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Not sure why this question was closed, can anyone provide a little more info so I can maybe keep this from happening in the future?

How stable is .NET Async CTP 3?

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What question is "this"? – simchona Feb 13 '12 at 15:00
Whoops. Added the link. – Cody C Feb 13 '12 at 15:01

It was closed as it is an opinion based, speculative question that will not be applicable in the near future.

The three possible answers, each of which are equally correct:

  1. Yes, it is stable enough for production use.
  2. No, it is not stable enough for production use.
  3. Yes and no, it is sometimes stable enough and sometimes not stable enough.
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Could it somehow be reworded into a question that is allowed? – Cody C Feb 13 '12 at 15:10
Also, it says of questions, "We expect answers to generally involve facts, references, or specific expertise". That's exactly what I got as answers. – Cody C Feb 13 '12 at 15:11
You got Jon and Stephen's opinions on the stability of the product, which aren't bad or incorrect. Just in 6 to 8 weeks when they ship it, their opinions won't matter. Or in 6 to 8 weeks when they ship an update CTP N+1, their opinions won't matter. – user7116 Feb 13 '12 at 15:18
Much like when .NET 4.5 ships .NET 4.0 will be irrelevant I guess? – Cody C Feb 13 '12 at 21:18
.Net 4.0 is a supported mainstream product. A specific revision of a Customer Technology Preview is pretty temporal. – user7116 Feb 13 '12 at 21:21

Not easy to see how this question could avoid falling foul of "the close police", given this:

Why are some questions closed?

  • too localized

    This question is unlikely to ever help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet.

The moment CTP 3 is superseded, the question becomes worse than irrelevant.

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+1, I agree this question should have been closed as Too Localized. – user7116 Feb 13 '12 at 15:28
I don't think it'd become worse than irrelevant. And many technologies evolve, so it's not unique in that regard. – CodesInChaos Feb 13 '12 at 15:29
@CodeInChaos: it's a bit difference to ask about Alpha Release X of a product versus Production Release Y of a product. One of those two is going to have broad appeal and is much more likely to have future benefit to readers. – user7116 Feb 13 '12 at 15:39
So no questions allowed specific to anything that might be updated? Well, that's pretty much everything short of theory. Ridiculous. – Cody C Feb 13 '12 at 21:17
The thing is that CTP 3 is most likely going to be around until the end of this year. It's definitely not "a specific moment in time". – Cody C Feb 13 '12 at 21:21
@CodyC: you asked the question, received an answer, and later your question was closed. There are 2 reasons why it should have been closed: (1) it was too localized and is not likely to be applicable in the future, and (2) the answers are subjective opinions. – user7116 Feb 13 '12 at 21:22

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