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Summer of Love and questions that the FAQ says should not be asked

Recently Does C# give you “less rope to hang yourself” than C++? was asked - I thought the question was too wide in scope, voted to close and commented as such: From the FAQ: Your questions should ...
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Curious delete vote

I saw a delete vote on a rather highly voted question Is it OK to split long functions and methods into smaller ones even though they won't be called by anything else?. And yes, I do have the top ...
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How to reconcile guidelines, community opinion and moderation

First of all, I realize that this topic has already been discussed ad nauseam, so I apologize in advance if nothing fruitful comes of this. I strongly feel that there is a large disconnect between ...
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What if I can't reasonably accept a single answer to a question

After reviewing the 'Great Redisiplining' and learning that we now do accept answers here, I'm not sure how I should handle accepting some of my previous questions. I have only asked a few, but some ...
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Too localized: by population size instead of geographical area

An extreme example to illustrate. Let's say we have a valid question about Antartica versus the same question about New York: Antartica: bigger than a country, so it doesn't fall under loo lozalized,...
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Subjective question guidelines' interpretation.

Hi. I thought I definitely agreed with the Subjective Questions Guidelines, and it made sense to me to close those which did not reach a score of at least 4/6. It seems, though, that my ...