The following question: What tools can be used to facilitate code reviews after commits?

It has quite a few upvotes, many answers, and over 2k views. I didn't think this'd be the kind of acceptable question, yet it seems accepted. 2 moderators stumbled upon the question and didn't say anything.

Am I wrong in voting to close this?

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    – rlemon
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 12:58
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    That question was quite old … and policies on what is on-topic change over time. Thanks for finding and closing this clearly off-topic question!
    – amon
    Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 13:00

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No you are not wrong to vote to close.

If you look at the dates when the moderators last interacted with the question you'll see that it was quite a while ago now - certainly before the "software recommendations" close reason came into force, and at a time when we thought such questions were OK.

The need for that close reason is apparent as there was a new spam answer that had been added to the question.

I've deleted the spam and closed the question.

  • Oh indeed, I forgot to look at the date. My bad! It was on frontpage, so I didn't think much more of it. Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 13:21

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