I made a small goof.

I asked two hardware questions about Keyboards and Mice. The questions are very similar and, accidentally, I typed in the same title for both (referencing keyboards.)

These questions managed to get put on hold and flagged as duplicates. I've updated the questions and fixed my errors. Could I have them re-opened?

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These questions will, unfortunately, remain closed, for two reasons:

  1. Both are shopping questions and shopping questions are off topic for Ask Different. You're asking for a purchase recommendation in both questions. Shopping or buying recommendations. Questions that are mainly about price/time/supply constraints are considered "shopping" questions.
  2. Both are asking for "best" options. While you do give some criteria for filtering purchase options, "best" is ultimately very subjective in these cases and as such there's no, real, canonical answer that can be given and that's not what Stack Exchange is about when it comes to Q&A.

Ultimately these questions are better suited for a traditional discussion forum format. You can find something akin to this in our chat room or take advantage of an existing forum like https://www.reddit.com/r/apple.

  • My definition of "best" isn't subjective, really. I think the implicationnis clear, is there hardware that functiona best in both environments. I'll remove the parts about pricing when I get a chance.
    – RLH
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 20:37
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    A standard keyboard works best in both environments, as does a plain vanilla mouse :-) Or in other words: without a clear indication about what "best" means for you and how you want to measure it, "best" always is subjective.
    – nohillside Mod
    Commented Jul 8, 2016 at 4:55

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