NOTE A Programmers moderator on meta there told me to bring this here, as they can't do anything about it.
I've been a long time SO and stack user in general. I'm REALLY disappointed that Full Time Employee versus Contract Work? on SO was deleted instead of migrated to Programmers. I don't care about the rep, I care about the answers. That one really mattered to me.
I see that "career advice" is on the don't list, but questions about "freelancing and business concerns" are good. I very much think this question should be allowed.
Freelancing and contracting have massive overlaps. What does "freelancing and business concerns" even mean if this kind of extremely useful question is not allowed? I can see rejecting specific career advice (simply under the too localized reason), but this was VERY close to being specifically about the business concerns of freelancing.
EDIT Okay, now I'm confused. I was going to try to clean it up and submit to Programmers (or at least the blog), but now it's undeleted on SO. (thanks, mysterious stranger) The edit/rewrite would have been for Programmer criteria... either way it's off topic for SO, but it's not locked as historical off topic. The question has fewer votes than I thought, so it's obviously not as important to the community as it is to me. The mature thing for me to do here is to suck it up and ask what the community leaders want with this.. so what should it's fate be?
EDIT 2 well, it's deleted again, I guess that's my answer. (anti-thanks, other mysterious stranger :) ) Personally, I find it ridiculous to delete content that has received a non-trivial number of upvotes and has existed for a significant amount of time. Don't break the Internet. Go create a new classification that removes rep, but doesn't remove the content. Oh, don't see the difference? Yeah, that's the problem. Disgusting.