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In addition to Glorfindel's answer, there's also something called a "spam seed". This is a question used to elicit spam answers. I treat spam seeds the same way as spam - flag it as spam. As a moderator, that spam flag triggers an automatic deletion that is used to help the anti-spam systems that are in place. The important thing is that this post (...


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Yes, that might be confusing. Even though it does contain disclosure, it's such a textbook "only exists to promote a website" that the second part is waived. The same holds for pharmacy spam or somebody offering hacking services. Some additional information can be found on Meta Stack Exchange: What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) ...


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The main reason to close the question was probably what Glorfindel already wrote. But let me add that the whole topic of choosing "the best programming language" is problematic, especially for this site. Questions which make the assumption that a programming language can be chosen by objective criteria are prone to get downvotes and delete-votes. ...


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Glorfindel's answer addresses why "list of" questions tend to be closed and deleted. As far as deletion goes, that does not make it impossible to add focus to the question. You can still see it, edit it, and then flag it for moderator review. If you don't know how to improve it, you can ask for specific advice on Meta for how to improve it. It's ...


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I think this is one of those cases where you really shouldn't be concerned about the letter of the rules. It is very clear what the spirit of the "no spam" rule is. So just do the obvious thing and don't worry about whether there's some specific rule that covers this exactly. We don't need an explicit statement about this exact circumstance to know ...


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Your question is not about architecture, it's about terminology. Questions about terminology aren't always on-topic. Even if the question is on-topic, people may still downvote if they feel that the question is, among other things, not generally useful to the broader community of software engineers.


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I can't see your question, because I don't have the 10k reputation necessary to view deleted posts. But in general questions asking for 'a list of things' are not a good fit for any Stack Exchange site, for the same reasons as pure shopping questions: They are open-ended; there is never one perfect answer to them. They become outdated incredibly quickly. ...


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