I have seen a lot of questions closed for being off-topic, that are only off-topic by the broadest of interpretations of the rules. Specifically here. This is an example of a question that might be construed to be within the rules.
Specifically pertaining to "managing the software of ...workstations" and "tools used for...automating these."
He was directed to Stack Overflow or Super User, but I can just as easily see the same question getting rejected from both of those sites because:
- He's trying to automate things for the benefit of other users presumably in a corporate environment. On Super User, corporate questions or questions that might be assumed to be corporate questions are directed here.
- He hasn't mentioned programming at all. There's no way a question that doesn't mention programming would last on Stack Overflow.
So, why are we so strict? Why do we reject questions so quickly? Why can't we give askers the benefit of the doubt and assume that it isn't off topic on edge cases?
Edit: Referenced question has since changed. Original question was:
I need to put a bootable image of a usb stick on a website so that our users can download it and burn it to USB themselves.
They aren't especially technical, so I don't want them to have to download any other software (e.g. Rufus / MagicISO etc).
My ideal is for something like the Windows 10 Media Creator (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10).
I've seen some posts suggesting WinToFlash's Boot Replicator (https://wintoflash.com/home/en/) but the site flags up as malicious.
Is there a tool I can use that is safe and will create an exe which users can run to download and burn to a bootable USB?