This community wiki question is two years old and had less than 1200 views when I shared the link on reddit/r/programming. It originally had a 100 point bounty. I shared the link because that is encouraged, and I thought the question would have a broad interest.
It did. It got more than 16,000 views in two days. Then the question was closed as off topic, even though it is arguably practical, answerable, and unique to the programming profession, and it has been just fine for the past two years. The only problem is that it is a little open-ended.
- The question would not have been closed had the link not been shared.
- If you look at questions ordered by votes, you'll find dozens of questions with similar open-ended answers.
Should stackoverflow reward link sharing by closing questions? Isn't increased traffic good for the site?