You may have noticed a few whale questions—ones with a ton of answers—getting bumped to the front page and subsequently closed as "not constructive." This is part of a cleanup based on some new guidance we've received about questions that have accrued way too many answers to be helpful.
If you look at the close reason for "not constructive", it says:
closed as not constructive by Mark Trapp♦ 8 mins ago
This question does not meet enough of our six guidelines for constructive subjective questions. All questions should be practical, answerable, and of some educational value to the greater community. Chatty, open-ended discussion questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.
When a question has dozens of answers, they stop being practical: if everyone and anyone can have an opinion about the content of the question, it's hard to learn anything other than what a few dozen people think about the subject. While surveys are fine in some contexts, that's not what Stack Exchange is about.
And the system is designed to facilitate collaborating on a few answers instead of providing dozens of separate ones. Once a question gets 16 answers, it will automatically convert to community wiki: this stops reputation accrual for answers and substantially lowers the threshold to edit answers without approval.
Once a question gets converted to community wiki, it's meant to be a not-so-subtle warning that the question is becoming unwieldy and requires the community to regulate the answers its getting. Questions getting more than a dozen or so answers should be treated like a page on Wikipedia: existing answers should be edited to make them better rather than new ones added.
So, per the guidance we've received from Stack Exchange, we'll now be closing questions that get more than 50 answers. Existing questions (~40 right now) will remain where they are (but closed), and if we can find a way to prune back the answers to get them below the threshold, we'll do it. There are a few questions with some really stellar, canonical answers that should not go away merely because they got too many mediocre answers.
You can help clean these questions up by going through the answers, consolidating similar answers, and flagging for deletion the answers that add no additional value. If we can get some of these questions back down to a manageable number of answers, they'll be reopened.