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Why was my self-help question closed as off-topic?

One of my questions was closed as Off Topic. The comments said that "self-help questions are not on topic on this site". What does this mean? Why was my question closed? Can it be reopened?
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What keyboard shortcuts are available when editing questions and answers or otherwise interacting with the site?

I like keyboard shortcuts. What keyboard shortcuts are available when editing questions and answers or otherwise interacting with the site?
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What is this “Meta” site? How does it work and why should I use it?

There's two separate yet related Stack Exchange sites for Cognitive Sciences: The "main" site, cogsci.stackexchange.com This "meta" site, meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com Why are there two? What is ...
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What is the etiquette for asking and answering your own question?

Is it okay to answer your own question? Are there any rules that should govern asking and answering your own questions?
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What is the optimal scope for a question?

I previously asked about what to do with questions that are otherwise good but seem a little broad. Steven suggested that in addition to asking about how to improve a question that starts off a ...
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What is the proper way to deal with questions that are off-topic?

Sometimes questions get posted to the site which are off-topic or outside the scope of this site. What is the best way to deal with such questions?
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What's “Too basic” or “General reference” for this site?

One of the major downfalls of some Stack Exchange sites is a lack of quality, expert level questions. I have seen sites fail because the questions were all essentially "too basic" or "general ...
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How should references to journal articles be provided?

Many questions and answers will involve citing journal articles and other scientific works. Clearly, it's desirable if there is a link to a free online version of the article. However, such links ...