Check out Does dedicated maintenance work hamper a programmer's career?. I was reading the answers with interest, and considering adding my own, when I realized that the question had been tagged as a duplicate.
"No problem", I thought, "let me just head to the original question". I was a bit surprised to find that the linked question in the duplicate tag was https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/108085/how-do-i-get-myself-out-of-a-dead-end-programming-job. This question, in turn, was flagged as a duplicate in its own right, and tied back to How do you break out of the role of a code maintainer?.
Here's my problem: the things I wanted to post, which are basically some seldom-discussed strengths of maintenance programmers, wouldn't make sense as answers to the second or third questions I listed. The second question makes a bunch of statements about a "bad" job (lack of structure, obsolete tools/methods) that don't involve maintenance programming, and it would be odd for me to provide an answer dealing with the topic of maintenance programming.
The third question starts with the premise that maintenance programming is inherently bad, and it's not my role in responding to contradict the premise. (If someone on a travel site asked, "what's the quickest way to get out of Wilmington, DE?", an answer telling the person about reasons to stay would be most unwelcome.)
The people flagging the first question as duplicate apparently made an assumption, namely that "maintenance programming" equals "dead end". I don't agree with that, and even if I did I wouldn't expect this assumption to be baked into the moderation rules of this site.
The people flagging the second question were a bit more reasonable. Both questions are basically in the spirit of "help me find a way out". Taking things one step further, I'd say that question #1 is a pretty interesting one, whereas questions #2 and #3 are fairly mundane, and even borderline inappropriate. If someone really doesn't know the names of a few job sites or technical recruiters, I don't think this is the proper venue for finding this information out, nor is ordinary jawboning about one's job very welcome here.