Let's say a user asks a question and that question is because of an error on the user's part. Here is an example:

Another example is when one asks a question like Can't find the Firefox preference tab. But then later on, the user finds the Firefox preference tab and answers the question himself. I've seen a lot of these questions over the past couple of months.

So, my question is, does these type of questions need to be deleted because it's a "user error" (no coffee / simply overlooked / 10 hours straight programming, brain is fried!, etc)?

  • Ok so i can vote to close them myself!
    – blade19899
    Commented Sep 21, 2012 at 11:24

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Generally, we close those questions as "Too localized" as they are not particularly helpful to the larger audience.

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