# Why was my question about 'outsourcing' closed and downvoted, while others like it upvoted and not closed?

My question:

Closed as "opinion-based", downoved as "off-topic".

Is outsourcing code more expensive in the long term? Does it harm code quality?

(The difference from my question is that mine was about locating the whole division/company in India, etc. rather than putting managers in the U.S. and developers in India, and why companies don't do that en masse)

This double standard clearly shows that the mods are wrong.

• rant against certain ethnic groups or nationalities not at all. I only mentioned India, because I've heard concrete numbers about their dev closts and because it's (kind of) English-speaking. – MaxB Jul 12 '17 at 23:19
• That is my impression and others may disagree. Still, it is not an objectively answerable question. I voted to close both questions. – user22815 Jul 12 '17 at 23:20