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Removing content, cuz SO doesn't allow me to delete a question. :)

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marked as duplicate by Mark Trapp, jonsca, Josh Caswell, kiamlaluno, Lance Roberts Sep 7 '11 at 1:42

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@Ajeet: the number of upvotes on your questions doesn't change the amount of close votes necessary to close them - it's five (the first time) regardless of whether it got no upvotes at all or 100. – Mat Sep 6 '11 at 22:07
Ajeet, don't ask for your question to be upvoted. Ever. – slugster Sep 7 '11 at 0:43
Ajeet, as has been mentioned before (but you may not of seen it), up/down voting on Meta is slightly different to the other sites - it usually means agree or disagree, it doesn't necessarily mean you've got a bad question. If your question remained at zero it would mean either you had no votes, or equal numbers of up/down votes which means your audience is split 50/50. I hope that all makes sense to you. – slugster Sep 7 '11 at 1:01
Maybe I am really not getting it. So those who down-vote r thinking they are just saying "No SO closers are not overzealous" ? – Ajeet Sep 7 '11 at 1:49
Best case is to take seriously the close reason, edit the question to clarify and fix the problems with it, then flag for reopening. – Won't Sep 7 '11 at 14:11

Let's start with the specifics of your case:

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.

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.

Speaking with regards to the general case, I don't think that SO is "overzealous" in closing questions. SO gets a lot of questions per day, and it has to establish strict boundaries on what it can and cannot accept to maintain a high standard of quality. There are a lot of other Stack Exchange sites, however, and some of your questions may fall within the scope of existing sites.

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I answered the math question in a comment, but that was ignored. He's not even trying. – Matthew Read Sep 7 '11 at 0:39
@Matthew Read : I reworded the question and a similar answer was accepted by me. I can't accept your answer in comment, I couldnt help. Sorry about that. – Ajeet Sep 7 '11 at 0:56
@Ajeet Apologies, then -- from the comments it looked like you had missed it due to wanting to argue :P my bad. – Matthew Read Sep 7 '11 at 1:03

Do you think closing of questions on SO is little overzealous?


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Close early, close often. – Adam Davis Sep 6 '11 at 22:07
I'm closing at nine today, so you'd better wait until after that. – mmyers Sep 6 '11 at 22:11

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