I can see this getting alot of negative votes, if not closed/deleted, but I feel like my question was closed unfairly. It
is now had been has again been deleted at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10154097/regex-to-split-by-and-n
My question was basically that I need a regex to split between spaces, semicolons, and new lines. Did you find that hard to understand? (as the close message stated).
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My question was a specific programming problem It is practical to me, it is answerable (there were 2 answers), and I don't see where it is used other than programming.
Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.
It wasn't open-ended
Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much.
It did not take a whole book, not even more than a line or two.
There is other things I could point out, but it is useless now. Main point is, my question followed the guidelines.
I did write a few fair comments (in a semi-polite manner, not rudely, I just wanted an answer as to why it was closed)
And lastly, 90% of the time I google a question, and come on to stackoverflow, the question has been closed. These aren't silly questions, they are direct and following the guidelines as mine was.
Honestly, a private message or response as to why it was closed would make me feel 100x better than not knowing what I did wrong, atleast I could then improve... I think you are missing that point.