I wrote a question a couple of weeks ago which was blocked without any explanation except a standard text "This post is about specific software, hardware, datasets, or pre-trained models."

The question made ZERO mention of any particular software, hardware, datasets or pre-trained models.

Instead of expressing my disregard for this way of treating people, I just want to have my sub-account deleted permanently.

How can I remove my sub-account on ai.stackexchange.com only? I also want to have it deleted from ai.meta.stackexchange.com as well, obviously.


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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I'll follow those instructions. Instead of being sorry I feel this way, you should consider doing something about the site policies or at least make moderators substantiate why they tag a question as being too stupid or too lame or too much of a waste of bytes. $\endgroup$
    – frodeborli
    Commented Aug 14, 2022 at 21:33
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    $\begingroup$ @frodeborli I assume you are referring to this post. Note that no moderators were actually involved in closing (or deleting) that particular post. It was voted to be closed by three non-moderator members of the community, with as reason "This post is about specific software, hardware, datasets, or pre-trained models." I looked at the question, and it indeed looks like it's essentially asking for recommendations for tools/software, which is not on topic on our site. $\endgroup$
    – Dennis Soemers Mod
    Commented Aug 15, 2022 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the question is not about specific software. It is not asking for recommendations, and it is not asking for pre-trained models. It is asking for the existence of tools to experiment with AI which is in fact not specifically made for any particular programming environment. I strongly disagree with this site's policy of maintaining a barrier to keep out newcomers by deeming their question as too uneducated. The chosen network name 'AI' is MUCH TOO broad, since the site policy seems restricted to an extremely narrow academic part of the field of AI. @dennis-soemers $\endgroup$
    – frodeborli
    Commented Aug 17, 2022 at 19:47
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    $\begingroup$ @frodeborli It's not at all a matter of such questions being considered "too uneducated" or "stupid" or "lame" or anything like that. They're simply deemed to be beyond/outside the scope of this site. More appropriate sites may include e.g. stackoverflow.com or softwarerecs.stackexchange.com. If you like it's also possible to debate what should or should not be on topic in a new meta post right here (not in extended comments), dedicated to that topic, but then please search and check out previous posts on that topic throughout the past years first. $\endgroup$
    – Dennis Soemers Mod
    Commented Aug 19, 2022 at 9:30

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