I recently had a question closed by a moderator as "not constructive". The full close message is:
This question is not a good fit to our Q&A format. We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise; this question will likely solicit opinion, debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion.
I should note that the question itself is a clear, specific question with 70 up-votes and multiple helpful and objective answers with a combined up-vote count of over 100. But the reason I found the moderator action as particularly frustrating is that I had an active bounty on the question at the time that it was closed. It seems like the users who posted answers should have the opportunity to receive the bountied reputation points, or at the very least they should be refunded to the poster.
Does anyone else see a problem with this moderator action, or could someone please explain to me why such action would be justified?
P.S. If you would like to make your own judgment as to whether this particular question should have been closed, it is available at Effective Strategies for Localization in .NET . If you agree with me that the question was closed inappropriately and have sufficient reputation, I will ask that you vote to reopen.