While stumbling across an update link project for Stroustrup's homepage (as I write this there are about two dozen posts that link to an old page that doesn't exist anymore), I found two book questions that have been historically locked.

The first is: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/143553/what-are-good-books-for-learning-c11 with 17k views

I'm just starting to get interested in C++11 (late I know). Does anyone have any recommendations for books available that cover the new features in depth?

It has two link only answers. One of the links is dead.

The other is: What's the worst programming book you've ever read? with 9k views and 29 answers.

We do book reviews poorly. We do rant about a book review even worse. Most of these books are so incredibly dated that at best, the only thing people would do is use one for a monitor stand. The question is about books that have no redeeming quality and five years later, the question itself has no redeeming qualities.

Please consider deleting both of these questions. Neither reflect well on Programmers.SE.

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    I agree, nuke any "resource request" question regardless of its lock status.
    – user22815
    Oct 28, 2015 at 15:52
  • The C++11 is terrible, no idea why I locked it. Gone.
    – yannis
    Nov 18, 2015 at 13:34


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