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Although questions about coding style are on-topic here, this question falls squarely into the category of questions that aren't a good fit for the question and answer format. Among other things, questions that are polling people's opinions or seeking a discussion don't tend to fit well in this format. Instead, questions should be focused on understanding ...


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Thank you for pointing out that the question was deleted without a visible reason. Usually, questions are first closed with a reason before they are deleted. In the meanwhile, this has been rectified. Robert Harvey is a moderator. That doesn't mean he gets to make the rules, it means the community trusts him to interpret the rules sensibly and take action ...


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You point to a valid problem, but the solution cannot be to interfere with normal moderation or cleanup activities like deleting a question. The actual problem here is that the Meta question relied on an external link. External links may provide additional context for a question, but the question should be able to stand on its own. Admittedly this is ...


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This site is about software engineering. Not about things that a programmer might find interesting. Your question was about the English language, not about software engineering. It was therefore correct to close and delete the question. It doesn't matter that you found the answer to be interesting: it is off topic, it has no place here. I believe that a ...


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