already broken. Now read your ...
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Should this question remain closed: "How to communicate a positive feeling about ethical hacking to non technical people?"

While I think it is an interesting problem, I think it is not ever going to be on topic here, as it is really a question about people and opinions - How to make people who believe x believe y ...
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Should this question remain closed: "How to communicate a positive feeling about ethical hacking to non technical people?"

Your edit could possibly be something that is on-topic, but no answer to your summary would be useful to the OP's original question. There are so many layers of 'fail' in minds of the educators in the ...
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Why is this question off-topic?

Yes, it is an "information security" tool, but it is also closed source and by its nature, very secretive. So, "how it works" is a question for the company.
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Marked as duplicate by Community♦ bot?

When a question has a pending duplicate vote, the asker sees a notice about the proposed duplicate and gets the option to confirm the duplicate by clicking a button marked “That solved my problem!”. ...
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Why isn't this question closed as too broad?

It takes five close votes (or one moderator's supervote, but they don't normally do that) to close a question. In any given day, there are maybe a half-dozen users reviewing the close-vote queue, so ...
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Why did my question migrate?

This question is about IIS configuration. Nothing about it is related to security. Yes, you may think that there is a security benefit in hiding the IIS version number. (But I think you're wrong. ...
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Why was “At what point can you you implement crypto algorithms?” migrated to Crypto.SE?

As discussed in chat - the question had a close vote and a flag for migration to Crypto. I saw that it wasn't on topic here as currently worded, as there is nothing in it on risk management, and if ...
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What's wrong with this question looking for an exploit?

As Rory pointed out, the comment in response to your question is fairly specific: you need to include the details of the CVE in the question itself, not merely link to it. On the one hand, is the ...
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A dupe, but not really a dupe. We need a better auto comment

I agree that this wording still needs improvement, several years after this question was first asked. For duplicates where there is a large amount of similarity it works great, but I've seen a lot of ...
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Too quick on close-hammer'ing

I'd have to say even in the case of being a moderator, starting a close vote might still be the best option. This will give them time to get notifications that it's being down voted to be closed, ...
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Why was my question closed and where can I ask it?

I think the reasons that has already been given in comments explain why the question was closed. There is nothing in the question to indicate that the site would be a "hacksite" (whatever that means) ...
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Question closed for being off-topic

Nope, it's not IP spoofing. IP spoofing is just one part of your imagined scenario. And it isn't blind session hijacking either, since your scenario is not a man-in-the-middle. If you were in the ...
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Can we re-open this?

The short answer is that it has been so long that migration is not possible. It was not closed for being off-topic but because it was lacking details and the OP never responded.
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Too quick on close-hammer'ing

Normally I wait at least a couple hours or more and see how things transpire. I had hoped to catch the user online so that the question could be improved right away.
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