I notice that What is the single most influential book every programmer should read? and Strangest language feature have been undeleted by a Stack Exchange developer.
After long months of framing these pieces of garbage, the Stack Overflow community, with the help of moderators, had finally managed to close those close-worthy questions and delete them as part of a cleanup of the worst upvoted garbage questions.
I must say that when I see this, my first reaction is Why should I bother cleaning up the trash when it gets shoved back into my face? Should I continue to vote to close and flag posts on Stack Overflow?
And my second reaction is to wonder whether I really want to participate on a site that thinks that being able to write
10[a] in C is strange (if you know C, it's not strange) and that every single programmer must have read all of about 500 different books including The Alchemist and the Tao Te Ching. As a programmer, do I even want to be associated with Stack Overflow? If I show my SO activity on my CV, will this brand me as a second-rate programmer — meaning that Careers is targeted at second-rate programmers?
What is the change in policy that now justifies having these questions on the site? Does it affect only Stack Overflow or other Stack Exchange sites?