I certainly thought this question about wrist pain was off-topic, given that the FAQ says nothing about health issues, but my flag was declined.

Am I mis-reading the FAQ? Is there any other meta-issue here? While I realize the question may be of interest to programmers, it would also apply to anyone who uses a computer extensively, not just programmers.

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I was the one that dismissed the flag - at first look the question and answers did look like they were offering a "unique to programmers" perspective.

However, on looking again I can see that this is borderline at best.

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    Any chance I can get the lost flag weight back? :) Not exactly vital, just a minor annoyance, if it's not possible.
    – Cyclops
    Commented Sep 2, 2011 at 15:30
  • @Cyclops - probably not, sorry.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Sep 2, 2011 at 15:32
  • No worries, didn't think so, just had to check. :) At least the question is closed.
    – Cyclops
    Commented Sep 2, 2011 at 15:33

I fail to see how either the question or any of the answers have any relevance to computer programmers as opposed to a secretaries, authors, graphic designers or anyone who regularly uses a mouse and keyboard for long periods.

  • In light of this question and your answer I've closed the question as "off topic".
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented Sep 2, 2011 at 15:25

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