I'm not sure if this where it's brought up, but i can't see any other avenue to discuss (or query) why this question was closed.

Should this be the wrong avenue, please email on my username with a dot between the first and second names at gmail.


There are plenty of questions in the career, work-environment and lifestyle tags where you could replace 'programmer' (or your favorite synonym) slice of text with near all professions or lifestyle choices.

Considering this question was both asked by a programmer (with application to activity whilst programming), and received responses from (i assume) other programmers (due to the perceived audience), why was it closed? Was it not relevant to programmers?

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Did you, perchance, take a look at the FAQ? It's linked all over the place, including

  • the top of the page
  • the bottom of the page
  • on the mandatory greeting for new users (two places)
  • on the /questions/ask page seen when asking a new question

Short of driving to your home and delivering you a hand-embossed, countersigned, wax sealed copy ... I'm not sure what else to do other than provide the very same link:


Read closely, particularly the top 4 or 5 paragraphs and related bulleted lists.

  • I appreciate the exhaustively complete description of how i missed that. Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 13:45
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    Also, the hand-embossed edition would be a most welcome addition to my library, would you like beer or wine when you bring it over? Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 9:27
  • @stafford a /faq reading party is always good times! Commented Mar 13, 2011 at 9:38

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