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I failed to see a valid reason to not flag the Jon Skeet Facts question as not constructive (other than I didn't see the flag link, but lets not focus on that part)

I understand that it was once deleted and hopefully reopened (it really doesn't hurt to have some fun once in a while), but why isn't it closed as not constructive? Is he that powerful that this is not possible?

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Yes. He is that Powerful. (Its also probably one of those questions considered historical) –  Journeyman Geek Jun 16 '12 at 0:19
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I failed to see a valid reason to not flag the Jon Skeet Facts question as not constructive -- Well, go right ahead then. –  Robert Harvey Jun 16 '12 at 0:25
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@RobertHarvey you really followed the instructions on the parenthesis: (other than I didn't see the flag link, but lets not focus on that part) –  ajax333221 Jun 16 '12 at 0:32
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It's locked...does it really need to be closed? –  Ben Brocka Jun 16 '12 at 0:50

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First of all, this is Meta.

Secondly, we have mechanisms for protecting historical artifacts... questions that, despite being off-topic (which the Jon Skeet Facts question is not), are nevertheless preserved because they have some quality that merits preservation.

Thirdly... Well, just read this.

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well, I understand the preservation part, but will locking it would really destroy it? –  ajax333221 Jun 16 '12 at 0:33
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Er... No. I don't think "locking" means what you think it means. –  Robert Harvey Jun 16 '12 at 0:38
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This is Meta No, this is Patrick. –  Ben Brocka Jun 16 '12 at 0:48
    
@ajax333221: "but will locking it would really destroy it?" Um, it is locked. That's why it has that big banner on it that says, "locked by Robert Harvey♦". –  Nicol Bolas Jun 16 '12 at 1:33
    
sorry, I meant closing –  ajax333221 Jun 16 '12 at 1:57
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@ajax333221: Given that no extra answers can be added due to it being locked already, what benefit would closing it have? –  Jon Skeet Jun 16 '12 at 6:55

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